HCT Reviews

Updated 24 Jul 2020

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2.3
35%
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Pros
  • "Good salary, safe environment, opportunities to teach different courses and participate in a variety of projects(in 11 reviews)

  • "great working environment to stay(in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • "You're paid to not acknowledge certain things that everyone knows- student ability/motivation, competence of senior management(in 13 reviews)

  • "Lack of strategy (strategic project charters get the same respect from upper management as employment contracts)(in 13 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (12)

    "Run far away from this job"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at HCT full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Almost none left I am afraid

    Cons

    Your contract is subject to 'live updates' to your detriment. Students are demotivated and passive.

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  2. Helpful (22)

    "slash n burn"

    1.0
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    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at HCT

    Pros

    All in the past: collegiality innovation professionalism etc

    Cons

    Perversion 2 Lack of vision Incompetence at the top Inability to listen Erosion of staff conditions Lack.of support Rule by fear Disillusioned students

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  3. "Great organization"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Adminsitration in Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at HCT full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    best time of my career

    Cons

    nothing to mention in Cons

  4. "I’m sorry but I’m sorry"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at HCT full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good morning Dr was the time to come back home to my mom for the wedding

    Cons

    I’m not really really wanna I’m going on my way home from the airport today

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  5. "Nice Place, Great People"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Somerville, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at HCT full-time

    Pros

    Upper management seems to care about dept members. Friendly co-workers.

    Cons

    A small company that is going through some temporary growing pains. Nothing too hard to manage.

  6. "Reasonably good place to work"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Dubai
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at HCT full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good salary, safe environment, opportunities to teach different courses and participate in a variety of projects

    Cons

    Too much micromanagement. If you can survive this, then it is an excellent place

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  7. Helpful (1)

    "It's ALL "Make-Believe""

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Full Time Faculty in Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at HCT full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Pay and Benefits are EXCELLENT !!! Students are respectful. Faculty are professional and friendly.

    Cons

    Management is incompetent, arrogant, and callous. They see themselves as prison-guards and run the organization to purely benefit themselves and those that protect them as the only way to safeguard their own position and maintain their personal authority and perks. Everything appears to be "in order" as the entire organization is focused around projecting a well-run university and having one success after the other to the outside world. But in reality it is all "make believe" and the lofty pronouncements have nothing to do with reality. Faculty and staff instead of teaching and adding value spend most of their time "checking the box" on one activity and report after another to make everything appear proper.

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  8. "Stay Away"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Lecturer in Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at HCT full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good Salaries Great and friendly people Lots of Training programs

    Cons

    disorganized Lots of admin work no consistency

  9. Helpful (1)

    "Mainly Cons"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Lecturer 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at HCT full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I cant think of any pros

    Cons

    Low salary It is a killer for PhD holder due to lack of interest in research, and no support to research or publications 20+ teaching hours / week

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  10. "good institution"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Lecturer in Dubai
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at HCT full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    good salary and good working atmosphere

    Cons

    nothing to add as a dissuading factor

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