United Arab Emirates University Reviews

Updated 22 Jul 2020

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3.1
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Pros
  • "Flexible working hours, especially during Ramadan(in 8 reviews)

  • "Healthy Environment, Good Salary, working as a team(in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "Resulting in a toxic, harassing volatile workplace environment lacking opportunities to improve or grow because no one knows what they are doing(in 3 reviews)

  • "Cost of living is increasing rapidly in the country and there has been no pay rise since 2007(in 3 reviews)

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  1. "great $"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Adjunct Instructor in Al `Aïn

    I have been working at United Arab Emirates University full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    salary package with accommodation and relocation were great

    Cons

    Different culture but loved it

  2. "Very good"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Assistant Professor in Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi

    I worked at United Arab Emirates University full-time

    Pros

    Very good experience, good benefits and friendly environment

    Cons

    A little bureaucratic and students are not very motivated


  3. "UAE University"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Professor in Laramie, WY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at United Arab Emirates University full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Proximity to other parts of the world which would have been good for collaboration but, no!

    Cons

    No transparency in the system. Discrimination is rampant (woe unto you if you are not muslim or arab). Favouritsm is quite common and a lot of people often look over their shoulders,. Fear is common which is toxic in an academic environment.

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  4. Helpful (2)

    "The university is in termoil"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lecturer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at United Arab Emirates University full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Very good working hours so great work/life balance.

    Cons

    No raises and no promotions

  5. "Formerly Great"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Instructor 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at United Arab Emirates University full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    If you work for a good department it can be the best job in the world.

    Cons

    Not sure of the stability of any position with UAEU.

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  6. "General"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Tech Lead 

    I have been working at United Arab Emirates University full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Muti-national environment Peaceful atmosphere Government Institution Governemental discounts across outlets in uae

    Cons

    More Arabs (not emiratis) who doesn't like asians

  7. Helpful (1)

    "Changes be a coming"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Instructor 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at United Arab Emirates University full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    There was a distinct culture of respect and development at one point. Now things have gone downhill.

    Cons

    The current leadership is hot to get a "space program" off the ground completely ignoring the true data that the students can't handle the basics yet. Moved funds and jobs away to sort that. Let long standing staff go in the shadiest ways possible. Certain the University College Dean is an ignorant power monger who slaughters everyone in his path to greater glories. The sugar castle he is assembling will come crashing to the ground. Higher admin cheats instructors out of contracted salaries for special programs. This is not a good place to work at the moment. Not that you'll have any luck applying.

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  8. "Heavy teaching load"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Professor 
    Recommends

    I worked at United Arab Emirates University full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good colleagues for the most part

    Cons

    No regular pay rises or policies for pay rises or reviews

  9. "Great Benefits, Decent Work Environment"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at United Arab Emirates University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The challenges are numerous as it is a relatively young university and programs are being established. The benefits are numerous and research funding is decent

    Cons

    Lots of tasks happen in the last minute, lack of collaborative atmosphere for research

  10. "bad place"

    1.0
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor 

    I have been working at United Arab Emirates University full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    high teaching load and low salary

    Cons

    low salary, not good environment for research bad students level

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