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American University of Sharjah Reviews

Updated 26 October 2017
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  1. "Research Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at American University of Sharjah full-time

    Pros

    Tuition and the some fees are waived for assistants

    Cons

    Not flexible. Must be full time.


  2. "Assistant Professor in School of Business"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at American University of Sharjah full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    True, rigorous university with solid colleagues and strong students. Top University in UAE.

    Cons

    Hot in the summer. Nice place overall though.

  3. "Accountant"

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    Former Employee - Accountant in Sharjah (United Arab Emirates)
    Former Employee - Accountant in Sharjah (United Arab Emirates)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at American University of Sharjah full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Competitive compensation and good work/life balance

    Cons

    Few prospects of career growth

    Advice to Management

    streamline processes


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Only certain ethnic communities are favored"

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    Former Employee - Faculty Member
    Former Employee - Faculty Member
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at American University of Sharjah full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. good housing

    Cons

    Extreme prejudice against certain religious/ethnic communities. or races The top management and faculty members belonging to particular ethnic/religious communities hold all the key positions and power. They control students and direct them against those who do not fit in ensuring others get fired. These groups favor friends. Middle-east in general is racist against certain religious/ethnic communities.

    Advice to Management

    Diversification of employees is required to avoid politics/power struggle..


  5. Helpful (5)

    "Give a lot of thought to why you would choose to live and work here"

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    Former Employee - Faculty Member in Sharjah (United Arab Emirates)
    Former Employee - Faculty Member in Sharjah (United Arab Emirates)
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at American University of Sharjah full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Diverse culture; networking opportunities with interesting people from around the world; a unique experience; reasonable resources.

    Cons

    No privacy whatsoever - everything is monitored and recorded from phone calls, to internet usage and emails; absolutely nothing to do outside of work; every person is in it for themselves - very little collaboration; very little support from administration and HR; zero confidence in the management of the institution; not a healthy environment in which to live (poor air quality, poor water quality, almost no healthcare of any kind). I believe many people come here with the best of intentions, but quickly become disillusioned with the professional climate. I really do not know of anyone who left and had positive things to say - other than they were glad to get out.


  6. "Student employee"

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    Current Employee - Student Assistant
    Current Employee - Student Assistant

    I have been working at American University of Sharjah part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent work environment and working hours

    Cons

    Promotions based on connections and not merit


  7. "Great Environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at American University of Sharjah full-time

    Pros

    The place is amazing! Leadership is understanding and it is very clear what you are supposed to do.

    Cons

    Some career advancements for staff

    Advice to Management

    Promotions

  8. "Decent place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American University of Sharjah full-time

    Pros

    good work life balance, amazing campus, great facilities

    Cons

    No career growth, Yearly increment is minimal

    Advice to Management

    Give recognition and motivation to people who work hard


  9. "RA"

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    Former Employee - Research Assist
    Former Employee - Research Assist

    I worked at American University of Sharjah full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very nice place to work at. I gained a lot of experience.

    Cons

    Things take forever to get approved.


  10. "Good But Slow Environment"

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Sharjah (United Arab Emirates)
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Sharjah (United Arab Emirates)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at American University of Sharjah full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good for stability but slow promotions and not much chances to grow

    Cons

    A lot of politics, weak management and no promotions


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