American University of Sharjah Reviews

Updated Jul 11, 2021

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Pros
  • "It's a well-known university in the region and I enjoyed the work environment(in 9 reviews)

  • "Excellent work environment and working hours(in 6 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Slow career growth due to favouritism(in 4 reviews)

  • "Inconvenient for employees to commute to and from Dubai(in 3 reviews)

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    1. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Worthwhile but frustrating

      Jul 11, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Good salary. Collegial atmosphere. Housing provided, amounting to about a $30,000/per year in-kind payment.

      Cons

      The university administration announces a set course - in any direction - and then promptly changes course, oftentimes without announcement. It's hard to determine whether this is because the administration itself is feckless or because the Ministry of Higher Education jerks the admin around. But the admin at its sister institution, the University of Sharjah, pushes back against the ministry. The admin at the American University of Sharjah apparently does not. What this leads to is a reluctance on the part of faculty members and lower level administrators to engage in any long-term planning or program development.

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Yes

      Jul 2, 2021 - Student in Dubai
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great. Much recommended to students

      Cons

      Can get boring and difficult for no reason

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    3. 5.0
      Former Employee

      great company to work for

      Jun 3, 2021 - Accountant 
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      Pros

      wonderful group of people to work with

      Cons

      few chances of career progression

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee

      TA

      May 10, 2021 - Undergraduate Teaching Assistant in Sharjah
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Very good learning experience for personal skills.

      Cons

      The wages at the university are too low for the amount of work being done.

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    5. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Good benefit package

      May 4, 2021 - Faculty 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good benefits and student body

      Cons

      Nothing you can not endure

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Perfect work environment

      Apr 20, 2021 - Customer Support Engineer in Dubai
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Friendly environment. Educated clients. Decent pay. Support employee development and improvement.

      Cons

      Nothing in particular. Might there be issues in each respective department.

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    7. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      N/A

      Apr 7, 2021 - Instructor 
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      Pros

      Very good place to work

      Cons

      nothing in particular it is a good place

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    8. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Review

      Mar 25, 2021 - Student Assistant 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      I have learned a lot

      Cons

      you need to manage your time well.

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Graduate Research and Teaching Assistant

      Jan 31, 2021 - Graduate Research Assistant in Sharjah
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - The workload is manageable while studying - The professors are nice and respectful - The work helps you develop for both academic and corporate roles in the future

      Cons

      - Assignment of work does not always consider previous experiences

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    10. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      AUS is the best university in the region

      Feb 24, 2021 - Fund Accountant in Chicago, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      It is a very good university

      Cons

      It is a very thriving university

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