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Stay Away From Saudi Electronic University / Alsrooh Alzkieh

 
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1chiledog



Joined: 05 Nov 2012
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2012 3:13 am    Post subject: Stay Away From Saudi Electronic University / Alsrooh Alzkieh Reply with quote

Pay:

I've worked for SEU/AA in Dammam for nearly 2 and 1/2 months.... My first paycheck (September) was late, the second bounced like a rubber ball. Myself and others are still waitng.......

Work Facilities:

Teachers haven't been provided with offices..... We are left to meander in the halls. There is no common area for student's or staff, not even a cafe......

Teacher Supplies:

SEU/AA have yet to provide teachers with internet access in the classrooms, and there is no tangible curriculum.... No board markers, paper, copiers, etc......

Housing:

Teachers are forced to live in a shoddy hotel with only one English TV station, no kitchen, no laundry facilities, etc.....

Health Insurance:

SEU/AA provides the next to cheapest plan provided by Tawunyia. For example; the plan does not include a no cost dental cleaning or examination per person, per year, etc......

Transportation:

Teachers do not receive a transportation allowance. The only option is a bus to and from work......

Visas:

Some teachers are in the Kingdom on business visas, the others have employment visas..... SEU/AA refuse to issue multiple entry visas. They also make teachers pay for their perspective single exit/entry visa or visas.

I strongly discourage anyone who is considering employment with this joint venture company. SEU/AA do not honor their end of contractual obligations.

I must give SEU/AA a thumbs down! I also encourage all current employees to weigh in as well, whether happy with SEU/AA or not.
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Keyboard Kommando



Joined: 03 Dec 2012
Posts: 38
Location: Saudi Arabia

PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2012 9:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just wondering if anything has gotten better with them. I was in contact with Dr. H from that company, he wanted to recruit me for another city and another project right away. When I told him I was only interested in the Saudi eUni in Riyadh, he pretty much gave me an excuse and hasn't been back in touch with me.

His company has an office in Saudi Arabia as well as one in Jordan. Sounds suspiciously similar to a very bad company with the initials EE. Rolling Eyes
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Ixchel



Joined: 11 Mar 2003
Posts: 155
Location: The 7th level of hell

PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2012 11:53 pm    Post subject: Re: Stay Away From Saudi Electronic University / Alsrooh Alz Reply with quote

1chiledog wrote:
Pay:

I've worked for SEU/AA in Dammam for nearly 2 and 1/2 months.... My first paycheck (September) was late, the second bounced like a rubber ball. Myself and others are still waitng.......

Work Facilities:

Teachers haven't been provided with offices..... We are left to meander in the halls. There is no common area for student's or staff, not even a cafe......

Teacher Supplies:

SEU/AA have yet to provide teachers with internet access in the classrooms, and there is no tangible curriculum.... No board markers, paper, copiers, etc......

Housing:

Teachers are forced to live in a shoddy hotel with only one English TV station, no kitchen, no laundry facilities, etc.....

Health Insurance:

SEU/AA provides the next to cheapest plan provided by Tawunyia. For example; the plan does not include a no cost dental cleaning or examination per person, per year, etc......

Transportation:

Teachers do not receive a transportation allowance. The only option is a bus to and from work......

.

God, it sounds like my public [state] school teaching career in Los Angeles.


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johnslat



Joined: 21 Jan 2003
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Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2012 12:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dear Ixchel,

Probably lacks (most of) the guns and the drugs, though. Very Happy

Regards,
John
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Ixchel



Joined: 11 Mar 2003
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Location: The 7th level of hell

PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2012 7:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah, but the drugs are the only thing that make it bearable. Very Happy
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ram77



Joined: 29 Oct 2011
Posts: 24

PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 11:58 pm    Post subject: Saudi Electronic University Reply with quote

I was just interviewed by an American woman and they sent me a contract. What was the name of the hotel that you were at? I am very concerned about living conditons.
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bertonneau



Joined: 26 May 2009
Posts: 42
Location: Colorado USA

PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2013 3:59 am    Post subject: Thanks for the heads up Reply with quote

I tried to interview with some guy from Riyahd a few months ago, just to discuss the possibility. It sounded like an interesting idea. The interviewer never contacted me after we had firmly set up a date and time on Skype. Sounds like just one more and irresponsible organization within this pit of a country. Also, any organization that was set up with the help of the University of Phoenix and other such for-profit ilk like schools from the West should probably be avoided as legitimate places to work.
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MoAliAdam



Joined: 13 Jan 2012
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2013 3:35 pm    Post subject: Take it with a pinch of salt. Reply with quote

I was also working for SEU/Assrooh last year.

I also know the OP as having worked with him for a short time. I would like to say this is not a fair and completely true reflection of the university and/or the company.

The medical insurance isn't very good. They actually do pay on time. Other than the very few odd cases, they reimburse you for any expenses and also pay out the allowances in full.

I have worked in 3 of their 4 campuses they have, so I feel I can give a more complete description of the state of the organisation.

I, however, no longer work there after completing my contract because of their 10 month contract policy.

Any questions PM me
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ram77



Joined: 29 Oct 2011
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2013 4:19 pm    Post subject: Living conditions Reply with quote

Is there a kitchen with ranges or is there just a hot plate? Laundry? toilet?
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Ali_The_Greatest



Joined: 18 Jan 2013
Posts: 12

PostPosted: Sun Jul 07, 2013 1:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can anybody else who has worked here give an unbiased account of the working conditions? Thanks guys
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veiledsentiments



Joined: 20 Feb 2003
Posts: 15956
Location: USA

PostPosted: Sun Jul 07, 2013 1:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

All accounts are biased...

I'd say that there are enough facts given here to allow you to decide whether you want to take the risk that the negative posters are accurate.

VS
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