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Old Nov 8th 2010, 10:51 am   #76
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They nail your testicles to the desk and ask you to prepare a presentation on some financial statements that they have just given you.
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They nail your testicles to the desk and ask you to prepare a presentation on some financial statements that they have just given you.
That sounds roughly like what I went through last week in Vienna, except that they nailed my presentation to the desk and got me to talk bollocks.
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That sounds roughly like what I went through last week in Vienna, except that they nailed my presentation to the desk and got me to talk bollocks.
I'm sure that you succeeded with the latter!
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Hi, I work in the financial services sector building software for investment banks (front-office stuff), so I'm very interested in this thread. Could you please post an update .

How did you go about applying for this job?
What do programmers get payed in banks there?
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Hi, I work in the financial services sector building software for investment banks (front-office stuff), so I'm very interested in this thread. Could you please post an update .

How did you go about applying for this job?
What do programmers get payed in banks there?
Out of curiosity, what are holidays like at ADIA? Been speaking to another of the SWFs in the region and was astonished (especially compared to the USA).
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Old Jan 18th 2011, 4:34 pm   #81
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Out of curiosity, what are holidays like at ADIA? Been speaking to another of the SWFs in the region and was astonished (especially compared to the USA).
We used to go to RAK, Dubai, Wild Waddi etc. Pretty good all in.

I used to get 35 business days (note some places include weekends which is just rubbish). Although in my view if you can take 35 days off a year (1.5 months) then you are not needed.
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Out of curiosity, what are holidays like at ADIA? Been speaking to another of the SWFs in the region and was astonished (especially compared to the USA).
30 days though if you go over a w/e they include that too.
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I can reliably state that the standard allocation now is 30 days annually, with only weekdays counted as holiday. There are also various public and religious holidays - sometimes these can be worked and the time rolled into additional vacation time (but this depends on job function/department).
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65 at Mubadala manager level and above. 50 at associate. Declined to work there for some of the reasons cited by EmiratesMillhouse..
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[QUOTE=FIEVEL;9237477]65 at Mubadala manager level and above. 50 at associate. QUOTE]

Days holiday a year? Think i may be missing a context here.
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Days holiday a year? Think i may be missing a context here.
my mate works for them and that sounds about right
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my mate works for them and that sounds about right
5 days a working week so 13 weeks out of 52? We have 2 neighbours that are senior at Mubadala and they are here with the rest of us not away a quarter of the year.
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5 days a working week so 13 weeks out of 52? We have 2 neighbours that are senior at Mubadala and they are here with the rest of us not away a quarter of the year.
ok, im seeing him tonight and i will ask. PS i bet my mate is more senior that your senior friends
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I love these AD sytle "my package is bigger than yours" threads....
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I love these AD sytle "my package is bigger than yours" threads....
I think Commander has the biggest package (allegedly)
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