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Old Jan 20th 2022, 8:54 pm
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Hi all,

I'm a New Yorker in early talks with folks at DGDA in KSA. I was wondering if any expat has worked for or currently worked for them. I'm trying to do some research to aid in my decision on if it's worth it should I eventually get an offer.

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Hi all,

I'm a New Yorker in early talks with folks at DGDA in KSA. I was wondering if any expat has worked for or currently worked for them. I'm trying to do some research to aid in my decision on if it's worth it should I eventually get an offer.

Thanks,

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I'm working for a business involved in one of their projects.

They're a very new organisation, set up to deliver the programs in the area they're named after.

What sort of stuff would sway you either way. I don't know the inner workings but I can share some basics depending on what you want to know etc.
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I'm working for a business involved in one of their projects.

They're a very new organisation, set up to deliver the programs in the area they're named after.

What sort of stuff would sway you either way. I don't know the inner workings but I can share some basics depending on what you want to know etc.
Thanks for the response. So pretty much I've told them my desired salary range (Minimum Range - 65,000 SAR -70,000 SAR, Mid-Range - 70,000 SAR - 75,000 SAR, Most Desired Range - 75,000 SAR - 80,000 SAR /Monthly), do you think this is doable or too much? This is outside all other benefits (relo, housing, education, medical insurance, etc) I am currently a Senior Project Engineer in NYC working on the biggest MTA capital project for the past 7 years.

Generally, it'll be nice to get a good overview of life in KSA from work culture, work/life balance, expectation and overall vibe for a young family with a 1year old. We can correspond on here or WhatsApp if you are open to being my SME in KSA - regardless, im very appreciative.
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Thanks for the response. So pretty much I've told them my desired salary range (Minimum Range - 65,000 SAR -70,000 SAR, Mid-Range - 70,000 SAR - 75,000 SAR, Most Desired Range - 75,000 SAR - 80,000 SAR /Monthly), do you think this is doable or too much? This is outside all other benefits (relo, housing, education, medical insurance, etc) I am currently a Senior Project Engineer in NYC working on the biggest MTA capital project for the past 7 years.

Generally, it'll be nice to get a good overview of life in KSA from work culture, work/life balance, expectation and overall vibe for a young family with a 1year old. We can correspond on here or WhatsApp if you are open to being my SME in KSA - regardless, im very appreciative.
Others on the ground will be able to help with life in Riyadh, I'm just down region in Dubai.

Will you pay tax on your earnings (assuming you're American New Yorker, obviously)?
Range sounds quite high. take 70k + housing (15k at a stab) + Education (you don't need but say 5k) + Medical (normal) + Flights = 90k all in. It's achievable I'd expect but depending on position / role.

There is no work / life balance in these sorts of programs, expect to be busy one day at the weekend and expect to spend your time battering consultants and contractors 24/7 - sometimes for good reason and sometimes just because it's what everyone else is doing.
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Thanks! Hopefully I get some more replies but this has been helpful. Im still in very early phases, so we'll see.
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