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Old May 12th 2023, 11:28 pm
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Originally Posted by Electx
I am also going through onboarding at the moment. I have been told that the family accomodation in NC1 will not be available until Q2 2024. The school has declined my enrollment request stating that they are not offering place to anyone not living in NC1. They will consider application once I start living in NC1, but then neither the accommodation nor the schooling is guaranteed.

I am still thinking how to work out, leaving my family back in the UK and join Neom. But the flight price between Neom and Manchester are too expensive to travel back to family every 2/3 months. I wonder how is everyone planning to deal with this situation. The more I think about this situation the more hopeless and depress I am becoming. Would be nice to hear thoughts from someone in similar situation
You can do EasyJet to Aqaba from Manchester, although only November to March.
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Old May 14th 2023, 1:04 am
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Originally Posted by Sharky03
Thanks for that information. I’m in exactly the same situation so hoping for more clarity on this. At least if I can live in NC2 and my child can go to school (either the existing one or the new one) then it would make things easier until family accommodation is available in NC1.

Would be great to hear from anyone who was able to handle this differently.
We are looking at options to potentially base the family in Riyadh. You get two internal flight tickets each month so at least you can see the family a lot more. School fees up to a set amount is covered as well. You will have to comprise on housing ie not be on a compound but potentially nice flats that are reasonable. Working out the maths as if leave the family behind in the U.K. still need to cover the costs their.
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Old May 14th 2023, 6:40 am
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Originally Posted by EAK1
Hello dears,
i am willing to join trojina team with bechtel and i want to know what is the conditions there,
Dose Bechtel accommodate employees at NC2 also or some where else
NC2 is for NEOM employees only. Bechtel accomodation is mainly in Tabuk. Especially for Trojena team, it does not make any sense to be around NC2 which is 2 and a half hours drive from Trojena....
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Old May 14th 2023, 6:44 am
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Originally Posted by banskoboy
NC2 is for NEOM employees only. Bechtel accomodation is mainly in Tabuk. Especially for Trojena team, it does not make any sense to be around NC2 which is 2 and a half hours drive from Trojena....
Thank you for clarifying the situation for me,
But is it okay to travel from tabuk to trojina every day? Isn't it too long ?
​​​​​​and also they said that we will accommodate at tabuk until the camp be ready do you have any idea where is the camp ?
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Old May 14th 2023, 8:28 pm
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Originally Posted by banskoboy
NC2 is for NEOM employees only. Bechtel accomodation is mainly in Tabuk. Especially for Trojena team, it does not make any sense to be around NC2 which is 2 and a half hours drive from Trojena....
The Bechtel team working on Trojena do not live in Tabuk.
They are located, as everyone else on the project, on site.
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Old May 14th 2023, 9:05 pm
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Originally Posted by Pkingston
The Bechtel team working on Trojena do not live in Tabuk.
They are located, as everyone else on the project, on site.
That's not true. The camp is still in the process of being built, there's many people commuting from Tabuk on buses on a daily basis
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Old May 15th 2023, 12:15 am
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Good afternoon all,

Thanks for creating this forum , I found it very helpful.
I have recently interviewed with Bechtel for Neom project and would like to shed a light for couple questions?

1. I have done my 1st interview ( technical ) couple days ago , when normally HR gives you feedback if I was successful or not?
2. Is there supposed to be any other interview from HR? I thought it's gonna be HR interview first but they did technical interview straight away.
3. Once I receive positive response that I was successful how long it takes to prepare job offer?
4. I am EU citizen , how much normally Bechtel team pays for Specialist position? Average basic salary , If I stay in camp do I still get any allowance , what other benefits should I expect?





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Old May 15th 2023, 1:29 am
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Apologies if this is the wrong thread but I have a few questions. I have an interview coming up with a consultancy that's working on the Oxygon (as far as I know).
Is the pay increase (20-30%) across the board in NEOM or only for those working directly?
Has anyone joined a consultancy or other company working on NEOM other than NEOM themselves?
What are the working hours like on site or office based roles?
Thanks.
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Hi

I am pretty new to this forum. I have been informed that I have been successful in the role I applied and the HR will start working with me on the offer letter. My questions are:
1. When shall I resign from my current job (I am yet to get an offer letter subject from HR and suppose to start talking with them soon).
2. How long it takes to get the visa from the time someone gets an offer letter?

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Originally Posted by Mynudding
Hi

I am pretty new to this forum. I have been informed that I have been successful in the role I applied and the HR will start working with me on the offer letter. My questions are:
1. When shall I resign from my current job (I am yet to get an offer letter subject from HR and suppose to start talking with them soon).
2. How long it takes to get the visa from the time someone gets an offer letter?
Mynudding :

1) At the earliest, you should resign when NEOM requests you to resign. This is usually when the background check is complete and clears. At the latest, you should resign when you are about to submit all your documents to the Saudi embassy when applying for your work visa. It really depends on your individual situation (notice period, origin country, relationship/flexibility with your current boss, if you are ok with no income while you are onboarding and waiting for documents to come in, etc.) when exactly between these two dates you should resign.

2) Again, this can vary widely based on your origin country. Some countries take longer than others. My advice is to plan ahead and go to the Saudi embassy’s website in your origin country and study all the required documents needed. It doesn’t hurt to email them as well, because there are some exemptions to certain documents (i.e. diploma attestation) that are made specifically for NEOM employees. Follow up with your onboarder from time to time to check on status. Once you get access to Kissflow, you can start gathering your police clearance certificate, medical report, etc in advance. For my individual situation, it took just under two months from signing my written offer letter to receiving the visa in my passport.

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Old May 15th 2023, 6:56 pm
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Thanks for the info mate. appreciate your assistance on this.

I applied directly through the NEOM career page and competed the interview process rather than going through a recruitment agency.

I have read a couple of comments here the recruitment agency contacted the current employer although the person ticked in a form advising not to contact the current employee.

My question is contacting the current employer as part of the background check and who does the contact? anyone has any experience related to this matter?
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Originally Posted by Mynudding
Thanks for the info mate. appreciate your assistance on this.

I applied directly through the NEOM career page and competed the interview process rather than going through a recruitment agency.

I have read a couple of comments here the recruitment agency contacted the current employer although the person ticked in a form advising not to contact the current employee.

My question is contacting the current employer as part of the background check and who does the contact? anyone has any experience related to this matter?
Hi.
The background checks are usually done by a company called HireRight. I ticked the box to not contact my current employer and I was asked for a contract and a recent payslip to confirm employment.
Hope that helps.
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Old May 15th 2023, 10:53 pm
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Hi all,

A few questions as i'm about to fly to start with Neom..

Pay date and cuttoff date? When do you first get paid?
What to wear (mens) business attire in NC1/2...looks relatively formal from what i can gather
Essential stuff to bring for comfortable living but also weekends...i hear you can head into the mountains and/or go snorkling
When do you get your Saudi bank account and transferring money easy?

Thanks!

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Old May 15th 2023, 11:10 pm
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Originally Posted by cuffer
Hi all,

A few questions as i'm about to fly to start with Neom..

Pay date and cuttoff date? When do you first get paid?
Cut off is mid- month. I want to say around the 15th. Pay goes out around the 25th. If payday falls on a weekend or holiday payment is usually day before the WE/holiday. If you miss this pay period (and it sounds like you will if you are flying out today), you will get next month, this moth pro-rated, and any relocation allowance in next month's check.
What to wear (mens) business attire in NC1/2...looks relatively formal from what i can gather
I'd say mostly business casual unless your hiring manager instructs otherwise.
Essential stuff to bring for comfortable living but also weekends...i hear you can head into the mountains and/or go snorkling
Comfortable shoes, sandals, gym clothes, hiking/snorkeling gear, a hat or two -- it is starting to warm up. Also, if you prefer a certain sun cream, bring it.
When do you get your Saudi bank account and transferring money easy?
You can open a bank account once you have your iqama. Some banks require the physical iqama card, others are okay with the digital card. Transferring money isn't too bad but you may need to visit a bank branch to update your account depending on the amount you want to transfer.
I haven't had to transfer any yet but there are plenty who have and will leave specifics to the,


Thanks!
Safe travels, Cuffer.

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Old May 16th 2023, 12:48 am
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Has anyone managed to get their spouse a job at Neom?

Trying to gather as much info regarding what spouses do in Neom regarding work etc?

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