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Old Aug 7th 2023, 9:41 pm
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Originally Posted by DeepSix
that's pretty disappointing and to have to wait all that time for a rubbish offer. I'd clarify if there wasn't some mistake
Mate I find it very insulting and humiliating. Is this some kind of a joke?
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Old Aug 7th 2023, 11:00 pm
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Originally Posted by Sam1980
Mate I find it very insulting and humiliating. Is this some kind of a joke?
I'd go for "mistake" 1st and if its not - then you can act accordingly and tell them - "no thanks"
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Old Aug 8th 2023, 4:46 am
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Originally Posted by TotalBadger
After a 3 month process, I am finally flying out this Sunday August 6th (LHR to NUM direct)...

...my only slight concern is I have not received any e-mails from the Housing department, or received my QR entry code! I am chasing my onboarder, but there is radio silence.

I feel this is going to be quite the adventure! haha.

Anyone else doing induction on Aug 7th?
Out of curiosity, why fly before everything nailed down? Is it because the flights were booked well in advance?
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Old Aug 8th 2023, 8:50 am
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Originally Posted by DeepSix
Just to say - i was told i had the job the next day after the interview but it took 8 weeks before the actual offer came through
This, apparently, isn't unusual.
Thanks !
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Old Aug 8th 2023, 10:23 am
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Hi
I’m new to the forum and want to thank all for the info here - it’s been much appreciated.
So I have a question re bus schedules from NC2 to NC1.
Arriving from LHR to NUM at 0100 on Monday 14th August. Will be picked up and assigned unit in NC2. Would like to attend induction at 9.00 in NC1.
So can anyone advise on bus timetables pls?
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Old Aug 8th 2023, 2:43 pm
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Could anyone advise how the initial flight to NEOM is arranged? Is it provided by the onboarder or does the employee arrange their own flights?
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Old Aug 8th 2023, 6:16 pm
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Originally Posted by FelixC
Could anyone advise how the initial flight to NEOM is arranged? Is it provided by the onboarder or does the employee arrange their own flights?
Hello,
The onbarder will go over all of the ins and outs in your first call, once you've signed your offer letter.
But, once the you have your visa, NEOM travel will set up your trip. You can ask for certain routes/flights, but they don't guarantee you will get what you want.
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Old Aug 8th 2023, 6:25 pm
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Originally Posted by Joanw
Hi
I’m new to the forum and want to thank all for the info here - it’s been much appreciated.
So I have a question re bus schedules from NC2 to NC1.
Arriving from LHR to NUM at 0100 on Monday 14th August. Will be picked up and assigned unit in NC2. Would like to attend induction at 9.00 in NC1.
So can anyone advise on bus timetables pls?
Hello and (almost) welcome!
If the flight arrives on time, it will still take some time to clear customs, grab your bags, get to camp and then get checked in -- plan to not be in your cabin until 0300/0330.
Buses from NC2 to NC1 take about 45 minutes and leave at 0700, 0705, 0710, 0715, 0720, 0725, 0805, 0815, and 0820. There are others, but you'd be late.
Unless you are required to be at that particular induction, my best advice would be to take your arrival week to acclimate, meet your team, etc, then go to the induction the next week. You will get a lot more out of the session and you will be much better rested.
Good luck!
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Old Aug 8th 2023, 6:26 pm
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Originally Posted by BMH77
Hello and (almost) welcome!
If the flight arrives on time, it will still take some time to clear customs, grab your bags, get to camp and then get checked in -- plan to not be in your cabin until 0300/0330.
Buses from NC2 to NC1 take about 45 minutes and leave at 0700, 0705, 0710, 0715, 0720, 0725, 0805, 0815, and 0820. There are others, but you'd be late.
Unless you are required to be at that particular induction, my best advice would be to take your arrival week to acclimate, meet your team, etc, then go to the induction the next week. You will get a lot more out of the session and you will be much better rested.
Good luck!
Is there an option to rest for a week? Onboarders seem pretty on it to progress things.
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Old Aug 8th 2023, 6:34 pm
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Originally Posted by expatalex
Is there an option to rest for a week? Onboarders seem pretty on it to progress things.
Chat it out with your manager and see what they need. A full week might be a bit much, There isn't a lot going on during the day over the work week.

I was fired up to make the induction the day after arriving but my manager -- quite correctly -- encouraged me to take the first day off, settle in, learn my way around camp, and then get to work a day or two later. I just took the one day and it made a lot of difference. Having a week of being in the office and talking to people helped me get a lot more out of induction, as well.



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Old Aug 8th 2023, 6:47 pm
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Originally Posted by BMH77
Chat it out with your manager and see what they need. A full week might be a bit much, There isn't a lot going on during the day over the work week.

I was fired up to make the induction the day after arriving but my manager -- quite correctly -- encouraged me to take the first day off, settle in, learn my way around camp, and then get to work a day or two later. I just took the one day and it made a lot of difference. Having a week of being in the office and talking to people helped me get a lot more out of induction, as well.
I kind of agree with you a full week seems a bit much, especially with the remote nature of the work. I think the onboarder mentioned there's a lot of benefit to just hitting the ground running your first week (STC Sim Card, Medical, IT, etc...) which will ultimately help get the Iqama quicker.
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Old Aug 9th 2023, 3:01 am
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Originally Posted by expatalex
I kind of agree with you a full week seems a bit much, especially with the remote nature of the work. I think the onboarder mentioned there's a lot of benefit to just hitting the ground running your first week (STC Sim Card, Medical, IT, etc...) which will ultimately help get the Iqama quicker.
I think the response meant wait a week, not rest the whole week. I agree it is too much to expect new joiners to arrive at 3-4am and then be on a bus to NC1 3 hours later.

Talk to your hiring manager and get support for attending the following week induction, they run every Monday so I don't understand the pressure from onboarding. It is sometimes offered remote via Teams, but I recommend attending in person. You will meet other new joiners and its a good opportunity to network with people in similar situation. You will know those people for years going forward.

Iqama process is quick now if you can get your sim card and medical done.
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Old Aug 9th 2023, 3:04 pm
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Originally Posted by BMH77
Hello,
The onbarder will go over all of the ins and outs in your first call, once you've signed your offer letter.
But, once the you have your visa, NEOM travel will set up your trip. You can ask for certain routes/flights, but they don't guarantee you will get what you want.
Thanks for that info - very helpful. The process is slow and I need to do some long distance personal travel out of country between now and when I arrive at NEOM. Does anyone know whether the KSA Embassy ties up one's passport during their protracted Visa process, or is the passport only needed at the end? Or maybe it's an e-visa and the passport isn't needed at all? Grateful to anyone who can clarify how the KSA visa get's physically processed. I may have to wait weeks before any onboarder appears.
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Old Aug 9th 2023, 7:42 pm
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Hi All,

I’ve just moved to Jeddah and looking for some fellow brits to get the lay of the land.
Any and all help is appreciated, please do reach out.

Cheers,
Jake
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Old Aug 9th 2023, 10:36 pm
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Does anyone know what the rough salary range is for an Executive Director at Neom? Also how long does it take to be allocated accommodation at Neom for a family of 5? Ideally I’d prefer for my family to be based at NC1.
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