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Old Jan 6th 2024, 6:04 am
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Originally Posted by paperj
Oops sorry not sure what you mean by grade (maybe a dumb question from me).
Specialist, senior manager, director?
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Originally Posted by ZeroCool_HTP
Specialist, senior manager, director?
say grade 4 or 5
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Old Jan 6th 2024, 6:22 am
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Originally Posted by paperj
say grade 4 or 5
If your existing salary is higher or at the top of the range of the grade you are being hired into, I dont think there is much they can do except raise the job title to a grade 6 for example. I believe it can be done but is usually very difficult to justify and it would have to be pushed by the Exec Director above the hiring manager.
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Old Jan 6th 2024, 6:31 am
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Originally Posted by ZeroCool_HTP
If your existing salary is higher or at the top of the range of the grade you are being hired into, I dont think there is much they can do except raise the job title to a grade 6 for example. I believe it can be done but is usually very difficult to justify and it would have to be pushed by the Exec Director above the hiring manager.

This is very helpful!!

Are you aware of what the ranges are at all? Just thinking a few years down the line (I am coming from BCG, so I am happy that I am leaving the fake world of consulting to try something new but want to get as much info as I can). I guess another follow up question is that even though your contract is for 3 years, you are able to get promoted within that time frame I assume.

Appreciate this, would have PM'd if I had enough posts to do so!!
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Old Jan 6th 2024, 11:12 am
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Hey Everyone! This forum has been extremely helpful but I want to stress test my salary expectation and growth here at NEOM.

I have received an offer, grade 5, for 38K SAR/ Monthly. Here are the details.

1. Coming from MBB (BCG)
2. Current Base salary is being matched (no increase)
3. 1.5 - 2 Years work experience
4. Have done a significant amount of professional experience outside of my official time working as an employee at BCG.

My question is two fold. This seems like a great way to enter especially at this tenure and with this offer. I just want to stress test this with everyone in the know and want to make sure I am thinking about it the right way.
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Old Jan 6th 2024, 5:25 pm
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At yours years of experience the numbers are decent but I would want to have a good increase to give up a job in the West for one in a remote desert camp.

From purely a financial perspective your salary would grow quicker if you transferred from BCG NA to BCG ME. Neom is not somewhere that you can expect the same level of progression as a consultant early in their career.
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Old Jan 6th 2024, 6:39 pm
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Originally Posted by UKexpat2021
At yours years of experience the numbers are decent but I would want to have a good increase to give up a job in the West for one in a remote desert camp.

From purely a financial perspective your salary would grow quicker if you transferred from BCG NA to BCG ME. Neom is not somewhere that you can expect the same level of progression as a consultant early in their career.
Appreciate your response! I have a few follow ups if you are able to chime in on (think it could be helpful for anyone else reading as well).

Some additional context:
1. I have familiarity in the region (say I grew up here and have a ton of friends in Riyadh)
2. I agree, moving to BCG Riyadh or Dubai will definitely have a clearer Career progression and possibly higher pay; take home will likely be the same when I modelled in Rent and expenses and BCG set salary increases YOY.
3. You are right, the salary has been worrying me, but post tax and rent in NA, the amount that is saved is very laughable hahah.

You make a lot of great points but would love to get your take on:
1. The type of work we do in consulting is very hand wavy; this may be true at NEOM but in consulting it's a way of life. I am eager for a challenge.
2. I am young. The affinity for risk is high, potentially with a lot of upside if I can figure out some sort of upwards mobility trajectory here at NEOM.
3. The region is booming; I feel like I can always make it back to the west (either post B school) or into some investing role or back to my previous employer possibly.

What are your thoughts? Or anyone else reading in!!




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Hi, i have been reading up Neom forums with regards to salaries and it is confusing me. I am a UK expat already in KSA eastern province, since 2019, living with my young family (wife and 3 kids aged 4, 6, and 8).
I was approached by Bechtel for a senior project engineer role in Sharma, Neom. I have a few questions please if someone could answer. I am a professional chartered engineer with 16 years experience in my field (with last 4.5 years of those in the KSA).

* Salary - Does Bechtel follow the same pattern of 25-30% increase from current salary or is that just a Neom direct-hire thing? Also, is this increase on base salary or gross (inclusive of housing and transport). My current package was okayish for its time prior to Covid VAT and fuel price hike in 2020 however it is not at all attractive anymore, hence i am 'considering' the change if the right package is on offer or can be secured.
* what other benefits are offered in addition to the salary, i.e. domestic flights, international flights. Are the tickets booked/purchased by the employer or do you get an equivalent amount per salary run? What about bonus, retention, yearly salary increase, if on offer.
* what is it like for family, currently? I realise the remoteness of this project and dont think would be able to convince myself to uproot them from a decent enough city life and shift them in to a remote compound but then again i hear families are starting to arrive with schools now also available.
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3. You are right, the salary has been worrying me, but post tax and rent in NA, the amount that is saved is very laughable hahah.
Are you a US citizen or green card holder?
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Originally Posted by Tahir84
Hi, i was recently approached by Bechtel for a Neom opportunity (senior project engineer). Can anyone please confirm whether they follow the same uplift of 25 to 30% from current salary as direct hire Neom or not?
I am a British expat already working in KSA in a different region so wanted to understand the salary aspects from Bechtel specifically.
Do you know the grade from the job description? I believe they offer a package in British Pounds, and it is all-inclusive, including EOSB, etc.
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Old Jan 7th 2024, 4:26 pm
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Originally Posted by OneBrightStar
Do you know the grade from the job description? I believe they offer a package in British Pounds, and it is all-inclusive, including EOSB, etc.
No mention of the grade in the advertised JD, unfortunately.
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Hi,

i have acca membership and recently got an offer from neom. They have asked me to provide them with a bachelors degree which I don’t have. Was anyone able to join Neom and have a work visa based on only their acca membership?

thanks in advance
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Originally Posted by Anza91
Hi,

i have acca membership and recently got an offer from neom. They have asked me to provide them with a bachelors degree which I don’t have. Was anyone able to join Neom and have a work visa based on only their acca membership?

thanks in advance
take a look in the search, i remember seeing a thread on this a few months ago.

By the way, did you get the job through neom or a third party? Interested to know how long you waited from the interview to getting the offer and when you interviewed.
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Hi Everyone,

Thanks for such helpful community. I will be grateful if any of you know the answers:
1. My gross salary is 96k euro, plus pension and other benefit are 120k euro total. NEOM offers 113k euro. Do you think it is too low? Given that I read here most of you get 25-30% lift. In my case, look like it is a decrease, isn't it? Especially if it is grade 5, Lead Role right?
2. Do you know the current situation there with the potential war and attack?

Thank you very much.
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Originally Posted by CarrotOrange
Hi Everyone,

Thanks for such helpful community. I will be grateful if any of you know the answers:
1. My gross salary is 96k euro, plus pension and other benefit are 120k euro total. NEOM offers 113k euro. Do you think it is too low? Given that I read here most of you get 25-30% lift. In my case, look like it is a decrease, isn't it? Especially if it is grade 5, Lead Role right?
2. Do you know the current situation there with the potential war and attack?

Thank you very much.
What they're offering you is almost 38K SAR per month. I was making a lot more than 120k EUR and was offered less than 38k SAR per month. The recruiter gave me confidence that I was at the absolute highest of grade 5, and that they couldn't go any higher.

Your situation, I would say they're trying to lowball you. It's up to you, but you can put your foot down and ask for at least what you're making (or more).
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