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Old Nov 10th 2023, 12:15 pm
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Hi all,

I have recently completed two interviews with NEOM. Both were very positive with the invite for the second interview coming quickly after the first interview.

During the second interview the department director noted that HR can be slow so it might take a few weeks to hear back. It has now been 4 weeks. Is this is line with the normal timelines or could this be a sign of being unsuccessful?

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Old Nov 11th 2023, 1:56 am
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Seems to be a drawn out process in general from what I understand. Did they give you a link to formally apply for the job? From there they should request more details about you (Passport, Photos of your education certificates, pre-medical questionnaire)
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Old Nov 11th 2023, 1:30 pm
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Originally Posted by OilTrader
Seems to be a drawn out process in general from what I understand. Did they give you a link to formally apply for the job? From there they should request more details about you (Passport, Photos of your education certificates, pre-medical questionnaire)
Thanks that's helpful. I am waiting to hear back on the second interview. Nothing about uploading documents yet but fingers crossed
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Old Nov 14th 2023, 2:42 pm
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Hey all,

I have my 90 minute assessment with 30 minute presentation tomorrow for an finance/strategy role. Does anyone have any insight on what kind of content the case study comprises of?
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Old Nov 19th 2023, 9:15 am
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Good morning! My husband has secured a position on the Neom project with Bechtel and we as a family are on board with a move. However yesterday he received an email saying that staff mobilisation had been temporarily suspended which has rattled us a bit. Just wondered if anyone knows whether this is common and if this in fact means there might not be a position for him. Grateful for any insights to put our minds at ease

thank you in advance
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Old Nov 21st 2023, 3:26 am
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Hi there! I'm in the same situation, may I write you in private?
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Old Nov 21st 2023, 6:43 am
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Hi Neomies (or is it Neomites, or Neomes? Lol )

Hope you don't mind me asking another question relating to a potential move, but cant seem to find the answer after searching...

I've been in the UAE for 5 yrs now and on AED 40k monthly (eqv. to almost exactly SAR 40k). It's a Govt job so 40k all in, no breakdown by accommodation, bonus, etc. and which by all accounts is a good whack! However like most places, the salary has been stagnant for 5 yrs and costs have been generally increasing, and especially that my wife and I have a bambino now.

I'm considering a potential move to Neom as there's a job advertised that fits my skillset perfectly, however it has 'Lead' in the title and from what i can read, there may not be much of an uplift to make the move worthwhile as 'Lead' type roles are capped at around SAR 40k.

Is this true or is there potential to negotiate 25%-30% increase (to SAR 50-52k)?

The flipside is that accommodation/food seems to be free which is a huge chuck saved.

But the other flipside is currently we live in a 1300sqft apartment which even now is getting tight with all the baby gear, and from what i can see the Neom apartments (cabins) seems to be much smaller... What type/size of accommodation would we be eligible for?

Another flipside is here (UAE) the job has no performance/bonus/end of service/gratuity scheme, but Neom does.

Lots of other things to consider (lifestyle in Dubai is great, so much to see and do every week; huge choice of nurseries around for the little one, etc…)

Just seeing if anyone else has made a similar move and are happy with it?

Many thanks!
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Old Nov 21st 2023, 1:41 pm
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Originally Posted by DuffyStar
Hi Neomies (or is it Neomites, or Neomes? Lol )

Hope you don't mind me asking another question relating to a potential move, but cant seem to find the answer after searching...

I've been in the UAE for 5 yrs now and on AED 40k monthly (eqv. to almost exactly SAR 40k). It's a Govt job so 40k all in, no breakdown by accommodation, bonus, etc. and which by all accounts is a good whack! However like most places, the salary has been stagnant for 5 yrs and costs have been generally increasing, and especially that my wife and I have a bambino now.

I'm considering a potential move to Neom as there's a job advertised that fits my skillset perfectly, however it has 'Lead' in the title and from what i can read, there may not be much of an uplift to make the move worthwhile as 'Lead' type roles are capped at around SAR 40k.

Is this true or is there potential to negotiate 25%-30% increase (to SAR 50-52k)?

The flipside is that accommodation/food seems to be free which is a huge chuck saved.

But the other flipside is currently we live in a 1300sqft apartment which even now is getting tight with all the baby gear, and from what i can see the Neom apartments (cabins) seems to be much smaller... What type/size of accommodation would we be eligible for?

Another flipside is here (UAE) the job has no performance/bonus/end of service/gratuity scheme, but Neom does.

Lots of other things to consider (lifestyle in Dubai is great, so much to see and do every week; huge choice of nurseries around for the little one, etc…)

Just seeing if anyone else has made a similar move and are happy with it?

Many thanks!
I'd have a read up on the NEOM threads, I don't think there's any additional family accommodation available yet (full with long waiting lists, and last I heard it would be late 2024 before more was built), just in case that factors in to your plans………….

Good luck with it.
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Old Nov 21st 2023, 1:47 pm
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Should be more family accommodation online before then, but there is a waiting list.
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Old Nov 22nd 2023, 4:36 am
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Thank you christmasoompa Trailing_Hubby

I might perhaps just put my application in and discuss these particulars with whichever manager interviews me. Although I'm sure they might promise the world if they want me there, lol.
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Old Nov 22nd 2023, 4:43 am
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Originally Posted by DuffyStar
Hi Neomies (or is it Neomites, or Neomes? Lol )

Hope you don't mind me asking another question relating to a potential move, but cant seem to find the answer after searching...

I've been in the UAE for 5 yrs now and on AED 40k monthly (eqv. to almost exactly SAR 40k). It's a Govt job so 40k all in, no breakdown by accommodation, bonus, etc. and which by all accounts is a good whack! However like most places, the salary has been stagnant for 5 yrs and costs have been generally increasing, and especially that my wife and I have a bambino now.

I'm considering a potential move to Neom as there's a job advertised that fits my skillset perfectly, however it has 'Lead' in the title and from what i can read, there may not be much of an uplift to make the move worthwhile as 'Lead' type roles are capped at around SAR 40k.

Is this true or is there potential to negotiate 25%-30% increase (to SAR 50-52k)?

The flipside is that accommodation/food seems to be free which is a huge chuck saved.

But the other flipside is currently we live in a 1300sqft apartment which even now is getting tight with all the baby gear, and from what i can see the Neom apartments (cabins) seems to be much smaller... What type/size of accommodation would we be eligible for?

Another flipside is here (UAE) the job has no performance/bonus/end of service/gratuity scheme, but Neom does.

Lots of other things to consider (lifestyle in Dubai is great, so much to see and do every week; huge choice of nurseries around for the little one, etc…)

Just seeing if anyone else has made a similar move and are happy with it?

Many thanks!
This would be a significant lifestyle shift that you'd need to be prepared for. A big shift from the Dubai lifestyle and everything being immediately accessible. But many have done it and enjoy the change and sense of adventure.

You should anticipate moving to a 400sqft cabin, and assume it's permanent. Family cabins have a long wait list and the build program is unlikely to match demand. Plus there will be many families with multiple young children/tweens/teens currently in the smaller cabins, so a baby likely the lowest priority for allocating a family sized cabin (around 800-1000sqft I believe). They also come at a cost (4000 SAR/month?).

It could be viewed as an an opportunity to declutter away from all the consumerism we typically follow, especially with young children. Some people still bring everything they own, and expand outside their cabin with storage or use their cars/trailers/caravans (seriously). Alternatively you put things in storage, but the cost is likely more than selling everything and buying it again when you need.

In my case it was actually quite refreshing to have a reset and go back to essentials in a suitcase, then buy whatever I "needed" here.

I wouldn't be too fixated on the Lead/Specialist/Manager title, as this will be based on your current earnings. Neom offer will include an uplift, which is typically 20-30%. Usually no ability to negotiate on this. They're more likely to adjust the title to suit the salary bracket you fall into. They would rather hire the right candidate than worry about title and marginal costs.

Hope this helps answer your questions.
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Old Nov 22nd 2023, 5:59 am
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Thank you also HelpfulExpat

Tbh, I've heard good things about the lifestyle at Neom. Not as hectic/fast paced as Dubai for sure, but enjoyable nonetheless.

Decluttering would definitely be a good idea, but i think 400sqft might be a bit of a squeeze for us....
Of course I could just come myself and work and come back home (UAE) on the weekends, which I'm sure many people do.
Or hopefully come back on a Thurs night and wfh Friday if 1 day a week wfh is allowed?

Thanks also about the 'title' advice and uplift info.

As mentioned, maybe I'll put in a speculative application and see from there exactly what the offer on the table is.
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Old Nov 22nd 2023, 11:19 am
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And you might get the TCC Hotel which is a small hotel room with a single hanging wardrobe and some draws for socks and smalls etc ..
I think the estimated size of the room is 4×6m .. definitely can't swing a cat in there .

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Old Nov 23rd 2023, 7:20 am
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Thanks DeepSix wow, i think average prison cell sizes are larger than that! Lol
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Old Nov 23rd 2023, 7:36 am
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Originally Posted by DuffyStar
Thank you also HelpfulExpat

Tbh, I've heard good things about the lifestyle at Neom. Not as hectic/fast paced as Dubai for sure, but enjoyable nonetheless.

Decluttering would definitely be a good idea, but i think 400sqft might be a bit of a squeeze for us....
Of course I could just come myself and work and come back home (UAE) on the weekends, which I'm sure many people do.
Or hopefully come back on a Thurs night and wfh Friday if 1 day a week wfh is allowed?

Thanks also about the 'title' advice and uplift info.

As mentioned, maybe I'll put in a speculative application and see from there exactly what the offer on the table is.
Yes, many people continuing living in UAE or Bahrain due to family situation and travel back weekly/fortnightly. It can get pricey and may take it's toll. Flight frequency/options may increase as Neom grows.
It would be best to come solo and evaluate if you feel your family would be comfortable.
WFH on Friday is not necessary since it's the weekend in KSA.
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