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Forum: Middle East
May 11th 2022, 6:23 pm
Replies: 244
Views: 65,455
Posted By Taurus85

Re: NEOM Potential Job

Help Needed - I am worried about the qualification "verification process"

Background:
Did all interviews, got the offer, signed the contract, gave my notice...supposed to fly to Riyadh at the...
Forum: Middle East
May 9th 2022, 8:12 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 717
Posted By Taurus85

VPNs in KSA (2022) - Recommendation needed

Will be flying to Riyadh at the beginning of June - Any recommendations on which VPN to use in KSA?
I am concerned some apps I use (.e.g. Dropbox) will not be accessible through normal channels...
Forum: Middle East
Apr 27th 2022, 7:54 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,201
Posted By Taurus85

Re: PIF - Interview Process and Timeframes

Starting date is June 5th.

Yes, the 3 months included my first actual step in the process (answering a questionnaire) before a 1st interview.
Forum: Middle East
Apr 27th 2022, 1:46 am
Replies: 5
Views: 2,062
Posted By Taurus85

Re: Expected Salary in KSA

Then I didnt fare well by accepting the offer at PIF. When I convert my base in Riyadh to Euros (€), it will 1.25X of my Gross salary. What consoles me is that the base alone will be 2.1X of my...
Forum: Middle East
Apr 26th 2022, 11:21 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 2,062
Posted By Taurus85

Re: Expected Salary in KSA

@Laguna - this ballpark figure, is just the base salary in SAR or the full package (base+housing+bonus*)?

*seems that one should never count on bonuses in GCC
Forum: The Lounge
Apr 26th 2022, 11:00 pm
Replies: 1,285
Views: 140,046
Posted By Taurus85

Re: What tunes are you listening to right now?

https://youtu.be/-Pa5nqYXEnY
Apr 26th 2022, 10:57 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 2,262
Posted By Taurus85

Re: PIF offer - timeframe?

From first interview to offer, it took me 3 months, then a week or so of back and forth negotiating starting date and a bit of a bump in the base salary.
Apr 26th 2022, 10:52 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 28,285
Posted By Taurus85

Re: Public investment fund

I received an offer from PIF 2 weeks ago and after some back and forth, I got them to bump it by 6.6%.

Is it odd that I received a contract to sign, but only now they are asking for a degree...
Forum: Middle East
Apr 26th 2022, 10:08 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 2,245
Posted By Taurus85

Re: Slightly odd expat men

I see some gents planning their Middle East escape, meanwhile, I am just getting started in the KSA (flying to Riyadh early June).

Looks like I'm about to meet some characters.
Forum: Middle East
Apr 26th 2022, 9:56 pm
Replies: 7
PIF
Views: 2,892
Posted By Taurus85

Re: PIF

I got an offer 2 weeks ago to work at PIF. After some back and forth I managed to get a bump of 6.6% on their initial offer.

Packages includes:
- Salary
- Bonus
- Housing Allowance
- Flight...
Forum: Middle East
Apr 26th 2022, 9:45 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,201
Posted By Taurus85

Re: PIF - Interview Process and Timeframes

I got my offer to work at PIF last week, received the contract today. The whole process from first contact to offer took 3 months.

To keep things "alive" I would send a email to the recruiter...
Forum: Middle East
Apr 24th 2022, 11:30 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,374
Posted By Taurus85

Re: Cost of living in Riyadh-KSA

Thanks. My goal is to save 25k/month, as I would also have a relocation and flight allowances.
Forum: Middle East
Apr 23rd 2022, 9:26 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 977
Posted By Taurus85

Re: Moving to KSA - Riyadh - compound search

Im also looking for advice and figures on places to live. Got an offer and will arrive at the beginning of june.
Apr 23rd 2022, 8:59 pm
Replies: 37
Views: 14,634
Posted By Taurus85

Re: Job offer - Public Investment Fund

After 3 months of interviews, calls, and plenty of waiting, I received an offer to work at PIF. The salary+ housing allowance average at 37,800/month.

Other allowances:

relocation bonus
...
Forum: Middle East
Apr 23rd 2022, 8:36 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,374
Posted By Taurus85

Re: Cost of living in Riyadh-KSA

I received an offer this week to work at PIF in Riyadh, and the salary+housing allowance will average at SAR 37,800/month.
Im single and my focus is to save as much as possible while living on a...
Forum: Middle East
Mar 16th 2022, 9:28 pm
Replies: 244
Views: 65,455
Posted By Taurus85

Re: NEOM Potential Job

Does anyone know how bad is the loss in the exchange rate when you exchange SAR to EUR/GBP?
I am assuming that being Expats, people send money back home to build-up that nest egg.
Forum: Middle East
Mar 16th 2022, 8:18 pm
Replies: 244
Views: 65,455
Posted By Taurus85

Re: NEOM Potential Job

Well, I want to transfer the money back home, and I assume I will have to convert from SAR to €/£ in the process.
Forum: Middle East
Mar 16th 2022, 12:10 am
Replies: 244
Views: 65,455
Posted By Taurus85

Re: NEOM Potential Job

To get paid, one needs to open a bank account in KSA?
If so, how much do you lose in the conversion?
Forum: Middle East
Mar 8th 2022, 10:10 pm
Replies: 605
Views: 87,522
Posted By Taurus85

Re: NEOM COMMUNITY UPDATE

Both opportunities offer:

Annual service gratuity, which I guess is the bonus.
Healthcare
SR17k in annual travel allowance
I am single and have no one to look after but myself.
Forum: Middle East
Mar 8th 2022, 9:30 pm
Replies: 605
Views: 87,522
Posted By Taurus85

Re: NEOM COMMUNITY UPDATE

28% increase when I just consider my base pay. Plus, I just got one of those vanilla pay increases (~4%)
Forum: Middle East
Mar 8th 2022, 9:18 pm
Replies: 605
Views: 87,522
Posted By Taurus85

Re: NEOM COMMUNITY UPDATE

I am being being offered 2 positions, one in NEOM and other in Riyadh.

Total package for opportunity in Riyadh = ~SR 497,000/year + Service Gratuity (Annual Bonus)

Total package for the...
Forum: Middle East
Feb 12th 2022, 2:38 pm
Replies: 605
Views: 87,522
Posted By Taurus85

Re: NEOM COMMUNITY UPDATE

The message says "12-month fixed term contract". In terms of who's who in the zoo, I was interviewed by an agency called Allium who is submitting me to another one called Efficio anyone heard of...
Forum: Middle East
Feb 11th 2022, 8:19 pm
Replies: 605
Views: 87,522
Posted By Taurus85

Re: NEOM COMMUNITY UPDATE

Had the interview today and just got confirmation I am moving to the next stage. Also, was told my rate, which will equate to 28.33% increase in my base/grosssalary (before my annual bonus), but only...
Forum: Middle East
Feb 4th 2022, 2:12 pm
Replies: 244
Views: 65,455
Posted By Taurus85

Re: NEOM Potential Job

If the formula above is correct I would move there overnight. lol
Forum: Middle East
Feb 3rd 2022, 7:13 pm
Replies: 605
Views: 87,522
Posted By Taurus85

Re: NEOM COMMUNITY UPDATE

Was approached by an agency last month. Sent my CV and within 24hrs got an interview offer for a Procurement position.
In their email they said "£3,500 travel allowance and full relocation costs...
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