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wailing_imam



Joined: 31 Mar 2006
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Location: Malaya

PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2014 6:36 am    Post subject: ARAMCO Reply with quote

Hello,

This is me: MA TESOL, Trinity DipTESOL, Grad.Cert Education (Tertiary Teaching), 11 years in the trenches, 37 years old, UK.

I have just applied to ARAMCO.

How long does it tale them to get back to you (if at all)?

How long does the hiring process take?

How long are the contracts for?

Thanks
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OperAm



Joined: 24 Oct 2013
Posts: 5

PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 3:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If its ARAMCO you want to work for you may have more luck with one of the contractors they tend to use for supplying teachers such as Al-Hoty (who I can personally recommend) or Jatco (who are ok but not as good).

I've recently started as an Operator trainer in RT so not been in KSA too long but from what I've gathered almost all teachers/trainers are contract staff unless they've either got a few years under their belt there and been offered the swap over or are Saudi nationals.
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wailing_imam



Joined: 31 Mar 2006
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Location: Malaya

PostPosted: Wed Jan 29, 2014 2:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

...but the salaries I have seen for contracted staff seem to be about $3500-$4000 a month. Much lower than for direct hires, and also, a salary certainly not worth moving to KSA for.

Am I right about those figures?
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Paul in Saudi



Joined: 03 Mar 2003
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Location: Doha, Qatar

PostPosted: Wed Jan 29, 2014 4:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Really? I am making that little? I had no idea.
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veiledsentiments



Joined: 20 Feb 2003
Posts: 15957
Location: USA

PostPosted: Wed Jan 29, 2014 4:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The last post I recall with number was that the offer was about $7000 which included salary and benefits.

I assume that Paul would be higher with all his years of experience in the area. (yes?)

VS
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sicklyman



Joined: 02 Feb 2013
Posts: 448

PostPosted: Wed Jan 29, 2014 6:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Paul does get more due to his experience but starting base salaries can certainbly be higher than those quoted figures if you have
a) a US passport
b) DELTA/MA
c) ME experience
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Paul in Saudi



Joined: 03 Mar 2003
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2014 5:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just got my pay slip today. With an hour of overtime, it was exactly $7,000. (With all the stuff added in and all the stuff taken out.)
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plumpy nut



Joined: 12 Mar 2011
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 6:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Paul in Saudi wrote:
I just got my pay slip today. With an hour of overtime, it was exactly $7,000. (With all the stuff added in and all the stuff taken out.)


Sod off! I hate when these threads attract flies.
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Allizwell



Joined: 04 Nov 2010
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 9:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Most of us who were hired this past year have MAs and years of experience in the field -- middle-aged guys. We make around 30000-35000 SR monthly, including housing and all other allowances (plus OT at around $30 US per hour).
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Paul in Saudi



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 9:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just sat at lunch with some other teachers. The thing is Aramco seems to say they pay (about $4k/month). Oddly they do not mention the 66% or so paid on top of that to cover your housing and transport.

So anyway, about $4K plus two thirds more in allowances, equals about $7K per month.

Since I pay so little attention to money, I rarely read the fine print of my pay slip.
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Allizwell



Joined: 04 Nov 2010
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 9:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, allowances are 65% of the base salary. Most of us get about $8,000 deposited into our accounts each month.
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scot47



Joined: 10 Jan 2003
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 12:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If that is you in the avatar you have a nil chance of getting hired.
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wailing_imam



Joined: 31 Mar 2006
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Location: Malaya

PostPosted: Sat Feb 01, 2014 8:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So, you get about US$8k per month deposited into your bank account, right?

Then on top of this there is also housing, plus insurance and flights.

What are these other allowances you mention?

Did you get put in the ARAMCO housing compound in Dhahran? It looks secure and with plenty of activities for kids.

Thanks for the responses. It's interesting to note the variety of answers.
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SENTINEL33



Joined: 19 Jan 2014
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Location: Bahrain

PostPosted: Sat Feb 01, 2014 9:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

wailing_imam wrote:
So, you get about US$8k per month deposited into your bank account, right?

Then on top of this there is also housing, plus insurance and flights.


I don't think they're saying that although I agree it's somewhat confusing the way they answer.

I believe they're saying the $7000/8000 a month they get INCLUDES the housing allowance etc etc. In other words, their base salary is around $5000/month to which is added "allowances" for another $3000/ a month totalling $8000/month.

I don't think they're saying they get $8000/month and IN ADDITION, they also get another $3000. That would total over US$10.000/month and I don't think any ESL teacher in KSA gets anywhere close to that.
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cnthaiksarok



Joined: 29 Jun 2012
Posts: 69
Location: USA

PostPosted: Sat Feb 01, 2014 10:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

SENTINEL33 wrote:
I don't think any ESL teacher in KSA gets anywhere close to that.


They do exist as a matter of fact, but I agree - they're saying 8,000/mo. total - after incentives are added on.
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