Is MBB Compensation package in Saudi Arabia similar to UAE?

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Anonymous A asked on Feb 12, 2020

Trying to consider which office location I should choose

Wanted to know if anyone has information on the entry level salary for Saudi Arabia for any MBB

I know Dubai office is one of the highest

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Ian
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Regardless of the answer, I think 3 things are more important:

1) The difference won't be more than $10-30k

2) Taxes are a much more important consideration (i.e. Dubai = 0%)

3) Long term career and happiness: Pick the place where you'll thrive! First, you'll be happier, more satisfied, etc., which is worth its weight in gold. Second, you'll perform better, get promoted faster, and make up any loss of income pretty quickly! Pick the place based on the people and the expected work.

I genuinely think it's short-sighted to base your decision between 2 offices of the same company based purely on comp package.

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Antonello
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Yes, they are comparable

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Luca
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Hello,

You can find the salaries on glassdoor. Remember to consider that in Dubai you have the big advantage of having no taxes.

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Luca

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