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    Chemical Engineering Student - Expat Salary/ general job question

    Hello, my name is Yegor and I currently live in the United States and am a second year Chemical Engineering student. I have a history and personal connection to Russia as well as a high proficiency in the language, and understanding of the culture.
    My question is this: Do expats in Moscow make the local salary for their given job or the salary based on country of origination?
    For example, if I recieve a job Exxon Mobil based on the US and make ~50,000 usd per year, If I decide to expatriate to Russia, will I continue to make roughly the equivalent of 50kusd per year? (240k rubles/month)

    Also is it possible to get a starting engineering job in Moscow, or is it necessary to have several years of experience? I plan on doing an internship in Russia the following summer, so hopefully this helps in the job search.

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    Yegor,maybe it will be better for you, contact the oil multis or whoever might be suitable for /with your experience and ask them.what you can expect in Russia, what will they pay and so forth. for sure you will get an answer from them.
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    What is the general trend for salaries for expats then? Are they typically paid according to nation of origin?

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    Quote Originally Posted by YegorL View Post
    What is the general trend for salaries for expats then? Are they typically paid according to nation of origin?
    in my personal opinion the times for an -EXPAT- are over in Moscow. maybe in some very special and indeed highly specialised or highly qualified positions one can ask, demand and get. as for the rest, you deliver or you are out. you might want to have a look at www.hh.ru or www.job.ru. the 2 best job portals in Russia in my opinion. register there. and if your skills are in demand they for sure will find you.
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    It depends on the deal u make with hr. In general, since ur an oil n gas guy, u should aim to find the so-called leadership programs. These are exclusive employment packages for a select few (with potential). The packages are simply mind blowing.

    However, a bigger question arises, do u have work papers? If so, ur in luck. If not, well, the general trend in multinationals, aside from a few places in the hinterlands, is bringing back expats that have been sent abroad and hiring local. U can imagine there are quite a few russians in western europe that dont want to return to russia because of a) considerably lower salary b) living in russia ( although moscow is much better than most big world cities, u as an ong guy wont be here) and tge overall political sentiment.

    Dont waste ur time with the sites above, go directly to specialized headhunters or agencies who actually know what is going on.

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    Dont waste ur time with the sites above, go directly to specialized headhunters or agencies who actually know what is going on.[/QUOTE]


    i posted this two links, because if he would know what he wants, he also would know whom to contact and where to look for. that what was i suggested in my first reply. but because he asked more, i suggested these two links.
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    Sure, ur not wrong! In general, they are great sites! I use hh all the time for different projects

    It just happens to be that my partner works in oil and gas and is involved in the hiring process

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    Quote Originally Posted by americaninmoscow View Post
    Sure, ur not wrong! In general, they are great sites! I use hh all the time for different projects

    It just happens to be that my partner works in oil and gas and is involved in the hiring process
    so, did you contact Yegort via pm, and gave him a like, a phone number or address to help him?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Benedikt View Post
    so, did you contact Yegort via pm, and gave him a like, a phone number or address to help him?
    Mate, its not that serious. This guy is a second year uni student half way around the world. He is just starting to think of life past uni and thats a good thing. He still has a few years left. :b

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    Quote Originally Posted by americaninmoscow View Post
    Mate, its not that serious. This guy is a second year uni student half way around the world. He is just starting to think of life past uni and thats a good thing. He still has a few years left. :b
    Well, it depends. In damned totalitarian times I've started to work on курсовая on biophysics at one of MSU institutes when I was on 3rd year (of std 5). In general, the earlier you start with the specialization with the good employer, the better results you get when the diploma is finished. For example, now we in our company are seeking for 2nd-3rd year students in electronics design faculties of institutes/universities to include them in the products design/development and get practically experienced engineers in 2-3 years.
    And yes, they will be working remotely.
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