Heard a lot of cool things about the company. I want to put it on my list of choices after leaving Google.
How is the work culture in Careem? How is compensation? How is life in Dubai?
Do I have any advantage being an ex-Googler? How do they treat middle easterns vs Indians vs white people?
As for compensation, I’m not sure. One data point is that I got AED 22k per month as a new grad. That’s 72k USD per year and there is no income tax. I negotiated though and I suspect salary discrepancies may exist. Just make sure to negotiate.
Are you a US citizen? Keep in mind that US citizens pay tax on income that exceeds a certain amount ( around $110k/year) if they work overseas. Do your research on how much tax you will pay.
Being an ex googler makes you incredibly attractive to Careem which struggles to get tech talent in Dubai. Most people want Berlin office.
About Dubai. I grew up there and lived there for over 15 years. With a tech salary you can live a very comfortable life and save money.
If your ex-google you don’t have to worry about salary discrimination but it’s well known that some companies pay different salaries based on passport/skin color.
As for treatment in society it is south Asians that receive the brunt of racism in the Dubai but that racism usually limited to opportunity in your career which shouldn’t impact you. I think day to day interactions would be free from racism but I’m not south Asian so I dunno. White/Arab people will have no problem. Tbh it’s what you do that matters more than where you’re from.
Being a googler makes you highly desirable. Negotiate a lot. Act interested but aloof.