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Desperate to get the feedback on salary

Hello All,

I am being offered a job in a swiss pharma company in Neuchatel and the salary offered is Euro 60K + Benefits
Is this salary enough for a family of two with just simple needs?
Also please let me what i can ask in the benefits part as the discussion with the HR will be done tommorrow.
Just dont want to land is switzerland and feel choked becoz of the salary.

Also can my wife work on a dependent visa?

Since the HR discussion is tommorow, wud appreciate quick responses.

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Re: Desperate to get the feedback on salary

Just to add, the job offered is a permanent one, so would be in Neuchatel on long term visa
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Old 08.08.2011, 13:10
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I am being offered a job in a swiss pharma company in Neuchatel and the salary offered is Euro 60K + Benefits
You should be paid in Swiss Francs so get a salary quote in CHF instead of €.

A while back € 60,000 was nearly CHF. 100,000 but today it's getting closer and closer to CHF. 60,000 which would be very very tight for a family to live on (depending on what "benefits" translates to).
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Old 08.08.2011, 13:13
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Re: Desperate to get the feedback on salary

60 000 euros won't get you so much as a cheeseburger in Neuchatel! You'll need to somehow convert it to the crazy local currency first. Is this a real job or did you get an email from the crown prince of Lagos airport?
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Re: Desperate to get the feedback on salary

too little, even for me. and I'm single and play PS3 all day.
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Re: Desperate to get the feedback on salary

Well its around 65000 CHF per a annum.
What can be asked in the benefits section to bring the salary to a decent amount
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Well its around 65000 CHF per a annum.
What can be asked in the benefits section to bring the salary to a decent amount
another 20k.....
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Old 08.08.2011, 13:22
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Re: Desperate to get the feedback on salary

A Swiss company offered you a salary in Euros? Are you sure?
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Re: Desperate to get the feedback on salary

Would you be entitled to a bonus or does the company have a bonus scheme?
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Re: Desperate to get the feedback on salary

The package was provided by the recruitment firm in UK and advertised in linkedin. Also the bonus is not there.
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Re: Desperate to get the feedback on salary

can i ask for company housing? or company paid housing?
Is it a normal trend in Switzerland?
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Re: Desperate to get the feedback on salary

65k is a perfectly normal salary in Switzerland, but something smells fishy about this particular job...
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Re: Desperate to get the feedback on salary

I have found that the taxes in Neuchatel is pretty high... would appreciate if i can get an idea of the cost of living(other than taxes)
Also, i am Oracle Consultant with 5 years of work experience, is this wat an IT(ERP) guy is switzerland shud get paid
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Old 08.08.2011, 13:34
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... and I'm single
Shocking...
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65.000 Swiss Francs is absolutely fine in Neuchatel - but beware. The Euro is in free fall and worth less than 40% of what it was 2 years ago. The Swiss Franc continues to rise and the Euro to drop. Some companies are trying to shift new contracts to Euros and Unions are strongly fighting this. Do not accept a job in Euros I'd say.
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I have found that the taxes in Neuchatel is pretty high... would appreciate if i can get an idea of the cost of living(other than taxes)
Also, i am Oracle Consultant with 5 years of work experience, is this wat an IT(ERP) guy is switzerland shud get paid
Your tax will be very low since you are married and I presume your wife is not learning.

The salary however is very low as well. Just to give you an idea. I live in Neuchatel and will be earning 60k in my final year as a PhD student. 60k is more than enough to live on in Neuchatel for a couple...but the salary seems a bit low for someone with 5 years experience.
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65.000 Swiss Francs is absolutely fine in Neuchatel - but beware. The Euro is in free fall and worth less than 40% of what it was 2 years ago. The Swiss Franc continues to rise and the Euro to drop. Some companies are trying to shift new contracts to Euros and Unions are strongly fighting this. Do not accept a job in Euros I'd say.
Thanks thats encouraging..
Also thanks for the euro-franc thing
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Re: Desperate to get the feedback on salary

Just out of curiousity... is this 60K (let's just say it's Francs) a raise by comparison?

Is it a first job after college (entry level)?

Are they paying relo? house hunting? housing? car? transportation? French lessons? etc etc etc

If I were offered a job at 60K I would flatly refuse it. People do live on that much but it will be very, very, very hard in my opinion.
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Re: Desperate to get the feedback on salary

Let me clarify....You are meeting tomorrow with HR for the first time because the recruitment consultancy offered you the job without you meeting anybody from the pharma company....and you are moving from Dubai for this job? And you are hoping that in addition to this salary (in the wrong currency) that you can negotiate a house and a bonus too?

Have I got that right so far?
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