Passport is taken away from expats working in ADCO

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I have been offered a job in ADCO. Everything seems to be ok, however, have heard that passport might be taken away from me for a time I work for ADCO. Is that true? Has anybody faced it in ADCO?

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Well this is the case in most

Cool's picture

Well this is the case in most of the companies, but am not sure how it is in ADCO, but what difference that make for you? am sure if they hold it, they may release it any time you request it.

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Sat, 05/02/2011 - 23:53

Cool, Thanks for your

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Cool,

Thanks for your comments. Well, the difference is that I have heard they keep passports so to block employees from leaving the company if the employee is not happy with the job.
The other concern is the contract. I have asked for a draft of my contract before I resign with my current employer. THey refused sending it and informed me that I would have to sign the contract upon arrival. What happens if T's and C's are not the same that I have been offered through email? Is that a case in UAE?

Thanks for your help?

TMT

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Sun, 06/02/2011 - 14:02

Am sure that would not be the

Cool's picture

Am sure that would not be the case with ADCO, it is a big company, if you search this forum you will find few discussion about it, and in case you dont like the job, you can resign at anytime giving your notice period then no one can hold your passport, ADCO is one of top employer in Abu Dhabi, and am sure they are professional,

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Sun, 06/02/2011 - 15:47

Headhunters

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i understood a lot of ppl get government jobs thru headhunters.. i am looking for one tooo... can somebody help me with their e- mail address, how to register etc...

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Thu, 10/02/2011 - 12:01

Cool, thanks again. Accepted

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Cool, thanks again. Accepted their offer and will be joing them soon. Hope it will all work ok for me.
Did you ever work for ADCO?

TMT

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Fri, 11/02/2011 - 21:08

Headhunters

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Sheeths,

I can only help with the following links that i used for overseas opportunities:

www.ExpatJob.net
www.oilcareers.com

Try them, hope it will work for you!

TMT

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Fri, 11/02/2011 - 21:13

Congrats, wish you good luck,

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Congrats, wish you good luck, I didnt work for ADCO, but i have friends who worked there,

Life is too short, live it with fun

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Sat, 12/02/2011 - 22:58

Thanks Cool! where were your

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Thanks Cool!

where were your friends from ? what was their feedback on the company? Any good?

TMT

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Sun, 13/02/2011 - 21:19

negotiable

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This should not happen because i think that UAE is heading to a new era where expats enjoy many rights.

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Fri, 18/02/2011 - 19:59

I was interviewed and

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I was interviewed and afterwards been informed that the HRD will contact me for the face to face interview. I was just wondering what does it mean? Anyone can please share the interview process in ADCO?

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Thu, 24/03/2011 - 08:06

coelacanth

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Are you located in Abu Dhabi?, i suggest you write a new forum post to make it more visible.

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Thu, 24/03/2011 - 21:19

@bigboss...i am currently in

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@bigboss...i am currently in Qatar and looking forward to move to Abu Dhabi.

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Thu, 24/03/2011 - 22:42

Does anybody knows how long

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Does anybody knows how long does it normally takes to be issued employment visa? I was supposed to start on 25th March, but employer hasnt got back to me yet with employment visa...has anyone experienced this with any company based in uae?

TMT

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Thu, 24/03/2011 - 22:53

@tomato...since you've

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@tomato...since you've started with ADCO already, care to shed some light on my question? Does the face to face interview involves another set of technical interview? how long do i need to stay in AUH for the interview?

Response would be highly appreciated.

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Thu, 24/03/2011 - 22:57

coelacanth, second try to

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coelacanth,

second try to send my response, has been spamed for some reason :)

TMT

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Fri, 25/03/2011 - 22:30

coelacanth, re your question

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coelacanth,

re your question on face2face interview, it really depends on the position and the job in particular. Mine was only arranged for one day stay in AD, it took around 1hr without any technical tests or whatever. I stayed 2 nights at the hotel, flights and accommodation was arranged by the company.

Are you going to AD soon for a face 2 face interview? If yes, wish you good luck!

TMT

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Fri, 25/03/2011 - 22:35

Tomato, Thanks for the

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Tomato,

Thanks for the information. I was told by the interviewer that the HRD would contact me for a face to face interview, so i thought that was a good sign already (i hope my assumption is correct) :D. I don't mind the technical question, but i just want to plan my stay as i have to file for a leave from my existing company.

I am just waiting for their call and travel arrangement.

Thanks for the feedback.

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Sat, 26/03/2011 - 00:51

Coelacanth

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In my case face to face interview consists of technical & HR.

Ebdoosh

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Thu, 21/04/2011 - 12:48

Ebdoosh...thank you for the

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Ebdoosh...thank you for the information. Your other postings had been very helpful. I'm scheduled on April 27-29 for a face to face interview. What are the chances of applicants being requested for face to face interview?

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Thu, 21/04/2011 - 17:37

How much time ADCO takes in hiring process

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I also appeared for an face to face interview on 30th April, 2011 and selected. Their HR team also negotiated payment terms and handed me the job offer letter and get it signed by me. also completed all the medical formalities

Now, almost 18 days have been past, but still their is no response from their side is received.

will someone guide me that how much time this process will take.

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Tue, 17/05/2011 - 15:36

How much time ADCO takes in hiring process

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I also appeared for an face to face interview on 30th April, 2011 and selected. Their HR team also negotiated payment terms and handed me the job offer letter and get it signed by me. also completed all the medical formalities

Now, almost 18 days have been past, but still their is no response from their side is received.

will someone guide me that how much time this process will take.

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Tue, 17/05/2011 - 15:37

@hnusrat

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As was informed to me at the time of signing the offer letter by HR. They will need 4-5 weeks for Security clearance / Medical Test results.
So wait and watch ...still 2 more weeks left.

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Sun, 22/05/2011 - 15:33

Guys are contacted directly

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Guys are contacted directly by ADCO or by other agency to have the face to face interview of ADCO...?

I was contacted by recruitment agency to have face-to-face interview from ADCO.....the recruit agency will provide all to the process like the Visa, airline ticket from Philippines until Abu Dhabi.

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Mon, 26/09/2011 - 14:50

gonna hv my interview this

einzoe's picture

gonna hv my interview this week with Gasco in KL but did other company really ask u to bring a lot of passport picture during first interview?
4 n 5 week means that maybe on Nov i'll join u guy (wish me luck).

einzoe

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Mon, 26/09/2011 - 23:47

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