Saudi Arabia Benefits & Details

Benefits vary by country in accordance with each country’s employment laws. This page serves as an overview of benefits for Saudi Arabia. The Employer of Record for Saudi Arabia, Velocity Global, can provide additional details on the benefits that they administer (denoted below with *).

In addition to location-specific benefits, Shared Benefits are available to all team members.


  • Founding Day
  • Eid Al Fitr (multi-day)
  • Arafat Day
  • Eid Al Adha (multi-day)
  • Saudi Naitional Day (multi-day)

All holidays are determined by the Employer of Record and may vary by year.

Annual Leave/Vacation*

Team members accrue 21 days of annual leave per year. The accrual increases to 25 days per year after 3 years at thoughtbot, and to 30 days after 5 years at thoughtbot. Any unused annual leave at the end of the employment year can be used by the end of the following employment year.

Sick Time*

In Saudi Arabia team members are entitled to up to 120 calendar days of sick time a year. The first 30 days are fully paid. The next 60 days are paid at 75% of the total wage. The last 30 days are unpaid.

Parental Leave*

All thoughtbot team members are eligible for both paid and unpaid parental leave after the birth or adoption of a child. The paid and unpaid leave can be combined for up to at least 6 months of total time off. In some locations, team members are eligible for more time off. thoughtbot ensures 6 weeks 100% paid parental leave for all non-birthing parents and 12 weeks 100% paid parental leave for all birthing parents. In locations with their own system for paid leave, thoughtbot’s policy runs concurrently with the local system.

In Saudi Arabia birthing parents are entitled to at least 10 weeks’ paid parental leave: 4 weeks before the due date, and 6 weeks following the child’s birth. Team members who have worked for at least 1 year at thoughtbot are entitled to 50% of wages during this leave, and those who have worked for at least 3 years are entitled to 100% of wages. The thoughtbot birthing parent leave ensures 12 weeks of paid leave after birth by topping off the partially paid weeks in Saudi Arabia to 100%, and by offering more time up to 12 weeks.

Bereavement Leave*

Team members may take up to 5 paid days off anytime someone close passes away. This includes pregnancy loss. We understand the deep impact that death can have on an individual or a family. If you need more than 5 days off, you can also use your accrued paid time off or unpaid time off.

Medical Insurance*

Medical insurance is available through Bupa.

Payroll Cycle*

All payments are processed through Velocity Global. All bonuses, stipends, and expense reimbursements are added to the monthly payment, which is made on or before the last working day of each month, payable in arrears. The cut off date for submitting and approving expenses is the 10th of the month.

Notice Period

The details of your notice period can be found in your Velocity Global contract. The standard notice period for Saudi Arabia is 60 days.