I've received an offer and am going through the acceptance process. I understand a little of the grade codes (having read a couple of the threads on this forum) but I'd be interested in a little more knowledge about them.
What I think I know is the following:
GC 10 and below - relatively low level staff - almost certainly not management and generally not allowed to bring families with them or live on camp GC 11 to 14 - the most likely grades for (global) professionally qualified staff and management GC 15 - really quite senior employees
Is there a maximum GC? Any other bits of info anyone can share?
Does the exact GC of anyone have any real bearing on day-to-day interactions in the organisation or is it purely to do with the package and benefits? Are there significantly better benefits as you go up the GC scale (obviously yes above 10)?
GC 11+ gives you access to facilities on camp. Each GC has 4 classes within it, meant for promotion, merit increase, etc. Not sure what maximum GC is, however, most expat professionals come in on GC 12 to 14, although lately, I've heard more people coming in on GC 13+, for the reason being most positions posted require 10, 15, 20 years of experience.
Does GC have any real bearing? Yes and no, although I'd say more with your payroll itself.