Picture this: You’ve just been offered your dream job. The company has the salary, benefits, and culture you’ve been searching for, but there’s one caveat — you have to relocate for the position. The questions swirling around in your head might include whether you can afford the costs associated with moving, have the time to search for and secure a new place to live, and how easy the adjustment will be to a new city. Luckily, there are select companies out there that have policies in place to help you navigate this exciting, yet scary life change — from setting you up with a consultant to find an affordable apartment near the office, to helping you manage the stress that comes along with moving.
See below for eight companies with standout relocation assistance.
Adobe has a slew of resources to help new hires move closer to one of the company’s many office locations across the states. Adobe partners with Shyft Moving to help its new employees find affordable and reliable movers and receive shipping referrals, and works with Fond to provide hires with exclusive pricing for furniture to fill their new homes. Adobe also helps its new hires when it comes to finding or selling their home, obtaining insurance, shipping household items, and more through its partnership with Altair Global’s Affinity Program.
Genealogy company, Ancestry, has nine offices across the globe, including some in exciting destinations like California, Sydney, and Paris. To help new hires move for their roles, Ancestry offers discounts and cash-back rewards for moving, real estate, and mortgage financing services through its SIRVA Home Benefits Program. Plus, the company encourages its hires to join a gym in their new neighborhood by reimbursing fitness classes, and has an Employee Assistance Program to help employees manage the stress that comes along with moving.
Crown Castle, the nation’s largest provider of shared communications infrastructure, has a unique opportunity for grads to receive immersive training in their area of interest before working at one of their 100 offices — and will assist you in relocating during and after the training program. Its Business Immersion Program is a full-time, two-year commitment that allows participants to experience and contribute to the company’s unique business model immediately out of college, which includes moving a few times over the course of the program to work in different offices. Crown Castle not only plays an active role in helping you move during your training with great relocation benefits, but following the program will assist you in your more permanent move to New York, Texas, New Jersey, Georgia, North Carolina, New York, or Pennsylvania.
Lockheed Martin is a defense contractor that offers global security and aerospace technology — with offices in all 50 states and a presence in more than 70 countries. And the company is prepared to support talent that needs to move for their role. Most of the positions at Lockheed Martin are eligible for relocation assistance and/or a housing stipend, though it depends on each role, so be sure to check within the job description.
Netflix’s offices can be found across the globe in nearly 30 cities — from Singapore to Warsaw to Salt Lake City. It makes sense then that the company says that it is “not bound by policies and restrictions of where great talent is located.” To support talent from around the world move and work close to home, Netflix offers a generous relocation package that includes pairing new employees with a Talent Mobility Team to help them with relocation logistics — including immigration support.
Headquartered in White Plains, New York, PURE Insurance has offices in states across the country — like Arizona, California, Illinois, Georgia, South Carolina, and New Jersey. And the company is dedicated to helping you get there. In fact, PURE Insurance offers two comprehensive relocation assistance programs for eligible employees that are designed to fit your unique relocation needs. PURE will either offer you monetary assistance in the form of a lump sum payment or you can choose to be connected with a Relocation Consultant to help with moving basics such as coordinating a home-finding trip in your new city, shipping your vehicle, and the move itself! PURE Employees also get the benefit of being connected to an office representative (or buddy) through the relocation process for a personalized approach to answering any questions you have while you’re in the process getting acclimated to your new surroundings.
Venture for America is a two-year Fellowship program designed for recent graduates interested in entrepreneurship. Fellows here work in startups or high-growth businesses that have large positive impacts on American cities. Venture for America fellows work in cities across the country: Baltimore, Birmingham, Charlotte, Cleveland, Detroit, Kansas City, Miami, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, San Antonio, St. Louis, and Tulsa — offering students the opportunity to not just contribute to new communities but become part of them. VFA provides financial assistance on a as needed basis to support fellows during relocation to their new cities.
One often overlooked moving expense is the time it takes to relocate and adjust to a new place — but not for Wells Fargo. The company allows its employees to take paid time off before and after their move to a new city — which is not counted toward their overall PTO and is instead dubbed “Relocation Time Away.” That time allows employees the time to take care of the activities that come with relocating, from unpacking to exploring schools for those employees with families.
Getting relocation assistance from a great company is not only possible — it’s within your reach. If you want to work for a company that offers relocation assistance, check out the eight mentioned in this article. Your dream job awaits!