I recently received an offer from a fairly large company (publicly listed and over a 1000 employees). The compensation is great, the only issue is that the job will require me to relocate to a different city and the company isn't willing to reimburse relocation.
I asked for a sign on bonus/travel reimbursement but was met with a "we are offering you salary at the top of the band so there's no room to expand". The upfront cost of moving to a city can be high, and stressful with no immediate prospect of housing especially during/after COVID- while I look around. All this is likely to happen AFTER i spend a few months working remotely, in which case I will have to use my PTO and disrupt my work schedule if the manager wants the team on site.
I expressed this to the recruiter who was pretty cavalier about it and said we can't help with it. What's weird is that relocation is listed on the benefits packet, and during initial conversations the recruiter said it would be covered. Later on, the recruiter told me it is only offered at senior positions, which I don't quite buy.
has anyone faced something like this? would you relocate if the compensation is good but you are on own regards to settling in? I'd like to say no, but I'm deliberating on this by asking for remote work policy (as the company plans to go remote) while I look for other options. I haven't signed yet.