Article Rovio Blog default 04.08.2023

Rovio offers comprehensive relocation support for incoming employees entering senior roles, including finding housing and assisting in immigration matters.

Rovio operates in 7 locations around the world, and hosts employees from over 54 nationalities. We believe that diversity is essential for innovation, and to allow for that diversity, it is important that we are able to recruit the best talent worldwide, regardless of their current location. Although our offices can be found in Finland, Sweden, Canada, Denmark, Turkey, and Spain, it is essential that prospective employees are able to work in a location that suits their wishes and the position they are taking. To make that happen, we work one-on-one with new employees and with external relocation agencies, ensuring that every incoming employee accepting a senior position at Rovio has a smooth transition.


Personalized Relocation Assistance

Relocating to a new city or country can be an overwhelming experience, especially for those who have established their roots in a particular location. Recognizing the unique challenges during such transitions, Rovio goes the extra mile to provide comprehensive relocation services so that no employee has to take on the challenges of relocation alone. In this blog post, we will delve into the support Rovio offers to ensure a smooth and hassle-free relocation experience for those accepting senior positions, and we will hear from a few Rovians who have experienced relocation first hand.

We work closely with local relocation agencies to provide personalized services for incoming employees. Rovio understands that every employee has different needs and priorities when it comes to relocation. To address this, they assign dedicated relocation specialists who work closely with incoming employees, taking into account their specific requirements and preferences. These specialists serve as a single point of contact, providing personalized guidance and support throughout the entire relocation process. Whether it’s finding suitable housing, arranging transportation, or assisting with administrative tasks, the relocation specialists are there every step of the way.


“Knowing that there is a relocation team and the fact that Rovio will assign me to a local relocation firm was super relieving. Both teams were super professional and supportive and helped me have a clear and predictable view. Also the studio manager and HR representative here were also supportive and made things easier for me.”

–Claudiu Munteanu, Senior Gameplay Designer (Barcelona)


“All the information was communicated really well through the whole process. I moved 1.5 months ago and I registered with local authorities, got my bank account and permanent accommodation 2 weeks after arrival.”

– Leyla Dolgikh senior performance marketing manager (Finland)


Housing and Family Support

One of the most crucial aspects of any relocation is finding suitable housing. Rovio’s relocation services include assistance in finding accommodation that meets the needs of incoming employees. The relocation specialists work diligently to understand the preferences of employees, such as proximity to the workplace, access to amenities, and lifestyle considerations. Armed with this knowledge, they help in identifying suitable neighborhoods, arranging property viewings, and negotiating lease terms. Their in-depth knowledge of the local real estate market ensures that relocating employees can find a comfortable and convenient home in their new destination, and that all of their belongings can be transported to their new location.


“Personally, the apartment search was the most challenging aspect for my whole family. It was really difficult. Fortunately, the relocation company Prime came to our rescue. They managed to find a decent apartment for us in a great area.”

– Ivan Kosovtsev, Senior Data Analyst (Stockholm)


“I think the biggest challenges were connected with the fact that I was relocated to the UK before, thus I didn’t have a place to leave my things. I had to pack up and take everything with me – Rovio helped with this by referring several transport companies.”

– Leyla Dolgikh senior performance marketing manager (Finland)


Relocating for a new job can be a challenging endeavor, especially for families with children. However, there are numerous ways to help families make a smooth transition and settle into their new environment. First and foremost, providing comprehensive information about the new location, such as schools, healthcare facilities, and recreational areas, can greatly assist parents in making informed decisions for their children’s well-being. Rovio’s local relocation partners can help families with children find a suitable school or daycare that suits their needs.


Immigration and Visa Assistance

Navigating immigration and visa processes can be complex, particularly for international relocations. Rovio’s relocation services extend to assisting with all immigration and visa-related matters for incoming employees. They provide guidance on the necessary documentation, assist with visa applications, and ensure compliance with local regulations. By streamlining these administrative procedures, Rovio enables incoming employees to focus on settling into their new roles seamlessly. This comprehensive support not only saves time and effort but also helps alleviate the stress associated with the legal aspects of relocation.


“While it would have technically been possible for me to handle everything on my own, it can become too stressful and challenging at some point. Therefore, the support from the relocation company and the Rovio relocation team was invaluable.”

– Ivan Kosovtsev, Senior Data Analyst (Stockholm)


“Having relocation assistance had a huge impact on my wellbeing. The fact that I was able to have clear and visible progress in finding an apartment, and obtaining all the documentation necessary to work here strengthened my trust in the process. Having such support from everyone helped me a lot, giving me the peace of mind to focus on my work without worrying too much about the details of relocating.”

– Claudiu Munteanu, a Senior Gameplay Designer (Barcelona)


Relocating to a new city or country can be a daunting task, particularly for experienced employees who have already established their lives and careers. Rovio understands these challenges and provides exceptional relocation services to support their senior staff through the transition. From personalized assistance and housing support to immigration and visa assistance, Rovio and its partners go above and beyond to ensure a seamless relocation experience.

By offering these comprehensive services, Rovio underscores its commitment to the well-being and success of its senior employees, as well as fostering a diverse workplace, creating an environment that fosters growth, productivity, and job satisfaction. Relocated employees can embark on their new journey with confidence, knowing that Rovio’s dedicated team is there to make their move as smooth and hassle-free as possible.


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