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Benefits package in Bogotá

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Companies often offer potential candidates a set of benefits in addition to the salary. These are more a "job perk" to convince people to accept a certain position within the company, but may add up to be a significant part of the offer. You should evaluate carefully the benefits package before accepting a role to see if the are of interest to you.
Common benefits offered in Colombia include:

  • Products at a discount from specific partners.
  • Company car or bicycle
  • Private health insurance or supplementary health plan
  • Private pension scheme
  • Additional vacation time
  • Gym memberships
  • Private school tuition contribution
  • Daycare facilities for infants
  • Life insurance
  • Retail vouchers
  • Travel vouchers
  • Professional certifications
  • Training and professional development

Expat Benefits Packages for Colombia

Though this is rare for Colombia, some benefits are applicable especially for expats in order to ease transition to a new country and convince the employee to move abroad. The most common is an increase in salary.
Other benefits may include:

  • Relocation benefits for the move. These may be either financial (a lump sum or reimbursement of costs) or in the form of assistance or the help of a relocation agent.
  • Accommodation benefits. Provisional accommodation during the first month or assistance from a real estate agent to find housing. 
  • Expatriate family benefits. These are necessary as your spouse may not necessarily have the right to work or find suitable work. They include tuition payments for children, compensation for loss of potential spouse income, assistance with visa.
  • Language training for the employee and his or her family, in order to integrate.

You can refer to our article on expatriate package compensation for further information.

Update 20/08/2018


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