A Postcard from Northern Germany

We like to make sure our colleagues are doing great, that is why we are always happy to receive a postcard from them!

Our colleague Stefan Veljkovic, Project Coordinator in RNC Solutions in Germany, is going to share with us his impressions of working in Northern Germany.

 What are the challenges and the advantages of working in Germany?

Germany is one of the most organized countries not only in Europe, but also in the world, and there is a lot of documentation, rules and protocols that differ from those in the Balkan countries.

However, this orderliness is a great advantage as well, which is reflected in some everyday situations at work. For example, in front of each object, building or pole where the operator’s equipment is located, there is a small vault with keys to all rooms that need to be accessed during work on site which speeds up the work procedure, while in Serbia we must contact a responsible person who would allow us access, where he/she is usually the president of the residential building assembly, so it can take a while.

In addition, there is a great emphasis on safety at work in Germany.

How does a working day of our team in Germany differ from a working day in the Balkan countries?

We are referred to each other here, we spend a lot of time together and that is a great advantage. Teams mostly live in the same accommodation, have a car at their disposal and go to the field together in the morning.

Considering that we are currently working in locations in Berlin, there is not much driving from the accommodation to the location where the team is deployed, so that is an additional plus :).

In your opinion, what are the three most delightful natural beauties in the north of Germany?

The first place on my list is definitely the largest island in Germany, called Ruegen because it has fantastic beaches, the nature is amazing, and I would recommend everyone to visit it.

Then, certainly Berlin, a city with many beautiful parks and forests, which makes it the greenest city in Germany.

And finally, Berlin – Brandenburg, a region that stretches around Berlin which has more than 3,000 lakes, as well as the Spree Wald, a biosphere reserve of the River Spree, located near Berlin.

If you are interested in joining our team, check out the open positions on our Career page.