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We are very pleased about your interest in Retresco! At the same time, we are already looking forward to learning more about you. In the following FAQ you will find all information about your application at Retresco.

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How can I apply?

You can find our current open positions under career. As soon as you have found the right one, you can click on "Apply here directly" at the bottom of the job advertisement and submit your application. In addition to your current CV, please also send us your possible start date and your salary expectations. A cover letter and references are optional. We want to get to know you and know what you are passionate about. Feel free to send us your self-initiated projects, your code on GitHub or anything else you would like to share with us.

When can I expect feedback on my application?

We receive many applications from all over the world and check each application very carefully. Therefore, it can take up to 7 days before we get back to you. However, you will most likely receive an email from us within 3 days.

What languages do I need to speak to apply at Retresco?

We are an international company with employees from many different countries. Therefore, English is our internal language of communication. Therefore, you should be able to speak and write English. For some roles (e.g., Sales Manager), German at a native level is also a requirement. You can find all the details about the language requirements in the respective job advertisements.

I can't find the right advertisement for me. What can I do?

You are welcome to send us an unsolicited application. We will contact you as soon as we have found the right opportunity for you at Retresco.

Are you open to applications from outside Europe?

Yes, we process applications that come in from outside Europe. At the same time, we also have many non-European employees.  

Do you offer relocation support?

Yes, we support you in relocating from outside Germany. For this purpose, we work together with an agency that ensures smooth Blue Card processes. We also support you in finding accommodation and with bureaucratic challenges.

Unfortunately, I'm not experienced enough for a certain position. Can I still apply?

"Hire for attitude, train for skill" is our philosophy in recruiting. After all, you can learn anything if you have the right attitude. Feel free to send us your application, even if you don't meet all the requirements.

Application process

What are the steps in your recruiting process?

As a rule, our recruiting process includes the following steps:

1. call with HR for approx. 30 minutes.
2. interview with HR and the hiring manager of the respective position for 60 minutes.
3A. Peer interview with your future team for 60 minutes.
3B. Peer interview with your team and a small challenge for positions in development, marketing and sales for a total of 90 minutes.
4. we make you an offer and look forward to you starting with us.

You can find detailed information about our recruiting process and tips on how to prepare for the interviews here.

How much time do I have to plan for the entire recruiting process?

We try to organise the recruiting process as lean, transparent, and fast as possible, aiming for a period of 2 weeks from the first call to the offer. However, it can sometimes take a little longer (even though we try to stick to this schedule 😊).

My application was rejected. Can I apply again?

Sometimes, unfortunately, it didn't fit at the time, and we had to reject your application. We would be very happy to receive your application again in our inbox. We do not have a cut-off time for applying after a rejection.

However, since we make all applications anonymous after the recruiting process has been completed for data protection reasons, it would be helpful if you sent us a note to that effect.

Working at Retresco

What are the working hours at Retresco?

With a 40-hour week, we have core working hours from 10:00 to 16:00, as most colleagues are available during this period. If you work part-time for us, we will find a solution in consultation with you.

Our unwritten rule is that every employee can write emails and messages before 9:00 am or after 6pm but should not expect to receive immediate feedback. At the same time, we try to avoid overtime as much as possible. However, if it does happen, we try to compensate for overtime in the form of time off at short notice.

Do you also offer part-time work?

We have many different working time models and have found a solution for every situation. Therefore, you are welcome to apply for any position, even if you are available part-time.

What employee benefits do you offer?

Here is a short overview of the benefits you get as part of Retresco:

  • Corporate Benefits: On the Corporate Benefits platform you get many great discounts for a wide variety of platforms. For example, Gravis, Bosch, Philips Hue, Home24, UCI Kinowelt, NordVPN, Garmin and many other great providers are included.
  • FutureBens: The same as Corporate Benefits only in green. Really green, because FutureBens is a platform that primarily offers sustainable partners so that you can save a lot of money with unique discounts. For example, you can find GOT BAG, Charitea, Urbanara, Blinkist, Grover and many more great providers with a focus on sustainability.
  • OpenUp: Our OpenUps make it possible for you to talk to certified psychologists quickly and easily. You can book a 25-minute individual session with a psychologist to talk about a topic of your choice. You can also book a follow-up appointment to talk about the development of your chosen topic or simply use it as coaching for yourself. Or you can take part in one of the many mindfulness sessions. We cover all the costs, so you can concentrate fully on your mental health.  
  • Hackathons: Every year we organise two to three hackathons for two to three days each, to which everyone is invited to participate. The results are then presented at the monthly Dev Breakfast.
  • RTR Referral Programme: With our simple referral programme, you can receive up to 3,000 euros on top of your salary for a successful referral. 2,000 (500 for working students) for every referral that is hired and another 1,000 if your name is drawn in the bi-annual referral draw.
  • Company parties: The parties at Retresco are legendary. Once in summer and once in winter we pop the corks and celebrate together.
  • Relocation outside Germany: We support every relocation from outside Germany to Berlin in cooperation with a specialised agency for a smooth process and a relaxed start on your first day at work.
  • Many other benefits: Like team sports, regular team cooking events in the office and much more.

Can I also work from home?

We are extremely flexible when it comes to home office and will remain so even after the pandemic is over. Whether and when you come into the office depends on your preferences and your team.  

Can I also work remotely, or outside of Germany?

That's no problem either, if you let us know early enough so that we can take care of all the formalities. We always find a solution that meets your needs.

I'm looking for a part-time position. How do you handle that?

We have so many different working time models that we have already stopped counting. We want to find a solution that you are happy with. Many mothers and fathers are in key positions with us and have different needs in terms of their working hours. At the end of the day, family is the most important thing, and we support that 100%.  

What hardware will I work with at Retresco?

Of course, we will provide you with the hardware to work with. But that doesn't stop at your laptop, where you have the choice between MacBook, Windows and Linux or an iPhone business phone. If required, we can also provide you with monitors, webcams, office chairs or anything else you need to be able to work productively at home.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us!

You are interested? What are you waiting for!

We are eager to receive your application and look forward to meeting you in person!

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