What is your job title?
Laszlo: I am Brand Manager for Germany.
Beate: I work as a Senior Marketing Technology Manager.
Ales: My job title is Senior Software Developer.
Sergii: I’m a Platform Architect.
Nicole: I work as a Data Intelligence Administrator.
How would you describe what you do to someone who has no idea what any of the jargon means? If you can, in no more than five words.
L: I manage an online casino.
B: I advise Casino Operation Units.
A: I’m a backend C# developer.
S: I design software systems.
N: I keep the servers alive.
What are the key things you (or your team) are responsible for?
L: The key thing for us at the moment is making sure our German brand is profitable.
B: Those would be implementation, maintenance, support & consultancy of externally supplied services.
A: I would say the development of software for integrations of Greentube games into other casinos and offering technical support of said integrations.
S: We’re responsible for the overall software and infrastructure architecture.
N: That’s easy: data, data, data.
You worked at Greentube for some time, left for another position/company and then returned. Why did you decide to re-join Greentube?
L: First and foremost, I came back because of the positive memories I had from my first employment at Greentube:
But in addition to this, I also came back because my previous employer did not offer me any or most of the above. That contrast became more and more apparent every day.
B: I decided to return for a couple of reasons:
A: I left Greentube because I was unhappy with several things, but leaving and going to another company made me realise:
S: I came back because Greentube…
N: I definitely came back because of the people – I missed them and their way of working.
How easy was it for you to return? What thoughts did you have before reapplying?
L: Returning to Greentube was very easy. I kept in contact with my colleagues and previous managers even after I left Greentube – this also shows that your colleagues can become friends here. I knew what to expect and how to approach the situation. I had no negative or concerning thoughts before reapplying. I was looking forward to talking to my future manager. After my return, everybody was very helpful in introducing me to new colleagues or new software that they had started using while I was gone.
B: The entire process was very straightforward.
A: It was a good time. I was warmly welcomed by everybody in the team and the company. I also returned during the COVID-19 pandemic, and I was pleasantly surprised to see how professionally Greentube handled everything.
S: After three years at Greentube, many of my colleagues had become friends, and I kept in touch with them even after leaving to work for another company. So I was in the know about the most important changes within the company, and it was a straightforward decision to come back.
N: I was still in contact with my friends at Greentube. We talked a lot, so I returned, but in a different position.
What was different about joining the company for the second time?
What advice would you give to people leaving a company and thinking about returning to the same one?
L: If you think this is the right decision and the next step in your career, go for it. Personally, I am happy that I left Greentube and tried something new and different, but I am even happier that I could return. I was able to see how another big international company works in a different industry, how their teams are set up and managed, and what my chances were to develop and improve my skillset there. I immediately realised that even though some of the points I had previously criticised Greentube for were true, that didn’t erase all the positive things Greentube offers its employees.
B: Reflect on why you left in the first place and think about what would make you leave again. Try to see if there is a pattern and check if the circumstances persist. Consider if returning gives you a mid-to-long-term perspective in your career development. Inform yourself about potential changes at your old workplace.
S: Don’t be afraid to try something new – this helps you to develop. But, and this is even more important, reconsider your choice and how you feel about that new place. If it is not good enough for you, then return to the place where you felt at home. You are always welcome, but don’t forget to think twice before doing something. You may not always be able to return.
N: Be open-minded and talk to the people there; think about the company, why you want to come back, and go for it.
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