Mr. Rohit Wadhwa shares his experiences of living in Europe, the workload, the Indo-German Collaboration and ends with certain tips to the dreamers back in India on the different aspects one should take care off, before packing and setting off to a country like Germany.
Bluebilities: So, Mr. Rohit, How did you land up in Germany?
Rohit: Almost six and a half years worked in India in computer applications. Later I got an opportunity to work with the United Nations in Vienna. One of the Mumbai-based company hired me for this. They had UN as their client. Around three plus years I worked for UN. Again, I was involved in software programming, and I realized that because I was doing a contract job, it was about to become a VISA, it’s all about inconsistency and insecurity in my career, and I wanted to settle down in Europe itself,
Scandinavian countries, nearby Austria, the countries like Czech Republic is good in IT. Of course in the whole of Europe, Germany is the best in many fields, such as engineering, and especially medical lines and computers as well. I’ve got an opportunity here and that’s how I came here in October 2016. Since then I’m working with Verivox GmbH as a software programmer again.
Bluebilities: What skills do you think helped you survive so long in the same part?
Rohit: I would say many, many skills like, first of all, irrespective of your German skills in IT I think you have some relaxation. Yes, there are some companies, which require them to be responsible for communication, but there are many, many companies in many areas in Germany, which are more relaxed with respect to this particular area. They are more international; my company already has more than 24 different countries. They are not just part of the IT segment, but also into business, some belong to the upper layer of the company. I would say Germany is a very flexible country. In my career, I think diversity really helped me.
In parallel because i would say there are. I would like to say that this is really a great deal, that you have a good career, that you have a good career, that you have a good career and that you have a good career many companies which are open for giving you space to learn. They trust you and give you an opportunity to learn and adapt to the system.
Bluebilities: So you’ve worked Since in India, what do you think is different here?
Rohit: Majorly, I have worked in India in service-based companies, which are like they have clients, they give you project, the clients give a business a contract to work on with some billing hours. But now they are working on their own product and they are their own clients. They want to develop their own software so that they can develop their services. I would say the expectation is very high, back in India and a star work-life. Here the work-life balance is very good, They are not expecting you to work on any public holiday or weekends.
Other than this, in the work culture again compared to India, the pay-scale is not that good, I would say, compared to the West. I would say they are all in the middle of a normal salary scale.
Bluebilities: What do you think about the Indo-German collaborations?
Rohit: I would say that people are very good. They are open for ideas, they are thinking out of the box. They are open for many kind of experimenting. They are definitely looking for a lot of things in India which they are very hardworking as well as intelligent because they are intelligent you can do the things which you know but you are hardworking you’ll try more things.
Bluebilities: And how about the startup scene, what do you think about in Germany?
Rohit: I think it’s a good idea, it’s definitely a good idea, there are many students coming to terms with it. We are not restricted to any particular area, science, can be engineering, can be automobiles, can be IT. We are open for climate specific, which can ease this global warming and give us a good place to live. Both are already having a relationship in terms of business, and in terms of engineering which is a business roadmap.
Bluebilities: what were your first challenges that you faced when you started your life here in Germany?
Rohit: I would say it would not be good enough for the job because it’s not good enough for the job. So that is a foremost challenge, and if by chance you get a job or you get an admission into any university or course, definitely settle down here is a big issue.
Then the accommodation, it is an issue with everybody and things should be done to solve this problem of housing.
Bluebilities: How do you think you can overcome this?
Rohit: I think a lot about Germany. You should contact student associations or other social media platforms. You can also talk to some city offices via email available on their website. I would say, I hardly get any trouble, which is not friendly to me. I would just like to try them, they will help you and I think that’s a key.
Bluebilities: What advice would you give to the incoming people who would like to start their business in Germany?
Rohit: I would say try to open more in your studies. even after you reach it, you have many things, many approvals and please follow the rules as to show respect. For the working staff, you have a lot to read a lot. It’s just a place you just do your work, you have to make it happen.
Bluebilities: What do you think about the Bluebilities approach towards recruiting professionals from India to start their work here?
Rohit: I think you are working in a company in India and they are very hard to come directly. If you have established this channel, then you can ask for the client’s requirement. Otherwise it’s very hard. I would say one in 10,000 people could come directly from India for work. You should have somebody to represent you, to trust on you. Bluebilities is doing better and making their journey to a new country and culture easier.
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