At Raisin, all team members are encouraged to think and act like entrepreneurs – bringing their own ideas to the table to challenge existing processes and taking ownership of their tasks and roles. In doing so, they experience first-hand how their individual efforts improve the overall organization. These tangible successes and results fuel every employee’s motivation and dedication in what they do. In the end, this is what creates the best product and ensures the future success of the company.
Raisin is continually growing as a company by bringing on more partner banks, increasing its customer base, and expanding the product offerings. This constant growth is not just limited to the business but is also strongly reflected in the growth of the team members. There are numerous examples of individuals starting out as interns or working students before moving up to full-time positions, and from there repeatedly increasing the scope of their responsibility and role. Raisin fully supports this process and is invested in looking at the career paths of team members to best understand how the company and the individuals can align and grow together for mutual success.
While Raisin isn’t a family business in the traditional sense, the way in which people feel about the company and treat others give it a true familial atmosphere. And like a lot of large families, they go on regular big trips together. Every year, the company takes the whole team on an annual retreat either to a location in Germany or abroad. It’s the ideal opportunity to look back at Raisin’s achievements, to discuss the strategy for the upcoming year, and to get together in a more informal setting. It’s also the perfect way to really get to know team members, meet new hires, and strengthen team bonds. Raisin has not just been growing the family in terms of hiring more employees, but also by making a number of company acquisitions.
While most organizations and people try to hide or deny mistakes, Raisin’s approach differs from the crowd and is what makes them so successful. The openness in communication lays the foundation for people to admit to any errors that are made without ever playing the blame game. Instead, these experiences are used as learning points to ensure that future mistakes are prevented or, at best, minimized. This collective attitude of continuously learning and striving to do better is intrinsic to the DNA of every Raisin employee.