In college, we have many dreams and aspirations. I too, like most college students, wanted to start working and become independent. But when it was time for me to step out of the protected environment of college, and into the outside world, I realized how unrealistic and irrational my expectations about growing up were. I came face-to-face with the reality of the corporate world when my seniors got placed at some of the best organizations, and started sharing their not-so-pleasant experiences of the corporate world. I came to assume that it would all go downhill from here.
By the time I got an offer letter from 7.ai, my uneasiness had only grown. However, from the moment I entered the campus, I could feel the ease in the air. The culture here at 7.ai is unlike any other organization. Each employee is ensured a good work-life balance, and one of the most astonishing features of this place is the flat structure and lack of power gap, which gives me a lot of freedom to work.
Ever since school, extra-curricular activities have been a very important part of my life, but I was prepared to let my passion go upon joining the corporate world. I was of the opinion that one cannot have fun at work. This assumption went out the window when I came to know about the Employee Engagement practices within the organization. I realized that I don’t have to let go of my passion.
I think it’s fair to say that I am having the time of my life, and am extremely lucky to have kick-started my career with 7.ai.