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Old 8th February 2009, 20:19   #16
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Nice thread.

The positive:

1. I am the BOSS . The final word on everything stops here.

2. Great people : Team members & clientelle included. Young, educated and full of energy.

3. Quick on its feet and forward-thinking organisation : We are always thinking of ways to improve. And no one drags their feet on new projects, very very quick turnaround time. Highly motivated team.

4. Job satisfaction : We love what we do. Plus, as an entrepreneur, immense satisfaction from seeing the organisation grow.

5. Discipline : High level of organisation and a whole lot of corporate systems. A small company that thinks big (in terms of training, operations, filing, documentation, IT etc.).

6. Location : Hey, it counts! I love to shop / eat out and being in downtown Mumbai helps.

The not-so-good:

1. Fridays : Pay the bills day!

2. Attrition rate : Damn call centers pay 20 grand to a fresher, something we simply can't do! However, we have taken some steps to improvise on this in the last 6 months. Initial results have been very positive.

I can't really think of anything that I don't really like about what I do. Sure, as the leader of a company, you can't really have an "off" day. I mean, you have to perform consistently day after day after day. I used to work 6 days a week....now I see myself putting in a coupla hours while the family is sleeping on sunday afternoons (I am not too big on afternoon naps), though when they are awake my Sundays / weekday evenings are only for the family. The pressure is surely there and I love it. Motivation is key, you can't lose it.
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Old 26th June 2012, 13:10   #17
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Damn nice thread.

Positives-
  1. Remote boss
  2. Good cafeteria
  3. Easy to commute
Negatives-
  1. Geo spread team hence less interaction
  2. Outside office food not good or very expensive

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Interesting one!

Positives for me:
1. Flexi timing, no one cares when I come in as long as the work is done
2. 4 car showrooms within walking distance = lots of test drives on tea breaks
3. Gym, swimming pool in the same building and we get a discount on membership. Decent crowd using the same lift as our organisation is an additional plus.
4. The view from the top terrace, and not so bad from the desk too.
5. Most important - internet access! I cant get myself to type so much on my phone.

Negatives:
1. No work from home option yet. So its either traveling to office or taking the day off.
2. No real team here so am pretty much on my own.
3. Canteen choices are narrow, but I have learnt not to depend on it. I have reduced a few kg. so not sure if thats really a negative now!
4. No safe bicycle parking found yet

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Originally Posted by nirmalts View Post
Good thing:
Beer bottles in refrigerator

Bad thing:
People around blowing nose
I can understand your feelings.

Pro's:
1. Motivating and Brain tickling environment
2. A daily visit to the control room, I am seeing Sunitha williams and her crew working(not spoken to them!). control satellites and International Space Station.

3. Great PR and brand image

4. Flexible working with shifts

5. Fantastic location with view of Bayern country side.

6. Top class collegues, never let you feel you are a foreigner in a very high security zone.

7. Good eateries and should accept,a lot of beautiful looking opposite gender humanbeings.

Cons:
1. Government - lots of paper work - literally lots and lots of it.

2. bit lazy in terms of administration - understandable as every single euro spent, needs govt. approval.

3. Not so many female genders in my dept.

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