Cons: unstructured operations
My professional career of 9 years has been both challenging and rewarding. Understanding that start-ups and unstructured organizations provide better platform to learn more and to grow more, I opted to join an organization that was less than 3 years old in the business, declining an offer from one of the leading multi-national banks. I consider myself fortunate to have worked for the stock-market during the most exciting last decade. My experience was extremely eventful and kept me on my toes all the time. Things were all the more challenging that time as my company had little recognition and, secondly, had introduced a new concept of online trading. People believed in personally visiting the banks or brokers for transactions and making them to use online portal was a challenging task that required various follow-ups for establishing trust which resulted in long hours of work. I enjoyed meeting investors and worked diligently to open 1163 investor accounts, which is more than double the number opened by any other employee in the company so far.
There were other challenges also which gave months of sleepless nights such as to reinstate the business amidst plummeting bottom-line. We worked days and nights to rebuild investor’s trust and employees moral. Therefore, in my 9 years of career, I never consistently had a regular 9 hours of work timing and I was always up for responding to the need of the hour. Furthermore, to gain more exposure, I took various additional responsibilities such as recruiting and training new employees. To enrich my skill sets, attuned to the current market scenario, and to gain global perspective, I resigned from my company - where I was comfortably placed after years of hard work- just to ensure that I keep learning and do not stagnate.