Culture Category: Employee Speaks
12 Years Work Anniversary – Sandip Paul
My global journey with Netwoven since 2008 has been extremely rewarding and enriching. I have been fortunate to have worked with great leaders such as Niraj, Viraj, Walt, DD and other team members who have mentored and provided constructive feedback during this time, it helped me grow professionally and pushed me to do my best.
Over the years Netwoven provided me with many opportunities to work on challenging assignments with modern technologies in separate roles and responsibilities. My skills in programming, system design, team leadership, and the ability to learn quickly have benefited across clients' projects.
Netwoven's open and transparent work environment along with its employee-centric policies has allowed me to be part of this work family for 12 years and still going strong. I am proud to be a part of this awesome team where I never stop learning, growing, and enjoying my work too.
5 Years Work Anniversary – Sukanta Saha
“Wow. Five years! I am really very excited. I do not know how fast these years have passed by. But one thing is sure that all these years in Netwoven were really incredible for me. I am very proud to be part of the Netwoven family. I am so glad that I am a member of such a workgroup where I feel like spending time with my friends and family. Lovely work environment and great place to work with good friends. The learning experience that I get in Netwoven is huge.
I would like to say thank you to my manager Soma Choudhuri for being a great mentor! I appreciate all the opportunities she has given me and I feel truly honored to be under her guidance.
Also, I would like to say thank you to all my seniors and friends for their help and support and I look forward to many more wonderful years of great work and support in future.
A Drive from the Memory Lane - Rishank
A trip to remember, to cherish, to be nostalgic about, to dream about and all the happiness that bundles with this story in real.
Yes, I have travelled across India from Southern Peninsular to the Extreme North India covering 9 states and driving about 11000 kilometers in just 20 days. This is the story of my lifetime adventure.
It all started with a lot of guts, least of resources and sleepless nights. In the month of August 2019, we became parents for the first time, and my Wife needed some care and well being in her hometown city Jammu (Jammu & Kashmir).
My little baby and my wife both were away from me for more than 2 months, moreover, I was all alone in my lavish 3 BHK apartment staring at the walls and nosediving into my laptop screen for more than 14-16 hours. This was the time when I decided to QUIT! (Job it is … not life dude…)
Figured out the Job with Netwoven ending October and served my notice period on the Go from my last organization. I was ecstatic and full of Joy, now suddenly it was Diwali Time (1st Diwali without anyone).
Now, here comes my bestie’s entry “Arsh Bhatt – serving Microsoft SSE” called me up, we both were enjoying a video call, and suddenly he told me he does not find any reservations to visit his hometown in Bhopal from Pune.
This was it!! This was the Plan!! We are Off to Road!!
Left my place in Bengaluru early morning at 2:00 AM with 2 hoodies and some snacks off to Varanasi (my birthplace, and my hometown). Posted my ride on BLA-BLA car co-peering ride and joined by 3 strangers off to Pune. It took 18 hours for me to reach Pune, as it was raining heavily for a stretch of more than 500kms, although the distance from Bengaluru to Pune is roughly 900kms.
2 days halt, and we are again set to launch from Pune to Bhopal via Nashik-Dhule-Indore. Reached in a record time of 22 hours with ease, again dropping off some strangers to their destination for their Diwali Vacations too.
Celebrated Choti Diwali with my dear friend and his family, next early morning I left for my hometown to Varanasi via Vidhusa-Maher-Mirzapur, exhausted with all this driving, reached my place.
My parents did not have even an inch of clue or doubt that I am going to surprise then with my Beast “TATA NEXON - XZA” this Diwali. Firstly, got some fruitful scolding and then a lot of dearness from my father whom I lost the month after this trip.
Moreover, this trip was dedicated to him, as his one of the wishes was to sit in my Car and Drive along with the family. He was overjoyed to board for the first time in his Son’s Car, and we all went to visit the holy shrine of BABA Kaal Bhairav Temple
Celebrated the festival of lights in my hometown and stayed with my family for over 4days, left for my next destination Jammu via Lucknow-Kanpur-Agra-New Delhi- Noida-Panipat-Ambala-Ludhiana-Pathankot, a hectic ride of non-stop, alone for more than 34 hours covering 1400kms.
Here was my Wife Shocked and stunned in awe, after noticing my car entering her by lanes. Enjoyed a lot with my little baby who now had turned 3 months.
After spending some good time with my family, now it was the time to return back to the base “BENGALURU”, but not like this, wanted to end my journey by remembering my good old days, meeting some of my friends (school & college) with whom I had lost touch from a long time back. Went to my Engineering College in Aurangabad, Maharashtra and visited those lanes from where our Love Story Started with my Girlfriend “Ankita Pandita Ganguly” (now Wife).
Also, wanted to thank to the Almighty Mahadev!! After fulfilling my last leg of the journey to Rameshwaram as well as to the Ghost Town of Dhanushkodi.
This is the place where you see 2 oceans meet: Bay of Bengal & Indian Ocean
Lastly, with some good memories, and with a refreshed mind, I joined Netwoven and here I am with you all from the last 1.8 years.
Next up the Part 2 Journey from Bengaluru – Vishakhapatnam – Bhuvneshwar – Kolkata – Northeast – Bhutan – Mansarovar. So please Stay Tuned!!
Covid Fitness Story - Joe Fioretti
Before COVID lockdowns, my wife and I were part of a workout group called CampGladiator which met at various local school parking lots for an hour-long trainer led workout. We would typically alternate each morning who got to go work out, while the other stayed home with the kids.
Occasionally, we would bring all the kids with us so we could exercise together, but it was never quite the same since we couldn’t just focus on our workout.
Once the lockdowns started, CampGladiator quickly converted to a virtual program using ZOOM, and starting immediately we were able to sneak out to our driveway at 5AM and work out together.
It quickly became the best part of every day, we would wake up early and be able to spend several hours together each morning motivating each other to workout harder, and then enjoying the sunrise before the kids started to wake up.
Since then, the workouts have gone back outside, but they have kept the virtual option, so we mix and match both now, and even have gotten some of our family members in other states involved.
Something lovely discovered by chance - Debopoma
Travel has a very different place in our lives for those who love to travel. Its like oxygen for the brain and peace for the heart. I travel a lot and have travelled to different parts of India and other countries and it is discovering the unknown that gives me immense pleasure and excitement to discover more. Owing to the pandemic situation all we can do is relish those memories visit those nostalgia to rejuvenate ourselves.
So here am sharing some beautiful memories of my last trip to Europe (Amsterdam, Paris, Switzerland, and Austria).
We all follow an itinerary and visit those places in the checklist, the so called “tourist spots”. But I am sure most of us in that process stumble across lifetime experiences discovering the unknown. Here is a cup of memories from that river full of them.
In Amsterdam one fine evening we decided to walk back to our hotel from the city centrum. It was roughly 10-12 km walk but the city is so beautiful with lovely canals and streets it was worth exploring (google map is a blessing for travellers like us).
The stroll was incomparable to any spots mentioned in our checklist. Beautiful small cafes, bridges, churches, canals, flower adorned streets left us mesmerized to an extent that we planned a separate trip to Netherlands.
In Switzerland we decided to enjoy the countryside and stayed in small towns like Wengen and Engelberg. It was the best experience till date. The picturesque landscapes and towns make you fall in love with the place repeatedly. One evening we were just strolling the streets of Wengen when the view stunned us. The full moon on top of the mighty Alps made the snow glisten like silver.
It is something I can never forget it whilst we spend the evening in the town centre with live country music and the splendid view. The Switzerland countryside is extremely beautiful with fairy tale towns like Grindelwald, Murrain, Brien, Thun, Zermat and that is the real Switzerland.
Each town will leave you spell bound with its own rustic beauty some with their green meadows, some with snow-capped mountains whilst others with beautiful lakes. A trek from Murrain to the foot of the hill gave an amazing view of the Alps.
Whilst Brien offers a town with a beautiful lake with flower adorned streets and wooden houses. One can see this town from the train to Wengen, Lauterbrunnen. We just got down from the train one afternoon and explored the beautiful town. Thun another town harbours a small town with serene water and waterside castles.
While there are many more such experiences, I believe not all those who wander are lost. Remember that happiness is a way of travel, not a destination.
I do look forward to a Covid free world where I can travel and explore the world, which is an extremely beautiful one with different cultures, different landscapes, different cities, different cuisines, different mountains, different seas and many more adventures…
My Fitness Goals – Krishna Shahapur
Hi , I am Krishna Shahapur. I am taking this opportunity to share my personal goals and the path I take to achieve them:
Goal 1: To be physically fit, which in turn gives me a strong body and a focused mind.
I love being active and have fun at work and life. I always focus on my physical fitness. I regularly exercise as it gives a lot of strength to my body and focus to my mind which helps me learn and enjoy what I do.
I am also a sports person and whenever I get the opportunity to be physically active, I get into work in sportive way.
My hobby is to learn things. I have also realized that words win heart. I like to keep myself in the learning mode and communicate my learnings with respect to work with my team.
Learning from the public community and within the organization is my passion, learning and communicating what I have learned is my passion.
15 Years Journey Of Matthew Maher
It's True. . . I have made it 15 years at Netwoven. It's been a really fun journey so far.
When I started it was just three of us working on a single customer.
Now we have close to 150 spread across the globe with hundreds of clients.
I've been asked if I ever would have imagined working here for 15 years.
Early on I probably would have said no. But after the first few years, I saw how much we get to interact with customers, learn brand new technology, and how there is no ceiling on what we can get done.
Our leadership team Niraj, Viraj, Pankaj, and Walt have created a great company culture. We have hit on almost every big technology trend over the last decade and a half because of them.
So big thanks to them for steering the ship. and making Netwoven somewhere that everyone wants to spend 15 years at Netwoven.
Organic Gardening - Roopa
Who would not want to wake up to a beautiful Garden that welcomes with a Morning Smile and adds that Bliss to rest of the day.
Welcome to NetWeaver Roopa N’s Little Garden..!!
Amidst all the chaos in the world, there are these tiny seedlings that has its impact completely different during ‘New Normal’. The first thought everyone has with regards to Organic Gardening are:
Does it Work?? Requires a lot of effort!! I don’t have the time!!
Well, Gardening falls under the category of Meditation - a form of art that gives you a lot of positivity and happiness whenever you see a small seedling grown from your hands. The little blossoms and seedlings in the house just make anyone’s day a better one.
We at Netwoven believe ENTHUSIASM for the job puts PASSION in the work !!
Let us contribute to our Environment & Stay Green!!
Work Anniversary – Arghya Roy
I joined Netwoven at a time when I was looking for a more successful career path and try to rid me of all the monotony I had back then. I was desperately looking for a platform where I would have a chance to evaluate modern technologies and prove myself as a skilled employee of an organization. After a couple of interviews with Netwoven, when I was selected, I was hesitant as to whether my participation here would be good or bad. The question in my mind was whether I could leave a familiar and comfortable place and qualify myself in a place that stranger to me. But all I can say today is that my decision was 100% right.
For the first time in my career, I realized how an organization can work together like a family.
Everyone helps and respects as much as they can be extreme professionals for work.
Today I have no hesitation in admitting that most of what I have been able to achieve has come from Netwoven.
On my five-years anniversary, I would like to thank you all my colleagues. I absolutely could not have done it without your help, nor can I take the next steps without your co-operation. A BIG Thanks to My Leaders--- I would especially like to thank all My Leads, Managers, Sr. Managers and Directors.
I owe my growth in professional and personal spheres to your support and encouragement. I will forever be grateful for giving me the opportunity to be one of this family. I can and will learn a lot from now on. I hope my journey will be as good in the future.
A message for newcomers - Netwoven is the best place to develop your abilities and prove yourself with the highest level of professional satisfaction. You will have lot of learning opportunity here. Thank you all again!!
Work Anniversary – Debashis Mandal
“It's been a wonderful experience to be associated with Netwoven. My skill sets got enhanced in many folds over the years. The journey has been mesmerizing.
I still can smell those initial days wherein I was trying to update my technical skills. It was then while I was compelled to go deep into my "R&D". I am profoundly thankful to Netwoven for bringing out the best out of me.
I wish to express my gratitude towards all the Seniors who guided me in every situation towards smooth projects' accomplishment.
A journey to remember - An experience to explore - An Organisation to work with!”
Work Anniversary – Aniruddha Mukherjee
I have heard people saying that “time really flows thick and fast”. But have never realized it, if I didn’t get this chance of spending 10 years of my life with Netwoven, still remembering those initial days on Joining and Onboarding in Netwoven….Netwoven has become a part of my extended family and never felt that it is just a work place for me.
The senior management team are the best mentors and guide, who introduced the culture that believes in taking out the best of an individual by leading them from the front. The flat management structure here at Netwoven will never make anyone feel that it’s just an organization for them, as they can approach even the top management in case they face any issues related to their professional as well as personal life.
Netwoven Managers are like our elders who constantly support, guide and help us in overcoming our hurdles related to regular project related tasks and are the Best at their corresponding technical domains I have ever seen in my life.
A long story short – Netwoven has become a part and parcel of my life now due to all the people I mentioned about and the collaborative culture truly makes this organization a fun place to work at Netwoven.
Work Anniversary – Gursimran Singh
My experience with Netwoven has been nothing short of exceptional. From the very first day getting introduced to the corporate world, I saw that the company's mindset was quite unique among the sea of bureaucratic consulting firms.
Being able to be close knit with the entire company fosters a type of work environment that motivates and encourages me to always aim to exceed expectations.
A funny/embarrassing story I remember from my first trip to a client: On the way back after being dropped off at the park and ride, my car battery had died so I sat there thinking, oh great, I'm about to call the CEO of the company I just started working at to give me a jump-start.
To my surprise, Niraj turned back from the freeway to help a young 23-year-old new hire with car trouble.
This was the first indication to me that I was in the right place. Looking forward to many more years together.
Community Work by Tina Sharma
During Covid times, we were stuck at home, and finally one day my kids and I decided to go for a drive, we drove around shared our thoughts, discussed front line workers, senior citizens and when we drove past the Tenderloin area in San Francisco we all got silent in pain, with no words to express but just wonder!
San Francisco is a foodie’s fantasyland, however, there is also extreme poverty and many people who don’t know where their next meal is going to come from. When we witnessed such a dichotomy between a flourishing food scene and homelessness all around we decided we have to give back to the community, help somehow.
I have always been an active community member so I just knew who to reach out to and brainstorm my ideas on how I would like to contribute. From April 19th until June 30th we cooked and served hot meals for the foster kids, one senior housing, and a few shelters every Friday. We served about 75 to 80 meal boxes every Friday.
I can’t even begin to understand the hardships the shelter residents faced on a daily basis, and simply serving a meal felt minuscule compared to how much needed to be done. But there were those moments when someone would maintain eye contact for a few seconds longer or compliment a smile, and we knew that however small our impact — if we could make just one person’s day brighter, then we were working toward something better.
Just a small glimpse of what we cooked and served the seniors, the foster homes and homeless. Now my next project for Christmas is the blanket drive. We will donate blankets to the underprivileged and foster homes. If any Netweaver is interested in helping me with this project, please feel free to reach out to me.