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Work-Life Balance

Job Security

Income Potential

Work Culture

Importance of Education


Profile Details
Name – Piyush Agarwalla
ProfessionHR & Admin
Designation – GM (HR & Admin)
Organisation – Nandan Steels & Power Ltd
Age – 50
City – Raipur
Work Experience (Years) – 27+
Under-Graduation – B.S., Penn State University
Professional Qualification – Minor Degree in Speech Communication

Please give us a summary of your Career.

1) Unisys (USA) – Summer Trainee, 3 months (Worked as a Co-opt program during my Junior Year in University)
2) Jharia Firebricks & Pottery Works Ltd (Jharkhand) – Joined as a Junior HR/Admin officer & became Senior Manager – 12 years
3) Intelenet Global Ltd (Mumbai) – HOD Training Department – 4 years
4) R Tech Systems (Navi Mumbai) – HOD HR & Quality – 6 years
5) Dhanuka Agritech Ltd (Gurgaon) – GM – FSM Department (Field Audit) – 5 years
6) Nandan Steels & Power Ltd (Raipur) – GM – HR/ADMIN – Present ( 1 year)

Please describe your current Job Responsibilities as General Manager.

I as a General Manager, handle complete administration jobs such as plant security, HR related works, Labour Law compliances including Health & Safety matters as well as Pollution related matters. Responsibilities also include complete plant housekeeping, maintenance of general areas and Labour Quarters. Conducting vigilance checks inside the plant to ensure workers are wearing Personal Protection Equipment such as Safety shoes, glasses, helmets, gloves etc to ensure compliance with Industrial Safety regulations. Handling Complaints & troubleshooting is also part of my responsibility.

Average Income in this Profession in the current scenario

Starting out/Fresher – 2-5 Lakhs Per Annum
5 Years of Experience – 5-10 Lakhs Per Annum
10 Years of Experience – 10-20 Lakhs Per Annum
15 Years of Experience – 10-20 Lakhs Per Annum
20 or more Years of Experience – 20-40 Lakhs Per Annum
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Work-Life Balance

As a General Manager, on average, how many hours do you work per day?
More than 9 hours
On an average, how many days in a week do you work?
6 days
As a General Manager, how often are you required to work in night-shift?
Does your work as General Manager requires you to travel?
Does your work require you to relocate to different town/cities?
How would you consider the job security in your profession?
Would you consider this Profession of General Manager Risky?
Not Risky

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Overall, how would you rate Job Stability of your Profession?5 Star Rating | MentorClub.in
What are the different ways of entering this profession?

Good experience


How would you rate Stress-Level in your Profession?
As it should be
How would you rate your office/work infrastructure?
How would you describe your co-workers?
Generally speaking, your work is
Office Work
Overall, how would you rate Work-Culture in your Profession?4 Star Rating | MentorClub.in

Importance of Education in Your Profession

Would you say that Education from top School/College plays a major role in the success of this Profession?
What level of Education is sufficient to be successful in this Profession?
Simple Graduation
Would you say that Studious students are generally successful in this Profession?
How would you consider the Cost of Education post 12th?
Overall, how would you rate the role of Education in your Profession?3 Star Rating | MentorClub.in

According to you, what kind of person is likely to be Happy & Successful as General Manager?

First Personality Trait – Energized by people, enjoy a variety of tasks and good at multitasking
Second Personality Trait – Focus on possibilities and value innovation to come up with creative solutions to problems
Third Personality Trait – Prefer to make decisions using logic by weighing pros and cons
Fourth Personality Trait – Prefer to keep the flexible plan and keep options open
Fifth Personality Trait – Prefer to seek new experiences and create new things
Sixth Personality Trait – Prefer to be easy-going and flexible with life
Seventh Personality Trait – Prefer to be just and fair and not try to make everyone happy
Eighth Personality Trait – His/Her Family and Friends agree that S/he is usually relaxed, calm and happy
Please provide details

My character strength; You can teach me to do anything that I want to do

What are some of the positives, which would encourage someone to join the Profession of General Manager?

This job gives the satisfaction of providing deserving people an opportunity to earn their livelihoods – the break an aspiring person needs to make a successful career.
Also, it is a rewarding experience as it allows you to learn and self-improve throughout your life by meeting people from different backgrounds and beliefs.
Being at the helm of affairs makes you a very efficient manager and hones your skill in troubleshooting. Above all, you learn to work smartly instead of doing hard work.

What are some of the negatives that you would want someone to be aware of when considering a career as General Manager?

Requires long hours. Attention to details. Stress can get on your nerves at times. If you work in a large organization, and if you don’t learn to multitask, the pressures will become unbearable and difficult to handle which ultimately affects work efficiency. Another disadvantage is that this job requires you to be aware of volumes of mundane government regulations which needs to be complied with.

Recognition in your Profession

What is your family’s view of your Profession?
My Family is Neutral
What is Friends’ view of your Profession?
My Friends are Impressed
What is Society’s view of your Profession?
Society is Impressed
Overall, how would you rate the Recognition aspect of your Profession?3 Star Rating | MentorClub.in

General Information of your Profession/Business

What kind of family’s financial background can maximize success in this profession?
It Doesn’t Matter
What is the ease of starting own business in this field?
Very Difficult
How easy is it to move to a different country in this profession?
Now you have several years of work experience and you have seen professions of others. If you are taken back to 10th/12th class and allowed to pick a profession, then which profession will you pick and why?

RAW Agent. Always has been my dream. Was not able to join NDA because my parents did not permit.

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