Importance of Education
Name – Anandarup Gupta
Profession – IT Services
Designation – Sr. Project Manager
Organisation – Wipro Ltd
Age – 43
City – Kolkata
Work Experience (Years) – 18
LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/anandarup-gupta-31a28053/
Under-Graduation – B.Com., South City
Post-Graduation – MBA, AIMA CME
Professional Qualification – Prince2 Practioner
Please give us a summary of your Career.
Currently working in Wipro Technologies as a Senior Project Manager.
I started my career as a software engineer at CMC LTD. There I was in the Insurance domain. Did application development in oracle forms report.
Also involved in software development in ports and cargo domain.
Leading the development team for Adani Wilmar port applications software development
Joined as a Release manager in Tech Mahindra for British telecom and led the entire postpaid billing.
Also performed project management of technical infrastructure project.
I was in the UK for 2 years as billing deployment lead.
Please describe your current Job Responsibilities as Sr. Project Manager.
Joined in Wipro as a Sr. Project Manager and currently in Checkpoint team. I have also performed Sr Scrum Master role in Cisco account. Involved in managing data conversion in Hadoop from Teradata. Leading a team of 20 people to do estimation, development, maintenance etc.
Also performed a critical role of recruiting people for the Cisco account.
Currently in Checkpoint involving consulting in Cloud Security. Here I am also involved in the implementation of cloud dev ops. I also impart training of cloud.
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 – 20-40 Lakhs Per Annum
20 or more Years of Experience – 20-40 Lakhs Per Annum
How do you rate the Income Potential in your career?
On an average, being a Sr. Project Manager how many hours do you work per day?
On an average, how many days in a week do you work?
How often are you required to work in night-shift?
Does your work as Sr. Project Manager require 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 Risky?
The IT market isn’t growing and the latest trends of new cutting-edge technologies make less requirement of human skills. So, job security is going down day by day in the IT industry.
Overall, how would you rate Work-Life Balance in your Profession?
Overall, how would you rate Job Stability of your Profession?
What are the different ways of entering this profession?
Graduation in any stream. However, people with Computer Background or Engineering background find it easier to get into this profession.
How would you rate Stress-Level in your Profession?
How would you rate your office/work infrastructure?
How would you describe your co-workers?
Generally speaking, your work is
Overall, how would you rate Work-Culture in your Profession?
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?
Post-Graduation in Relevant Stream
Would you say that Studious students are generally successful in this Profession?
How would you consider the Cost of Education post 12th?
At present, which institutes are best for the education of this profession?
What is the cost of education (post 12th) of this profession at present?
Depends on course.
Overall, how would you rate the role of Education in your Profession?
According to you, what kind of person is likely to be Happy & Successful Project 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 the 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 self-disciplined and organised
Seventh Personality Trait – Prefer to be cooperative and compassionate
Eighth Personality Trait – His/Her Family and Friends agree that S/he is usually relaxed, calm and happy
Please provide details
Flexible, Time Management, Loyal, Responsible, Self Respect, Learning Capabilities, Good Listener and Work with Team
What are some of the positives, which would encourage someone to join your Profession?
A new joinee will have good salary and opportunities to learn new technologies.
There are several corporate facilities given to employees along with great office infrastructure.
Good opportunity to work with various Clients and Industry Domains.
Opportunities to travel various countries.
Salary, Income, and Promotions are largely based on your performance; unlike what is practiced in more traditional industries like Manufacturing.
Senior employees are treated as an asset of the company.
What are some of the negatives that you would want someone to be aware of when considering a career in your Profession?
You may not always get the dream job/work, as there will always be more competition for it.
As a fresher, you are always required to work late night for two reasons. One, you aren’t that productive as you are learning on the job and secondly, timelines to deliver the project are invariably always tight.
Working on Weekend is often required for most IT Engineers.
Getting transferred to other cities is a common practice.
Salary hike is not always as per the market standards.
Personal life is always hampered because of unplanned work and delivery commitment.
Losing Job is the most painful scenario, but it is very common in this industry.
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 Neutral
What is Society’s view of your Profession?
Society is Unimpressed
Overall, how would you rate the Recognition aspect of your Profession?
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?
Maybe Easy for Few
How easy is it to move to a different country in this profession?
Maybe Easy for Few
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?