4 Star Rating | MentorClub.in 4 Star Rating | MentorClub.in 4 Star Rating | MentorClub.in 4 Star Rating | MentorClub.in 4 Star Rating | MentorClub.in 4 Star Rating | MentorClub.in

Work-Life Balance

Job Security

Income Potential

Work Culture

Importance of Education

Recognition

Profile Details
Name – Shikhar Suri
Profession – Sales and Marketing
Designation – Manager
OrganisationTimes Out Of Home
Age – 27
CityAllahabad
Work Experience (Years) – 2

Under-Graduation – B.Tech, Galgotia College of Engineering
Post-Graduation – MBA, IMT Ghaziabad

Please give us a summary of your Career.

My first job was as a Manager at Times Out Of Home. My job responsibilities included selling of Out Of Home media like billboards at the Delhi Airport. If any company wants to advertise their product at the airport, then I am the person they needed to contact to get it done. I negotiate the terms either directly with the customer or with the ad agencies to advertise the final product. I got this job through my campus placement at IMT, Ghaziabad and have been continually working here for 2 years now. It was extremely difficult in the beginning. However, there is a lot more for me to learn in the industry.

Please describe your current Job Responsibilities.

At present, I am supposed to sell the billboards at the Delhi Airport to the companies who want to advertise their product. I deal with the customer directly and also with advertising agencies and  I negotiate the terms of the deal and then finalize it such that our company maintains to get its income. I pitch the customers the most sort after locations and the price is charged accordingly. Once the deal is finalized, I pass the order on to operations team, who then take cares of all the specific detailing of the ads.


Average Income for a Marketing Manager in the current scenario

Starting out/Fresher – 5-10 Lakhs Per Annum
5 Years of Experience – 20-40 Lakhs Per Annum
10 Years of Experience – 20-40 Lakhs Per Annum
15 Years of Experience – 20-40 Lakhs Per Annum
20 or more Years of Experience – 40-80 Lakhs Per Annum
How do you rate the Income Potential in your career?
4 Star Rating | MentorClub.in


Work-Life Balance

On an average, how many hours do you work per day?
7-9 hours
On an average, how many days in a week do you work?
5 days
How often are you required to work in night-shift?
Never
Does your work require you to travel?
Often
Does your work require you to relocate to different town/cities?
Rarely
How would you consider the job security for a Marketing Manager?
Insecure
Would you consider being a Marketing Manager Risky?
Maybe

Overall, how would you rate Work-Life Balance for a Marketing Manager?
4 Star Rating | MentorClub.in
Overall, how would you rate Job Stability for a Marketing Manager?
4 Star Rating | MentorClub.in
What are the different ways of entering as a Marketing Manager?

They should have an MBA degree.


Work-Culture

How would you rate Stress-Level in your Profession?
Stressful
How would you rate your office/work infrastructure?
Bad
How would you describe your co-workers?
Competitive
Generally speaking, your work is
Field 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 in this Profession?
No
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?
Yes
How would you consider the Cost of Education post 12th?
Expensive
At present, which institutes are best for the education of this profession?

IMT, IIM

What is the cost of education (post 12th) of this profession at present?

15 lakhs

Overall, how would you rate the role of Education in your Profession?
4 Star Rating | MentorClub.in


According to you, what kind of person is likely to be Happy & Successful in your Profession?

First Personality Trait – Energized by people, enjoy a variety of tasks and good at multitasking
Second Personality Trait – Focus on facts and details and apply past experiences to come up with practical solutions to problems
Third Personality Trait – Prefer to make decisions using logic by weighing pros and cons
Fourth Personality Trait – Prefer to be organised and stick to plan
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 cooperative and compassionate
Eighth Personality Trait – His/Her Family and Friends agree that S/he get easily stressed out, angry and irritated
Please provide details

Na

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

One of the biggest reasons people choose the sales and marketing department is due to the handsome salaries that they can draw. In my opinion, if one wants to live a corporate life then this is the best they can get. Moreover, promotions are performance based. If you perform well you will get a lot of incentives and promotions and pay hikes in this field, which could be another reason why people want to be in this field.

What are some of the negatives that you would want someone to be aware of when considering a career in your Profession?

The most difficult aspect of the job is to achieve targets. The targets are set very high which sometimes become impossible to attain. They can also be very intimidating at the start of your career. There may be a case that one is not able to handle the pressure of the job which would lead to declined performance as a result. People start losing their work-life balance which further adds to the frustration. Another thing is that you have to travel a lot. Like from one place in the city to other all day long which makes your day a lot longer and hectic, which may just lead to fatigue in the long run.


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 Neutral
Overall, how would you rate the Recognition aspect of your Profession?
4 Star Rating | MentorClub.in


General Information of your Profession/Business

What kind of family’s financial background can maximize success in this profession?
Medium to Large Business (Annual Family Income upwards of 20 Lakhs)
What is the ease of starting own business in this field?
Very Easy
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?

 I would choose the same profession or maybe try to pursue cricket as a career choice.