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Work-Life Balance

Job Security

Income Potential

Work Culture

Importance of Education

Recognition

Profile Details
Name – Himanshu Gangwar
ProfessionSoftware Development
Designation – Team Head
Organisation – PolicyBazaar.com
Age – 35
CityDelhi
Work Experience (Years) – 10 years

Under-Graduation – B.Tech, SRMSCET, Bareilly

Please give us a summary of your Career.

I completed my 12th from CPVN, Kaimganj. Then, I completed my graduation in B.Tech from SRMSCET. After completing my graduation I worked as a software developer for Binary Simentic ltd. for about five years. Here, I was signed with different projects. Under Binary Simentic, I worked as a software developer for motor insurance for Honda. I was sent to Banglore as a software developer for Toyota. Then, I took a change and started working as a senior software developer for policybazaar.com. I got promoted to the post of the Team Lead.

Please describe your current Job Responsibilities.

Presently, I am working as a team lead for policybazaar.com where I work to develop software and make them more feasible and easily accessible to the general public. My day to day duty includes interacting with different clients/customers and taking their suggestions and requirements in consideration for development of insurance related software. I head and manage a team of people’s that makes and amends the software so that people can operate the site from their home. I also develop software for comparison of different insurance schemes making it feasible for the customers to choose an appropriate plan.


Average Income for a Team Head in the current scenario

Starting out/Fresher – 0-2 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?
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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?
Rarely
Does your work require you to relocate to different town/cities?
Rarely
How would you consider the job security for a Team Head?
Secure
Would you consider being a Team Head Risky?
Risky

Overall, how would you rate Work-Life Balance for a Team Head?
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Overall, how would you rate Job Stability for a Team Head?
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What are the different ways of entering as a Team Head?

Diploma holder in different software development, MCA can also be a part of this profession


Work-Culture

How would you rate Stress-Level in your Profession?
Stressful
How would you rate your office/work infrastructure?
Good
How would you describe your co-workers?
OK
Generally speaking, your work is
Office Work
Overall, how would you rate Work-Culture in your Profession?
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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?
Yes
What level of Education is sufficient to be successful in this Profession?
Graduation in Relevant Stream
Would you say that Studious students are generally successful in this Profession?
No
How would you consider the Cost of Education post 12th?
OK

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

4-6 lakhs

Overall, how would you rate the role of Education in your Profession?
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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 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 be organised and stick to plan
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

The person should be a technology freak and should enjoy working on pcs. They must also be aware of the latest developments in technology.

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

This is quite an interesting job as you get the opportunity to interact with different kinds of people. Also, there is a variety of work that one gets to do. Therefore, one never be bored of their work. It is easy and less tedious to enter in this sector. So, those who are not too studious, this sector is perfect. You get to know the requirements of the general public which makes you aware of the social needs. You can use your innovations while working in this sector.

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

The number of jobs often outnumber the aspirants, which make it a quite competitive sector. Also, the working hours for about 12 hours a day on computers can have a negative impact on one’s health. This also brings stress to their life. Besides the long and stressful working hours, family life is also often disrupted. The job stability and security are also one of the issues. Hike in the salary is often not proportionate to the years of experience.


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?
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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?
Very Easy
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 also have a love for computers, so I would have chosen this profession again.