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Work-Life Balance

Job Security

Income Potential

Work Culture

Importance of Education

Recognition

Profile Details
Name – Prakash Shende
ProfessionOperations
Designation – Assistant Executive Officer
OrganisationAditya Birla Groups
Age – 44
City – Bhubneshwar
Work Experience (Years) – 17
Under-Graduation – B.Tech, Madhav College, Ujjain
Post-Graduation – MBA, Sikkim Manipal University

Please give us a summary of your Career.

Before my post-graduation, I used to work as an intern at Gigindia. I completed my post graduation in the year 2000 and got a job as an Assistant Manager at Toplink Toyota, Ranchi. After providing my services for 2 years, I switched to Aditya Birla Groups in the  Bhubneshwar branch that provided me a far better package. I started my job as a General Manager of the Bhubneshwar branch. Currently, I have completed 15 years of work at the same organization and in the process have been promoted to the post of the Assistant Executive Officer.

Please describe your current Job Responsibilities as Assistant Executive Officer.

The real purpose of my job as Assistant Executive Officer can be defined as assisting the President of the Bhubaneswar branch. My job as Assistant Executive Officer includes arranging meetings with the HR of various companies on his behalf. Currently, there are 300 outlets under the supervision of the Bhubneshwar branch. It is my duty to present before the President, the output and profit of each of the outlets. I shall put my signature on an executive order that is to be imposed and it is my responsibility to see that the order is put into effect right away.


Average Income of an Assistant Executive Officer in the current scenario

Starting out/Fresher – 5-10 Lakhs Per Annum
5 Years of Experience – 5-10 Lakhs Per Annum
10 Years of Experience – 5-10 Lakhs Per Annum
15 Years of Experience – 10-20 Lakhs Per Annum
20 or more Years of Experience – 10-20 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, being the Assistant Executive Officer, how many days in a week do you work?
6 days
How often are you required to work in night-shift?
Rarely
Does your work as Assistant Executive Officer require you to travel?
Very Often
Does your work require you to relocate to different town/cities?
Never
How would you consider the job security in your profession?
Secure
Would you consider this Profession Risky?
Not Risky

The job is quite secure and does not involve any risk.

Overall, how would you rate Work-Life Balance in your Profession?
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Overall, how would you rate Job Stability of your Profession?
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What are the different ways of entering this profession?

A post-graduation degree in management and proper work experience would help you enter the field.


Work-Culture

How would you rate Stress-Level in your Profession?
Stressful
How would you rate your office/work infrastructure?
Great
How would you describe your co-workers?
OK
Generally speaking, your work as Assistant Executive Officer 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?
Post-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?
Expensive
At present, which institutes are best for the education of this profession?
IIM
What is the cost of education (post 12th) of this profession at present?
20 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 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 is usually relaxed, calm and happy
Please provide details

Management and presentation skills should be very proper.

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

Though the job is quite stressful, the salary provided by the organization is very handsome. If you are an employee of the Aditya Birla Groups, they provide you with homes, transportation, education for your children and medical facilities for your family. The co-workers are also really helpful and are always there for you in the hour of need. Any organization loves employees that are loyal to it. If you work constantly for one firm they are sure to reward you. This implies to my organization too.

What are some of the negatives that you would want someone to be aware of when considering a career as Assistant Executive Officer in Operations?

Firstly, the workload is too much at this post and you need to devote every ounce of your energy for the proper functioning of the organization. Working at night is common at the post I am at. The work requires you to travel a lot which really tires you out. You can hardly take leaves because of the workload. The work really exhausts you a lot and so you hardly get some quality time to spend with your family.


Recognition in your Profession

What is your family’s view of your Profession?
My Family is Impressed
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?
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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?
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?

Maybe I would still pursue this very line of the job because I admire my job.


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