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Work-Life Balance

Job Security

Income Potential

Work Culture

Importance of Education


Profile Details
Name – Shweta Tiwary Bhargava
ProfessionSoftware Engineering
DesignationSoftware Engineer
Age – 34
City – Pune
Work Experience (Years) – 10
Under-Graduation – Bachelor of Technology, Satyabhama Institute of Technology
Professional Qualification – Diploma in Network Security

Please give us a summary of your Career.

I started looking for a job as soon as I graduated with my engineering degree. Initially, I was not placed anywhere from my campus placements but later, I got the job of an Assistant Software Engineer at TCS through off-campus placements. The work experience that I got from working at TCS later helped me join Infosys. I joined Infosys at the post of as an Assistant Software Engineer too. Infosys gives you promotions on the basis of your work output and efficiency. Being a hard worker, I was able to become a software engineer in 3 years and I am still working at the post.

Please describe your current Job Responsibilities.

My main job is to work collectively with my team and complete the various tasks alloted to us by our senior managers. Mostly, we create our software programs, analyze them, set it’s limitations and then forward it to the senior team for verification. Sometimes we have to analyze a program given to us for its vulnerabilities and collectively present a report on it. Testing a developed software on various platforms, simulators etc. is also the job of my team. Innovative ideas for new softwares are also provided by us and if accepted we work in the source code.

Average Income in Software Engineering Profession in the current scenario

Starting out/Fresher – 2-5 Lakhs Per Annum
5 Years of Experience – 2-5 Lakhs Per Annum
10 Years of Experience – 5-10 Lakhs Per Annum
15 Years of Experience – 5-10 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, how many days in a week do you work?
6 days
How often are you required to work in night-shift?
Does your work require you to travel?
Does your work require you to relocate to different town/cities?
How would you consider job security in the software engineering profession?
Would you consider software engineering Profession Risky?
Not Risky

The job of a software engineer depends on how efficiently you work and your salary depends on that very factor.

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 the software engineering profession?

You need a B.Tech degree in the Computer Science stream.

Work-Culture in Software Engineering

How would you rate Stress-Level in your Profession?
Easy Going
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?
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Importance of Education in Software Engineering

Would you say that Education from top School/College plays a major role in the success in this Profession?
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?
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?

10 lakhs excluding a Master’s degree

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 Software Engineering?

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 by being sensitive and cooperative to others feelings
Fourth Personality Trait – Prefer to keep 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 cooperative and compassionate
Eighth Personality Trait – His/Her Family and Friends agree that S/he is usually relaxed, calm and happy
Please provide details

Above all, you should have great command over your programming. Communication skills are also necessary.

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

The salary that I receive at Infosys solely depends on my hard work and time given to the work. Apart from regular tasks, if the company feels that you are an important asset, they would surely motivate you to work more by giving rewards. Every extra hour that you dedicate towards the company is surely noticed and you will get the benefit of it. Apart from salary, Infosys provides leaves on the occasion of your marriage, childbirth etc. So, they care for aspects in your personal life as well.

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

The job as a software engineer and that too in such a big company is not easy. Sometimes you do not succeed with the thought process you are going with which can really irritate you. Working with the team you usually have to go through critiques that you are not even responsible for but you have to move on with the team. As a team member, you can not always be soft with everyone. If the team is not performing as required, you have to be harsh with them.

Recognition in Software Engineering 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 Neutral
Overall, how would you rate the Recognition aspect of your Profession?
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General Information of Software Engineering 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?
May be 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?

Maybe I would have gone for a Master’s degree in administration and found work at a higher post.

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