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Work-Life Balance

Job Security

Income Potential

Work Culture

Importance of Education


Profile Details
Name – Manjit Sanghani
ProfessionComputer Engineering
DesignationComputer Engineer
OrganisationHindustan Petroleum Limited
Age – 45
City – Mumbai
Work Experience (Years) – 5
Under-Graduation – B.E. Computer Science, Punjab University

Please give us a summary of your Career.

I work as a Computer Engineer in Hindustan Petroleum Limited. I have given 5 years of my life to this company and plan to continue working here. And, I am pretty happy with the amount of respect I get from this company. My salary, being the Computer Engineer, is also pretty decent. My main responsibility as the Computer Engineer is to manage the computer hardware and software. Apart from that, I also help in the designing of the sensors for the machinery used in the company for extracting petrol. I started working for this company after giving the GATE examination and the interviews. Even though the journey was not easy, it was all worth it.

Please describe your current Job Responsibilities as Computer Engineer

Being in a 9-5 job, it is not easy for me to find time for my personal life, although I am learning how to do the same. It is a big transition from college to the corporate world. Nothing below the perfect will be expected from you and I am more than willing to give my best here. I have learned a lot from my experience here and my speaking skills have improved very much. It is not easy for a normal person to adjust so much and one must have a great willpower to do the same.

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 – 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, how many days in a week do you work?
5 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 the job security in your profession?
Would you consider this Profession Risky?
Not Risky
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?

You need to pass the GATE examination after your under graduation, preferably in a STEM course.


How would you rate Stress-Level in your Profession?
As it should be
How would you rate your office/work infrastructure?
How would you describe your co-workers?
Generally speaking, your work as Computer Engineer 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?
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?
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 Computer Engineer?

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 routine and stable life
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

To become a Computer Engineer, one should hardworking enough to clear the required examinations. The job of Computer Engineer requires the top-class technical and logical skills. One should really have the knowledge about what is new in the field and the trending topics in order to excel in the field and be on top of their game.

What are some of the positives, which would encourage someone to become a Computer Engineer?

This job provides one with a good salary and is very secure. A company can never have too many engineers. I chose engineering as a career choice because it is the top-most chosen profession in India and have not regretted it since. The people who work with me are very helpful and cooperative. You get a lot of respect from the company and a chance to explore your skills as much as you want in the technical field. This job is best suited for the people who prefer working in small groups or alone.

What are some of the negatives that you would want someone to be aware of when considering a career as a Computer Engineer?

One should know how to adjust in 9-5 job scenario before applying for such a job. Even though you get the weekend off, most of your week goes by in working for the company and it gets a little hard for one to manage their personal life. Apart from that, I have no complaints from this job. Since I prefer working alone, I feel great that this job does not require me to socialize a lot. However, one is still expected to have good speaking skills and should know how to work in a team if he/she wants to rise above the normal level.

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 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 would stay in the same profession.

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