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Work-Life Balance

Job Security

Income Potential

Work Culture

Importance of Education

Recognition

Profile Details
Name – Nihar Ranjan Rout
ProfessionManagement
DesignationAssistant Manager
OrganisationHindustan Petroleum Limited
Age – 35
City – Mumbai
Work Experience (Years) – 8
Under-Graduation – B.Com, Mumbai University
Post-GraduationCAInstitute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI)

Please give us a summary of your Career.

Professionally being a Chartered Accountant, I work as an Assistant Manager in Hindustan Petroleum Limited. I have spent about 8 years working for this company and with that much experience, I can say that I am pretty happy and satisfied with my job. It provides me a more than a decent salary and amazing opportunities that I look forward to all the time. I mainly have to manage all the meetings and the schedules of the employees and make sure everything goes smoothly. I also attend to customer complaints and make sure that the employees are following the correct discipline code.

Please describe your current Job Responsibilities as Assistant Manager.

My main task is to keep the employees of the company happy and make sure everything goes on smoothly. I take in customer complaints and make sure that they are being attended to. I organize the employees into a daily schedule based on their availability. It is my job to schedule team meetings and make sure that they go ahead very smoothly. I also get the opportunity to go to different interviews and hire new people for the company, hence getting a chance to meet new people.


Average Income in this Profession in the current scenario

Starting out/Fresher – 20-40 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 – 40-80 Lakhs Per Annum
20 or more Years of Experience – 40-80 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
Being the Assistant Manager, how often are you required to work in night-shift?
Rarely
Does your work as assistant manager require you to travel?
Often
Does your work require you to relocate to different town/cities?
Often
How would you consider the job security in your profession?
Secure
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?
A degree in the appropriate field and then appearing for the interviews is one of the ways of working in HPCL.


Work-Culture 

How would you rate Stress-Level in your Profession?
As it should be
How would you rate your office/work infrastructure?
Good
How would you describe your co-workers?
OK
Generally speaking, your work as an Assistant Manager is
Office Work
Overall, how would you rate Work-Culture in your Profession?
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Importance of Education in the Profession of an Assistant Manager

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
At present, which institutes are best for the education of this profession?

ICAI for CA

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 as an Assistant Manager?

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 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

An assistant manager should have good leadership qualities, amazing concentration and should be very organized.

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

This job has provided me with a number of opportunities and a new experience to look forward to every day. The people are more than helpful and cooperative and respect you as a person. There is no partiality in promotions and it is solely based on your work of the entire year. The best thing about this job is the timings. We get the entire weekend off and hence we are able to spend more than enough time with our family and friends.

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

One thing that I consider as a negative in this career is the workload. Even though you have amazing opportunities and new things to look forward to every day, all that comes with a huge amount of workload. There are times when you have to work from home after hours just in case the task at hand is not completed. Also, one thing that I would love to change about my job is that even though I enjoy doing it, there is less pride as compared to other professions like medicine.


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 Impressed
Overall, how would you rate the Recognition aspect of your Profession?
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General Information of your Profession/Business as an Assistant Manager

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?
Very Difficult

The job of an Assistant Manager is to manage meetings and make sure everything in the company goes smoothly. even though you can start your own business in some other field using your organizing skills, you can not actually start a business.

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 like to choose medicine since there is more pride.


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