Located in the Software Technology Parks of India, Shillong complex, Chillibreeze is not a new name or an unheard one in Shillong. From its humble beginnings with just two computers when it started out to state-of-the-art technology the company uses today, Chillibreeze has indeed come a long way. And this year happens to mark the company’s 10-year anniversary in Shillong!
How did it happen? And where did it all began? Now that’s an interesting story. Want to know more?
Ralph Budelman, CEO and Joanna Budelman, Director and Co-founder visited India in the 1990s. In the year 2004, they founded Chillibreeze in Bengaluru, which started as one of the first virtual content writing companies in India.
In the same year, Ralph and Joanna visited Shillong and they saw tremendous potential as well as opportunities in the people of Shillong. So in 2005, Chillibreeze added design to its portfolio. But at that point, Chillibreeze was serving customers via multiple platforms, like SketchUp, 3D Modelling, etc. The turning point came the following year when Chillibreeze began to see the potential in PowerPoint formatting services. With that, Chillibreeze began fine tuning and honing their skills with PowerPoint with lesser and lesser focus on the other platforms. Their focus was rewarded when The Arnold Group LLC became Chillibreeze’s first major client. Thereafter, Chillibreeze grew steadily by word of mouth and expanded its services to top companies across the globe.
Since then, Chillibreeze has been evolving and has undergone numerous refinements in a bid to stay competitive and keep pace with the ever changing and dynamic nature of customer requirements. Better still, Chillibreeze team members have been able to not only adapt but been able to overcome all the changes these last ten years. And with each change, the team as well as the company has grown stronger and more robust, ensuring a secure and sustainable future for Chillibreeze and the community around it.
Chillibreeze will celebrate its 10 year of existence in Shillong by organizing a special event to commensurate the occasion. Stay tune to know more about the upcoming event that will mark the 10 year anniversary of the company.
Training and Development
As with every organization, Chillibreeze too provides a training and developmental platform to its employees, new as well as existing, so as to align their skill sets and work behavior with the goals and mission of the company.
At the end of a grueling eight weeks of training, candidates undergo a further three months in probation. During this period, they are closely monitored, coached and counselled on how they apply their recently acquired skills while demonstrating work behavior which is conducive to the vision of Chillibreeze.
Apart from skill oriented programs, development programs are also designed and delivered to all staff which cover key work life aspects like people management, project efficiency, time management, among many others.
Executive, Web and E-Commerce
Born and brought up in Shillong, Joshua Nonghuloo is a new addition to Chillibreeze's OneShape team. He is a fresher with a degree in Computer Application who likes staying abreast with the latest in technology and gadgets. Working with Chillibreeze provides him with the opportunity to go in depth with the intricacies in web development and the framework and layout of websites.
So why did Joshua choose Chillibreeze? "I wanted to work in a reputed company and I heard Chillibreeze has a good working culture, a professional environment and works with globally recognized companies. Naturally, Chillibreeze was my top choice".
Before he joined Chillibreeze he was apprehensive about being able to contribute to the company's growth but after being inducted into the OneShape, he gained exposure to web designing, trouble shooting web related issues, the functionality of websites and understanding e-commerce. Although he has been with Chillibreeze for 5 months, he has learnt and gained tremendous experience and is now convinced that Chillibreeze is the right place to grow, build and realize his potential.
Joshua's message to those who do not know the company: "Chillibreeze is a growing company and I would say that it has proven its capabilities through its work and will evidently be a big influence in this part of the world. It is a place where we work as a team and everyone is ready to help each other to accomplish a common goal".
Executive, HR and Admin
Holding an MBA from North Eastern Hill University, Gary Lyngdoh is an enthusiastic and energetic individual in search of a job that not only offers challenges but growth opportunities as well.
Armed with good administrative and interpersonal skills, Gary soon established his place in the company. When being asked as to how he was able to acclimatize himself with the work environment, Gary shared, "It is because the company has a friendly and healthy working culture that made it easier for me to get along with my colleagues. The values and principles of Chillibreeze are the building blocks of the company and they are the same attributes that I as well as everyone here uphold".
Since he joined, Gary has learnt the importance of time management, organizing, planning and scheduling the day-to-day activities of the company. Gary's message to the youths of Northeast India who are in search of a challenging and purposeful career, "If you are looking for a career that offers growth and development, then you will find Chillibreeze to be a perfect fit. There are young, amazing and hard working talents working with the company and working with them will elevate your growth".
Opportunities within and recognition for good work
Growth in Chillibreeze is not only vertical but horizontal as well. Staff may grow not only in terms of a promotion, but may also move across departments depending on their skill sets. This means that learning, innovation and personal growth are as much of an opportunity for Chillibreeze staff as are promotions.