Narrative by Vilasini Kumar.
Henry is a Team Leader, Chillibreeze. He joined in December 2011.
He is well qualified, with a BE (Electronics) degree.
He worked as a software engineer in a multinational company in NOIDA and he was earning well. Yet, he came back home in 2010 for his love for Shillong.
In 2011, he was looking for the right job opportunity and found Chillibreeze. He was excited and eager to learn more about the values and work culture.
Henry is thriving in Chillibreeze and his work is getting noticed. He is quick to respond to customer emails and always on top of things. He represents ‘speed and reliability’, the core values Chillibreeze stands for.
What made him move? Is Chillibreeze meeting his aspirations? Is he happy with the work he does and the pay he gets?
We talked to Henry—asked him a few questions and listened to what he had to say.
Tell us about yourself before you joined Chillibreeze
What has it been like in Chillibreeze?
I joined as an Executive in December 2011 and was promoted to Sr. Executive in Jan 2014. In August 2015 I was offered a chance to lead a new initiative of Chillibreeze—Zizira. My journey thus far has been wonderful.
What peps me up the most is customer feedback that they are happy with what I delivered. For example, this comment came a few days ago, “Really fantastic work guys. Thanks”. To me, this is proof that we have given them value.
I appreciate the fairness and candid behavior of the managers and team leaders in Chillibreeze.
I am part of a church group. I use some of the values I learned in Chillibreeze to help people in that group. They notice that I keep the meeting calm. Part of this has come from Chillibreeze. In my MNC job I had weekly meetings with my manager in the US and was used to communicating regularly over email too. Yet, in Chillibreeze I am learning how to communicate more politely and from the heart! There is a marked difference in the environment.
I want Chillibreeze to establish itself strongly in Shillong and continue to be a role model. I hope to see changes in the mindset of people who think that there is nothing better than a government job as a career option.
As we finished the chat Henry added with enthusiasm, “I hope to grow to senior positions in the company.”
As you read this blog post, if you have any questions or you want to share your experience, please add them as comments.