I’ve often read that in the process of finding a job, make sure the company you pick is not a place you curse every Monday morning. Having been part of this journey at Pipes for nearly a year, I can safely say I have found the right place.
When I enter my office everyday, I know there will be challenges, but I also know it’s gonna be worthwhile. The day starts with a knock, a click and faces smiling at you as we exchange pleasantries. Then comes the time I scan through my to do list and start working. But what’s really interesting is the way everything functions at Pipes. How everything falls in place. The people and the set up. The work and the fun. The casualness and the enthusiasm. The seriousness and the shenanigans. The bean bags and the performances. How everything is infused into one other yet so distinctly able to portray the individual struggles combined with one mission and one belief.
My work mainly includes the testing of articles, finding sources and helping with the social media marketing. It’s funny how I didn’t know any of it before I came here. With time and patience, I understood it all. Not to blow my own trumpet, but I’d like to think I’m pretty good at it. However, I’m still learning & having fun at the same time, which is in my opinion, one of the best ways to learn when you’re young.
Sure, there are times things go wrong; I don’t meet my deadlines. I cannot come to work. Some days are less constructive. Sometimes, it’s just not my day. But we are all human, and this is just a part of the package. But when I leave office in the evening, I know I’ll come back the next day and make it right. And I know I’ll work better. Not only because I need to, but because of the small handwritten notes I get at the end of each month. They make me want to excel.
If there was one word to describe the culture at the office, it would be ‘cheerful’. Everyone has something to share and something to add. There’s always someone eating stuff he isn’t supposed too. Someone getting too protective of their laptop from the dripping sauce from lunch. A mindless question which doesn’t fit into the conversation. A ‘what’s up?’ with a motive behind it. Or a cleanliness freak at work. All of this keeps you motivated and positive!
Something great as a startup is that none of the senior guys are termed ‘sir’, or ‘ma’am’. No one shows off an air of supremacy so there is a comfort level we share. Perhaps things will change once we welcome a herd of new colleagues with the fast growth of the app and the company, but I am confident the foundation of this place will never change, and the fact that each individual knows their importance. It’s not just a place where I work, but a place where I grow. A place which teaches me a lot more than any institution.
This has been my journey from an Intern to an Integral part.
Having said that, I need to get back to work. Have a great day!