Yes, my career with KONE started in 2004 when I joined as a Commercial Trainee. Being born & brought up in Chennai, I was pretty much a Chennaite who had no travel exposure. I still remember my first train travel in 2004 to Hyderabad with KONE. The initial days of my career was filled with multiple challenges & surprises. Being a young boy just out of college, KONE gave me a different perspective to life by exposing me to many tough situations. All the constant traveling, staying outdoors, experimental projects have helped me lay my foundation strong. So strong, that after 2 years of joining, I was promoted as Assistant Manager and in another 3 years I became the Manager for Corporate finance. The best part of being here is the varied roles that I get to play on a daily basis. In the last 11 years, I was always given challenging projects which made me raise my bar consistently. I must say the sense of wanting to prove myself kept me on my toes.
At KONE, appreciation comes in various forms & it comes right on time. I have been awarded on various occasions for my accomplishments. It was a rewarding moment, when I was chosen to be the project manager for a new process roll out in Malaysia. The feeling of being nominated for an international assignment was exhilarating. There is huge scope of learning here: when you learn, you excel – when you excel, you achieve – When you achieve, you are rewarded. It’s that simple here.
I have countless special moments with KONE, one such remarkable moment was my last day farewell party at the Bangalore branch. The amount of appreciation & sendoff speeches I received that day almost got me in tears. Our way of working deserves a special mention; Right from the mentors to learning & development along with the moral support, KONE is more than just a team. We are family.
I strongly believe that my job plays a huge role in KONE’s commitment to Improving urban life, as we are constantly on the lookout for something new & simple. We take best practices from various units worldwide & implement it here, which ultimately contributes to our vision of delivering the best people flow experience. We believe in automation & invention.
I’m really proud to say that 3 of my friends who I have referred have successfully completed their 5th year innings . KONE would be the dream destination for someone who is looking for a long time career that’s fulfilling in its own sense; a career that will grow along with you.