Startup; a word with multiple definitions and subjective outlook has been a major topic of discussion among corporate professionals and youth. Working in an environment, where people do not interfere with your professional outlook and discipline guidelines can be both easy and tough simultaneously.
A place where senior management only cares about your work objectives and deadlines, where you can have to be assured to have fun alongside work. Is it a myth?
Are the corporate and traditional professionals right, when they say that startups are all about fun and no work? Or is it real? Do companies like Facebook and Google have really understood the meaning of ‘Startups’ and have successfully placed themselves as a place where work is fun?
I am really no one to judge anyone, but talking about startups always gives me the same feeling, when I think of time-travel.
Both are fascinating and both are on-book theories and mostly no one has really been able to get near to experience either of them. When I came back to NCR (India), I was looking for a workplace where I can find my vision of life to align with company’s goal.
SaaS Labs, a solution-driven company, started on 26th February 2016 by two far-sighted and ingenious siblings ‘Gaurav Sharma’ and ‘Ammrita Sharma’ matched my preferences ideally.
Gaurav, a chemical engineer by degree, could never resist the love for his first girlfriend “Coding”. It was his idea of building his own company, which thrilled his mind since he was a child.
On the other hand, Ammrita, a software engineer by profession possesses her own startup experience and is handling operations for the company.
Together both of them lay a strong foundation for a stupendous workplace, where each employee feels like an asset to the company.
Well, it’s a Monday morning and you cannot be more excited to go to the office. Sounds unfamiliar right? This is the daily routine of SaaS Lab’s employees. People here are not designated work but they choose what to do.
It will be a misconception to say that in startups people do not work and it’s all about fun. In SaaS Labs, there is no concept such as employees; all personnel, right from Gaurav till our respective teams addresses each other as teammates.
Work is fun because each person is doing what they love and not what they had to. It is this dedication and inspirational level that even on Sundays some of us work to meet the deadlines.
You might be thinking “What sort of company is it, where people are working on Weekends too?”
I do not work on weekends (from home) because I am supposed to or I am lagging behind the deadlines. It is the inspiration to work as much as I can, in order to ensure personal & professional growth that drives me straight to the incomplete projects.
Many firms have this practice of providing ‘work from home’ facility. It is not a facility here at SAAS Labs; it is a privilege to work for your own growth accordingly. Each employee works to ensure their own personal growth in close proximity with company goals.
There are several departments working in compliance with the SAAS Lab’s Objective.
Tech Team is one of the backbones of our company. It is these brilliant minds that render the other department a cause to work on.
Meet our Tech Team Lead, Prateek Khurana. An innocent face with a child-like smile, he has a brain of a million codes while solving a bug/query. It is his mind and discipline that our tech team is so eminent when it comes to both effectiveness & efficiency.
Other Tech team members such as Tejendra, Tushar, Santa and Vivek ensure to aid Prateek in keeping the website at an exquisite level.
Making this one of the most hard working and proficient employees when it comes to interacting with customers or promoting our products, Marketing team surely is a trump card for our company.
Let’s introduce you to our Sr. digital marketing manager; Sanjay Negi. With an all-time smiling face with loads of optimism and energy, Sanjay is the person responsible for increasing the visibility of our firm and our products.
Another important name, which is the sole warrior for customer interaction and maintains a bridge between SAAS Labs and Customer Pool, is Aditya Sharma. As a ‘Customer Success Manager, Aditya ensures to solve any issue that is bothering the customers and ensuring a better ‘Customer Base’.
This is a team, which makes the message of company diffuse to the client pool, via an image-based medium. Lead by Deepak Sisodia, Graphics team works in conformation with other teams.
Head of graphic team, Deepak is a silent but sincere person. Always looked like he is thinking something, Deepak transforms the textual message in a visual format to make it much more connective to our target customers.
Our ‘one woman army’ who is maintaining and controlling all the activities related to human resource, and making sure to keep a well-versed and hassle-free environment in the company. She is bubbly, always greeting with a smile and is one of the major assets of the company.
This is a newly formed segment of our workforce. Lead by two aspiring and good-to-go professionals Saurabh Jhakar and Sriram, Sales team always make sure to reach the customers at the appropriate day & time to increase the market share in the industry.
One of the most important factors in creating a large & loyal customer base is communicating the right message. Content Team makes sure to document all the internal requirements and also create marketing articles & blogs, in order to provide a crystal clear communication.
Lead by me; Shashvat Vats; this team prepares, handles and checks the content of all departments in a streamlined manner.
Here comes ‘The Boss’, CEO of SaaS Labs, Gaurav Sharma, who ensures to work day & night to make sure all the other departments have a goal to accomplish.
COO Ammrita Sharma, COO of SaaS Labs, is a major reason, why SaaS Labs is growing so fast. Her multitasking skills and handling the situation attitude keep the process flow to be streamlined.
Our team works together in a fun environment where problem solving is seen as a challenge to utilise your skills with utmost efficiency. Apart from work, different weekly activities such as Potluck, Weekly Interactive Sessions, and Cross-Functional Learning Sessions keep a fun-based environment in the workplace.
For keeping a start-up sense of feeling in each employee, regular intakes for ideas, sessions to discuss ideas and freedom for implementation has been a regular focus for SAAS LABS.
To keep the work-life balance in proximity, our firm senior management makes sure to keep a transparency throughout the hierarchy so as to leave no stone unturned .
SAAS LABS and START-UPS
Ensuring a company is eligible to be called as a ‘start-up’, senior management should keep the company’s objective in conformation with the personal growth of each personnel.
SaaS Labs is a place, where generating ideas are encouraged and freedom to take risk is a privilege to acquire. With a crazy but genius sibling pair as the founders, SaaS Labs is a company, which totally works on “Solution-driven” ideology.
All the products of SaaS Labs are totally solution driven, in order to provide a hassle-free environment to our customers.
We at SaaS Labs never think of quitting from any situation, instead, we keep on working on the finding the relevant solution.
It is this far-sighted vision of our professionals that SaaS Labs is able to launch an eminent product line effectively.
You might be thinking why I am bragging so much about SaaS Labs. Well, my friends, it’s not just a workplace, where employees come and do their assigned work; but Saas Labs is a place, where innovation is encouraged everyday and where passion & only passion is allowed to prevail among the employees.
Do not believe me. Just make your way to our premises and feel the optimism and entrepreneurial spirit right away from the doorstep.
This me, Shashvat vats signing off; till next time!