We are happy to share the results of the PwC Values story contest. Amidst an overwhelming response from all of you, the following stories made it to the top.
Read along as our alums share instances where they experienced PwC Values in and outside the firm.
He is presently the Managing Director of Ericsson Global Services. Here, he shares an opportunity that helped him to ‘reimagine the possible’.
It was in the nineties when PwC started its IT services business and we, from India, were leading the charge. The big challenge for us was to create an IT services and Technology Consulting practice in a firm that has traditionally been known for its audit and taxation services. IT was something that firms like PwC didn’t venture into.
The Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) wave was sweeping the corporate world and PwC’s clients wanted to ride the surf. We saw it as our big opportunity to leap into IT services via introducing ERP to our clients. For the first time in its history, PwC recruited engineers and technology professionals to create the core team in India. Over a period, PwC’s consulting and IT services gained worldwide reputation and many large corporations were vying to take it over and use it as the launch pad for their services transformation. This is how our journey of delivering world class technology solutions started in India.
I have learnt my most important lessons in PwC. It has become my template for transformation on which I have built myself, personally and professionally.
He is currently the Global Manager, Learning and Knowledge at IBM Services. He fondly remembers his time working under Late Mr. Rajarshi Sengupta whose ‘care’ helped him to succeed at PwC.
I was inducted at PwC on 1 June 2001. Three months prior to my joining, Mr. Rajarshi Sengupta, my would- be boss sent a note that said that I should come prepared to roll out a series of ‘Introduction to Consulting’ training programmes immediately upon joining. I was welcomed at PwC with a personal touch and given access to everything I needed to perform my role. Having worked in a brick and mortar environment for over 17 years, I was still new to the Technology and IT consulting space. Mr. Sengupta encouraged me at every step and assured me that it was my experience and insights in industry that mattered. We were finally able to execute a five day intensive programme where he was my true guiding light.
Rajarshi Sengupta was thus, truly a director who could make an actor like me act once the stage was set.
He is all praise for his manager Nitin Arora who has a very caring and understanding approach towards his team members. Read in Ramit’s own words.
Nitin is one of the managers who really ‘care’ for their people’s personal and professional wellbeing. I was working with an overseas client in Bangladesh and it took a visible toll on my health after I returned to India. Nitin was the first person to walk up to me and ask all the details about what happened and how he could help me. When I told him that I was unable to travel, he gave me various options and a set of clients that did not require shuttling around. I was provided with ample opportunities to stay in town and still be able to learn. Nitin displays excellent values and cares for his team, works together with them to seek opportunities and above all, acts with integrity.
Even though I had to part ways, Nitin still remains the best manager that I have worked with. He is the most knowledgeable person and provides his coaching while giving others the opportunity to add their inputs. It was really nice working with him.
He is a new age entrepreneur and is successfully running WONK App as a co-founder and COO. His keen interest in changing the education landscape in the country inspired him to come up with India’s first tutor discovery and booking app. Read how he ‘reimagined the possible’.
After I completed my stint with the Education Practice at PwC, I wondered how to reimagine the Indian education system for the better. The quality of education along with the undue stress being placed on the students is a matter of grave concern for the country. I knew that only Technology could fix this issue. This led me to co-founding WONK– India’s first on demand expert tutor booking and financing app. In the last one year, we have booked 12,000+ classes through our app with an average rating of 4.1+ on the PlayStore. We have also been selected by the State Government of Haryana, NASSCOM and Facebook for their respective startup programmes and have also been recognised under the Start-Up India Policy by Government of India. WONK is a platform where we have strived to ‘reimagine the possible’ and make learning more accessible to students.
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