Are you interested in joining the Gartner team in Gurgaon? Below, Akash Jain, Associate Director of Data and Visual Analytics and Insights, shares about his experience relocating from Connecticut to India and how he has been able to grow his career with Gartner.
How did I being my Gartner journey? Similar to most other candidates, it all started when I applied for a senior developer role in Stamford, Connecticut. Having moved to the United States a few years before, Gartner had always been one of my dream companies to work for. I was super excited when I got the call to come into the office for the interview — since it would put me one step closer to my dream of joining the company. After a few weeks, the day had finally come. I was starting my Gartner journey in the global headquarters.
Before coming to Gartner, most of my working experience was at service-based companies, where I used to work for clients, so the idea of joining Gartner was altogether a different type of environment. When I started in December 2014, I was aligned to the BAW team, now referred to as the Visual Analytics and Insights team, which specializes in enterprise data warehouse and business intelligence.
Over the next few months, I became fully immersed in my role and learned a lot of new technologies, which wouldn’t have been possible outside Gartner. The quality and the level of the enterprise dashboard we developed for various business units were way different than those in any other projects I had worked on in the past. It was challenging, and I was absolutely loving it.
Having spent a few years in the U.S., I decided to move back to India for personal reasons, and with the support of my manager and the IT leadership team, I joined our Gurgaon office in September 2016. I was very thankful to everyone for ensuring a smooth transition.
In 2016, our team in Gurgaon was small, with just four people supporting the entire region. We started hiring aggressively, and now we are a team of 20 people just within 3 years. I have been part of the hiring process, and I can very confidently say that we have a strong technical team that is up for handling any type of challenge. Apart from my usual tasks, I assist my team in its day-to-day work to ensure we deliver top quality work to our partners.
Here at Gartner, we keep looking for new ways to improve processes and stay in sync with the latest technology trends. It feels great to be associated with such a growing company that’s full of learning opportunities. I’ve now been with Gartner for over four years, and I’ve realized that Gartner truly values its employees’ personal as well as professional development. People are humble here and they have the curiosity to take on challenging tasks. My hardworking team and Gartner’s collaborative culture are just a few of the reasons I love coming into the office each morning. From my first day on the job, I’ve been enjoying the work that I do and the people that I meet. There has truly never been a better time to join the Gartner team.
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