Engineering career @ InfoEdge

 
  • Date: June 23, 2012, 3:00 pm - June 23, 2012, 4:10 pm
  • Duration: 1 Hours, 10 Minutes
  • Type of Event: Pre-Placement Talk
  • Who Should Attend: Engineers
  • The event aims at introducing you to the career opportunities, growth prospects and culture at Info Edge. It introduces you to India's No. 1 internet company and also to the cutting edge technological platforms created at Info Edge.
 

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Sharmeen Khalid

Executive Vice President – Human Resources Info Edge India Ltd.
An MBA from IRMA, Sharmeen has rich corporate experience of more than 15 years in the area of Human Resource Management. She has been instrumental in creating a rich talent pool across Business verticals at Info Edge.

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  • Firstnaukri: Hello Everyone,Thanks for logging in. Let me welcome Ms. Sharmeen Khalid to this interactive session. Request Ms. Khalid to give her opening comments and open the floor for student questions.
  • Sharmeen Khalid : Hi everyone. Welcome! Please feel free to ask me any queries you may have
  • RAKESH MASIPOGU: HELLO MAM
  • dipali shukla: hello mam
  • Rahul: hello mam , glad to chat with you
  • Sharmeen Khalid : Hi everyone
  • Ajeet Kumar: good afternoon ma'm, myself Ajeet from IIIT Allahabad. my question is about job profile that you are offering. ?
  • Sharmeen Khalid : The profile we are offering is that of software engineer. You will essentially be responsible for coding and development of scalable web applications
  • RAKESH MASIPOGU: what kind of career opportunities could i expect from info edge
  • Rahul: I mean , like To what extent the growth is possible in engineering career
  • Rahul: can i ask some question related to post placement period ?
  • RAKESH MASIPOGU: im a graduate from IIIT in ECE specialisation
  • Sharmeen Khalid : You begin as a software engineer in the Engineering team. you will work on open source, internet technologies. you can then move on to solving more complex engineering problems related to scalability, traffic etc. you can then lead teams and become a project manager and lead large teams
  • Rahul: Is money the only parameter to decide?
  • Sharmeen Khalid : No, money can not be the only parameter that a student should have in mind while chosing a career. It has be a mix of job profile, industry type, technologies etc
  • Bijay Dhital: Hell mam,I would like to ask about the minimum expectations that you seek from the freshers?
  • Bijay Dhital: What are the technical expertise that you seek ?
  • Sharmeen Khalid : we look for bright, academically good students, with excellent engineering and analytical skills. We have a technical test based on aptitude, programming skills and database knowledge. besides technical knowledge we are also particular about hiring associates with good interpersonal and communication skills
  • abhishek verma: is there any scope for usability engineer or interaction designer in info edge......i am a PG student of human computer interaction in IIIT
  • Sharmeen Khalid : yes, we would like to meet interaction and usability engineering students
  • Rahul: Are electrnics guys equally eligible ?
  • Sharmeen Khalid : This year we are not going in for electronics students unlike the previous years
  • arpit: what is the minimum C.G.P.I criteria you have ??
  • Sharmeen Khalid : for students to be eligible for the written test CGPA of 6 and above is needed
  • manish untwal: what about the growth in Info edge?
  • Sharmeen Khalid : we have numerous examples of associates in our company who began their career with us as fresh engineers, and now they are leading teams, working on search, algorithms, architecture, and application development.
  • amardeep: what is the package offered for this profile ???
  • akshat: Mam,What package Infoedge is offering this year for IIIT Allahabad students ?
  • Sharmeen Khalid : we offer nearly 5.6 LPA( fixed + variable)
  • Ajeet Kumar: hiring process/how many rounds etc. ?
  • Sharmeen Khalid : We have an online technical round, Coding session and interviews as the three layered hiring process
  • Anmol Bansal: hello mam...very gud aftrnoon. I want to ask about the job location?
  • Sharmeen Khalid : Job location is Noida
  • Kamini Singh: you hire only hard coders?
  • Sharmeen Khalid : We hire people who have very good coding skills
  • Vaibhav juneja: is branch ( cs/it ) is a foremost criteria?
  • Sharmeen Khalid : Yes, we take students from CS and IT
  • akshat: what are the additional benefits Infoedge is offering apart from package?
  • Sharmeen Khalid : we offer a great engineering career at Info Edge. Besides salary, we have a family mediclaim cover, five days working and we are also coming up with a state of the art new facility in noida
  • abhishek verma: if you guys are interested then ..we are 12 students who are studying HCI......but we are in dobut relating to job profile in info edge as almost all of us are freshers ....have minimum industry exper
  • Sharmeen Khalid : please be in touch with arpan.saxena@naukri.com for HCI vacancies
  • Kul Kauwid Rora: Do the CGPA matters in anyway or you look for the knowlegde and skills?
  • Sharmeen Khalid : We do look for Knowledge and skills but CGPA is one indicator of both these things and we do have a cut off on CGPA
  • AJAY KUMAR INDORIA: Hello Ma'am. I m doing PG in HUMAN COMPUTER INTERACTION. Is there any scope for HCI people. What kind of job profile u need for us?
  • Sharmeen Khalid : please be in touch with arpan.saxena@na ukri.com for HCI vacancies
  • amardeep: what is work timing ?? some people likes to work at night and not in morning . so is there any schedule for night ??
  • Sharmeen Khalid : our office timings are from 9.30 to 6.30 with some flexibilities built in. people stretch till late whenever reqd
  • amit kumar: Good afternoon Mam, Could you kindly tell me about the technology platforms that Info Edge works on.
  • Sharmeen Khalid : We work various technologies some of them being: LINUX, Apache, MySQL, PHP. Please go through our campus website : http://www.firstnaukri.com/careers/campus_hiring_2012/?othersrcp=14240&wExp=N
  • Anmol Bansal: how many job openings are there for freshers??
  • Ansul Agarwal: I mean in your firm
  • Sharmeen Khalid : we plan to hire around 20 engineers this year
  • Anmol Bansal: hello mam...very gud aftrnoon. I want to ask about how many you are expecting to recruit from our college?
  • Sharmeen Khalid : we plan to hire around 20 engineers this year
  • Vaibhav juneja: so its like ece/eee people wont get a call for test even they have knowledge of language?
  • Sharmeen Khalid : Yes, this year we are taking people only from CS and IT
  • Swati Geriani: Do u provide opportunities in other profiles off-campus say HR or Business Analyst?
  • Sharmeen Khalid : for these roles we hire MBAs
  • hemant kumar: any other technical expertise that you would consider/prefer other than coding ??
  • Sharmeen Khalid : Essestially logical ability and good coding skills is what we look at
  • manish untwal: do info edge have collaboration with any university if some one want to pursue higher education?
  • Sharmeen Khalid : Hi Manish, currently we do not have tie ups.
  • arpit: what is the minimum package you offer to freshers for software engineering position ??
  • Sharmeen Khalid : we offer nearly 5.6 LPA( fixed + variable)
  • amit kumar: Do you think working at Info edge is as challenging as working at Amazon or Google? What steps are being taken at naukri to benchmark against these internet giants?
  • Sharmeen Khalid : Hi Amit, visit http://www.naukri.com/campus_hiring_2012/ to get a sense of the kind of work we do, and what our people have to say about it
  • Anmol Bansal: how many job openings are there for freshers??
  • Sharmeen Khalid : around 20
  • Kul Kauwid Rora: I just want to enquire what qualities you look into a student while recruiting them?
  • Sharmeen Khalid : we look for bright, academically good students, with excellent engineering and analytical skills. We have a technical test based on aptitude, programming skills and database knowledge. besides technical knowledge we are also particular about hiring associates with good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Anmol Bansal: mam do you provide internship?
  • Sharmeen Khalid : Yes, we do provide internshi as well. This year around 10 students interned with us
  • Tatsat: is there any provision for a consulting profile in Infoedge with a qualification required of B.tech.
  • Sharmeen Khalid : No, we do not have consuting profiles at Info Edge
  • vivek kumar singh: tell us about work environment at info edge
  • Sharmeen Khalid : we have a great work culture, and people vouch for the flexibility and freedom they experience here. visit http://www.naukri.com/campus_hiring_2012/ to know more
  • Kamini Singh: And, after getting job, we have to do coding all the time? Am just eager to know bout the work, one has to do there?
  • Sharmeen Khalid : http://www.naukri.com/campus_hiring_2012/
  • Mohit Kumar Lal: Do Infoedge provides 6 month intern with job the job offer ..?
  • Sharmeen Khalid : We normally have 2 months internship.
  • Anmol Bansal: mam do you provide internship?
  • Anmol Bansal: mam do you provide internship?
  • Kamini Singh: you give 6months intern in 8th sem and then job?
  • Sharmeen Khalid : yes
  • amardeep: mam do u also provide 6 month pre job internship for the selected students ??
  • Sharmeen Khalid : Some colleges have the concept of internship just before final offers. we offer both kinds of internships
  • NAVEEN KUMAR: hello Ma'am..I would like to know how your experience has been with this organization ?
  • Sharmeen Khalid : It has been amazing. its great to work for a growing organization, and that too in the consumer internet space.
  • Ajeet Kumar: are you prefer guys having skills in operating system and DBMS. ?
  • Sharmeen Khalid : Data base and os are integral part of the role. Hence we prefer guys who have knowledge of these
  • Rahul Sharma: Whats the maximum package that an enginering student incur in 2-3 years of career over there?
  • Sharmeen Khalid : It all depends on how well you do here. Compensation could range anywhere from 8-12 lakhs. these figures are as per our current salary bands, and get revised from time to time depending on market.
  • manish untwal: do info edge have collaboration with any university if some one want to pursue higher education?
  • Sharmeen Khalid : Right now we do not have collaboration with any university. But we keep exploring such these things.
  • Anmol Bansal: when you are expecting to visit us ?
  • Sharmeen Khalid : which institute are you from
  • Mohit Kumar Lal: Mam,What are the additional benefits company is offering to freshers and how is the facilities in infoedge ?
  • Sharmeen Khalid : Besides a great career, you will get to work with the best minds in the internet industry. other benefits are good pay, mediclaim cover etc. we are also coming up with a state of the art office facility in noida
  • manas: mam what about web developers do you hire web developers in asp.net
  • Sharmeen Khalid : yes. contact ankita.saxena@naukri.com
  • Ajeet Kumar: what about the extra activities .?
  • Sharmeen Khalid : We have a lot of extra curricular activities like tresure hunt, pictionary, knowledge sharing sessions, hack days etc
  • madhusudan: Mam, What are work locations ??
  • Sharmeen Khalid : noida
  • amardeep: when u will expect to visit in iiita for recruitment??
  • Sharmeen Khalid : 16, 17th Aug
  • hemant kumar: any other technical expertise that you would consider/prefer other than coding ??
  • Sharmeen Khalid : we look for bright, academically good students, with excellent engineering and analytical skills. We have a technical test based on aptitude, programming skills and database knowledge. besides technical knowledge we are also particular about hiring associates with good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Tatsat: Is there any provision for a consulting profile in Infoedge with a qualification required of B.tech?
  • Sharmeen Khalid : No
  • NAVEEN KUMAR: when do you planning to visit our campus (IIITA) ?
  • arpit: how infoedge recruits BTech IT sy=tudents
  • Sharmeen Khalid : 16, 17th Aug
  • Anmol Bansal: so mam out of 5.6lpa , what is basic salary?
  • Sharmeen Khalid : we will explain salary breakup when we visit campus
  • jivesh: mam, are we provided with sports facilities at info edge?
  • Sharmeen Khalid : we have table tennis, foose ball, carrom etc
  • madhusudan: mam, how fast we can jump from technical to managerial role ??
  • Sharmeen Khalid : in 3-5 years
  • Kul Kauwid Rora: Do you think, any student can feel that they are being paid less for the amount of work? i m sorry if i asked a wrong question!
  • Sharmeen Khalid : yes, sure
  • jivesh: hello mam, when is info edge visiting IIIT for campus hiring this year? i am really excited to join this company.
  • Sharmeen Khalid : 16, 17th Aug
  • manas: any facilities of further education like corporate mba?
  • manish untwal: do Info edge has any collaboration with university for higher education if his/her manager suggest him to have some course in future?
  • Sharmeen Khalid : currently no
  • Ajeet Kumar: nice to meet you mam, expecting into infoedge soon.
  • Sharmeen Khalid : great, thanks
  • Mohit Kumar Lal: how many students do Infoedge expect for job from one campus during its visit ?
  • Sharmeen Khalid : It depends on how many students get selected.
  • hemant kumar: what are the working hours ...because some will prefer to work at night ?
  • Sharmeen Khalid : our office timings are from 9.30 to 6.30 with some flexibilities built in. people stretch till late whenever reqd
  • akshat: What are the projects that we will be supposed to handle If we get selected ?
  • Sharmeen Khalid : The project will be decided once a student joins us. Since this batch will join next year, difficult to allocate projects now.
  • Firstnaukri: Thank you Sharmeen for such an informative session. Hope it provided you some useful insights. Stay tuned for more such sessions through Firstnaukri Net-Engage !
  • Sharmeen Khalid : Thanks a lot for joining the chat. It was nice interacting with all of you.

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