10 Reasons Why Mahindra AFS is a Great Place to Work


Mahindra AFS recently topped the ranks for best places to work in the manufacturing category! However, it isn’t merely the name or fame attached to the company that has made this possible. Mahindra AFS goes beyond these realms to create an environment that nurtures talent and encourages innovation. Through various initiatives under the umbrella of Mahindra’s EVP, Capable People, Real Experiences, Mahindra AFS has made it possible to turn its various initiatives into experiences that make a difference in the lives of people. Be it maternity leave or nurturing employees, the organisation has always been a step ahead!

Want to know what’s in store for the lucky ones who join Mahindra AFS? Here’s the list –

  1. Mahindra AQAuto Quotient

Auto Quotient is a complete ecosystem for auto lovers! Mahindra AFS strongly believes that the employees who show a distinguished passion for cars are differentiators in the auto industry. Sticking to the ideology of “Hire for Passion”, Mahindra AQ creates a community for not just its employees but also for the people who are outside the organisation through various initiatives on-ground. Thus, making Mahindra AFS the ideal place for auto enthusiasts!

What more?

Your passion for automobiles doesn’t reach a dead end when you enter the organisation. Through various initiatives under Mahindra AQ, like Trackathon, the annual group quiz, and others, you are given a chance to showcase your passion for automobiles and share the same with like-minded enthusiasts in the organisation!


2. Lunch with the President

Imagine going for lunch with the President of your organisation! What sounds like a dream, is one of Mahindra AFS’s usual realities! Initiatives like these clearly showcase that hierarchy takes a backseat and what really matters is the quality of work and expertise that you get on the table.Pawan Goenka

The ‘Lunch with the President’ gives a chance to 10 employees, across levels, to engage in a free discussion with the President Dr. Pawan Goenka and share ideas directly to improve the working of the organisation! This is a brilliant opportunity for them to have a direct interaction with the senior management and break communication barriers.


3. Shadow Boards

Creative2_v2.2At Mahindra AFS, young minds are considered vital to the organisation! Through Shadow Boards, young employees are given a chance to collaborate and bring transformational changes in the organisation. And
not just this, the shadow board members have been a vital part of their business growth as well! The Shadow Board members get a chance to pitch their ideas on strategic business requirements and work on areas that will enhance business outcomes. This shows the amount of trust the organisation places on the younger generation!

Many of the young managers who have been a part of shadow boards have seen their careers fast-tracked. Back in 2004, Mr. Karandikar was the brand head for a utility vehicle, Bolero. Today, he is the head of product development and marketing for the group’s international business. Harish Chavan, who was also a part of the Shadow Board program, is currently the COO of the Farm Division business at Mahindra AFS.


4. Health and Wellness

Considering a person’s busy schedule and ever-changing lifestyle, Mahindra AFS also takes special care of the health of their employees.Yoga

Catering to this, Mahindra AFS has formulated a special wellness program to ensure good health and wellness for its employees in a proactive manner. The program also consists of health education which guides the employees on how to maintain a healthy lifestyle. With on-site dieticians and various health sessions by renowned doctors, the employees get an opportunity to interact and get advice on their health in real-time!

The organisation also provides various gymnasium facilities topped up with Zumba classes, yoga sessions and health check-ups to make sure the employees stay fit. If you’re a health freak, Mahindra AFS is the place to be!


5. Education Assistance Policy

Whoever says their educational aspirations get crushed at the onset of their careers, haven’t worked with Mahindra AFS!Creative5_v2

Mahindra AFS emphasizes on the importance of educational goals in an individual’s career. Understanding the need for individual development, Mahindra AFS has formulated various policies which help you meet your career aspirations! And, that’s not about it.

In order to ensure premium education, Mahindra AFS has tie-ups with premier management institutes such as IIM-Lucknow, SP Jain Institute of Management, Welingkar Institute of Management Studies, SIBM and XLRI. This has made it possible for employees to achieve their educational dreams while still being with the organisation.


6. Rise awardsCreative7_v2

Appreciating good work is deeply rooted in Mahindra’s culture! And one of the biggest examples of their rewarding culture is Rise awards. Mahindra AFS rewards its employees, who have created a business or social impact, using the foundation of the Rise pillars! This motivates the employees to think alternatively, go beyond limits and do something that brings about a positive change in the society.Through Rise Awards, Mahindra AFS has been able to foster the culture of recognizing outperformance.


7. Abundant Learning Opportunities

With the aim toCreative6_v2 create a valuable global footprint, it is crucial for the organisation to identify and groom employees. At Mahindra AFS, these groups of employees are given quality exposure to meet their career aspirations and become future leaders in the organisation!

In order to transform into a better organization, Mahindra AFS aims to understand the need behind investing efforts towards grooming future leaders.


8. Maternity and Paternity Leave

There is nothing more beautiful than the joy of parenting and no parent would want to miss thCreative8_v2.2at experience. At Mahindra AFS, there are different policies that encourage the employees to take complete delight in their time with the new-born. The maternity leave promises the female employees 12 weeks along with an extended leave of 12 weeks. The paternity leave allows the male employee to work from home for 7 days within a period of 6 months (3 months before and 3 months after the birth of his child). Apart from that, he can also avail a paternity leave of 5 or 6 days depending on the predominant working week of the location in a month.

And the support doesn’t stop here! If you are planning to adopt, the organisation also lets you take an adoption leave.


9. IdeaDrive – The Policy Co-Creation Platform

As any company takes utmost efforts to gain an insight of their consumers, Mahindra AFS reflects the same philosophy with their employees before rolling out any policy! Policies are put up on an onlinCreative10_v2e forum and employees are invited to share their ideas wherefrom the best solutions get incorporated into the final policy!

IdeaDrive is one of the best examples that showcase the open culture at Mahindra AFS. Through IdeaDrive (the policy co-creation platform at Mahindra AFS) the organisation collaborates with its employees to bring out the best solutions!


 10. Search For Strategist

Mahindra_EmployeeEveryone has a hidden strategist inside them! To bring out the best in you and to get your grey cells working, Mahindra AFS has created an open platform called “Search for Strategist”. Search for Strategist is an opportunity for all the employees, regardless of their age, function, business, to work on real-life business challenges and opportunities.
These ideas are then presented by the teams to the senior management!
Through Search for Strategist, the employees are encouraged to look at problems from a Business perspective and not from an individual perspective, thus, resulting in collective brainstorming sessions!

Here are our 10 reasons, what are yours? Share your experiences using #MahindraExperience on Twitter and stand a chance to win exciting prizes!

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