Passion Meets Purpose at Mahindra AFS

Pratik Pillai Mahindra ExperienceMeet a balanced amalgam of staying true to your roots while embracing change at Mahindra.

It’s been six years of my auto-passionate enterprise in Mahindra. Within a span one year of my joining, I was assigned the prime responsibility of Material Specification for major Mahindra projects. This helped me enhance my learnings and gave a boost to my career. Mahindra offered a canvas to experiment with the Materials technology. It lent me an artist’s creative responsibility to innovate and render the vehicle’s overall look and performance.

Exercising Freedom Prudently

Complete freedom with boundaries, just a few directions, is conducive to growth. You’re entrusted full authority with your work, but guidance is always around the corner, whenever you need it. The immense trust in a newcomer as myself pushed me towards personal and professional growth. It almost resonated the ethic of a campus with numerous options to explore.

The Jeeto and KUV100 wonder balloons were one of our most significant projects shaping an unmatched experience in my tenure until today.

Rewards are Around the Corner with your performance

Rewards that we get from the management give us immense pride and inspiration. I have received an Employee of the Month award and various other Spot Awards. Such appreciation pushed me to excel.

Apart from the management’s efforts, what motivates us is customer satisfaction. I remember this particular incident where I happened to strike up a conversation with a policeman. As the conversation went on, he got to know about my involvement with Mahindra at which point he casually broke into praise for the Mahindra Bolero. While I already knew the safety factor the vehicle offered, he also told me about its smooth ownership of rugged terrains. That dose of feedback became one of my core inspirations to work even more tirelessly.

Culture at Mahindra

Dynamic Leadership

The first aspect you notice is the moment you step into our workplace: there are a large number of young leaders here. This not only accords us with the optimism that there is the opportunity for growth but cultivates an open culture. We are encouraged to take calculated risks and often, they have been incredibly rewarding. The communication flows seamlessly across different levels.

Key to Success at Mahindra

Just like our balanced work approach, our operations run balanced in rural and urban sectors. That has been the most crucial factor to our success. Not only do we cater to the urban regions, but also make comparable sales to our rural customers. In fact, the Farm Division at Mahindra is at par with its Auto Division. The ability to be home-grown as well as staying true to our roots has gained the country’s trust that makes us offer our best on the table. We create a society out of a nation, and we couldn’t be happier.

Days Ahead

When your passion becomes your work, it stops being monotonous. When I think about creating a product that’s heading out to the competition, I’m driven to make it exceptionally tough to beat.

I’m enamoured of being a material specialist and supporting the powertrain team in their efforts of building world-class vehicles.

What’s your passion at work?

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