A Day in Life of an Mphasian

Eyüp Ciler
Malessia Vang
Gurmahima Kaur
Aravindh R
Bellamkonda Vamsi Krishna
Phanendra Kumar Akurathi

Eyüp Ciler

Sr HR Analyst, Recruitment | Stuttgart/ Germany

Coffee, coffee, coffee – has to be the way everyone starts their workday! While the day entails planning for the day coming up, my job role requires interacting with a lot of people so my typical day at work is spent in keeping up with the deadlines along with accommodating scope for new tasks which is a given in my role.

 

Why Mphasis?

 

#StayAhead

We now live in a digital world with digitized and quickly accessible. What amazes me is that Mphasis lives up to this motto. You have everything you need right in front of you. This is also transferred to customer requests. The customer is advised, and the systems implemented are such that everything is state of the art. Thus, the customer is prepared for everything and can #stayahead of his competitors.

 

Appreciation

At Mphasis, we not only support the digitization of customers, but also train our employees in the latest technologies. We do this according to the respective needs of the market and the interests of the employees. The special thing is that good performances are recognized, encouraged, and shared with other team members. This motivates the employees and the colleague can help other team members to achieve the same by giving them tips.

 

Global work culture

My dream has always been to work in international teams. Mphasis made this dream possible for me. I spend the day working with people from many countries on three different continents. I get to learn a lot about different cultures, working methods and news from the world. I can then transfer these new perspectives into my work and improvise every day.



Where do you see yourself five years from now?

 

I hope to continue to be very successful at Mphasis! I have found a team and a work culture here that are open and honest with one another, and which conveys a sense of belongingness in the employee. I want to stay here for many years and help shape the company's success but with more responsibility in the future. Going forward, I would like to lead a team focussed entirely on IT specialists' resourcing and HR issues.

 

Your advice for budding Mphasians

 

You have found yourself a company that would like to continuously improve you. Take this chance! Take advantage of the offered training courses that develop you further, personally, or technically. There is a huge selection here and there is something for everyone. Be open and honest with your colleagues and superiors and they will help you get the best out of yourself. There is no problem that cannot be solved together.

 

Malessia Vang

Recruiter USA – Oklahoma

Your day at Work

When I wake up, there are two things on my mind. One, what are my priorities I must complete first thing when I log in to my PC? Second, I ask myself, “How can I have a higher success rate of connecting with candidates and keeping them engaged?”. The remaining of the day, I am reaching out to potential talents back to back on open roles I have and ending my day by following up with onboarding candidates to ensure that from the time of their hiring process to joining the team goes smoothly.

 

Why Mphasis?

 

Personal Growth: Mphasis is an engaged workplace that cares about personal growth and development. Programs and training in learning new technologies are offered to help improve and grow our skills whether it is for work or at home. Mphasis also has Open Door Policy to let us know that there is someone to support us always at the time of crisis and encourages healthy discussion within the workspace with our peers and superiors.

 

Team Oriented: At Mphasis, it is expected from each and every one of us no matter what our level, role, or function is- to bring all of who they are and do their best work because at the end of the day, it is a team effort to win. We are encouraged to interact with client’s hiring managers or SPOCs directly to get results with no delay.

 

Women Empowerment: Mphasis gives women in the workplace tools and creating platforms exclusively for women such as Women Empowered @Mphasis, it is a social media platform for women in the workplace to highlight workplace accomplishments and a place to voice their thoughts and views.



Where do you see yourself five years from now?

 

I know I am headed in the right direction with Mphasis because I have been lucky enough to work alongside with my supportive manager and amazing peers. So within 5 years from now, I hope to be able to work more extensively with the Marketing and Strategic team to help find new ways to draw in more talent, evolve the candidate experience, and help widespread Mphasis name.

 

Gurmahima Kaur

Senior Analyst - Talent Acquisition UK & Europe – DxC & Hitech

Mphasis Career Path that you will be led to next

My immediate aim is to rise through the ranks to ultimately make the strategic recruitment one of the best in the field by becoming its chief mentor in Mphasis. I am passionate about the work I do and have already garnered a lot of appreciation from across the chain of stakeholders. Currently, I am working towards the leadership of my recruitment team by learning all the intricacies of hiring in various regions of the UK and Europe. I keep myself posted with the latest updates in my field of work through interaction with various experts by means of blogs, webinars, trainings, recruitment portals, strategic sourcing conferences by experts, as well as by reading up various articles written on the subject by industry pioneers. I also keep making mental notes on how the efficiency of things can be optimized by making some radical changes and working towards bringing those to practical implementation, wherever and whenever possible, for the benefit of the company.

Your day at Work

My work day at Mphasis begins with a cheerful conference session with my team mates and our manager, where we update each other on the latest developments and strategize on the targets of the day. It is then usually followed by work calls with all the stakeholders to share important updates and close the open items on time. A work day at Mphasis is more enjoyable because it allows you to work as per your comfort by not only providing all the necessary facilities but also a nicely designed office space where you are not typically confined to your desk. The most enjoyable part of the work day is the tea break with my team where we do our brainstorming sessions and the one who finds the best idea is treated with fruit cake and goodies by team members, thus ,adding fun to work and an incentive to think out of the box. The day ends with preparing a summary tracker and a customary sign off call.

 

Why Mphasis?

 

Focus on Innovation and staying current

Staying current has become the most important and in fact a mandatory factor for sustaining in today’s competition. Mphasis technology’s focus is on the Gen next and cutting-edge technologies which keeps all of us one step ahead in the market. All the current and prospective resource planning is done based on the new advanced and upcoming technologies in the market which helps our stakeholders achieve great results and thrive to success.

 

High performance Culture

The work culture of Mphasis is thriving and competitive, with brainstorming at all levels by its workforce having people equipped with diverse talents , which brings innovative ideas to the table. This is one of the best assets of Mphasis in achieving success and moving up the ladder fast in the market.

 

It’s not just “Work”! it’s a lot more

That’s true! It’s not just “work” at Mphasis. There are so many things besides work you can engage yourself in at Mphasis, with various extracurricular activities and fun games run by the Employee engagement team, one can also participate in the learning forums, like CSR initiatives, Diversity & Inclusion programs, etc

 

What do you think about Mphasis culture how has that contributed to your star performance?

Mphasis work culture induces one to keep updated with the Gen next technologies and work techniques which not only helps you in growing professionally but also add to your learning and knowledge of latest technologies trending across the globe. The diverse work culture and regular training sessions on the new technology and developments help keep you ahead of your competitors in the market.

 

The other important part for me is recognition of my efforts. It feels worthwhile when your hard work and creativity is appreciated, and you are then motivated to give your best every single time. All this is backed up by continuous support from my team and guidance from my manager. It makes the work all the more enjoyable. As the famous proverb goes “Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life”. Fortunately, with the best team and facilities available, this is the job I love!

 

Where do you see yourself five years from now?

In next five years I see myself at a level where I will play an important role in designing the resource strategy for this company and leaving footprints along the way for others to follow.

 

Your advice for budding Mphasians

Mphasis gives you all possible opportunities to grow in your career by providing some of the best designed Advanced Learning programs which offer the scope of creativity while showcasing your skill set e.g.: Talent Next, Skill Port, etc. Along with this, they offer trainings in the latest portals and software tools available in my field of work. They also sponsor free of cost certifications, AWS being one example. Mphasis also has lot of projects running on all the cutting-edge technologies providing one with a great opportunity to work on Real Time environment and gain an edge in the competitive market. All Mphasians should make use of this opportunity not only for the company but for their own benefit too!

 

What are the various learning opportunities at Mphasis that you have come across?

Advanced Learning programs like Talent Next, Skill Port, etc. Trainings in the latest portals and software tools available in my field of work. Fully sponsored certifications related to one’s field of work.

 

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Aravindh R

Senior Manager – Solutions Design |Bangalore

I start up my day with a quick “catch-up” on ongoing items, and a mind map of things that I may have to work on later that day. I begin with closing out what I call as “quick action works” and keep out the larger work items for slots that are free from meetings. When I have continuous meetings, my tablet is my mate and when I have meetings in the evening, I take up my meetings along with a walk. Before I wind up for the day, I do another “catch-up” just to ensure everything is closed out.

 

Why Mphasis?

 

Environment that lets you APPLY Tech

At every stage of my career, whenever I learn something new, Mphasis has given me the opportunity and environment that lets you APPLY it in real world customer problems and solve it. When you have the right ideas, it is always nourished and adopted.

 

Lookout for what’s NEXT

As a company we consciously look out what’s NEXT all the time. This culture grew into me. While it is great to work on latest things, I keep an eye out for the emerging technology trends that Mphasis is intending to adopt and start trying it out.

 

PEOPLE centred

Over the years, one thing that I have always cherished about Mphasis is its PEOPLE centric approach. The countless CSR initiatives, Employee Engagement initiatives, Diversity Inclusion initiatives, employee friendly work environment and cutting-edge talent building platforms are a true testament to it.

 

Where do you see yourself five years from now?

Five years from now, I see myself as a person who will influence the technology directives at Mphasis and create differentiated solutions for large customer needs.

 

Your advice for budding Mphasians

When new technologies emerge in the market, many people scramble to learn that one new technology. But in today’s world, it is important to learn how that one new technology works hand in hand with a slew of other technologies and to focus on learning the unique capabilities that a new technology is charted out to enable. Most importantly, APPLY what you learn.

 

Bellamkonda Vamsi Krishna

Project Lead – Banking, Hyderabad (India)

My typical day at Mphasis starts with a cup of coffee and a scrum meeting with the team designing deliverable of the day. While setting expectation of the day helps achieving realistic goals, there is window for maximum efficiency with less divulgence. The day comprises of preparing updates, taking up new assignments as and when the requirements comes in, collating with my peers if they are stuck in a technical issue and engaging in group discussions along with maintaining a tracker which helps keeping an eye on the accomplishments in a typical workday. I consider the workplace to be a second home where you spend most of your waking hours so I give equal importance to tea breaks with my colleagues and at times some great ideas have birthed while we all had tea cups in our hands.

 

Why Mphasis?

 

Focus on Innovation and staying current: I was entrusted with opportunities to develop software using cutting edge technologies - Cloud (PCF), CI/CD, POCs, SonarQube and opportunities to participate in Architecture Forums. I have always wanted to be a part of an organization that is fast and thoughtful in its executions and considers the current priorities in the market and world around us. IoT is well absorbed in our way of life and our products, that’s motivating.

 

High performance Culture: It was evident as I joined Mphasis that it has an aptitude for recruiting highly talented, agile and driven individuals. I found myself surrounded by people with the drive to win and push colleagues around them to do the same.

My transition right from recruitment till the process floor has been seamless and high quality. Everyone around you want to do the best they can to provide top-notch service and strengthen the brand of Mphasis, which creates a positive work environment.

 

It’s not just about work but a lot more than that: There are so many things besides work you can engage yourself at Mphasis with, I can participate in learning forums, CSR initiatives, Diversity & Inclusion programs. Check out for more

 

Where do you see yourself five Years from now?

Within the next five years, I am hoping to be leading a team of programmers while I spend my time strategizing and analysing the overall process. I hope to be in a role where I can analyse disruptive technologies and companies fast pacing towards adapting them, to help our clients succeed. I am currently a candidate in the PMP program and hope to be a Program Manager in the next few years. It’s extremely encouraging to be at a firm like Mphasis

 

What’s your advice to the budding Mphasians?

Mphasis has tons of Advanced Learning programs and contest which offer the scope of creativity while showcasing your skill set for e.g.: Talent Next, Skill Port etc. Budding Mphasians should utilize them to the fullest. Mphasis has lot of projects running on all the cutting-edge technologies providing us with a great opportunity to work on Real Time environment along with a good management which always looks for Employee career growth. Focus on learning and growth shall follow.

 

To be a part of the Mphasis Community, please check out our Careers page and APPLY NOW.

Phanendra Kumar Akurathi

Project Lead – Banking, Hyderabad (India)

Being a vital part of Mphasis SparkleLabs, which necessitates innovation continuously, my every day is full of diving into several technical unknowns. My first half of the business day is typically spent in resolving technical challenges with innovation and the rest of the day comprises of discussions on our findings, proposed solutions, and targeted use-cases. The finalized solution approaches from our analyses are taken ahead for implementation, and in this process, I discover the unknowns which is ever so fulfilling to the geek in me. With proper management and planning, even in such a busy day, I will find some time for light-hearted conversations over a cup of tea with my team and colleagues.

 

Why Mphasis?

 

Extensive opportunities: Passion for learning new technologies can only be fuelled by granting the opportunity for it. Mphasis provides the right opportunity at the right time for the right person, which is vital for our growth as geeks and keeps us future ready.

 

Focus on innovation: Digital disruption is extremely dynamic and is happening on a micro-second basis. Innovation is the only mantra to sustain this speed of disruption. By focusing on digital transformation and innovation platforms like Sparkle labs, NextLabs; Mphasis is ahead of its competitors. I always feel proud of being part of one such innovation lab.

 

Culture of experimentation: Though client-centricity is the top priority, Mphasis always allows employees to experiment, test and discover. This helps in creating an environment where we can take responsible decisions.



Where do you see yourself five years from now?

 

Within the next five years, I see myself playing the role of an Architect with deep expertise in cloud and container world, prescribing technical standards, including software standards, tools, and platforms. I have been lucky to work with people who are equally passionate about cloud and cognitive technologies while Mphasis are giving the best of opportunities to lay my path towards my goal.

 

Your advice for budding Mphasians

 

There are no shortcuts for success expect hard work and commitment, so try to build your own brand with the unique value additions you are offering to the organisation. Prioritize the things, be smart enough to manage the tasks and last but not the least; remember life is not all about work, keep some space to enjoy the sweetness of life. I believe being flexible and open to the opportunities is what carved out my goal path for me. Mphasis’ strong culture of empowerment, experimentation undoubtedly makes it a great place to work.