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I’m Shweta in the 3rd month of being a Codewaver. In the Codewave family, I found a place of work that I can call my second home without hesitation. I don’t believe in piling up the good stuff within me, so here I am sharing my experience.

It was a bright sunny morning and the first day of my professional career at Codewave. I dressed up very well in formals with my notepad and pen intact. I was in a perception of companies starting at 9 am and working till 6 pm, I wanted to be on time, so started early and rushed to office at 8.45 am. Took a long breath because I have won the battle of Bangalore traffic and reached on time!

Culture shock

As soon I entered I was shocked! I saw a guy relaxing on a bean bag. Few of them playing Table tennis. I saw couple of guys wearing shorts as if they are at home. Some of them sitting in the round table and working in a group, discussing problems and solving them.

I moved around and shook hands with one of the employees and asked, “Where is my cube? Where do I sit and work?”. She passed on a smile and said, you are welcome to sit anywhere you wish to sit and work. My assumption of Codewave having larger cubicles and separate office rooms all went wrong.

Meanwhile I had got all the papers ready for the HR formalities to be done and was waiting for Vidhya and Abhijith, founders of Codewave. They entered in a very simple gesture and gave a very warm welcome to me with a smiling face. Again, my perception of CEO’s being very serious and strict was put down. I handed over all the documents to Vidhya, she said, “At Codewave we don’t just look at the past to judge, we’re keen to see what talent and ideas one could bring from their life experience.” Trust me I was sensing a different culture then what I heard and read about IT companies on social media and from my friends.

Pursuit of excellence and trust

Days passed on, I got used to the culture of Codewave. I was given the roadmap for the projects I need to complete, with not too strict deadlines. I believe this is the belief that Codewave keeps in its employees that they will always complete the projects on time with maximum productivity and in their own unique ways. One thing that contributes to our high level of diversity is the way we hire.

I was reminded about the saying from Bill Gates –
“I will always hire the lazy person to do a difficult job. Because he will always find an easy way to do it”.

Codewave has a unique way of interview process where your skills are tested. The team looks for passion, attitude, honesty and humility in people.

We believe in keeping our organization as flat as possible to leverage the full potential of our diversity. I felt like more of being in a place where I can showcase my talent and apply all my knowledge to give the best to the company.

ratna mary at codewave leadership cafe

Transparency:

Trust me, CEO of the company sits besides us and works alongside of us. There is no manager, everyone is a leader! There is no hierarchy in the company, its a flat structure. You need not wait for a year long to get the review from your lead / mentor. Everyone in the company can review one another, you can ask for a review or give a review on daily basis. All these are done through “Peerly” app developed in-house by Codewave .

Peerly is a feedback tool which helps in giving constructive and genuine feedback between peers in codewave. Peerly helps peers to evaluate fellow team members based on five parameters i,e Dependability, Competence, Ownership, TeamPlay and Impact.

ratna mary at codewave leadership cafe

top 100 Asia award winner

Red Herring announced its Top 100 award in recognition of the leading private companies from Asia, celebrating these startups’ innovations and technologies across their respective industries.

Red Herring’s Top 100 Asia list has become a mark of distinction for identifying promising new companies and entrepreneurs. Red Herring editors were among the first to recognize that companies such as Google, Facebook, Kakao, Twitter, Rakuten, Salesforce.com, Xiaomi and YouTube would change the way we live and work.

“Choosing the companies with the strongest potential was by no means a small feat,” said Alex Vieux, publisher and CEO of Red Herring. “After rigorous contemplation and discussion, we narrowed our list down from hundreds of candidates from across Asia to the Top 100 Winners. We believe Codewave Technologies embodies the vision, drive and innovation that define a successful entrepreneurial venture. Codewave should be proud of its accomplishment, as the competition was as strong as ever.”

Red Herring’s editorial staff evaluated the companies on both quantitative and qualitative criteria, such as financial performance, technology innovation, management quality, strategy, and market penetration. This assessment of potential is complemented by a review of the track record and standing of startups relative to their peers, allowing Red Herring to see past the “buzz” and make the list a valuable instrument of discovery and advocacy for the most promising new business models in Asia.

Red Herring is a global media company, which unites the world’s best high technology innovators, venture investors and business decision makers in a variety of forums, including print, online and exclusive events worldwide. Red Herring provides an insider’s view and access to the global innovation economy, identifying new and innovative technology companies and entrepreneurs.