Thursday, February 02, 2006

1st Feb the day I got my job in Bank Of America

"MA!!!! Meri Naukri Lag gayi ma!!!!" haan aaj maine yeh apni MA i mean mummyji se bol hi diya.
to start off details about my job :-
Bank OF America
Place of placement Bombay
Job profile : Business Analyst
Package :- 5.75 Lacs/annum

Okay the placement season starts in iitb, this is the most dreadful time for the 4thies n 5thies. Still the placement goes on smooth n u get one or two shots of treats once in a while.Some common lines heard in the insty besides PACKAGE KITNA HAI?? at this time are :
Abe usski to lagni hi thi stud tha
Abe us chutiye ki bhi lag gayi
Well i had my share of praising, cursing and screaming in frustation.

It all started when i got shortlisted for IOCL, nice package of arnd 25 k per month but the interview was technical. Now there are two things in this world i hate the most those are hot beer n Chemical engg.I got into the room knowing the fact tht before me, MAHAWAR n SANDY already gave those guys new lessons in PIPING n petroleum, I knew my chances are slim. They asked me abt my fav subject in IIT. Bas phir kya tha KASAM BHAWANI KI chemical engg chhod ke duniya bahr ki baatein bak dali.
Bola sir i was never interested in CHem enng( ab JEE mein rank low thi to kya karta)and personality development was my prime target. Tab bhi they didnt like my personality. After a long 15 min discussion those guys gave me witty smile n i knew MERA KAT GAYA.
After this came prudential package arnd 4.5 lakhs per annum. TIE shirt pehan ke GD ke liye gaya.Topic sunke hi halat kharab." BLACK OR WHITE" one of the worst GD of my life in terms of content. The whole grp was talkin like MAYAWATI (in circles) no conclusion no content final result whole grp not SELECTED.

Then came HOC (HOUSE OF CODE)package 5 lakhs per annum.
Written diya select ho gaya . I went for the interview . this was probably the shortest i was out of the room within 15 mins, those guys gave sm extempore topic..mine was Industrialisation i spoke n then we talked about indian economy . Finally one bombshell ......Okay Ankit! Tell me about your interests in coding
Just after this qs i had a flashback of my dirty past.Ab meri coding ke baare mein very few people know. I studied C++ in my 11th n 12th tab to main CHeat kar kar ke pass hota tha. I was even caught passing the paper. IIT ke freshie time coding project mein bhi i did MATRIX operation wala code woh bhi cheat karke. n now sitting there i was thinking KAASH tab padh liya hota
Anyhow i said i never did something officialy but my interests include coding.but tht chap didnt buy this n I WAS REJECTED.

Then came Bank OF America aka BoA. We booked our tickets for Rang de basanti so we had a plan after test we will leave for the movie unfortuantely we got night show(10:15) ticket. So we all gave the written at 12:30 pm. Resume submission hua m after some time i got the news I M IN. again the usual procedure tie n shirt pehna then Case studies padhne laga INDIA Ke stats ko leke.Pir maine job ke liye sacrifice kiya aur RDB nahin gaya.Finally interview hua.started at 9:50 pm lasted for arnd 40 minutes.

Case study " NUmber of pencils in INdia"
my answer came out close to 10 bilions .
Interview lene walon ki halat kharab he told me "THTS too many pencils"
then again few spply demand fundaes n then discussion went on to WAL MART. THen he asked what do yo know about I BAnking. yahan to bilkul ZOT...........
I came out thinkin ab to sorry hi rahega but finally short list ho gaya for the HR round. They told ki koi firang bandi TRACY is coming down frm NY to take the interview.Finally usski jaroorat nahin padi n they gave the final list without the HR interview.
So the story ends here .......nice b'day present for me i guess.:p


@nk$ said...

when the going gets tuff, kick tuff's ass....way 2 go dohare

The Errtist.. said...

heyyyyyyyy congratulations!! ank do ha re!!

Abhi said...

Congrats dude ! ab meri bhi lag jaye .jai mata dee.