About the Author: Arijit Patra from Neotia Institute of Technology Management and Science shares his fun experience at a super cool startup – Crowdfire.
The absence of formalities makes it a fun place to work at; at the same time, making one responsible towards their work. Firestarters are cool, friendly, helpful, creative, and crazy people. We used to play cricket and football every week after office hours. Friday evening was ‘Jung Ki Raat’, i.e., Counter Strike night. Celebrations never stopped at Crowdfire, be it birthdays, work anniversaries, or festivals. There’s a welcome ceremony for new comers with the entire team. Last week, we partied hard to celebrate Crowdfire’s 4th anniversary.
The learning was immense during the internship, both technical and non-technical. First of all the advantage of a startup is that the team size is low in number and the whole team is spread out on a single floor which helps you to know what is going on. There was a chance to interact with people from other roles, and everyone could voice their opinions. This gave a chance to learn new things from cross-functional roles. Being an intern at Crowdfire, I got the opportunity to be a part of one of the coolest startups in India, and I loved every minute of it. Every day was another opportunity to learn, to do something new. I learned new things over the period (which also includes riding a skateboard), met awesome people, created things which I had never done before, and got to play a lot. I fell in love with the place. There was responsibility but no pressure. I miss our Crowdfire HQ and the Firestarters a lot and plan to apply for a full-time job in the future. Until then, Cheers! :)
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