Meet the NectarOM Team: October Employee Spotlight
Our employees are what make NectarOM a special and diverse place to work. We have many people with different backgrounds and personalities, but each person has a passion for the work that they do. This month we want to highlight Sucheth Prasad! Sucheth started off his career at NectarOM as an intern, but he quickly became a full-time development team member as of June 2016. With a specialization in data integration and analytics, Sucheth is experienced at building statistical data models. Continue reading to find out first-hand from Sucheth what it is like to be a NectarOM development team member.
1. What is your title at NectarOM?
Initially, I began my career at NectarOM as a data analyst and integration intern. Now, I work as a developer.
2. How did you first learn about NectarOM?
While receiving my masters at the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD), I knew that I wanted to focus on marketing analytics. I was lucky enough to come across NectarOM while browsing through a list of promising and upcoming startups in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
3. Before working at NectarOM, what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had?
During my graduate studies, I worked in the UTD food court. For a guy who only had IT experience, I had no idea what it was like to work at a food counter. It was a very different experience for me. Even though I loved cooking, I never knew the tremendous responsibility that was involved in cooking and serving hungry people during the busy lunch hours. After couple of weeks, I finally became accustomed to my work and thoroughly enjoyed the remainder of the semester.
4. How has NectarOM helped you in your career/personal development?
Previously, I worked for a large corporation. While I was there, my individual work felt insignificant. Most of my conversations with mangers or teammates were over the phone or by email. My involvement in team decisions were minimal. The overarching goal was to complete the assigned work within the given timeframe. However, while working at NectarOM, my opinion of the workplace changed. Now, I know every employee who works at NectarOM, and I feel that the people at NectarOM always respect my decisions and opinions. I feel like I have made an impact in each small success or failure within the organization. There is opportunity for every employee to play a role within the network of NectarOM.
5. What are 3 words to describe yourself?
Mediator, Practical, Empathetic
6. Describe a typical day at NectarOM for you?
My typical day at Nectarom starts by answering my emails and going through the list of things to do for the day. Afterwards, the development team always hosts a short meeting in the morning. I try to work first on projects that are well defined and can be completed without a lot of confusion or effort. After I make my lunch at the team kitchen counter along with my colleagues, I dive into a long uninterrupted work time during second half of the day. The overall work environment is open, so it is common to have lots or work or non-work related conversation between the employees.
7. What is the favorite part about working for NectarOM?
My favorite part about working for NectarOM is the ease of working in different roles and the autonomy at work.
8. What advice do you have for someone who wants to work at NectarOM?
If you love working in a dynamic fast-paced work environment where you can learn and implement new concepts on daily basis, then you would love being a part of NectarOM team.
9. When you were younger, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I wanted to be a cricket player. Growing up in India, it was the dream of every kid to play cricket.
10. If you could meet anyone from the past/present who would it be and why?
I am fascinated by the work of Indian mathematician-astronomer Aryabhata. If I ever get the chance to meet him, I would love to learn what inspired him to work on mathematics and astronomy in 500 CE.
As you can tell by his responses, Sucheth is always a positive force in the workplace. He consistently works with various members of the NectarOM team in order to achieve new and groundbreaking analytical results. If you want to know more about Sucheth, don’t be afraid to look him up on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/suchethprasad/