Acacia Fashions Summer Internship Programme – Sales Intern – Ravin Dhingra
Experience (in months): 1.5
Please tell us about your Interview procedure at Acacia Fashions (Short listing procedure, GDs, Interviews).
What makes this company different from other similar firms?
Since it was my first internship, I certainly cannot compare it with other similar firms. However, what I liked about this company was that each employee had pre – defined roles, pre – defined work, which prevented duplication of work and improved coordination within the organization.
Elaborate on the type of work in this kind of role?
The basic task was to expand the customer base of the company. This involved contacting prospective customers and offering them the company’s products, sending quotations and following up.
What growth opportunities does this company provide? Is there any global exposure?
The company provided a useful insight into international business. Apart from selling, I also gained some knowledge about shipping of goods, which is highly technical and a tough job to perform. It involves a lot of documentation and a single mistake can result in the cancellation of the export order.
How’s the general work culture and interaction with senior level executives?
The work culture is strong but not strict. It makes the employee comfortable rather than forcing him/her to work. Employees are treated as an important part of the organization as they are given the opportunity to come up with new and innovative ideas. Employees are given the authority to act on their own in certain situations, thus giving them a sense of belonging.
Are there any activities/events apart from work to motivate employees?
The company organised short trips for the employees for recreational purposes. This acts as an indirect motivation for them and hence, helps in improving their performance.
Would you recommend this company to a friend? Why?
Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend because it is highly organised, properly managed, motivates its employees to come up with innovative ideas and provides an encouraging work culture.
What are your future plans? Will you be working here, looking to switch or going for higher studies?
My future plans are to go for higher studies. Being a student of commerce, International Business is a highly promising career option for me. Hence, I would definitely be willing to work in this organisation again.