This article is a part of the Culture Series we are carrying as a run up to the Startup Jobs Fair, India’s first exclusive campaign to connect the most promising talent with the most exciting startups. This series will bring out the culture of some of the most dynamic startups that have managed to scale and make a mark. Today we are showcasing Lenskart...
Peyush Bansal (CEO & Founder), Amit Chaudhary (Co-founder) and Sumeet Kapahi (Co-founder) launched Lenskart in October 2010 with a vision to "create value using Internet" and today this unique venture of selling eyewear online has become a huge success. At a time when people were just wondering whether they would buy anything other than books online, this duo managed to sell eyewear online!
With a ‘vision’ to change consumer habits and harness the power of Internet, the duo toiled hard, got VC funded, recruited people from reputed institutions like IITs, IIMs, and built an awesome team at their office in Okhla, New Delhi. Now, they're looking to expand their core strength by getting new people on board at the Startup Jobs Fair.
So what makes Lenskart a great place to work?
A typical day at Lenskart office is a roller coaster ride. There is the thrill of creating something new each day, the satisfaction of making one more customer ‘a happy customer’ each day and then, there is a dream of becoming even bigger the next day.
The team is driven by the motto of bringing value to every internet user and the first step in the process it to bring value to its internal customers…the employees! Peyush, understands the importance of building a culture that gives due importance to employees, and considers them the company's biggest asset. They are provided the flexibility and innovative spirit of a startup environment with the security and stability of an established company. Flexible work options such as flexi-holiday plans (where employees decide their holidays and not the company) and work from home are some of the other perks. There are free snacks and subsidised meals for employees. And then there is music, games and parties to help them unwind. “Employees are given the opportunity to learn through experiential learning and at the same time through training programmes, certifications and seminars,” adds Namita, Lead - Human Capital.
The 100+ strong team at the Okhla office is looking for colleagues and Lenskart has plans to add another 50 members to its team.
Who is Lenskart looking for?
Interns have contributed a lot in their own way, but currently, Lenskart is looking for full time employees who can stay for long and deliver on long term goals.
For freshers, Lenskart has on offer tons of exposure, loads of learning, and a stepping stone towards being a successful entrepreneur someday. The Lenskart software engineers get to work on all layers of the stack and continuously write code that scales and optimises across each layer. Besides freshers, the experienced members in the team include, the CTO, Manoj Sharma, who comes from Zynga Game Studio and has worked with companies like MySpace and Verizon in the past; the Business Head, Vijay Kishor Shukla, who comes from Pantaloon Retail with over 20 years experience in the retail industry; the Product Head, Anmol Bhatia, comes from People Interactive group and has worked with Infoedge India Ltd; Vikas Ralhan, the Head of Finance comes from PriceWaterhouseCoopers and SpentexIndustries. Namita, the Lead - Human Capital, has worked with MakeMyTrip for 5 years before joining Lenskart.
The Lenskart team has people from varied backgrounds, but the COO, Amit was a fresh engineer just out of college when he co-founded Lenskart, and this adds to the creativity, innovation and energy that they bring to the workplace. There will never be a dull moment if you decide to join them. Come meet the team and gauge your interest at the Startup Jobs Fair!