‘Main roz ek punctured ego ke saath ghoomta hoon’ - Saurabh Sengupta, IIM Indore & IIT Delhi Alumnus, Ex-VP-Sales @Zomato
After quitting his job as an HR Consultant, Saurabh Sengupta, an IIT Delhi and IIM Indore alumnus, joined Zomato (then Foodie Bay) in a Sales role where his job description was as succinct as - "Dhandhaa khadaa karna hai." In over half a decade that he spent at Zomato, Saurabh did exactly that, going from doing door-to-door sales to becoming the VP of Sales, eventually parting with the organisation to establish his own venture.
In yet another candid talk at the InsideIIM Pre-MBA Social Season 3, Saurabh takes us through his journey of making a lifestyle change and joining a start-up, after realising he couldn't deal with the office politics in big companies and the perfunctory nature of the job. Through hilarious and thought-provoking anecdotes, he takes us through his journey of multiple rejections and explains how everyone, after 10-12 years, automatically becomes a salesperson. He also explains why 'Sales' has a negative connotation attached to it, and why there exists a stereotype around the role.
Saurabh's forthright way of bringing out harsh truths makes this video a must-watch for MBA students and aspirants eager to know more about life after an MBA.