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Time Until PGP Round 1 Deadline

Telecom Industry/ 3 yrs 8 mnths

Interview Date

21st February, 2016

Work Profile

Ericsson, Number of years of experience -3 years 8 months

Re-Applicant?

No

Interviewers’ Profile

P1 – Alum

P2 – Alum

P3

Your Opinion on the approach of the interviewers and their key focus

It was relaxed interview. By their approach, they asked standard questions and throw in a bit of queries on my goals.

One word before the interview

Monster

 

Interview Experience:

Qn: Tell us about your work experience

A: Provided a brief Introduction. Expanded on my areas of work, my awards in work, my onsite experience, my promotion etc

Qn: Where do you see the telecom market heading to?

A:  Spoke about marginal revenue from data increasing compared to voice; Elaborated on Necessity of data-driven services; Alliances between telecom and adjacent verticals (media, healthcare, finance); Digital companies and Digital Transformation of companies enabled with ICT solutions.

Qn: Why MBA from ISB?

A: Mentioned my goal to be a consultant in ICT space (Digital Transformation) in Ericsson or other companies in this domain. MBA is needed to acquire knowledge on functional areas like corporate finance/market research to complement my tech experience. Elaborated on the advantages of doing an MBA in India which is a huge potential in telecom. Focus on research in SRITNE and Innovative programs like ELP/FIRP.

Followup Qn: Why not take market insights from internet when Data is available so easily?

A: Said market data might be Domain/company specific and under unknown assumptions. You cannot rely on such inputs unless you can fully understand all assumptions made.

Qn: Why not join a start up? You can get lots of learnings and you will not be restricted because of not having an MBA as is the case in MNCs.

A: True, working in start-up will help me amass good knowledge on diverse business functional areas. But developing a good product is not sufficient. You need to have a good distribution model in place to get your product/solution out of the door. Ericsson has global reach and end-to-end skills.

Qn: What are your hobbies?

A: Had mentioned football gossip and speculating transfers as my hobby.

I was asked me very relevant questions regarding some football clubs and transfers

 

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