Why Did I Choose To Remain At Valuebound For Nine Years

Why Did I Choose To Remain At Valuebound For Nine Years

In 2014, I embarked on a transformative journey at Valuebound, starting as a Drupal consultant with dreams and aspirations. Little did I know that this humble beginning would lay the foundation for a rollercoaster of experiences, growth, and success over the next nine years.


From Ujjain to Bangalore:

It all started when I didn't know where to begin, coming from a place known for the famous Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga Temple. I was a boy from a small village with dreams and aspirations bubbling within me. I completed my software engineering from Ujjain and, like many, I set my sights on Bangalore in search of a job. 

Entering the World of Drupal:

Arriving in Bangalore, I was in a small room with my friend who happened to be a Drupal developer, and that's where my story with Drupal began. Then I found my mentor who is an expert on Drupal in a reputed company. This is where I first encountered Drupal and, being someone who loves learning new things, I decided to dive into it. Despite the initial challenges, I developed a keen interest in Drupal, and it ultimately led me to Valuebound.


Overcoming Challenges:

The interview at Valuebound remains etched in my memory. Communication was my Achilles' heel, yet the HR team saw past this hurdle, recognizing a spark in me. They made me feel at ease, and thus, I embarked on my journey as an intern, lured by the promise of learning in a vibrant startup environment.

Embracing a Hybrid Work Culture:

Even before COVID, Valuebound had a hybrid setup, allowing me to maintain a work-life balance, a philosophy I strongly believe in. When the pandemic hit, everyone shifted to their hometowns, and I worked remotely for almost two years. This experience reinforced my belief in the importance of a balanced work life.


Establishing an Office in Indore:

Post-COVID, when everyone was asked to return to Bangalore. Working from my hometown for almost two years and suddenly shifting to Bangalore was not emotionally practical for a few of us. But we were missing our teammates. That's when the idea struck - why not set up an office in the north? I suggested setting up an office in the north to allow for more frequent visits to our hometowns. The management agreed, and together, we established an office in Indore, the cleanest city in India. This move not only contributed to increased productivity but also showcased the company's flexibility and support for its employees and that allowed me to set up a small farmhouse of my own where I have horses, dogs, and ducks.

Leadership Growth and Development:

Despite my initial struggles with communication, the confidence and support I received from Valuebound were incredible. Two years after joining, I found myself leading a team for a Drupal project. While I doubted my abilities, the team and management believed in me, pushing me to develop my leadership skills. From leading a small team to overseeing a large group of Drupal developers, this journey reflects the immense confidence and knowledge I gained at Valuebound.

The Role of Continuous Learning:

Having had the privilege of managing exceptional teams and making critical decisions that shape the future of projects, my journey at Valuebound has been about pushing boundaries, embracing change, and never settling for less.

A Message of Hope and Resilience:

Learning has been a constant companion on this remarkable voyage. The realization that knowledge is the key to unlocking doors to unimagined opportunities has fueled my thirst for continuous learning. The commitment to staying informed has never been stronger.

To those who find themselves at the beginning of their careers or navigating challenging chapters, remember that every setback is a setup for a comeback. Embrace the learning process, take risks, and never underestimate your potential. The power to turn dreams into reality resides within you.

Reflections on a Journey of Transformation:




As I reflect on the incredible journey from a Drupal consultant to a Principal Engineer at Valuebound, I am reminded that life is a unique and dynamic adventure. With a commitment to embracing challenges, pushing boundaries, and staying hungry for knowledge, the potential to turn dreams into reality is limitless. As you navigate your own professional journey, remember that setbacks are opportunities in disguise, and your unique path holds the key to unlocking extraordinary success.

Staying at Valuebound has been an enriching experience, not just for the work but for the incredible people and the strong bonds we've formed. The work culture here fosters growth and collaboration, making it a place where dreams turn into reality. My journey from a small village to a Principal Engineer is a testament to the limitless potential that lies within each of us, waiting to be unlocked on our unique professional paths.