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Visited the Infosys campus at Electronics City – Bangalore!

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I visited the Infosys campus accompanied by my father and my close friend who works there in their Finacle division.

To put in one word, the experience was simply this -Fantastic!

The campus is breathtaking. What I saw truly amazed me – the sheer scale of it since I had never really seen the true scale of Infosys’ operations and we are talking of only their Bangalore center without any mention of their larger much aclaimed training centers of Mysore! I have been in larger companies before and have seen the TCS training campus, their TCS Bombay centers, their TCS Delhi centers (at Gurgaon) etc. – the TCS training center at Kerala is beautiful overlooking the Arabian sea after a long stretch of Coconut trees in the picturesque Trivandrum outskirts of Technopark, Kerala but this is just too good!

The Infosys city is really that – a “City”!

You take a turn off the Electronics city phase 1 road and are ushered into the security. They take their security extremely carefully. One has to have the appropriate credentials and only weekend visits are allowed for visitors but all of them without doubt are extremely courteous and know what they are doing.

They snap pictures of even visitors.

Once you park your vehicle in their huge logistics management area – that includes their 200 bus park facilities and the multi-level parking designated for their employees, you are greeted with the heritage building – their first!

I am told by my peer that they simply park their vehicles in the multi-level park and just fly off someplace for long-term assignments spanning years knowing that the security of the park area is air-tight!

We hopped onto bicycles kept to commute between the 39-odd buildings of Infosys and my peer showed me his workplace – the Finacle building.

In addition, we saw the other buildings among which are huge Pyramid like structures, a bird sanctuary, a boating area, a golf putting area, 2-3 large food courts serving every dish possible!

A link to all these luxuries is here: http://www.infosys.com/gdm/gallery.asp

I had a ball of a Sunday watching this spectacle! Its just too good to be true – in a city filled with traffic mayhem to find something as secluded as this that houses 20-30K employees under one common work location.

From a manager’s perspective, just look at the underlying logistics management and the infrastructure management that would’ve gone into a feat such as this – truly awesome!

NRN Sir – hats off to you and your team! My respect for you has only gone up another 10-fold after seeing the scale of your operations and this is only <1% of it! Splendid!

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Written by Naveen Athresh

March 25, 2007 at 8:28 pm

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  1. Murthy’s National Anthem Issue – Was it overblown

    I agree there are positives with INFY but INFY can not paint itself as an angel. If you analyse the past INFY has not done anything for India. National Anthem Controversy was just something that was waiting to happen. So good job bloggers.

  2. hey guys,

    what NRN has done so far can be obviously done by any body. infact his major strength is his peers.
    nothing gr8 in this.nowadays starting the company and running that is not a big deal.
    but ok what he has done so far is the actuall work he must do or else he should not withstand in the industry. correct…

    sraj

    February 11, 2009 at 5:01 pm

  3. i want like to join ipt in your company in chennai

    jothi

    March 2, 2010 at 11:58 am

  4. hi hello every body Guru Prakash this is studying final sem MBA , I saw infosys campus recently really its fantastic infrastructure …..

    Guru Prakash

    May 31, 2010 at 1:46 pm


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