Employee Spotlight: Nilesh Mahajan

Posted July 15, 2016by Alicia Lazzaro

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Each week, Continuum spotlights an employee who has gone above and beyond. The spotlight is more than just recognition of the hard work being done at Continuum, but a look into the person behind that work. We find out what our employees do for fun, what their favorite movies are, what their passions are and much more. We also ask them about their experiences working at Continuum and what they like most about their job. Check back each week to find out who made the Employee Spotlight.

This week, Nilesh Mahajan is being featured!

Nilesh is a Technical Manager on the Global Research Team in our Mumbai office and just recently celebrated his ten year anniversary with the company. Congratulations, Nilesh!

 

Let's get to know Nilesh a little better...

 

Nilesh at Continuum

How did you hear about Continuum in the first place? "I was part of Zenith prior, which I had heard about from a friend of mine. So, the flow connects."

What is your favorite thing about working for Continuum? "I find testing and evaluating technical things in a LAB Environment absolutely fascinating. Also, having spent a long time here, colleagues are family now!"

What is your best memory as a Continuum employee? "There are two of them. First was receiving an award from  Michael George himself for outstanding performance and the second was seeing an email of my promotion from Sr. Server Engineer to Technical Lead position in my mailbox."

What is one skill you have acquired since starting at Continuum? "I always wanted to learn Virtualization and Continuum gave me the opportunity to do so."

Do you have any fun/funny stories that involve any of your co-workers? "Yes, there are many. In 2009, I purchased a new car and drove to work. Kiran, one of my teammates insisted on a test drive and broke the headlights of my first car! The second incident was where another colleague slipped off the chair and had a hilarious fall having the entire NOC in splits!"

What do you look for in a good company? "Being surrounded by people with a positive mindset. A conducive atmosphere to experiment and try new things."

Would you recommend applying at Continuum to a friend? "Yes!"

 

More about Nilesh

What is an interesting fact about yourself? "I love tinkering with gadgets."

What is your favorite movie? "Bhaag Milkha Bhaag.The story is based on the life of Milkha Singh, an Indian athlete who was a national champion runner and an Olympian."

What is your favorite TV show? "I love TV shows on wildlife… any show on Nat Geo or Animal Planet works for me."

What do you like to do for fun? "I love being one with nature, so I love to go trekking or on jungle safaris whenever I get time."

What is your hidden talent? "I can take apart any home appliance or gadget with absolute finesse. Now, putting them back together is completely different story and not one of my hidden talents."

What is your favorite animal? "I feel that the tiger is very majestic creature."

What kind of music do you like to listen to? "Light Classical music like Gazals, Thumri, etc."

Do you follow/play any sports? If so, which teams/sports? "U Mumba in Pro-Kabaddi and Liverpool F.C. in football."

If you could travel anywhere on earth to vacation, where would you go? "Africa for a 14-day minimum photo safari or a float trip down the Amazon to fish of course."

What is your go-to karaoke song? "Aur Ahista kijiye baatein by Pankaj Udhas"

If you could have any super power, what would it be and why? "Leh-Ladakh. My only regret was not giving the destination its due time. If ever given a chance, I would love to go back and really experience Leh-Ladakh for what it is."

 

Be sure to check back on our Company News Blog for upcoming Employee Spotlights!

 

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Alicia Lazzaro graduated from Emerson College with an individually designed major incorporating the fields of marketing, publishing and journalism. In her spare time, she enjoys exploring Boston, binge-watching Netflix and cooking.


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