Priyanka is Alcor’s Featured Employee for June 2020! Priyanka Kumari, Project Coordinator at Alcor Solutions, Inc. is passionate about staying on top of industry trends by accelerating her learning curve and implementing the knowledge gained to solve complex business problems. Priyanka is a mom of a 6 year old and her family is her lifeline. She loves doing experimental cooking, watching horror movies and surfing the internet in her spare time.
James Turner, Director – Managed Services – Alcor Solutions, Inc and Priyankas’s manager says, “Priyanka (aka PV) has been focused on the Project Record & Resource Plan maintenance, Invoicing (for several Practices) and recently assuming the BSA role for our production instance. Her diligence and push forward attitude bring many pieces together in finance, resourcing and project components seamlessly. She is always upbeat and willing to go the extra mile for any person or team. She is a great asset to Alcor, and we look forward to her continued efforts, meeting presence and laugh! Glad to have her on the team!”
Priyanka Agrawal, Service Delivery Manager – Managed Services, adds “PV (as we all address her) is a key resource in handling and coordinating most of the project management activities related to Resource Plans, Project records, invoicing and billing for all projects across Alcor.”
Here is an insightful tete-a-tete with Priyanka:
- What has been your experience at work here at Alcor – please elaborate on self-motivation, team dynamics, people strengths etc.
Alcor is a fantastic place to work, comprising of transparent leadership and incredible company culture. The focus on work-life balance is remarkable here and I can’t imagine myself working anywhere else. People at Alcor are great – willing to help, passionate and really caring about what they are doing. It is so much fun to work with people who are committed to accomplishing business objectives and aligned to achieve the company’s vision. Each day here brings a new and exciting challenge – a journey worth treading!
Senior leadership team at Alcor always puts employees first and care about their overall wellbeing. The managers are always willing to help and take time out of their busy schedule to motivate teams and offer a helping hand as and when needed. I’m a big fan of detailed training processes at Alcor, I feel this is what help employees excel at jobs and be confident of what they’re doing.
The positive workplace culture at Alcor is a great driving force and motivation for me to stay productive. I love my job so much so that I look forward to coming to office every single day.
- Why do you feel proud to be an Alcorian? Alcor feels more like a family than just a bunch of employees. We’re friends at work and outside of work, irrespective of the regions we are working in. I just love being surrounded by enthusiastic and skilled people. I feel like this is a great workplace to boost your career path and personal development.
Leaders are easily approachable, they treat every employee equally, and stay true to their word. After completing two years at Alcor, I still feel that the message conveyed to me on the very first day of my joining holds true to this date – be it respecting your feedback, offering opportunities to work on exciting projects and travel for work, or expanding learning horizon.
Every employee here is heard and respected for what they have to say. Active and open communication channel between employees, teams, and superiors is what helps Alcor stand out.
- What’s been that one defining moment for you at Alcor where you felt happy, successful and motivated?
My journey with Alcor began two years back and since then there have been countless such moments. Getting great opportunities to prove myself at work and enhance my learning is truly motivating for me. I am happy to explore my strengths and capabilities.
Initially involved with only the MSP team, I now support three teams – MSP, ITOM and team responsible for one of our premier clients. I was elated when I was given an opportunity to work as a consultant for ITSM and I loved being part of those projects.
Getting constant encouragement from leadership to complete relevant certifications is very rarely seen in our industry. I still cherish the day when I was appreciated to clear my very first ServiceNow Service Admin Certification (CSA Snow). That was the day when my passion to get relevant certifications really got pumped.
- Who is Priyanka? How can you best describe yourself? What motivates you? What do you do for fun? What are your hobbies?
I would describe myself as a confident and adaptable person who loves communicating with people and discussing solutions to business problems. I feel satisfied and joyful while working, analyzing complex business data, and drawing clear and simple conclusions that simplify work.
My family – an inseparable part of mine – holds the utmost importance in my life. A mom of a 6-year-old girl, I would say that being a mom feels wonderful. It’s what gives me a purpose to do better today than what I did yesterday and fills my heart with joy and affection. In my spare time I love doing experimental cooking, watching horror movies or series, and surfing the internet to learn more about various software and latest project management articles.
A zeal to enhance my knowledge base and skills keeps me motivated. I thrive on challenges and constantly set goals for myself, so I have something to strive towards – it could be a certification or training course. Too tough a person to get demotivated, I only get discouraged when I’m unable to match my own set of expectations for a particular task.
5.When you hear the word, Alcor- which 3 words strike you?
Nimble – Agile and adaptable, Alcor has a constant willingness to course-correct and rethink strategies, processes, and approaches.
Collaboration – Employees across multiple geographies work seamlessly with one another, within and between departments.
Innovation – Always seeking new ways to stay a step ahead of the industry and open to pioneering feedback and ideas!
Thanks for talking to us, Priyanka! You are truly an Alcor star! We are wishing you many more accolades ahead!