Being a startup at heart, we know age is no parameter for greatness. You could be a student eager to gain real-world exposure or a fresher who is hungry to start a career in e-commerce. Whatever be the case, Flipkart has the perfect launchpad for you to build and enjoy a successful and fulfilling career, for life.
Our campus philosophy is clear and simple: We’re big fans of numbers, but we’re bigger fans of feel! We love people who possess an entrepreneurial spirit, in addition to outstanding academic credentials. After all, a never-say-die attitude and a constant thirst to be the best is what defines a true Flipster.
A Flinternship is an offer you should never refuse. That’s because it’s one of the only programs that lets you earn more than just a certificate. You get paid, you get to meet and work with the best of minds, and at the end of it all you go back with a want to put a dent into the universe!
That’s the personality mix we look for, in every ‘Flintern’ we hire; students with a drive for innovation and a hunger to get their hands dirty from Day 1. Every year, we travel across the country; looking for such bright minds with a potential to become a Flipster some day. Such a discerning selection process, therefore, calls for an equally unique and structured internship program – one that is unlike any other in the country.
We at Flipkart are damn serious about giving a world class welcome and experience to all Flinterns who join us! Each stage of the Flinternship – from pre-joining to induction and assignments – has received a satisfaction score of over 90% from the Flinterns. This post is a first in a series of many that will take you through every detail of our Flinternship Program.
A quick Sneak peak on what a ‘day @ Flipkart’ looked like for Flinterns who joined us.
2nd April: the day Flinterns landed in Bangalore. With hopes of an exciting 2 months ahead of them – and perhaps a little anxiety – they took their first steps out of the airport. We were ready and waiting! Our folks were at the airport; waiting to welcome them and take them to IBIS Hotel – a fine place we picked for our Flinterns to stay during the first leg of their internship. Needless to say, they’d least expected such a warm welcome. However, little did they know what more was in store for them.
As soon as they reached the hotel, they were welcomed with a custom-made kit; one that we had painstakingly created for each and every intern. From T-shirts to notepads and lanyards, we gave them quite a few goodies; each designed in keeping with the nature of their internship. Each one had a strong and powerful quote interlaced with a pop art theme – to communicate how we considered them to be rebels in some sense; people waiting to challenge status quo and create something new. After all Flipkart is known for ‘energy’ and ‘passion’!
While the T-shirt reflected the attitude of a Flintern (The line reads: Give me a place to stand and I will flip the world), the notepad gave each one of them a common mission (Kill the snooze and turn your dreams into reality). It’s rare – finding a company that speaks in that language but then again, we’ve always been strong and youthful in whatever we say and do. The kit also carried a newsletter – with a summary of all the latest happenings at Flipkart, and a deck of cards that would narrate our complete story, without having to read through reams of writing.
We wanted them to know who we were and what we do, even before they started working. Also, we wanted them to know what we expect them to be. The kit, therefore, became the first step towards inducting these students. The result? They became Flipsters in some sense, even before they’d seen our offices. They knew everything about us and they knew what was expected out of them. Two days of induction that followed were replete with energy and curiosity. Each one of them wanted to know more about the company, and couldn’t wait to get started. Well, that story deserves a separates blog post altogether.
What we did goes to show that internships at Flipkart don’t fit in the stereotypes that surround them. While here, you are going to learn, make new friends, find the right direction for your career, and a lot more. And no, you don’t have to get coffee for your manager!