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Working for AlayaCare: Sheetal’s Story

Working for AlayaCare: Sheetal’s story

At AlayaCare, we want our people to thrive and be their very best. For Sheetal, Senior Quality Assurance (QA) Analyst, feeling that she is making a difference in her work, and being able to refine and apply her skills to help her team is essential. “AlayaCare is offering me what I have always wanted to do”. Read more about what Sheetal loves about the flexibility, the transparency and the collaboration of AlayaCare.

What first drew you to apply for this role at AlayaCare?

I originally started with Procura and then to AlayaCare, and I’m still enjoying my time at AlayaCare for a number of reasons. The first is the flexibility. I have experienced micromanagement in the past, and now there is no micromanagement, and I can see the difference. There is less frustration and with no micromanagement, I feel more dedicated and motivated because I’m given that flexibility. It’s also a very friendly environment to work in.

What else do you like about the culture at AlayaCare?

I like that there is a culture of transparency, and we feel the support from everyone. The company works on improving processes, and they listen to us. We have dedicated meetings with engineering manager and with the new engineering team. When I raise doubts or concerns, they are always taken seriously. So, we feel that we are being heard and I can see that actions are being taken based on what we have suggested, wherever the gaps are. You can see that things are being made better.

It’s a very friendly work environment. I’m Sydney based, and the Sydney team engages with each other and organises activities for people to connect. It makes people feel closer to their teams. And they understand each other more. We don’t always cross the paths of some teams in our day-to-day work. But when we have these social events and activities, we get to chat and get to know each other. And I really appreciate that.

Is it important for you to do work that is purpose-driven?

I think my role defines that. I’m a quality person – so I try my best to improve the processes and be alert, but to know the ‘why’ behind what I’m doing. If I have questions, I reach out to the people I know who can help me improve my thought process and my learning. And I do the same – when someone is reaching out to me, I try to add more knowledge in their portfolio as well. Even sometimes they are not looking for it, I just add that information that, “Do you know why you are doing this?” “I know it. So, this is the reason.” So that way, I think I’m trying to make things better and to make a difference, in my own work and for the people around me.  

How has your time at AlayaCare helped grow your skills and experience?

I’m an automation tester, but that skill wasn’t used within the organisation when I joined. Now, they have started implementing automation, I shared my interest in this with my manager and she’s also making a way for me to be able to do that, rather than getting frustrated. I don’t want to leave the company, so if something is happening in the company, I want to be part of it. I’m happily involved in those things now, which I really want to do. So, career wise, I think that AlayaCare is offering me what I have always wanted to do.

Do you want a career that truly gives back? Are you looking for a company that will prioritise your health, wellbeing and career development? Here at AlayaCare, we help our people thrive. We champion them. And we are committed to flexible working. If you’d like to join our team, we’d love to hear from you! Check out our job openings here: https://www.alayacare.com.au/careers