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iflix isn’t traditional. You don’t need to wait years for good work to be recognized. My role has changed and changed again in the past year. Partly down to the company growing at ludicrous speed, partly (hopefully) due to a job well done.
It’s not all rosy though. Part of being a startup is that the structure changes often (if it even existed in the first place). A big part of my role at iflix is to add structure and processes to a part of the business. I, for one, haven’t been in this sort of role before. People have different ideas of how it should work. You get used to friction. The need for change won’t be seen till it is absolutely necessary. You work with that on a daily basis. Work through it, and the results will start to show.
Working at iflix is challenging, make no mistake about that. However, as Master Shifu rightly points out; ‘if you always do what you can do, you will never be more than what you are.’
Working for iflix is not easy. You hit the ground running - the pace is incredibly fast, and expectations are high. Appropriate lead times are often non-existent. Titles matter less. You may find yourself doing work outside and above your agreed scope, finding yourself in unchartered territory. You need to adapt to constant (and sudden) change. However, challenging as they may be, these conditions are also what makes iflix so exhilarating and rewarding.
It’s seeing your work grow right before your eyes. It’s caring less about the niceties and more about tangible progress. It’s being with a passionate team of like-minded people who trust and empower you to take risks and break stereotypes. It’s not your typical 9 to 5, but that’s what I love about it. It’s what gets me up in the morning.
Ask me a year ago where I would be now, and iflix would have not been anywhere on that list. I mean, how does aerospace engineering have anything to do with entertainment?! Turns out, a lot more than I thought, and I would've never found out if I didn't take the plunge into the deep with iflix.
When I learned about iflix, I immediately saw how it would revolutionize the way we consume entertainment and I wanted to share iflix with as many people possible. So I joined iflix with the purpose to share it through partners, and allow them to realize how much value iflix adds to their own customers. Six months later, it's been an absolutely thrilling ride, working with our esteemed partners like Telekom Malaysia, Digi, Samsung, Maxis and Celcom, and reaching out together with them to deliver the amazing iflix experience to their customers. Six months later, I've grown significantly in my people management skills and emotional quotient, learning that the world is beyond just numbers and formulas, and involves understanding real people, real feelings, that sometimes cannot always be quantified, with both our partners and within the iflix family. It's a skill I would have never learned being only a rocket scientist, and I'm thrilled to keep reaching out to more and more people and contributing towards this entertainment revolution.
Wow. Where do I even start? I still remember my first Skype call with Mark where he ended it with “When’s the earliest you can fly down?” I’m pretty sure he could see my teeth grinning unstoppably end-to-end. I’ve always wanted to be a part of something from the start and contribute immensely to help it grow- and by joining iflix, I am able to do just that! Every single day, I’m thrown into new challenges, work with different teams, and work towards building a better product.
With such a rapidly growing start up, there are bound to be chaotic, infuriating and challenging times. Priorities keep changing, we’re often unsure who we’re targeting, and we often find ourselves longing for various
developments in data collection we’d like to see that would help us work more strategically but can’t due to certain limitations. What keeps me going however is talking to our users and seeing and understanding the joy they get in using a product I’m a part of building!
So iflix asked for an honest confession… Here’s mine: Prior to joining, I had no clue what I was getting into and it was partially what drew me in.
As it turns out, iflix is an orderly mess (gotta love oxymorons). Timelines? Throw them out the door. Here we just get things done, and we get them done as fast as we can. Ludicrous speed, we call it. There is no TRY, just DO. If we get them wrong (which we do all the time), we learn, we change, we redo it again.A normal day at iflix would comprise of the ever bombastic music, the daily lunch dilemma, a random dance off, occasional arguments, or even a well-deserved toast with the secret stash of alcohol. We shout, we laugh, we fight, we make amends. It’s a pretty tight-knit family. Everyone’s hustling and we can’t contain our excitement – there’s a lot to be excited about!
Given all that, the fairest testament to iflix would be the fact that I’m still, here. My advise? Expect the unexpected. Take a leap of faith; if you jump high enough, you’ll at least fall on the clouds. Or in this scenario, you’ll at least get an experience like no other – good, or bad.
มีโอกาสได้ใช้บริการ iflix เเล้วรู้สึกประทับใจอย่างมาก ปรารถนาที่จะได้ร่วมงานกับบริษัทเป็นที่สุดค่ะ รู้สึกภูมิใจเเละมีความสุขที่ได้เป็นส่วนหนึ่งในสมาชิกของทีม เเละคิดว่างานนี้เหมาะกับบุคลิกของตัวเองที่จะใช้ทักษะที่มีทำงานออกมาให้ดีที่สุดค่ะ
I am OBSESSED with iflix. The brand, the company and the service. Not gonna lie, it's been SUPER challenging (tears were shed, blood was spilled - just kidding - not really) but it is been a very fulfilling experience. I'm so proud of what we've achieved so far and extremely excited of what we will build. #thebestisyettocome. I've watched sooo much iflix in the last 6 months it's not funny. If I'm not mistaken, my average is 100+ episodes per month. If you're looking fo a safe and predictable place to work then iflix is not the place for you. But if you like a challenge and working with smart, passionate and slightly loopy people then you've come to the right place. Join #teamiflix