One of the coolest things about working at RFPIO is being a part of an international team. We have offices in both Beaverton, Oregon and Coimbatore, India, and we are proud to be a living representation of the success that can happen cross-culturally.
Technology allows us to do some pretty amazing things today, breaking down barriers that used to exist solely because of a geographical distance. But the ease of communication is only one part of it—the RFPIO team on both sides of the world just work really well together.
Even with the twelve-hour time difference, we are all in sync. We share the same vision to offer the best possible product to our clients—and we also enjoy a great work-life balance that encourages a continuous positive spirit to support that collective vision.
In India half day Fridays is one of the many perks of working at RFPIO. So, to get to know our Coimbatore team a little better, we asked some of our employees to share how they like to spend their half days when they’re not busy making our software as awesome as ever.
How Do You Like to Spend Your Half Day Fridays?
Manish, VP of Technology
During the week it’s difficult to spend time with my daughter, because it’s so busy. Having half-day Fridays means spending more time with her, and it’s great to be home waiting for my daughter when she is done with school.
Shajudeen, QA Analyst
Coimbatore is surrounded by the Western Ghats, a beautiful mountain range that keeps the climate pleasant year-round. The forest here is home to many varieties of wild animals, especially the Asian elephants. Hiking in the mountains is a popular pastime for Coimbatoreans, and I am always happy to carry on that tradition of enjoying nature.
Deepan, Business Analyst
I had the chance to participate in the International Hot Air Balloon Festival by Global Media Box and Camping Retreats recently. It was an amazing time!
Dinesh, UI Engineer
I spend every Friday with my pet roosters and hens. Breeding chickens is my favorite pastime.
Sathish, QA Analyst
I like to visit Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary, which is about 100 miles from Coimbatore. Leaving early from the office allows me to arrive before dusk and enjoy the views.
Emmanuel, Sr. UI Engineer
I listen to good music and I enjoy photography whenever I have leisure time. I also spend most of my free time with my baby.
Kaliraj, Technical Lead
Spending quality time with the family is the way I enjoy spending my half days. I also take the opportunity to visit temples around Coimbatore: Perur Patteeswarar Temple and Maruthamalai Temple. The ancient sculptures and stone carvings share years of history and teaches the real tradition of the Hindu culture.
We hope you enjoyed getting to know some of the RFPIO team today!
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