In this blog series, The Faces Behind the Next-Gen CASB, we will be interviewing Bitglass employees from different departments within the company. We want to show you what it's like to work for the Next-Gen CASB. In this post, we will hear from Radhika Khatod. Read on to learn more!
What do you do at Bitglass?
I'm a Product Manager, so my job is designing and maintaining Bitglass' product features.
What does your average day look like?
Typically I spend my days designing mockups and working with the engineering and sales teams on products that are currently being developed or released.
Why did you join the company?
I wanted to begin my post-grad career in a product management role at a promising startup where I could learn and grow while being part of a winning team. Bitglass is the perfect place to do that!
What is your favorite part of your job?
It's really fun to watch my product designs come to fruition and later be used by customers. It's definitely rewarding to see your work provide a tangible benefit to people.
What is it like to work with your team?
Our team is very cohesive. We do a good job of helping each other out and keeping each other updated on what we're working on. Everyone has been really great about helping me ramp up to being a PM.
What is Bitglass' culture like?
There's a lot of collaboration across teams, so ideas and input can come from anywhere. Sometimes it feels more like it's one giant team instead of a bunch of separate ones.
What's your favorite thing about Bitglass?
Everyone is extremely approachable. I feel like I can go talk to anyone about something I'm working on – there's no intimidation factor from the exec level. Also, we have some pretty good snacks!
Do you have any advice for people pursuing a career in your line of work?
If you want to be a Product Manager, make sure that you enjoy problem solving and that you have a genuine curiosity for how and why products work. It's also essential that you feel comfortable communicating with a variety of people – from engineers to sales reps to customers.
For new grads, I know it can be more difficult to find entry-level product manager positions than other types of roles, but it's definitely possible! You just have to stick with it and do some networking.
What is your favorite band and why?
Hmm, that's a tough one. I would have to say that my favorite band right now is Brockhampton because they're pushing the boundaries for rap/hip-hop artists. In addition to loving their music, I love that they address important social issues!