Accord: An Endeavor where Professional Growth Integrates with Contentment

Date:   Friday , June 26, 2015

Accord Software & Systems is one of the country\'s foremost integrated systems and software solutions company with specialization in core electronics design & development. Founded in 1991 in Bangalore, the company is involved in the facets of Digital Signal Processing, Global Positioning System, and Avionics Software. Accord engineers are engaged in design and development of RF, digital hardware, analog hardware, FPGA software, embedded software and a wide range of other embedded technologies. Recognized as an R&D organization by the Indian Government, company\'s engineers have authored many U.S. patents and published more than 100 technical papers in reputed periodicals and symposiums. Accord has also been accredited by honorable Prime Minister of India, Sri Narendra Modi, for their contribution to Indian defense.

Striving Always to Have a Connoisseur\'s Mind

An unwavering company with sturdy growth over the past 23 years, the triumph of the company is driven by the employees and their dedication to get results the right way by accomplishing accountability, brilliance, innovation and also by grasping fresh prospects for lucrative augmentation. The 400+ Accordians (employees) at Accord enjoy an informal work environment and openAccord Software & Systems is one of the country\'s foremost integrated systems and software solutions company door policy. Ideas and opinions are shared at all times within the organization in every potential form where the members have the liberty to walk up to the managers to discuss various issues of concern whenever the need arises. \"The key to Accord\'s success is the mutual trust between its management and employees. This has resulted in retaining the experienced talents who have committed their careers with Accord. Also the company has never lost its maniac focus in the areas that it once believed will pursue its business goals. This has helped us to come out with new products, services and innovative business strategies in these areas,\" Murali Krishna S, VP (GNSS & Microelectronics), 22 years+ at Accord.

\"Our culture is expressed in the Values that embody our core ideology and defines who we are. Our Values are based on the foundation of unyielding integrity and act as a compass to guide our thoughts and actions,\" asserts Raghavendra Shenoy Manur, CEO, Accord.

Glorifying the Pledge

Practical knowledge and experience are fundamentally attached to the company\'s guidelines of victory. Within a very short span of time, employees are allocated to attain first hand acquaintance of the complex technological system, which makes the venture the first preference for the young age band.

A fresher at Accord undergoes 1-2 months of induction training. While the technical training is provided by internal domain experts from various departments, soft skill trainings are conducted by external experts in their respective areas (all trainings inclusive of theoretical & practical courses). Not to leave behind the old Accordians, the company provides them training on relevant and futuristic technology. This comprehensive training spectrum spreads over a year and helps to keep a track of employee\'s progress and skills up gradation.

Safety Begins with Compliance

In the midst of nurturing a transparent and open culture in the venture, Accord believes that gender equality is not merely a woman\'s issue, but a human issue that affects everyone. In order to put this belief into practice, an in-house grievance committee for women has been set up where they can lodge their complaints about any sort of inappropriate behavior. Action by the committee is taken within seven days from the date of complaint.

Making the Inessential Essential

Accord is not about all work and no play. In fact, regular breaks and leisure are parts of the company to keep the creative juice flowing. The company provides facilities for indoor games such as carom and table tennis. There is also an in-house gym for all the fitness fanatics. Celebrations in the organization comes in the form of team lunches, annual sports day, foundation day, picnics and many more which makes the employees feel like a part of an extended family.

Striving by the motto \'employee first\', the company offers sponsorship scheme to outstanding performers for pursuing higher studies in India as well as abroad. The other additional perks include subsidized fresh lunch and snacks for all, and awards & recognitions that keep the members motivated.

\"We also have a comprehensive appraisal policy through which we provide regular feedback to all our members which helps them to perform better. There is also a facility of an online suggestion box where employees can also share their feedback which is taken care by the senior management,\" proclaims Raghavendra K S, Senior Manager - HR, Accord.