We have heard of companies rewarding their employees for good work. But what if a company gives you a BMW worth around one crore for loyalty and good performance? This is what happened at an IT firm in India, which rewarded five of its employees with a BMW 5-series luxury sedan.
Kissflow Inc., a global software-as-a-service company, rewarded five of its employees with a BMW. The recipients were unaware of their gifts until a few hours before the handover ceremony. The incident happened on Friday and company employees were expecting some news such as a successful funding round or an acquisition.
The employees of the company were surprised to see five BMW 530d cars rolling one after the other. The event was organized to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the company.
Suresh Sambandham, CEO of Kissflow Inc, told PTI that these five employees were with him since the inception of the brand. They stayed with him during turbulent times, including a pandemic. He also claimed that some of the recipients of the cars were from humble backgrounds. During the pandemic, Sambandam claimed, the company faced hurdles to come into existence.
Sambandham said, “It was a tough time. Even during the pandemic, investors weren’t sure whether this company would sustain the future. Today we are very happy that we have returned investors and are now a fully privately owned company.
Sambhagam said, “The cars are for these five who were with me when I dug 100 feet for gold (founding Kissflow while others left the organization midway).
One of the recipients of the BMW 5-series car said, “It is an inspiration for him. We want to motivate them (to perform better). We take good care of our employees.”
“For example, unlike other companies there is no sick leave or casual leave. For them it’s just a holiday. If they don’t want to come and work, they can work from home. No attendance like biometric system There is no system and we all know our employees”, he said.
Another beneficiary Vivek Madurai said, “We take care of our team members. They are driven to do better in whatever way they like.”
According to a report in PTI, the recipients of the cars were- Chief Product Officer Dinesh Varadarajan, Director (Product Management) Kaushikram Krishnasai, Director Vivek Madurai, Director Adi Ramanathan and Vice President Prasanna Rajendran.
“It’s a pleasant surprise for me. I thought we were going to have lunch or dinner with everyone. Wasn’t expecting it”, Krishnasayee said.
First appeared on BGR India after the Indian IT company gifted BMW cars worth Rs 1 crore to some employees as a token of loyalty.