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What and How Much It Takes to Build an Office in the Indian Capital? (adpushup.com)
25 points by shubhamjain on Jan 21, 2015 | hide | past | web | favorite | 12 comments

Looking at their jobs page, I'm a bit shocked at how low salaries are in India


1,000,000.00 INR = 13,985.88 EUR

and that's the top rate for the senior JS dev position.

That is a bit over Rs. 80k per month. That is decent money in India. You can kind of understand the scale if you see that their entire remodeling job cost $14k. In western countries it would be 5x that at least.

Their rent on 2k sqft is approx $1.9k (7.6k savings / 4 month) so that gives some scale as well.

Also, don't forget that its tier-1 city. If you move to tier-2 or 3, you can cut the cost by half(seriously).

I like the idea of a nap room, but the choice of a bunk bed seems weird. Maybe it's just me but I wouldn't like to nap in the same room as a co-worker.

Well yes, I believe it's a cultural thing. In the US and UK, bunk beds might give off an immature/unprofessional vibe but believe me, it's a different story altogether here in India :) Bunk beds help save space too so I guess it's not bad after all.

I believe this is common practice in hospitals and other places where "nap rooms" are found. If you're actually sleeping, it isn't much of an issue.

How much is the rent on a place like that?

They said they "saved" 7.6k which was equivalent to 4 months rent so I think it is $1.9k.

That's right - INR 115,000 per month (~ $1900 per month).

Is using regular glass for partition walls safe? I hope someone doesn't walk into one hard.

There are pitfalls of using glass partitions but the benefits fit in with the work culture like transparency and openness (meaning - encouraging people to reach out to each other with little or no friction involved). Also it helps with having loads of writing space without wasting paper.

I should mention that I work here and that another friend did share your concerns too. But I feel the positives outweigh the negatives in this case.

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