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Multiple Job Offers and a Massive 334% Salary Hike

Santhosh Venkatesan

Santhosh Venkatesan

4+ years

Project Analyst/Business Analyst

Project Analyst/Business Analyst


Business Analyst 2

Business Analyst 2


As documented by Santhosh Venkatesan

Simplilearn’s PGP in Business Analysis with Purdue University course helped me successfully change my career paths, land multiple job offers, and achieve a huge 334% salary increment.

My Career Journey So Far

I did a BE in Mechatronics engineering and am pursuing a distance learning MBA program in Operations Management from Anna University, Chennai. My professional journey started at Amazon as a business development associate, where I worked for two years. While working, I enrolled in Simplilearn’s PGP in Business Analysis with Purdue University. I got a job offer at FLEX as a Business Analyst. While working at FLEX, I received another job offer from Comcast for the same job role, and I work at Comcast today. 

The Challenge

When I started working at Amazon, I realized I wanted to move into a technical job profile. I didn’t want to go into the software development field, so I thought about what matched my experience, and that’s when I decided to go into the business analysis field. I started looking for courses to help me with the transition and upskilling. I wanted to enroll in a course that companies would recognize. Eventually, I went with PGP in Business Analysis with Purdue University by Simplilearn.

The Simplilearn Solution

The course was a great decision for me. The timing of classes was very convenient, weekend classes helped me a lot, and I used the morning time on weekends to complete the projects at the end of every class. I really appreciated the doubt-clearing sessions. I had a few doubts, and they cleared them right on the spot. The lecturers and trainers were experts in their particular fields; whatever they taught us was quite simple to understand and straightforward, even though I was fairly new to this field.

Even before starting the course, I had access to the training modules. They were very well put together, so everything seemed easy. The technical stuff and tools were very clear. Kudos to the lecturers.

Post Graduate Program In Business Analysis
IBM masterclasses, AMAs, and course certifications

The Simplilearn Impact

I planned to go for a new job at FLEX once I completed the course. Still, I got a job offer even before completing the course. This course, especially the Tableau module, was the main factor for bagging that job. The pay I got in the new job was also very good. I got an 80% hike. 

After that, I kept looking for better job opportunities. Luckily, I got another job offer from Comcast for a business analyst role. If I compare the salary hike, I have got a 154% hike from my current job at FLEX and a 334% salary hike from my job at Amazon, so basically, in 9-10 months, I have got a salary increment of 334%. 

A Word from Simplilearn 

The PGP Business Analysis with Purdue University will help you navigate the world of Business Analysis. The program is designed for those pursuing a career in the field or for experienced analysts looking to stay current with the latest tools and frameworks. With masterclasses from Purdue University and hands-on projects, students will also gain skills in Agile, modelling, core analysis skills, product vision, roadmap, and more.

Tools You’ll Work With

  • Microsoft Excel
  • PowerBI
  • R
  • Agile Scrum Master
  • Agile Scrum Foundation

Students will learn through Harvard Business Publishing case studies, 14+ projects, capstone projects in 3 domains, and more. Upon course completion, students will receive 35 PDs/CDUs and a certificate from Simplilearn and Purdue University. Students can also take advantage of Simplilearn’s Job Assist to get hired by top companies.