Get to know the people of Growsari and read more on their individual journeys working with us

Andrzej Ogonowski
Product & Platforms
" If you are clear in what you want in your career, working at Growsari allows you to shape your role to help you take the next step to get there "

If you are clear in what you want in your career, #WorkingAtGrowsari allows you to shape your role to help you take the next step to get there. I came from a traditional FMCG background. I wanted to learn about product, technology and investment. So I just went ahead and started working on all of them… and that evolved into my job today. The ultimate “choose your own adventure”. #IndividualsMatter

Enzo Cruz
Platform Growth
" I’m thankful to have a job that makes me excited for Mondays "

I was originally drawn to Growsari primarily because I wanted to learn more about the retail market covered by sari-sari stores in the Philippines. Little did I know that the most important lesson I would discover is the importance of taking care of people in your team. Despite all the pressure of growing in a fast-paced environment (including 12 months in a pandemic!), Growsari always made sure to take care of the people in this company. Throughout our expansion from 1k stores to our current network of 25k, the love I have for Growsari was fueled by the #PositiveEnergy of the people I get to learn from everyday.

As we look to increase our nationwide footprint, each province we expand to is another chance for me to discover new things about the Philippines and Filipinos, and it makes me aware of all the opportunities we have to use our technology to help make lives in this country better. I’m extremely thankful to have a job that makes me excited for Mondays. I wake up everyday excited to make an #Impact alongside a team of people determined to dream of a better world, and will spend the time to work towards it.

Maimai Punzalan
Marketing
" I have never been more energized to work everyday till I started working in GrowSari "

I have worked in the world’s biggest FMCG companies my entire career, but I have never been more energized to work everyday till I started working in GrowSari. I am inspired by the people I work with, as they are all #AudaciousDreamers that want to disrupt the Retail industry and improve the lives of 1 Million Sari-sari store owners. No matter how difficult our ambitions are and the challenges we face, we all roll-up our sleeves and support each other with #PositiveEnergy to keep going without the traditional bureaucracy of corporate. We do away with the internal battles because we know it is really about the external #Impact we make in doing the job well. And at the end of the day, everyone in GrowSari feels the value they bring, and in turn the company values each one. #IndividualsMatter. #GratefulForGrowsari

Mark Bernaldez
Product
" Coming from a very different world, Growsari became my door into the tech and product management space "

Coming from a very different world before joining in 2019, Growsari became my door into the tech and product management space. My time so far in this company has made me realize the kind of professional future I want: Using tech to build things that deliver positive #impact to the community. For that, i am #GratefulForGrowsari

Cam Ang
Marketing, Demand and CX
" We have touched the lives of many sari-sari store owners not just in Metro Manila but all over Luzon -- and it’s amazing to be part of this journey. "

In just 3 years, Growsari has really grown exponentially — our user base has increased by more than 10 fold, we now offer many new services beyond FMCG like load, bills payment, e-commerce, and many more, and we have touched the lives of many sari-sari store owners not just in Metro Manila but all over Luzon — and it’s amazing to be part of this journey.

I started out just managing 1 direct report to now managing a team of 50 people, and was exposed to & have led many different facets of the company from Marketing, Growth, Customer Experience, and even Product — and despite the craziness of it all, I’m excited to come to work everyday because I am given a lot of #Ownership, and am surrounded by #AudaciousDreamers who have a lot of #PositiveEnergy & are pumped to make an #Impact in the lives of many Filipinos.

Efer Balbuena
Tech Project Management
" Coming from a software quality engineering background, Growsari has allowed and given me the freedom to manage multiple projects, build a team, and implement Agile processes from scratch. "

Coming from a software quality engineering background, Growsari has allowed and given me the freedom to manage multiple projects, build a team, and implement Agile processes from scratch. Not only have I learned so much in terms of technical knowledge from all these, I’ve also developed my interpersonal skills through talking to and collaborating with many teams, helping resolve implementation issues whenever needed, and always trying to bring out #PositiveEnergy in difficult conversations in the same way that my colleagues do. I am #GratefulForGrowsari for giving me the chance to transition into this role and for trusting its employees to make big and impactful decisions.

Marian Andrade
Operations Excellence
" Best thing about working with Growsari would be the community of intelligent professionals who are all driven by the company's mission to improve the lives of sari-sari stores. "

Best thing about working with Growsari would be the community of intelligent professionals who are all driven by the company’s mission to improve the lives of sari-sari stores. If you decide to work with Growsari, you are sure to meet colleagues that are full of quality and grit, yet somehow, also truly sabaw haha! I’m truly #gratefulforgrowsari for introducing me to these lifelong mentors and friends

Josh Paz
Commercialization
" Aside from having energetic, young, and brilliant colleagues, the culture in Growsari is very collaborative and warm "

Growsari is one of the most considerate organizations I know. Everyone matters in Growsari. It values every employee. Aside from having energetic, young, and brilliant colleagues, the culture in Growsari is very collaborative and warm. #WorkingatGrowsari is a great platform for anyone who aspires to be of #impact to the community.

Jam Pilarca
Product
" I’m grateful for every single person I’ve met in Growsari. I’ve yet to encounter an organization that has such a high concentration of impact driven, high performing, humble people "

I’m grateful for every single person I’ve met in Growsari. I’ve yet to encounter an organization that has such a high concentration of impact driven, high performing, humble people. These same people push and inspire me to grow in my career while being an incredible support system when times are tough. I wouldn’t be where I am today without these people. #GratefulforGrowsari #IndividualsMatter

" If you are clear in what you want in your career, working at Growsari allows you to shape your role to help you take the next step to get there "
Andrzej Ogonowski
Product & Platforms

If you are clear in what you want in your career, #WorkingAtGrowsari allows you to shape your role to help you take the next step to get there. I came from a traditional FMCG background. I wanted to learn about product, technology and investment. So I just went ahead and started working on all of them… and that evolved into my job today. The ultimate “choose your own adventure”. #IndividualsMatter

" I’m thankful to have a job that makes me excited for Mondays "
Enzo Cruz
Platform Growth

I was originally drawn to Growsari primarily because I wanted to learn more about the retail market covered by sari-sari stores in the Philippines. Little did I know that the most important lesson I would discover is the importance of taking care of people in your team. Despite all the pressure of growing in a fast-paced environment (including 12 months in a pandemic!), Growsari always made sure to take care of the people in this company. Throughout our expansion from 1k stores to our current network of 25k, the love I have for Growsari was fueled by the #PositiveEnergy of the people I get to learn from everyday.

As we look to increase our nationwide footprint, each province we expand to is another chance for me to discover new things about the Philippines and Filipinos, and it makes me aware of all the opportunities we have to use our technology to help make lives in this country better. I’m extremely thankful to have a job that makes me excited for Mondays. I wake up everyday excited to make an #Impact alongside a team of people determined to dream of a better world, and will spend the time to work towards it.

" I have never been more energized to work everyday till I started working in GrowSari "
Maimai Punzalan
Marketing

I have worked in the world’s biggest FMCG companies my entire career, but I have never been more energized to work everyday till I started working in GrowSari. I am inspired by the people I work with, as they are all #AudaciousDreamers that want to disrupt the Retail industry and improve the lives of 1 Million Sari-sari store owners. No matter how difficult our ambitions are and the challenges we face, we all roll-up our sleeves and support each other with #PositiveEnergy to keep going without the traditional bureaucracy of corporate. We do away with the internal battles because we know it is really about the external #Impact we make in doing the job well. And at the end of the day, everyone in GrowSari feels the value they bring, and in turn the company values each one. #IndividualsMatter. #GratefulForGrowsari

" Coming from a very different world, Growsari became my door into the tech and product management space "
Mark Bernaldez
Product

Coming from a very different world before joining in 2019, Growsari became my door into the tech and product management space. My time so far in this company has made me realize the kind of professional future I want: Using tech to build things that deliver positive #impact to the community. For that, i am #GratefulForGrowsari

" We have touched the lives of many sari-sari store owners not just in Metro Manila but all over Luzon -- and it’s amazing to be part of this journey. "
Cam Ang
Marketing, Demand and CX

In just 3 years, Growsari has really grown exponentially — our user base has increased by more than 10 fold, we now offer many new services beyond FMCG like load, bills payment, e-commerce, and many more, and we have touched the lives of many sari-sari store owners not just in Metro Manila but all over Luzon — and it’s amazing to be part of this journey.

I started out just managing 1 direct report to now managing a team of 50 people, and was exposed to & have led many different facets of the company from Marketing, Growth, Customer Experience, and even Product — and despite the craziness of it all, I’m excited to come to work everyday because I am given a lot of #Ownership, and am surrounded by #AudaciousDreamers who have a lot of #PositiveEnergy & are pumped to make an #Impact in the lives of many Filipinos.

" Coming from a software quality engineering background, Growsari has allowed and given me the freedom to manage multiple projects, build a team, and implement Agile processes from scratch. "
Efer Balbuena
Tech Project Management

Coming from a software quality engineering background, Growsari has allowed and given me the freedom to manage multiple projects, build a team, and implement Agile processes from scratch. Not only have I learned so much in terms of technical knowledge from all these, I’ve also developed my interpersonal skills through talking to and collaborating with many teams, helping resolve implementation issues whenever needed, and always trying to bring out #PositiveEnergy in difficult conversations in the same way that my colleagues do. I am #GratefulForGrowsari for giving me the chance to transition into this role and for trusting its employees to make big and impactful decisions.

" Best thing about working with Growsari would be the community of intelligent professionals who are all driven by the company's mission to improve the lives of sari-sari stores. "
Marian Andrade
Operations Excellence

Best thing about working with Growsari would be the community of intelligent professionals who are all driven by the company’s mission to improve the lives of sari-sari stores. If you decide to work with Growsari, you are sure to meet colleagues that are full of quality and grit, yet somehow, also truly sabaw haha! I’m truly #gratefulforgrowsari for introducing me to these lifelong mentors and friends

" Aside from having energetic, young, and brilliant colleagues, the culture in Growsari is very collaborative and warm "
Josh Paz
Commercialization

Growsari is one of the most considerate organizations I know. Everyone matters in Growsari. It values every employee. Aside from having energetic, young, and brilliant colleagues, the culture in Growsari is very collaborative and warm. #WorkingatGrowsari is a great platform for anyone who aspires to be of #impact to the community.

" I’m grateful for every single person I’ve met in Growsari. I’ve yet to encounter an organization that has such a high concentration of impact driven, high performing, humble people "
Jam Pilarca
Product

I’m grateful for every single person I’ve met in Growsari. I’ve yet to encounter an organization that has such a high concentration of impact driven, high performing, humble people. These same people push and inspire me to grow in my career while being an incredible support system when times are tough. I wouldn’t be where I am today without these people. #GratefulforGrowsari #IndividualsMatter

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