Awards 2021

Best Places to Work in India 2021

Employee Choice Awards by AmbitionBox

*based on ratings of employees who have worked in the company in the year 2020

Categories are based on Indian employee count of respective companies. Ranks are awarded by Standard Competition ranking method.

15 Best Mega Companies

more than 50,000 employees in India

#1 Amazon

Amazon is guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than competitor focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence, and long-term thinking. We are driven by the excitement of building technologies, inventing products, and providing services that change lives. We embrace new ways of doing things, make decisions quickly, and are not afraid to fail. We have the scope and capabilities of a large company and the spirit and heart of a small one. Together, Amazonians research and develop new technologies from Amazon Web Services to Alexa on behalf of our customers: shoppers, sellers, content creators, and developers around the world. Our mission is to be Earth's most customer-centric company. Our actions, goals, projects, programs, and inventions begin and end with the customer's top of mind. You'll also hear us say that at Amazon, it's always "Day 1."​ What do we mean? That our approach remains the same as it was on Amazon's very first day - to make smart, fast decisions, stay nimble, invent, and focus on delighting our customers.

1st

#2 Samsung

Samsung Electronics is a global leader in technology, opening new possibilities for people everywhere. Through relentless innovation and discovery, we are transforming the worlds of TVs, smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, digital appliances, network systems, medical devices, semiconductors and LED solutions. Samsung is also leading in the Internet of Things space through, among others, our Smart Home and Digital Health initiatives. Since being established in 1969, Samsung Electronics has grown into one of the world’s leading technology companies, and become recognized as one of the top 10 global brands. Our network now extends across the world, and Samsung takes great pride in the creativity and diversity of its talented people, who drive our growth. To discover more, please visit our website at www.samsung.com and our official newsroom at news.samsung.com

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#2 Tata Motors

Tata Motors Group (Tata Motors) is a $34 billion organization. It is a leading global automobile manufacturing company. Its diverse portfolio includes an extensive range of cars, sports utility vehicles, trucks, buses, and defence vehicles. Tata Motors is one of India's largest OEMs offering an extensive range of integrated, smart, and e-mobility solutions. Part of the USD110 billion Tata group founded by Jamsetji Tata in 1868, Tata Motors is among the world’s leading manufacturers of automobiles. We believe in ‘Connecting aspirations’, by offering innovative mobility solutions that are in line with customers' aspirations. We are India's largest automobile manufacturer, and we continue to take the lead in shaping the Indian commercial vehicle landscape, with the introduction of leading-edge powertrains and electric solutions packaged for power performances and user comfort at the lowest life-cycle costs. Our new passenger cars and utility vehicles are based on Impact Design and offer a superior blend of performance, driveability, and connectivity. Our focus on connecting aspirations and our pipeline of tech-enabled products keeps us at the forefront of the market. We have identified six key mobility drivers that will lead us into the future – modular architecture, complexity reduction in manufacturing, connected & autonomous vehicles, clean drivelines, shared mobility, and low total cost of ownership. Our sub-brand TAMO is an incubating centre of innovation that will spark new mobility solutions through new technologies, business models, and partnerships.

2nd

#4 Concentrix Corporation

Concentrix is a technology-enabled global business services company specializing in customer engagement and improving business performance. We partner with ambitious, progressive executives around the world to future-proof their business and stay ahead of the competition and customer expectations.It’s all about tapping into sentiment and building an emotional connection that keeps customers and staff fanatical about your brand. That’s where we come in—we create exceptional customer engagement, accelerate digital transformation, and deliver actionable CX insights.

#5 IBM

IBMers believe in progress—that the application of intelligence, reason and science can improve business, society and the human condition IBM has developed a thoughtful, comprehensive approach to corporate citizenship that we believe aligns with IBM’s values and maximised the impact we can make as a global enterprise. We focus on specific societal issues, including the environment, community economic development, education and skills, public health, literacy, language and culture. The mission of India CSR is to foster life-long learning opportunities across India through streamlined initiatives that cut pathways across education [access], skills/employability [inclusion], and employment [equity and quality]. IBM’s greatest asset is the IBMer. We believe our strength lies in the diversity of our employees. IBM encourages creative pursuits and passions outside of work, because when IBMers can explore their curiosity, it gives all of us a new outlook on the world and its possibilities for emerging tech. Together, IBM can drive progress through meaningful innovation and action. The new generation of hybrid cloud enables you to build once, deploy anywhere and manage it all from a single pane of glass. So your business can adapt and transform like never before.

#6 TCS

We ensure the highest levels of certainty and satisfaction through a deep-set commitment to our clients, comprehensive industry expertise and a global network of innovation and delivery centers. We function as a full stakeholder to business, offering a consulting-led approach with an integrated portfolio of technology led solutions that encompass the entire Enterprise value chain. Our Customer-centric Engagement Model defines how we do engage with you, offering specialized services and solutions that meet the distinct needs of your business. We build bespoke teams around your domain and technology requirements drawn from our talent pool of over 488,649 global professionals including 36.5% women from 154 nationalities. Our domain expertise has been built upon decades of experience working across industries and this knowledge underpins our suite of solutions. Our organization structure is domain led and empowered to help provide Customers a single window to industry specific solutions. Agile industry units have embedded capabilities to enable rapid responses that provide a competitive edge to our Customers. This is coupled with a unique Global Network Delivery Model™ (GNDM™), spanning 40 global locations, that is today recognized as the benchmark of excellence in technology deployment. We have made significant investments in Digital platforms and products spanning Technology Products, Horizontal Platforms and Products, Vertical Platforms and Products.

#6 Reliance Industries Limited

RIL is India’s largest private sector company, with a consolidated turnover of Rs.659,205 crore ($87.1 billion), cash profit of Rs.71,446 crores ($9.4 billion), and net profit of Rs39,880 crore ($5.3 billion) for the year ended March 31, 2020. RIL’s activities span hydrocarbon exploration and production, petroleum refining and marketing, petrochemicals, retail and digital services. RIL is the top-most ranked company from India to feature in Fortune’s Global 500 list of ‘World’s Largest Companies’ – currently ranking 96th. The company stands 58th in the ‘Forbes Global 2000’ rankings for 2020 – top-most among Indian companies. RIL has also featured in Forbes' list of "World's Best Employers 2020” and has ranked 81st. It ranks 10th among LinkedIn’s ‘The Best Companies to Work for In India’ (2019). RIL is also a GPTWTM Certified organisation and features as a part of the GPTW “Best Workplaces in Manufacturing 2021” list.

#8 Genpact

Change is constant. At Genpact, we’re the ones driving it. We think with design, dream in digital, and solve problems with data and analytics. We obsess over operations and focus on the details – all 78,000+ of us. And you could be one of us! We are a global professional services firm that makes business transformation real. We drive digital-led innovation and digitally-enabled intelligent operations for our clients, guided by our experience running thousands of processes for hundreds of Global Fortune 500 companies. From New York to New Delhi and more than 20 countries in between, Genpact has the end-to-end expertise to connect every dot, reimagine every process, and reinvent companies’ ways of working. And it offers you an unparalleled opportunity to grow and transform your career.

#9 HDFC Bank

The Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited or HDFC was among the first financial institutions in India to receive an “in principle” approval from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to set up a bank in the private sector. This was done as part of RBI’s policy for the liberalization of the Indian banking industry in 1994. HDFC Bank was incorporated in August 1994 in the name of HDFC Bank Limited, with its registered office in Mumbai, India. The bank commenced operations as a Scheduled Commercial Bank in January 1995. As of March 31, 2021, the Bank had a nationwide distribution network of 5,608 branches and 16,087 ATMs in 2,902 cities/towns.

#10 ICICI Bank

ICICI Bank is a leading private sector bank in India. The Bank’s consolidated total assets stood at Rs. 14.76 trillion at September 30, 2020. ICICI Bank currently has a network of 5,288 branches and 13,875 ATMs across India.

#11 Accenture

Accenture is a global professional services company with leading capabilities in digital, cloud, and security. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries, we offer Strategy and Consulting, Interactive, Technology, and Operations services — all powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. Our 674,000 people deliver on the promise of technology and human ingenuity every day, serving clients in more than 120 countries. We embrace the power of change to create value and shared success for our clients, people, shareholders, partners, and communities. Visit us at accenture.com.

#12 Infosys

Infosys is a global leader in next-generation digital services and consulting. We enable clients in more than 50 countries to navigate their digital transformation. With over four decades of experience in managing the systems and workings of global enterprises, we expertly steer our clients through their digital journey. We do it by enabling the enterprise with an AI-powered core that helps prioritize the execution of change. We also empower the business with agile digital at scale to deliver unprecedented levels of performance and customer delight. Our always-on learning agenda drives their continuous improvement through building and transferring digital skills, expertise, and ideas from our innovation ecosystem.

#13 HCL Technologies

HCL Technologies is a next-generation global technology company that helps enterprises reimagine their businesses for the digital age. Our technology products and services are built on four decades of innovation, with a world-renowned management philosophy, a strong culture of invention and risk-taking, and a relentless focus on customer relationships. HCL also takes pride in its many diversity, social responsibility, sustainability, and education initiatives. Through its worldwide network of R&D facilities and co-innovation labs, global delivery capabilities, and over 168,000+ ‘Ideapreneurs’ across 50 countries, HCL delivers holistic services across industry verticals to leading enterprises, including 250 of the Fortune 500 and 650 of the Global 2000. Enterprises across industries stand at an inflection point today. In order to thrive in the digital age, technologies such as analytics, cloud, IoT, and automation occupy center stage. In order to offer enterprises the maximum benefit of these technologies to further their business objectives, HCL offers an integrated portfolio of products and services through three business units. These are IT and Business Services (ITBS), Engineering and R&D Services (ERS), and Products and Platforms (P&P). ITBS enables global enterprises to transform their businesses via Digital Foundation, our modernized infrastructure stack built around hybrid cloud, software-defined networks, the digital workplace, and other elements; Digital Business, a combination of our application services and consulting capabilities; and Digital Operations, a three-pronged setup for modernized and efficient operations at enterprise level. ERS offers engineering services and solutions in all aspects of product development and platform engineering. Under P&P, HCL provides modernized software products to global clients for their technological and industry-specific requirements. Our holistic Mode 1-2-3 strategy forms the backbone of these three business units to help enterprises navigate the digital age with ease. It is the core aspect of our ‘Digital Enterprise 4.0’ focus – aimed at offering holistic services to our clients to meet the technology needs of their present while readying them to be future-ready. The company’s DNA of grassroots innovation, its ingrained culture of co-innovation, and its tradition of going far beyond what is expected, to create customer value, clearly differentiates it and gives it a distinct advantage in creating value for businesses in the digital and connected world.

#14 Wipro

Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT, BSE: 507685, NSE: WIPRO) is a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company. We harness the power of cognitive computing, hyper-automation, robotics, cloud, analytics and emerging technologies to help our clients adapt to the digital world and make them successful. A company recognized globally for its comprehensive portfolio of services, a strong commitment to sustainability and good corporate citizenship, we have over 160,000 dedicated employees serving clients across six continents. Together, we discover ideas and connect the dots to build a better and a bold new future.

#15 Axis Bank

Axis Bank is the third largest private sector bank in India. The Bank offers the entire spectrum of financial services to customer segments covering Large and Mid-Corporates, MSME, Agriculture and Retail Businesses. The Bank has a large footprint of 4,050 domestic branches (including extension counters) with 11,801 ATMs & 4,917 cash recyclers spread across the country as on 31st March, 2019. The overseas operations of the Bank are spread over nine international offices with branches at Singapore, Hong Kong, Dubai (at the DIFC), Colombo and Shanghai; representative offices at Dhaka, Dubai, Abu Dhabi and an overseas subsidiary at London, UK. The international offices focus on corporate lending, trade finance, syndication, investment banking and liability businesses.
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Other Award Categories

25 Best Large Companies

25 Best Mid-Sized Companies

25 Best Small Companies

15 Best Tech Startups

Best Companies by Industry

Frequently Asked Questions

What are AmbitionBox Best Places to Work Awards 2021?
AmbitionBox Best Places to Work Awards 2021 recognizes the top companies to work for in India based on ratings shared by employees on AmbitionBox who have worked with a particular company in 2020.
How is a company classified as Mega, Large, Mid-Sized, Small, and Startup?
A company can be classified into one or more of the below category based on its India employee count

  • Mega category if it has more than 50k employees
  • Large category if it has employees b/w 10k & 50k
  • Mid-Sized category if it has employees b/w 1k & 10k
  • Small category if it has employees b/w 501 & 1k
  • Startup if

    • It leverages technology for their business in a significant way
    • Should not be a public company or started by another company
    • It has been founded on or after 01-January-2011
    • It has employees more than 200
Even though my company has good ratings, why did it not make it to the ‘Best Places to Work Awards’ list?
For a company to qualify it must fulfil the following criteria:-

  • Company must be a registered company in India or wholly owned subsidiary of foreign company in India.
  • Company must not be a Government organisation, Staffing firm, Dealer/Franchisee, NGO/Social Service organisation, Industry Association, College/ School/University, Restaurant, Hotel, Airport, Hospital and alike.
  • Company must not have influenced reviews or have tampered with the process of collecting authentic, unbiased reviews, including intentional or unintentional acts that violate the AmbitionBox Community Guidelines and/or Terms of Use.
  • Company must not have been involved in any fraudulent or suspicious activities and is under scrutiny by their respective governing entity.
  • Company must meet category eligibility criteria as well to qualify.

Winning an award depends on a variety of other reasons. Refer to the complete methodology here.
What is the time frame of reviews and ratings considered for awards?
Only reviews contributed between 01 January 2020 & 07 May 2021 for a company were considered for these awards, i.e. all reviewers should have worked in that company in 2020 (between 01 January 2020 and 31 December 2020).
How are companies ranked?
Companies are ranked based on the new overall rating which is calculated using our proprietary algorithm based on the ratings shared by employees who have worked in the company in 2020. In cases where 2 or more companies have the same rating, a joint rank is given. Ranks are awarded by Standard Competition ranking.

Refer to the complete methodology here.
Can companies nominate themselves for Awards 2021?
No, companies cannot nominate themselves to participate in Awards. All companies on AmbitionBox are eligible for Awards subject to fulfilling the award category qualifying criteria.

However, a company can increase its chances of qualifying if they have sufficient reviews on AmbitionBox. Hence we encourage companies to ask their employees to fill reviews on AmbitionBox.
How does a company benefit from these awards?
If you believe you have a really good work culture and a great employer brand, then get noticed by more than 57 Lakh monthly jobseekers on AmbitionBox with the ‘Best Places to Work in India’ award. Not only this, but all companies that make it to the list are also given a badge which can be showcased on your own website or social media platforms as recognition from AmbitionBox. This helps companies attract and retain talent.
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