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.

25 Best Mid-Sized Companies

1,001 to 10,000 employees in India

#1 V-Guard Industries

At V-Guard, we are building products of tomorrow, inspired by the consumer experiences of today. Products that are designed keeping the consumer at the forefront. Thus, by bringing innovation in our products, we are not just delivering household utilities, but meaningful experiences, that promise to bring home a better tomorrow. The origin of V-Guard dates back to 1977, when Mr. Kochouseph Chittilappilly, with a burning passion to make a difference, set out to build a robust brand in the Indian electrical and electronic goods market. With a small manufacturing unit for voltage stabilizers, a vision and a strong make-do belief, apart from a capital of INR 100,000 that he borrowed from his father and two workers to assist him, he set to sail on his dream. Within a short span of time, V-Guard grew rapidly to become a name synonymous with voltage stabilizers across South India. The company soon expanded its range of products to include Digital UPS, Inverter and Inverter Batteries, Electric Water Heaters, Solar Water Heaters, Domestic Pumps, Agricultural Pumps, Industrial Motors, Domestic Switch Gears, Distribution Boards, Wiring Cables, Industrial Cables, Induction Cooktops, Mixer Grinders, Fans, Gas Stoves, Rice Cookers, Modular Switches & Air Coolers. In less than four decades, V-Guard earned a reputation for solidity and reliability for designing and manufacturing products that are built to last! For us, being rooted in solidity is only the beginning, something we can be proud of but a glory we cannot bask in. Because there is so much more to achieve in a world in which the meaning of a better quality of life is being redefined every day, fuelling greater expectations from the tools that enable a better quality of life. V-Guard has embarked on a series of transformational exercises across customer service, supply chain management functions, ushering in a paradigm shift in sales & marketing and quality-first processes across the organization, to serve customers better and enhance their delight. V-Guard's new vision will continue to drive more technologically sound products for the next decade and beyond, enabling a seamlessly connected world. V-Guard is armed with vast network of distributors, direct dealers, retailers and service centres in its endeavour to reach every nook and corner of the country. As the world evolves technologically, it is our endeavour to stay relevant with changing trends. Therefore, V-Guard will continue to focus on smart home solutions, while setting new industry benchmarks, in innovation, design and performance.

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#2 CtrlS

At CtrlS Data Centers, we have no priority greater than keeping your applications online and we take that very seriously. Our commitment to take total ownership of the project has resulted in a client portfolio featuring some of the most renowned names in industry as well as the young entrepreneur who’s cloud software needs secure, continual hosting. Read about our values, our people and the recognition that has been awarded to us for our consistent value creation for our clients. We would be more than happy to demonstrate our capabilities to you. Silicon India has acknowledged CtrlS one of the Top 25 Cloud Computing companies in India based on economy, usability and flexibility. CtrlS, Top Cloud providers in India offers Private Cloud on Demand, Cloud hosting and cloud servers hosting solutions

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#3 Sanofi

Sanofi is a global life sciences company committed to improving access to healthcare and supporting the people we serve throughout the continuum of care. From prevention to treatment, Sanofi transforms scientific innovation into healthcare solutions, in human vaccines, rare diseases, multiple sclerosis, oncology, immunology, infectious diseases, diabetes and cardiovascular solutions and consumer healthcare. More than 110,000 people at Sanofi are dedicated to make a difference on patients’ daily life, wherever they live and enable them to enjoy a healthier life.

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#4 Allscripts

Allscripts has been recognized by Frost & Sullivan with the 2019 Best Practices Award for its population health management solutions. According to the report, Allscripts has “pioneered the concept of an open yet connected platform architecture, fueled by a real-time application programming interface (API) that incorporates disparate medical evidence seamlessly across the care continuum.” As healthcare continues evolving, with new trends challenging the status quo, we’ll continue serving as your technology partner. We will be a consistent force, helping you drive the best care for every patient across every setting. With us by your side, you’ll enable your patients to create their own path toward healthy futures, while ensuring the connection with your clinic gets deeper and deeper. In healthcare, trust is everything. So clinical teams need to rely on health IT to help them care for patients, and help them build healthy lives. Physicians and nurses need point-of-care access to the right health information to treat patients, and exceed expectations. We know that navigating the complex world of health IT alone is a universal challenge. With Allscripts, your organisation benefits from the decades we’ve spent honing our solutions and gaining industry expertise. Joining your daily mission to build stronger communities of healthy patients is an opportunity for us, together, to redefine what’s possible for your patients’ futures, your clinicians’ well-being and your organisation’s journey into what’s next in healthcare.

#4 Cromā

Launched in 2006, Croma was the first one-of-its kind large format specialist retail store that catered to all multi-brand digital gadgets and home electronic needs in India. Over a decade since its inception, Croma has almost become synonyms for all electronics needs, with its tech-savvy staff, product range, online presence and the will to help customers. With this intent to delight customers all along, Croma launched its own label products in 2008. Brand Croma stands for – Life, More Beautiful; the promise is based not just on the beauty in the way they look but also the value they offer to a customer’s life. The range is a perfect fit, for those who desire a completely feature-packed and quality product. Croma is a brand of Infiniti Retail Ltd., which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tata Sons, the holding company of the Tata Group

#4 Ford Motor

Since 1903, Ford Motor Company has built iconic vehicles, including Model T, Continental, Mustang, F-series, and Bronco. We have also manufactured many other products, such as airplanes, radios, refrigerators, postal machines, and weather satellites

#7 Marks & Spencer

Marks & Spencer offers high quality fashion, award-winning food and stylish homeware. Founded more than a century ago and with 1463 stores across 57 countries, today we are one of the UK’s leading retailers. We understand the importance of Inspiration, being In Touch, Integrity & Innovation and live by these values in everything that we do. Through constant innovation, we make our products and tailor the shopping experience to delight our customers around the world.

#7 CWT

CWT is a Business-to-Business-for-Employees (B2B4E) travel management platform. Companies and governments rely on us to keep their people connected – anywhere, anytime, anyhow – and across six continents, we provide their employees with innovative technology and an efficient, safe and secure travel experience. Every single day, we look after enough travelers to fill more than 100,000 hotel rooms, while our meetings and events division handles more than 100 events every 24 hours.

#9 Gabriel India

ANAND’s flagship company, Gabriel India Limited, was established in 1961 and stands testimony to the Group’s belief in the power of partnership; and close to six decades later, Gabriel India continues the collaboration with the founding partner. Driven by the power of people, we have grown from strength to strength with >300 models of ride control products. We have created a significant presence across every automotive segment and the Company has been recognised as one of the best places to work for in India.

#10 BA Continuum

What would you like the power to do? At Bank of America, we ask this question every day of all those we serve. It is at the core of how we live our values, deliver our purpose and achieve responsible growth. Our purpose is to help make financial lives better, through the power of every connection. We are passionately committed to serving our clients by delivering together, acting responsibly, realizing the power of our people and trusting the team. These values drive our purpose to help make financial lives better, through the power of every connection. As a result, we’re effecting meaningful change across our industry and throughout communities around the world. Being a diverse and inclusive company means we actively seek out and welcome a variety of skill sets, backgrounds and industry experience. There are certain characteristics—like empathy, understanding and responsibility—that you’ll find when you meet a Bank of America employee.

#10 Saipem

Saipem is a leading company in engineering, drilling and construction of major projects in the energy and infrastructure sectors. It is “One-Company” organized in five business divisions (Offshore E&C, Onshore E&C, Offshore Drilling, Onshore Drilling and XSight, dedicated to conceptual design). Saipem is a global solution provider with distinctive skills and competences and high-tech assets, which it uses to identify solutions aimed at satisfying customer requirements. Listed on the Milan Stock Exchange, it is present in over 70 countries worldwide and has 32 thousand employees of 120 different nationalities.

#12 Reliance Digital

Reliance Digital is India's largest electronics retailer. Network of 400+ stores nationally, housing over 200 brands and 5000 products. From in-depth, expert buying advice to personal after-sales care tailored to each customer, we commit to our promise of 'Personalising Technology' every day.

#13 Vistaar Finance

Vistaar is a commitment to create new economic opportunities for deserving small business women and men, enriching lives and transforming communities. The company focuses on the missing middle segment, which is not effectively served by the formal financial system. Vistaar works to make available loans for small business and appropriately designed financial services/SME business loans, for this segment alone. This is nation building done right, one entrepreneur at a time.

#13 Allianz Technology

Allianz Technology is the global IT service provider for Allianz and delivers IT solutions that drive the digitalization of the Group. With more than 10,000 employees located in 36 countries around the globe, Allianz Technology works together with other Allianz entities in leading IT for the worldwide digitalization of Allianz. We oversee the full digitalization spectrum – from one of the industry’s largest IT infrastructure projects that includes data centers, networking and security, to application platforms that span from workplace services to digital interaction. In short, we deliver full-scale, end-to-end IT solutions for Allianz in the digital age.

#15 PVR Cinemas

PVR Ltd. is the largest and the most premium film exhibition company in India. Since its inception in 1997, the brand has redefined the cinema industry and the way people watch movies in the country. The company acquired Cinemax in 2012 and had taken over DT Cinemas in the year 2016 serving 100 million + patrons annually. Currently PVR operates a cinema circuit of 800 Screens at 170 Properties in 69 Cities (21 states & UTs). PVR offers a grand collection of cinema formats. From its Mainstream to Gold Class Cinemas, Director’s Cut to the latest sub brands - PVR ICON and PVR Superplex, the company has made exceptional technology like the IMAX®, 4DX and ECX (Enhanced Cinema Experience) accessible to its audience. VR’s recent addition has been P[XL] – India’s first premium extra-large home grown big screen format for a truly enigmatic movie watching experience. PVR Ltd, the integrated ‘film and retail brand’ has PVR Cinemas as its major subsidiary. Its other two subsidiaries are PVR Leisure and PVR Pictures. PVR Pictures has been a prolific distributor of non-studio/ independent international films in India since 2002. With over 350+ Hollywood, 175+ Hindi, 75+ regional films across genres being released under this banner over more than a decade, PVR Pictures has the highest box office shares of independent foreign language films in the country. The arm has been instrumental in recognizing the gap with respect to the demand and supply of discerning cinema and has consistently released around 30-40 films per year.

#16 Synchrony

Synchrony (NYSE: SYF) is a premier consumer financial services company delivering customized financing programs across key industries including retail, health, auto, travel and home, along with award-winning consumer banking products. With more than $140 billion in sales financed and 80.3 million active accounts, Synchrony brings deep industry expertise, actionable data insights, innovative solutions and differentiated digital experiences to improve the success of every business we serve and the quality of each life we touch. More information can be found at www.synchrony.com and through Twitter: @Synchrony. We’ve built relationships with national and regional retailers, healthcare providers, manufacturers and more. We serve hundreds of thousands of partner locations across the U.S. and Canada, and each one is important to us. Our financial expertise spans key product areas, including apparel, electronics and appliances, home furnishings, automotive, power products and sports, jewelry and luxury, other retail, elective healthcare procedures and services, and more. Our investments in technology across multiple platforms—in-store, online and mobile—allow us to engage consumers when and where they want. Our programs and tools strengthen the relationship between our business partners and their customers, driving growth and opportunity across the board.

#17 Mondelez International

Mondelēz International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDLZ) is an American multinational confectionery, food, and beverage company based in Illinois which employs approximately 80,000 individuals around the world. Our Purpose Our purpose is to empower people to snack right. We will lead the future of snacking around the world by offering the right snack, for the right moment, made the right way. Our Brands We’re leading the future of snacking with iconic brands such as Oreo, belVita and LU biscuits; Cadbury Dairy Milk, Milka and Toblerone chocolate; Sour Patch Kids candy and Trident gum.

#18 Godfrey Phillips India

Godfrey Phillips India is one of the largest FMCG companies in the country with many iconic cigarette brands like Four Square, Red & White, and Cavanders to its name. We also have an exclusive sourcing and supply agreement with Philip Morris International to manufacture and distribute the renowned Marlboro brand in India. Godfrey Phillips India has expanded its product portfolio beyond cigarettes and tobacco and entered India’s highly competitive chewing products, mouth freshener, confectionery segment and retail. Pan Vilas pan masala, Pan Vilas Silver Dewz – a silver-coated Elaichi (cardamom seed) and Funda Goli candies are all manufactured by the Company at attractive price points. Our premium retail outlets 24Seven is already a brand to contend with. Our brands are popular and we are a successful company because our people love what they do, are fully committed to our consumers and are a great team to work with. Godfrey Phillips India has been certified as a Great Place to Work by the Great Place to Work® Institute and ranked 37th on India’s Best Companies to Work For 2019.

#18 Cargill

Our team of 160,000 professionals in 70 countries draws together the worlds of food, agriculture, nutrition and risk management. For more than 150 years, we have helped farmers grow more, connecting them to broader markets. We are continuously developing products that give consumers just what they’re seeking, advancing nutrition, food safety and sustainability. And we help all of our partners innovate and manage risk, so they can nourish the world again tomorrow. We combine 153 years of experience with new technologies and insights to serve as a trusted partner for food, agriculture, financial and industrial customers in more than 125 countries. Side-by-side, we are building a stronger, sustainable future for agriculture.

#20 Pidilite Industries

Pidilite is a consumer centric company committed to quality and innovation. For decades, we have been pioneering products for small to large applications, at home and industry, which have forged strong bonds with people from all walks of life. From adhesives, sealants, waterproofing solutions and construction chemicals to arts & crafts, industrial resins, polymers and more, our product portfolio is as diverse as it is ever-evolving. Today, our brands are trusted household and industrial names, and we are the market leader in adhesives. A robust and growing network makes our products accessible across demographics and geographies. We also embrace our responsibility towards the community through social initiatives in rural development, education and healthcare.

#21 Hindustan Coca Cola Beverages

HCCB – a company started in 1997 with the simple aim of making beverages for the India of the 21st century. Two decades later, we are one of India’s top FMCG companies. Only because fellow Indians, who have faith in the quality and purity of our products, pick our beverages, 477 times per second. What we do? Manufacturing Our 18 factories, spread across India, manufacture the beverages that India wants. And if it is about India, we better make the best. With stringent processes, world-class machines, state-of-the-art equipment, and the best packaging materials, we make 55 different beverage products in multiple categories. Packaging At a very basic and functional level, they help keep your favourite beverages, safe, hygienic and consistent. At their most evolved, they can be ambassadors of goodwill and messengers of change. Packages are an integral part of the HCCB story. Distribution HCCB – where warehousing and logistics integrates seamlessly with manufacturing and planning. Because when it is about serving 442 beverages per second, across 493 districts, through 20 lakh retailers, supply chain and distribution capability holds the mirror on us.

#21 DHL Express

DHL Express picks up goods and packages right at your door and takes them to wherever you request. The company provides door-to-door delivery services to more than 220 countries and territories worldwide through some 4,500 facilities. It maintains a fleet of about 350 aircraft and more than 62,000 vehicles. DHL Express offers international same-day deliveries and allows business and private customers to track shipments online. Other services include after-hours pickup and delivery, customs-clearance assistance, dangerous-goods handling, insurance, and packaging. DHL Express is one of four businesses of express delivery and logistics giant DHL, which itself is a unit of Deutsche Post.

#21 House Of Anita Dongre

From an early age, Anita Dongre knew she wanted to helm her own fashion house. Having spent her summer holidays growing up in Jaipur, and later armed with a degree in Fashion Design, Anita’s influences were apparent right from her first collection. Her signature style showed an affinity for indigenous craft tradition, coupled with a modern aesthetic that soon made Anita Dongre one of India’s leading fashion designers. The Anita Dongre Foundation has given countless rural women an equal voice by providing them with livelihood opportunities and skill training. An ethical vegan, environmentalist and revivalist of local craft, Anita advocates compassionate living, which is why her designs do not use any fur or leather. She shares this worldview with her sister Meena Sehra and brother Mukesh Sawlani, who work alongside her.

#24 AFCONS Infrastructure

Afcons Infrastructure is a part of Shapoorji Pallonji Group, which is India’s leading engineering and construction conglomerate. We are one of the top infrastructure development companies in India, with a diverse experience of on-time execution of over 350 infrastructure projects in more than 22 countries. Afcons is the first infrastructure company globally to win the Most Innovative Knowledge Enterprise (MIKE) Award at the Global, Asia Pacific, and, India levels in 2018, 2019, and 2020, having won its predecessor the Most Admired Knowledge Enterprise (MAKE) Award in 2016 and 2017.

#24 JK Cement

JK Cement Ltd is an affiliate of the multi-disciplinary industrial conglomerate J.K. Organisation. We have partnered India’s multi-sectoral infrastructure needs on the strength of our product excellence, customer orientation and technology leadership. The Company has over four decades of experience in cement manufacturing with Grey Cement plants in Nimbahera, Mangrol and Gotan in Rajasthan and in Muddapur, Karnataka. Our operations commenced with commercial production at our first grey cement plant at Nimbahera in the state of Rajasthan in May 1975. In the year 2014, the Company further expanded its capacity in the north with brownfield expansion of 1.5 MnTPA integrated unit at Mangrol and split grinding unit of 1.5 MnTPA at Jhajjar. Today J.K. Cement has an installed grey cement capacity of 10.5 MnTPA making it one of the leading manufacturers in the country.We are the second largest manufacturer of White Cement in India, with an annual capacity of 600,000 tonnes in India and the second largest producer of Wall putty in the country with an annual installed capacity of 700,000 tonnes.In addition to that, we made our first international foray with the setting up of a greenfield dual process white cement-cum-grey cement plant in the free trade zone at Fujairah, U.A.E to cater to the GCC and African markets. With this, J.K Cement Ltd has become the third largest White Cement Producer in the World.At J.K. Cement, we are firmly committed to our obligation towards the society, stakeholders and the environment. Our in-house policy for the upliftment of the masses finds reflection in a comprehensive and ongoing outreach programme, entailing participation in various social, charitable, healthcare, educational and religious initiatives.
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