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.

6 Best Pharma Companies

Large companies category

10,001 to 50,000 employees in India

#1 Zydus Cadila

Zydus Cadila, a leading Indian Pharmaceutical company is a fully integrated, global healthcare provider. With in-depth domain expertise in the field of healthcare, it has strong capabilities across the spectrum of the pharmaceutical value chain. From formulations to active pharmaceutical ingredients and animal healthcare products to wellness products, Zydus has earned a reputation amongst Indian pharmaceutical companies for providing comprehensive and complete healthcare solutions. One of the salient features of Zydus is its rich history and lineage. The origin of the company dates all the way back to the 1950s. The company was founded in the year 1952 by Mr. Ramanbhai B. Patel (late), a first-generation entrepreneur and a doyen in the field of Indian Pharmaceuticals. In 1995, the group was restructured and thus was formed Cadila Healthcare under the aegis of the Zydus group. From a humble turnover Rs. 250 crores in 1995 the group witnessed a significant financial growth and registered a turnover of over Rs. 15,000 crores in FY-21. Adhering to its brand promise of being dedicated to life in all its dimensions, Zydus continues to innovate with an unswerving focus to address the unmet healthcare needs. Simultaneously it rededicates itself to its mission of creating healthier, happier communities across the globe.

1st

#2 The Himalaya Drug Company

Today, the Himalaya brand is synonymous with safe and efficacious herbal products. Starting off operations in Dehradun way back in the 1930s, the company later spread its wings to Mumbai and across the country. In 1975, the company set up an advanced manufacturing facility in Makali, Bengaluru, India. In 1991, the company relocated its R&D facility to Bengaluru. We operate in over 90 countries, our products are prescribed by 400,000 doctors worldwide, and millions of customers trust us for their health and personal care needs. Himalaya Global Holdings Ltd. (HGH) is the parent of all Himalaya subsidiaries.

2nd

#3 Lupin

Lupin is a global pharmaceutical company offering a wide range of products such as Branded & Generic Formulations, Biotechnology Products, Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs) and Specialty. Lupin is a significant player in the therapy areas of Gynaecology, Cardiovascular, Diabetology, Asthma, Paediatric, Central Nervous System (CNS), Gastro Intestinal (GI), Anti-Infective (AI) and Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs). Lupin also holds a global leadership position in the Anti-TB and Cephalosporins segments. With a presence in over 100 countries, Lupin offers high-quality yet affordable medicines for some of the most chronic diseases addressing unmet needs in many parts of the world.

3rd

Mid-Sized companies category

1,001 to 10,000 employees in India

#1 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.

1st

#2 Aragen Life Sciences

Aragen is a trusted R&D and manufacturing partner to the global life sciences industry. From concept to commercial, we transform your ideas into solutions for better health. Whether large pharma or biotech, an agrochemical or animal health company, we provide you global resources and proven capabilities at every stage of the biopharma lifecycle, in small and large molecules. Our ability to offer end-to-end solutions or support standalone programs is underpinned by an innovation mindset, enabling technologies, and a partnership approach to every engagement. At Aragen, we recognize your work is vital, urgent and impacts lives. Our purpose, ‘In every molecule is the possibility for better health’ motivates us to drive the success of your programs, so that we can together transform hope into health for millions of people around the world.

2nd

#3 Laurus Labs

Laurus Labs is an innovation-driven¸ people-centric & client-focused organization offering a broad and integrated portfolio of products & services to the global pharmaceutical industry. As a leading research-driven pharmaceutical company, Laurus Labs aims to improve the quality of life for millions around the world We develop innovative medicines that greatly improve health outcomes for patients with an unremitting focus on quality and affordability. We work with all the top 10 generic pharmaceutical companies in the world. We sell our APIs in 56 countries. Our major focus areas include anti-retroviral, Hepatitis C, and Oncology drugs. Continuous innovation is the lifeblood of our business. Therefore, we undertake dedicated R&D in areas that have significant growth potential. We filed 282 patents of which we own 141 patents. We have commercialized 60+ products since inception across three distinct business units: Generics API, Generics FDF, and Synthesis. As a company, we conduct our business with utmost transparency and integrity. This helps us attract the best talent and win the trust of our stakeholders. Given that we operate in a highly regulated sector, we adopt a high-watermark approach to compliance to ensure that we exceed the requirements of all applicable international standards.

3rd

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Other Award Categories

15 Best Mega Companies

25 Best Large Companies

25 Best Mid-Sized Companies

25 Best Small Companies

15 Best Tech Startups

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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How are AmbitionBox Awards different from other awards?
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  • No costs are involved in the process. Ranks are declared based on reviews and ratings given by the employees who have worked in the company.
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