India’s Best Companies to Work For

India's best companies to work for


It is every company’s dream to be recognized as one the best companies to work with. It is also every young man’s dream to work in one of the best companies of the country. Just a week back, Economic Times, ET organized its annual “ET’s India’s Best Companies to Work For Awards ceremony”. Year 2017 marked the tenth anniversary of this award show. It was attended by various CEOs along with their HR heads and operations heads.

We give below the list of the Top 10 India’s best companies announced at “ET’s India’s Best Companies to Work For Awards ceremony”. The list was prepared on the basis of a report made by Great Place to Work Institute where more than 600 organizations had applied.

The methodology applied to select the best companies

The institute follows an objective methodology adopted by various organizations globally for assessing workplace culture.  It uses 2 lens to evaluate and identify the best work cultures.

  • Trust Index©: This is a globally validated survey instrument which measures the quality of employee experience, wherein anonymous feedback from employees are asked for.
  • Culture Audit©: This is a tool of the Institute itself that evaluates the people practices of an organization, which covers the entire employee life-cycle.

List of the Top 10 India’s best companies to work for

On the basis of the above two lenses, Great Place to Work Institute has chosen 100 best workplaces as ‘India’s Best Companies To Work For’ for the year 2017. The employee strength of these companies is more than 500 and represents 20 industry sectors. We present below the top 10.

Rank  1: Intuit India (

The company was founded in 2005. This is an IT company with an employee strength of 948. The company’s rank was 10 in 2016. Moving up to Rank 1 within a period of 1 year is indeed a great achievement. The Gender diversity (F/M) ratio of this company is 1:3.21.

Rank 2: American Express India (

A Financial Services & Insurance company, this is a very old company in India, founded in 1921. Today, the company has a strength of 11748 with Gender diversity (F/M)ratio at 1:1.52 . It has retained the same position as in last year.

Rank 3: Google India (

Founded in 2004, it’s a dream come true to work in Google India Pvt. Ltd. Last year, it was the number one company in India. Though its position has dropped to number 3 this year, there is not much of difference in the work culture and people still feel proud to be a part of this company. As of now, it has an employee strength of 1863.

Rank 4: Lemon Tree Hotels (

With an All India ranking of 9 last year, Lemon Tree Hotels Ltd. has moved up to the position of number 4 in 2017. Founded in 2002, Lemon Tree hotels has made a remarkable name in the hospitality sector in India. With an employee strength of 3492 and gender ratio of 1:9.71, employees find this group as one of the best places to work in India. It has emerged as the fastest growing chain of hotels in India.

Rank 5: SAP Labs India (

Another company among the top best companies in India is SAP Labs India. Founded in 1998 , this IT company has made a name for itself not only for its services, but also for the work culture provided to the employees. It has an employee strength of 6489, with gender diversity ratio at 1:1.93. Last year, the company stood at Rank 7.

Rank 6:  Adobe India (

At Rank 6, we have Adobe India Pvt. Ltd. Founded in 1997, this IT company has moved up from 21st position in 2016 to position 6 this year. It today has an employee strength of 4875.

Rank 7:  NetApp India (

Another IT company making it to the top 10 companies in India is NetApp India. Last year, this IT company was placed at the 31st rank and within a period of 1 year, has moved up to the position of 7, which is highly appreciable. Founded in 2001, the company’s strength at present is 1536.

Rank 8:  Teleperformance India (

Founded in 2001, Teleperformance India is one of the best companies to work as per the survey report. This IT company with an employee strength of 8302  is at the number 8 position today, though last year it occupied Rank 4.

Rank 9:  Pitney Bowes (

At the 9the position is the IT company Pitney Bowes Software India Pvt. Ltd. It was founded in 2007. With an employee strength of 660, the company moved up by 1 rank as compared to the previous year.

Rank 10: DHL Express India (

Founded in 1979, this Transportation Company occupies the 10th rank. Last year, DHL Express (India) Pvt. Ltd. Was at the 18th position. Today, the company has moved up by 8 places to be among the top 10 best companies. The employee strength of this company is 2402.

Some other companies recognized as the best companies in India are as follows

Rank Company Website Industry Employee Strength
11 SAP India Information Technology 1764
12 Marriott Hotels India Pvt. Ltd. Hospitality 8800
13 Ujjivan Small Finance Bank Ltd. Financial Services & Insurance 8800
14 InterContinental Hotels Group Hospitality 5782
15 Hyatt Hotels and Resort Hospitality 8,451
16 Bajaj Finance Limited Financial Services & Insurance 8444
17 Cadence Design Systems – India Information Technology 1785
18 Godrej Consumer Products Ltd. Manufacturing & Production 2365
19 Federal Express Corporation Transportation 5,607
20 Reliance Capital – Commercial Finance & Home Finance Divisions Financial Services & Insurance 1779


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