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19th July, 2019 20:31 IST

The following links will showcase the top 50 companies to work for and what makes these organisations one of the greatest places to work for.

Rank 1
SAS R&D (India).
Moti N.Thandani, Head - Research & Development

Established in 2000, SAS R&D India, an arm of SAS Incorporated USA is located in Pune, is a key research and development center for products and solutions of SAS. Known as the leaders in the business analytics software prod­ucts, SAS’ philosophy has always been “treat people well, keep them challenged with interesting work, the ‘Great Places To Work’ assessments and consistently ranked highly amongst the World’s Best Multinational Workplaces.

Rank 2
ESDS Software Solutions
Piyush Somani, CEO

ESDS Solution Software, one of India’s leading managed data center service and auto-scalable cloud solution providers, was founded in 2005 by Piyush Somani. A well-known fact that a happy employee can help the organisation achieve results beyond the targets assigned. An employee satisfaction is the biggest marker of its success. A survey ranked ESDS Solution Software No. 2 among the top 50 Great Mid-Size Workplaces in the country for 2019.

Rank 3
Benetton India
Sundeep Chugh, CEO & MD

The Benetton Group is a well-known global fashion company. Currently, present in all the important markets around the worldwith a network of approximately 5,000 stores. A survey ranked Benetton India No. 3 among the top 50 Great Mid-Size Workplaces in the country for 2019. Businessworld met CEO Sundeep Chugh to understand the work culture at Benetton India, and what makes it a ‘Great Place to Work’ at.

Rank 4
Mahindra Intertrade
Sumit Issar, Managing Director

Even as the Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) group diversified into manufacturing and allied activities, steel trading continued to be a core activity for the group, and was handled by its intertrade division. Expanded its steel trading and processing operations considerably, the group converted the steel vertical into an independent arm and thus in 1999, Mahindra Intertrade was born.

Started with a steel trading business, Mahindra Intertrade diversified into the steel processing business across automobile, power and home appliances segments. Its revenue as on 31 March 2019 was Rs 1521.9 crore.

Rank 5
Max SkillFirst
Rajender Sud, CEO

Max SkillFirst, a part of the $2-billion Max Group, is a professional skilling solutions provider in the sales and service domain. The company’s vision is to impact the sales and service culture in India by being the most-admired learning and development organisation. A survey ranked Max Skillfirst No. 5 among the top 50 Great Mid-Size Workplaces in the country for 2019.

Rank 6
Make A Difference
Make A Difference (MAD) is an Indian non-profit organisation, working to ensure better outcomes for children in orphanages and shelters across India.

Rank 7
Admiral Technologies
Gaurav Kumar, Country Head

Admiral Technologies is in the league of companies who have kept pace with the times and redefined their people practices to be able to retain talent.  The company is a technology support wing of Admiral Group Plc., aUK insurance company that counts among the coveted FTSE 100 index.  The Admiral Group Plc. has been providing insurance products worldwide for over two decades.


Rank 8
Gera Developments
Rohit Gera, Managing Director

Gera Developments, developer of premium residential and commercial projects, sees a distinct role for itself in the country’s real estate market, which is expected to grow exponentially in the years ahead. The Pune-based developer is gung-ho about its future, thanks to its strong domain knowledge, diverse professional talent and international experience and exposure.

Rank 9
Feedback Energy Distribution Company
Samarjit Mhanty, CEO

Two major factors make Feedback Energy Distribution Company (FEDCO) a great place to work in  the creative freedom the company offers its employees and the fact that they have a job they enjoy doing. What sets the company apart is the team bonding within it. Employees have clear-cut profiles, which makes them secure and gives them a visible growth path.

Rank 10
Dream11 Fantasy Pvt. Ltd.

Dream11 is India’s Biggest Sports Gaming platform with 4 crore+ users playing Fantasy Cricket, Football, Kabaddi and NBA. It is a Game of Skill that offers Indian sports fans a platform to showcase their sports knowledge. Fans can create their own team made up of real-life players from upcoming matches, score points based on their on-field performance and compete with other fans.

Rank 11
Centum Learning
Sanjay Bahl, CEO

Centum Learning keeps its eyes on the sky and expects to be part of India’s drive to skilling 500 million people by 2022. The Bharti Group company enriches lives through its myriad training initiatives.

Rank 12
Frog Cellsat
Konark Trivedi, Founder & CEO

How would you like to be part of an organisation where the work environment is friendly and supportive? Where employees are respected and cared for and supported both professionally and personally by the management? Where programmes like Platinum Club and Shiksha Sahyog are appreciated and leave and time off facilities create an atmosphere bereft of pressure? BW Businessworld found such an organisation in Frog Cellsat, where employees feel completely at home in office surroundings.

Rank 13
Bharti Realty 
S. K. Sayal, CEO & MD
Bharti Realty Limited strives to be the most admired real estate company in the country. It is committed to incessant innovation in design, technology, environmental sustainability and facility management for overall customer gratification at choice locations around India. The group is part of Bharti Enterprises, a frontrunner among business conglomerates in India. 

Rank 14
Sewa Rural
Pankaj Shah, Managing Trustee

The Society for Education Welfare and Action (SEWA) Rural is a voluntary development organisation that has since 1980, been involved in healthcare and developmental work at Jhagadia, a tribal area in the rural part of South Gujarat. The not-for-profit organisation is inspired by the principles and ideas of Swami Vivekananda and Mahatma Gandhi.

Rank 15
Brigade Hospitality
Vineet Verma, CEO

Brigade Hospitality Services Ltd. (BHSL) is a multidisciplinary hospitality and life style group. It is is a wholly owned subsidiary of Brigade Enterprises. Formally registered in June 2004, B rigade Hospitality  pioneered the concept of professionally managed and branded serviced apartments under the brand name, Brigade Homestead. 

Rank 16 

Vuram Technology Solutions
Venkatesh Ramarathinam, MD

Vuram Technology Solutions completes 10 next year in autumn. Started in 2010 to help entrepreneurs building a stable partnership and applying their business plans, the company has come a long way over the years. A survey ranked Vuram Technology Solutions No. 16 among the top 50 Great Mid-Size Workplaces in the country for 2019. Headquartered in Chennai, Vuram has a worldwide presence.

Rank 17
Mahindra Lifespace
Sangeeta Prasad, MD & CEO

One of the pioneers in the Indian real estate development, Mahindra Lifespace (MLDL) has been involved in real state projects throughout the country, in both the housing and corporate sphere. Throughout, it has been constantly working towards the goal of bringing sustainable urbanisation in India.

Rank 18
Burns & Mcdonnell India
Justin Sherman, CEO & MD

Founded on the pillars of safety first and client servicing, Burns & McDonnell India boasts of its bold entrepreneurial spirit, unity in the organisation, and making it a better world (dubbed the MacCulture principles). Burns & McDonnell is continously making strides in building a harmonious workplace culture and expecting to grow at an impressive rate in the future.

Rank 19
Doyensys
Somu Chockalingam, President

Founded in December 2006, Doyensys currently operates out of Texas, US, and headquarters in Chennai. Already making strides in the IT sector, Doyensys offers services in Oracle EBS, Oracle Database Administration and Application Server Administration. Under the leadership of President Somu Chockalingam, the company has expanded exponentially, especially in the US. With over 200 employees in the US and India, Doyensys bets on a wholesome working environment.

Rank 20
Gozoop
Ahmed Naqvi, CEO & Co-Founder

Incepted in 2008-09, CEO & co-founder Ahmed Aftab Naqvi started Gozoop after exiting the corporate juggernaut, where he was working as an engineer. After working briefly with i-Flex Solutions (now Oracle Financial Services Software), Naqvi and his colleague from JP Morgan Rohan Bhansali came together to establish Raa Studios -- a digital agency -- out of a small garage in Mumbai. Later, their friend Dushyant Bhatia joined the fray and the group renamed their agency to Gozoop Online.

Rank 21
Enrich Energy
Industry: Manufacturing & Production

Best Practice: One thing change a day: At Enrich Energy, employees are motivated to bring about at least one positive change in themselves which could be either personal or professional. The purpose of this initiative is to make employees think about themselves in their busy schedule, and there are no rigid guidelines which may result in less participation. This initiative is measured at two levels, first through observation by the Head of Department and then on the basis of one-to-one interaction.

Rank 22
SourceFuse Technologies
Industry: Information Technology

Best Practice: Re-interview: Under this initiative, unsuccessful candidates can be called for a re-interview if they express dissatisfaction with the interview for whatever reason. Such candidates are given ample time to prepare before they are called for a fresh interview by the same panel. In case a candidate says he found the panel of interviewers to be intimidating, then the panel is revised for the re-interview.

Rank 23
Silver Arrow Automobiles
Industry: Retail

Best Practice: Support during death of a family member: In the event of the demise of an employee’s family member, her colleagues along the supervisor, HOD and the HR team make it a point to attend the last rites or post-last rites rituals and visit her home. The aggrieved employee is also allowed to take time off for as long as required without her salary or available leave balance getting impacted.

Rank 24
ACPL Systems
Industry: Information Technology

Best Practice: Coffee with leadership: At ACPL Systems, employees get an opportunity for one-on-one conversation with the leadership over a cup of coffee. Not only does it create a warm environment, but it also helps the employee to open up and freely provide suggestions and recommendations. These meetings also serve to highlight the concerns of employees.

Rank 25
Anand CY Myutec Automotive
Industry: Manufacturing & Production

Best Practice: Advance salary for new employees: At Anand CY Myutec Automotive, new employees are given seven days’ salary in the very first week of joining by way of an advance. This helps new employees to meet their day-to-day expenses.

Rank 26
JM Financial Asset Management
Industry: Financial Services & Insurance

Best Practice: Corporate Social Responsibility programme: The JM Financial Group takes its CRS activities seriously and works with the disadvantaged communities through its arms, Kampani Charitable Trust and JM Financial Foundation. The two trusts have supported various causes including education, healthcare, promotion of sports, animal conservation, and disaster relief.

Rank 27
Zifo RnD Solutions
Industry: Professional Services

Best Practice: Golden Week: Every year, employees are allowed a week’s vacation from 25 December to 1 January – called the ‘Goldren Week’. During the period, the office remains closed allowing its employees to truly soak in the holiday culture and spend good time with the family. This initiative has been very popular with the employees, who according to HR feel a sense of ownership that it was initiated by the people and for the people.

Rank 28
Hella India Lighting
Industry: Manufacturing & Production

Best Practice: Mini Town Hall: At Hella India Lighting, every month a mini town hall is organised to discuss ideas and concerns raised by the employees. Its three 3 parameters are: START (which new practice can be incorporated), STOP (which practice can be eliminated) and CONTINUE (which practice can be continued). HR drives all initiatives with the management team and progress is announced every month.

Rank 29
Varthana (Thirumeni Finance)
Industry: Financial Services & Insurance

Best Practice: Elite RM Meet: A forum for Varthana’s top sales performers, it goes beyond the scope of awards and certificates to cover development aspects, retention and career programmess. Around 10-12 per cent of eligible employees receive this recognition every quarter. These employees are invited to the Head Office for a leadership meeting, the agenda of which includes recognition, engagement, development and social time.

Rank 30
Litmus7 Systems Consulting
Industry: Information Technology

Best Practice: Development: It is an initiative where the employees can decide what they want to be in the company. They can choose a role and build a plan to get there. The organisation doesn’t follow the traditional hierarchy-based progression where just the title changes and they eventually do the same role. They have clearly defined KPIs and competencies needed for each role and employees can build their career path to earn that role.

Rank 31
Tasty Bite Eatables
Industry: Manufacturing & Production

Best Practice: SPICE Card (Strategic Plans Involve Continuous Execution): Spice Card is the backbone of a transparent, yet stringent performance evaluation system across the company. All teams review their SPICE Card scores on a monthly/quarterly basis. The SPICE Card forms the basis of the mission statement for tasty bites and thus, keeps the employees inspired.

Rank 32
PubMatic India
Industry: Information Technology

Best Practice: Return To Work: When employees rejoin work after a long leave due to maternity or sickness, etc., the company’s formal ‘Return to Work’ programme helps such employees return to productive employment. It assists them in resuming their job responsibilities and providing them the required support from manager, HR and their co-workers during this process.

Rank 33
Brightstar Telecommunications India
Industry: Telecommunications

Best Practice: Annual Goal Alignment Meet: At Brightstar Telecommunications India, all its employees, both on-roll and off-roll, come together under one roof to celebrate the company’s success and plan the way forward for the upcoming year.

Rank 34
SAS Institute (India)
Industry: Information Technology

Best Practice: Professional Worth: For every employee, SAS has the following weightage for professional growth: Experience 70 per cent (includes in-depth learning on technology, learning on domain, leading teams/ efforts across teams; Exposure 20 per cent (working with global experts, tech day discussions, professional conferences & SAS global forums, communities of practice, blogs, tool pool, SAS Pedial; Education 10 per cent.

Rank 35
Inorbit Malls (India)
Industry: Retail
Best Practice: Green Vision: The company imparts training programmes to the green building core teams i.e. architects, engineers and especially sales teams to enable them to communicate relevant information along with benefits to the property aspirants, detailed guidelines to tenants mentioning the green features of the project, along with Do’s and Don’ts, and on-location green education by putting up signages explaining the various green measures.

Rank 36
Raymond Luxury Cottons
Industry: Manufacturing & Production

Best Practice: Long Service Awards: Raymond has honoured all its employees who have completed 25 years of service with Raymond through a grand celebration. The families of these employees are also made a part of the ceremony where the longest serving employee as well as the family is thanked for their contribution to the company.

Rank 37
KNOLSKAPE Solutions
Industry: Information Technology

Best Practice: Tech-talks and K-talks: Tech-talks are delivered once a month on a Friday by a KNOLSKAPE employee on a technical topic. This talk is for 30-60 minutes including Q&A. K-talk: An employee can choose to talk about any topic of his/her interest. This talk is organised on one of the Fridays or during stand-up and lasts for 15-30 minutes. Common interests help connect people.

Rank 38
Parijat Industries (India)
Industry: Agriculture, forestry and fishing

Best Practice:  Car Pool Policy: The policy provides support to employees commuting to the office using a car pool. Under this policy, Parijat contributes one-third of the total running cost of a car up to a maximum of Rs 8,000 per month basis the approval of the terms and conditions.

Rank 39
Symantec Software Solutions
Industry: Information Technology

Best Practice: Dollars for Doers: The programme encourages and rewards sustained volunteerism by making a monetary contribution to the organisations where employees volunteer their time. Symantec makes a $15 donation for every hour of volunteer service that an employee contributes. This program has a maximum cash donation equivalent of $1,000 per employee, each calendar year.  

Rank 40
Bacardi India
Industry: Manufacturing & Production

Best Practice:  Back to the bar: To promote cross-functional collaboration and give an opportunity to all employees to work directly in the marketplace, employees are sent to the bar to promote Bacardi India’s cocktails and take feedback directly from customers. This helped in promoting a culture of participation and instilling founder’s mentality.

Rank 41
J.K. Fenner (India)
Industry: Manufacturing & Production

Best Practice: Talent Management: It is a key succession planning tool that provides an integrated means of identifying, selecting, developing and retaining top talent within the organization. The Talent Management system focuses on talent review and leadership development to meet the future challenges of the organisation.

Rank 42
Ryan India Tax Services
Industry: Professional Services

Best Practice: Floater Holidays: Ryan India understands that some days are very special and employees would appreciate spending those days with their special ones. To accommodate this, Ryan India created a Floater Holiday for personal milestones (birthdays and anniversaries).

Rank 43
Pi DATACENTERS
Industry: Information Technology

Best Practice: Women Executive Board: All members of the WEB are nominated by the CEO. The Board’s objective is to empower and safeguard the rights of women employees in the organisation by advocating equal access to participation in all matters of management including decision-making. The Board also organises workshops to streamline gender equality and gender sensitivity in both men and women.

Rank 44
Vestige Marketing
Industry: Manufacturing & Production

Best Practice: Go International: Under this initiative, Vestige encourages its employees in India to apply for key assignments in foreign countries and get international exposure. All key positions in Vestige’s overseas locations — the UAE, Bahrain, Nepal, and Bangladesh — have been manned by the company’s internal resources from India.

Rank 45
Quovantis Technologies
Industry: Information Technology

Best Practice: HotSeat: Under this programme, every 15 days the fortnight’s newcomers are brought together for an hour where they are introduced to everyone in the organisation. Fun questions like ‘What do they aspire to be if they become invisible?’ etc are asked. It is basically an ice-breaking activity and helps in getting to know the new quants well. They also take a one-on-one feedback from quants.

Rank 46
Experion Developers
Industry: Construction, Infrastructure & Real Estate

Best Practice: Commute for Women Employees: At Experion Developers, women employees are advised to leave the office early, and in case they stay up to 7:30 pm, they are given company cars or are reimbursed for cabs to go back to their residences.

Rank 47
MindTickle Interactive Media
Industry: Information Technology

Best Practice: Chaupal: Every Friday, Mindtickle holds a chaupal where managers, senior managers, and all other employees share the important updates of their ongoing projects, new hires that have  joined during the week and important news related to the company. The chaupal is attended by all the employees, who are free to ask any questions in the areas being discussed.

Rank 48
Fedby Information Services
Industry: Information Technology

Best Practice: Maternity Return Bonus: To encourage working mothers to resume work after maternity leave, Fedby Information Services provides maternity return bonus to women employees. This bonus component is provided for two pregnancies and is paid over and above the statutory maternity benefits.    

Rank 49
Xanadu Realty
Industry: Construction, Infrastructure & Real Estate

Best Practice: Life event Increment: Xanadu Realty’s practices are designed keeping the life stage and requirements of their employees in mind. Given the financial stress an employee goes through during marriage and childbirth, a 5 per cent increment is given to all on marriage or childbirth during their tenure in Xanadu.

Rank 50
Adani Enterprises -- Mining
Industry: Mining and Quarrying

Best Practice: Abki Baar Aapka Parivar (ABAP): At Adani Enterprises - Mining, employees’ families are invited to the corporate office for a half-day gathering. After a few activities, the kids are taken to the CEO’s office where they spend time with the CEO and his wife. This creates a unique experience for the employees and their families, increasing connect of the employees with the Adani brand.

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