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.

10 Best Internet Companies

Mega companies category

more than 50,000 employees in India

#1 Amazon

From an online bookstore to one of the world&rsquo;s largest e-commerce platforms, Amazon has emerged as the top player in the industry since its inception in 1994. Amazon has built an extensive online marketplace across continents, empowering its customers with a catalog encompassing products from A-Z. Amazon strives to be the world&rsquo;s most customer-centric company, a purpose that has powered multiple breakthroughs in our delivery, supply chain, and customer support services. In the pursuit of operational efficiency, tech innovations have become the cornerstone of the organization. This has led to the pioneering of new services, most notably within the entertainment, publishing, finance, IT, cloud computing, AI, and Machine Learning industries.<br /><br />At the heart of our services and innovations lies our exceptional talent network, which works on behalf of our customers. Customer obsession, passion for innovation, enhancing operational efficiency, and long-term thinking are the values guiding our workforce. Employees have the space to experiment, even if it means encountering failures. This idea ties back to our &ldquo;Day 1&rdquo; mentality, where employees are encouraged to ideate like entrepreneurs and renew their efforts the next day with their learnings. Employees have routes to upskill and reinvent themselves through various educational and leadership programs offered by Amazon. These programs are designed to enable them with the know-how to engineer solutions with real-world impact.<br /><br />From its global footprint to its local presence in India, Amazon's operations span continents. With key corporate offices in Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Mumbai, Chennai, Delhi, and Pune, Amazon&rsquo;s offices are designed to foster collaboration and invention, with suitable amenities to keep employees recharged throughout the day.<br /><br />Know more: <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener"></a>


Large companies category

10,001 to 50,000 employees in India

#1 Flipkart

The Flipkart Group is one of India&rsquo;s leading digital commerce entities and includes group companies Flipkart, Myntra, and Jabong. Launched in 2007, Flipkart has enabled millions of consumers, sellers, merchants and small businesses to be a part of India&rsquo;s e-commerce revolution. With a registered customer base of over 100 million, offering over 80 million products across 80+ categories, Flipkart is known for pioneering services such as Cash on Delivery, No Cost EMI and easy returns &ndash; customer-centric innovations that have made online shopping more accessible and affordable for millions of Indians. Together with Myntra and Jabong, which hold prominent positions in the online fashion market, the Flipkart Group has steered the transformation of commerce in India through technology.


#2 Ecom Express

Ecom Express Private Limited is a leading end-to-end technology enabled logistics solutions provider to the Indian e-commerce industry. Headquartered in New Delhi, Ecom Express was incorporated in 2012 by T.A. Krishnan, Manju Dhawan, K. Satyanarayana and Sanjeev Saxena with their 100+ years of cumulative experience in the Indian logistics and distribution industry. The company has established its presence in the industry due to a differentiated business model which is built on delivery service capability, scalability, customization and sustainability. Ecom Express uses its cutting-edge technology and automation solutions to enable first-mile pickup, processing, network optimization and last mile delivery. The company&rsquo;s products include Ecom Express Services (EXS), Ecom Fulfilment Services (EFS) and Ecom Digital Services (EDS). Ecom Express has its presence in all 29 states of the country and operates in over 2400 towns across 25,000+ PIN-codes in India. The company is the first private logistics company in India to envision a full-state coverage strategy i.e. the capability to reach every doorstep in every village in a state. This full-state coverage is offered in 20 states including Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, and West Bengal. Through this deep reach strategy, the company has a capability to deliver to over 1.2 billion people i.e. 92%+ of India&rsquo;s population.


#3 Delhivery

Delhivery is India's largest e-commerce enablement company. Our mission is to fulfill all of India's online consumption demand through best-in-class industry solutions,domain expertise and pan-India operations. Delhivery offers extensive services ranging from last mile deliveries, third party fulfillment,warehousing services and software solutions such as channel integration software for sellers selling across multiple platforms. Delhivery's flexible set of services makes it easier for sellers and consumers to connect faster. Five years into the industry, Delhivery handles over 250,000 shipments per day for over 100,000+ merchants, 25000+ clients and 1800+ retailers across 450+ cities. We provide a modular set of e-commerce technologies and logistics solutions to over 6600+ pin codes.


Mid-Sized companies category

1,001 to 10,000 employees in India

#1 Kinara Capital

Kinara Capital is a socially responsible fintech propelling financial inclusion of small business entrepreneurs in India. We are addressing the credit gap for MSME Manufacturing, Trading and Services sectors with fast and flexible collateral-free business loans in the range of INR 1-30 lakhs. In offering both digital and doorstep customer service options, small businesses appreciate the convenience of Kinara&rsquo;s fast 24-hour direct disbursements and flexible payment options on 400+ apps, such as Google Pay. Data-driven automated credit decisioning (AI/ML)enables us to lend confidently without relying on property collateral or credit scores. Headquartered in Bangalore, we operate 133 branches in 90+ cities across Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, and UT Puducherry. We are qualified as a Systemically Important NBFC by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and a debt listed entity on the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE). Watch this video to know more about us and hear from our customers.


#2 Swiggy

Swiggy is India’s leading on-demand delivery platform with a tech-first approach to logistics and a solution-first approach to consumer demands. With a presence in 500 cities across India, partnerships with hundreds of thousands of restaurants, an employee base of over 5000, a 2 lakh+ strong independent fleet of Delivery Executives, we deliver unparalleled convenience driven by continuous innovation. Built on the back of robust ML technology and fuelled by terabytes of data processed every day, Swiggy offers a fast, seamless and reliable delivery experience for millions of customers across India. From starting out as a hyperlocal food delivery service in 2014, to becoming a logistics hub of excellence today, our capabilities result not only in lightning-fast delivery for customers, but also in a productive and fulfilling experience for our employees. With Swiggy’s New Supply and the recent launches of Swiggy Instamart, Swiggy Genie and Health Hub, we are consistently making waves in the market, while continually growing the opportunities we offer our people.


#3 Udaan

Udaan is a network-centric B2B trade platform, designed specifically for small & medium businesses in India. It brings traders, wholesalers, retailers, manufacturers, and brands in India onto a single platform. With real insights into active trends and great B2B trade features, udaan brings to them the power of technology to scale & nurture their business. The easy-to-use app gives you the power to: - DISCOVER customers, suppliers & products across numerous categories - BUY & SELL on your terms – with secure payments & smooth logistics - GROW your network through repeats & relationships with like-minded parties


Small companies category

501 to 1,000 employees in India

#1 Aye Finance

The summer that year was unusually hot. When the small team of founder members got together, there was something burning in all of us. All of us had spent long years with some of the finest financial organizations around the world. But we needed something more. We needed something meaningful. There was a Government of India report that talked about Rs 25 lakh crore credit deficit in MSME industry. Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises were 6 crores in number and employed 11 crore people. The micro segment among these was the most disadvantaged when it came to access to formal credit. It was clear to us that India&rsquo;s growth will not be complete without the advancement of this sector. By mid-year, we knew what we wanted to do. Indian monsoons were lashing the plains in North India. Dusty plains suddenly became covered with verdant green shoots. Our dream was slowly taking shape &ndash; exhilarating just like the petrichor. Our business plan was far from complete, but our vision was clear &ndash; We wanted to be the most admired among finance businesses catering to micro businesses in India. Our core values, that we continue to abide by, followed soon after &ndash; Innovation, Trustworthiness, Being the best, Social Good and Customer Commitment. Thus, Aye was born. Aye means &lsquo;Yes&rsquo; in English and &lsquo;Money&rsquo; in Hindi. Apt for what we wanted to do &ndash; say yes to the aspirations of micro enterprises by providing them with capital. As we started work, enthusiasm in the team was contagious. We knew we had mountains to move but that did not deter anyone. The initial capital for the company came from friends and angel investors. By end of 2013 we bought an NBFC so that we could start lending. But we had another challenge to surmount. It was not easy to assess the businesses we wanted to lend to. They were neither on credit bureaus nor did have any formal financial documents. Innovation was not an option, but a necessity. While we look back at our journey with pride, we remain humble and grateful. We know that our journey is far from over. We would like to remain a small company at heart. Eager, ever learning, close to our customers, nimble and relevant. We would like to be known not just for what we achieve, but for how we achieve it too. We will not lose sight of what we set out to be &ndash; the most admired micro enterprise lender. Aye to that.


#2 OLX

We are one of the world’s fastest-growing networks of trading platforms, operating in 30+ countries around the world. We help people buy and sell cars, find housing, get jobs, buy and sell household goods, and much more. With more than 20 well-loved local brands including Avito, OLX, Otomoto, and Property24, our solutions are built to be safe, smart, and convenient for our customers. We are powered by a team of 10,000+ people, working across 5 continents in offices all around the world. We love to unlock value for our customers. Every single month, 300 million people use our platforms to easily, safely, and conveniently find their perfect home, buy or sell a car, find a great job, sell things they no longer need, or strike a great deal on something they need. And we help thousands of entrepreneurs and businesses find their customers too. We also unlock value within our company. We invest in ourselves and each other to reach our full potential. We avoid bureaucracy and empower our teams to innovate. Our commitment to inclusion ensures we listen to a diverse range of voices when making decisions. And, we combine the spirit and agility of a startup with our global scale and the backing of Prosus, one of the largest consumer internet groups in the world. Last but not least, we unlock value for our stakeholders. We are proud of the positive contribution we make to our planet, by enabling more conscious consumption and helping the world make the most of its limited resources through more efficient trade. We are committed to our cause: shaping the future of trade to unlock the hidden value in everything.


#3 Agrostar

AgroStar is India’s foremost AgTech start-up working on the mission of #HelpingFarmersWin by providing a complete range of agri solutions at the fingertips of farmers. AgroStar’s tech platform provides a combination of agronomy advice coupled with service and agri input products that enable farmers to significantly improve their productivity and income. We use an extensive amount of data, technology and agronomy knowledge to give the right solutions (advice+products) to Indian farmers. AgroStar currently operates in the states of Gujarat, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, and Uttar Pradesh and has over 5 Lakh farmers on its digital platform. Farmers in these states can avail agri solutions for their entire crop life-cycle with a simple “missed call” or through its Android app, which is amongst the highest rated farming focused apps in the country. Over the next 5 years, we plan to continue to provide incremental value to farmers in terms of wide range of inputs delivered at their doorsteps, world-class agronomy guidance and also access to market linkages and credit.


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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, also 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.
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