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.

15 Best Mega Companies

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>


#2 Samsung

Samsung Electronics is a global leader in technology, opening new possibilities for people everywhere. Through relentless innovation and discovery, we are transforming the worlds of TVs, smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, digital appliances, network systems, medical devices, semiconductors and LED solutions. Samsung is also leading in the Internet of Things space through, among others, our Smart Home and Digital Health initiatives. Since being established in 1969, Samsung Electronics has grown into one of the world&rsquo;s leading technology companies, and become recognized as one of the top 10 global brands. Our network now extends across the world, and Samsung takes great pride in the creativity and diversity of its talented people, who drive our growth. To discover more, please visit our website at and our official newsroom at


#2 Tata Motors

Tata Motors Group (Tata Motors) is a $34 billion organization. It is a leading global automobile manufacturing company. Its diverse portfolio includes an extensive range of cars, sports utility vehicles, trucks, buses, and defence vehicles. Tata Motors is one of India's largest OEMs offering an extensive range of integrated, smart, and e-mobility solutions. Part of the USD110 billion Tata group founded by Jamsetji Tata in 1868, Tata Motors is among the world’s leading manufacturers of automobiles. We believe in ‘Connecting aspirations’, by offering innovative mobility solutions that are in line with customers' aspirations. We are India's largest automobile manufacturer, and we continue to take the lead in shaping the Indian commercial vehicle landscape, with the introduction of leading-edge powertrains and electric solutions packaged for power performances and user comfort at the lowest life-cycle costs. Our new passenger cars and utility vehicles are based on Impact Design and offer a superior blend of performance, driveability, and connectivity. Our focus on connecting aspirations and our pipeline of tech-enabled products keeps us at the forefront of the market. We have identified six key mobility drivers that will lead us into the future – modular architecture, complexity reduction in manufacturing, connected & autonomous vehicles, clean drivelines, shared mobility, and low total cost of ownership. Our sub-brand TAMO is an incubating centre of innovation that will spark new mobility solutions through new technologies, business models, and partnerships.


#4 Concentrix Corporation

Concentrix is a technology-enabled global business services company specializing in customer engagement and improving business performance. We partner with ambitious, progressive executives around the world to future-proof their business and stay ahead of the competition and customer expectations.It&rsquo;s all about tapping into sentiment and building an emotional connection that keeps customers and staff fanatical about your brand. That&rsquo;s where we come in&mdash;we create exceptional customer engagement, accelerate digital transformation, and deliver actionable CX insights.

#5 IBM

<p>IBM aspires to make a lasting, positive impact on the world by protecting the environment, advocating for inclusion, and fostering trust and transparency in both technology and business. Today&rsquo;s IBM is more closely aligned with the needs of our clients. Our engagement model is simpler and more effective. And we have expanded our ecosystem by strengthening existing relationships and forging new, productive partnerships.&nbsp;<br /><br />Today&rsquo;s IBM is not simply a technology company. We are a problem-solving company and a convener of capability that brings together our colleagues, our clients, and our partners with a simple, open invitation: Let&rsquo;s create. we have sharpened our focus on IBM&rsquo;s unique ability to integrate technology and business expertise for our clients and our partners. Our portfolio is built around hybrid cloud and artificial intelligence (AI), the two most transformational technologies of our time. <br /><br />Our go-to-market approach brings together the necessary software, consulting, and infrastructure our clients require, from across our expanding ecosystem of partners. They recognize technology as a source of competitive advantage, capable of addressing these immediate issues and future-proofing their businesses by increasing productivity, reducing costs, driving innovation, and fueling growth.&nbsp;<br /><br />This is today&rsquo;s IBM.&nbsp;</p>

#6 TCS

Tata Consultancy Services is an IT services, consulting and business solutions organization that has been partnering with many of the world&rsquo;s largest businesses for the past 50 years. We believe innovation and collective knowledge can transform all our futures with greater purpose.

#6 Reliance Industries

Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) is a Fortune 100 company and the largest private sector corporation in India. In just over four decades, we have emerged as one of India&rsquo;s most valuable, stakeholder-centric organizations, building important assets for India and innovating for a better future for all Indians. We are one of the highest contributors to India's economic growth.&nbsp;<br /><br />The legacy of Reliance has been shaped by an ability to think big. If you are someone who thrives on going beyond the status quo, if you are up for challenges in large-scale initiatives and aspire to be part of extraordinary teams playing key roles in strengthening the country&rsquo;s economic growth, then Reliance is likely to have an opportunity for you!

#8 Genpact

Genpact (NYSE: G) is a global professional services and solutions firm delivering outcomes that shape the future. Our 125,000+ people across 30+ countries are driven by our innate curiosity entrepreneurial agility, and desire to create lasting value for clients. Powered by our purpose &ndash; the relentless pursuit of a world that works better for people &ndash; we serve and transform leading enterprises, including the Fortune Global 500, with our deep business and industry knowledge, digital operations services, and expertise in data, technology, and AI.

#9 HDFC Bank

The Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited or HDFC was among the first financial institutions in India to receive an &ldquo;in principle&rdquo; approval from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to set up a bank in the private sector. This was done as part of RBI&rsquo;s policy for the liberalization of the Indian banking industry in 1994. HDFC Bank was incorporated in August 1994 in the name of HDFC Bank Limited, with its registered office in Mumbai, India. The bank commenced operations as a Scheduled Commercial Bank in January 1995. As of March 31, 2021, the Bank had a nationwide distribution network of 5,608 branches and 16,087 ATMs in 2,902 cities/towns.

#10 ICICI Bank

The Bank continue to achieve profitable growth in its business, strengthen its franchise and invest in building capabilities for the future. The Bank continued to grow its core operating profit less provisions led by a 360&ordm; customer-centric approach and exploring opportunities across ecosystems and micromarkets, within the guardrails of compliance and risk management. The Bank&rsquo;s efforts towards building a sustainable business continued to be anchored by the principles of 'Return of Capital', 'Fair to Customer, Fair to Bank' and 'One Bank, One Team, One ROE'.<br /><br />The Bank has further sharpened its approach to enhance relationship management across markets using Virtual Relationship Management (VRM). VRM is a cloud-based AI-powered platform providing a one-stop ecosystem for robust relationship building with customers and thereby improving the efficiency of relationship managers. The platform helps in relevant and meaningful customer interaction with the help of service and solution-based engagement.<br /><br />As our customer engagement deepened, the Bank aimed to further enhance digital delivery of products and services, offering comprehensive banking solutions with a sharp focus on efficiency and risks. As our customer engagement deepened, the Bank aimed to further enhance digital delivery of products and services, offering comprehensive banking solutions with a sharp focus on efficiency and risks. With a focus on responsible and sustainable growth, the Bank continuously endeavours to maintain effective governance, a strong risk culture and robust enterprise risk management framework.

#11 Accenture

Accenture is a global professional services company with leading capabilities in digital, cloud, and security. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries, we offer Strategy and Consulting, Interactive, Technology, and Operations services — all powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. Our 674,000 people deliver on the promise of technology and human ingenuity every day, serving clients in more than 120 countries. We embrace the power of change to create value and shared success for our clients, people, shareholders, partners, and communities. Visit us at

#12 Infosys

Infosys is a global leader in next-generation digital services and consulting. Over 300,000 of our people work to amplify human potential and create the next opportunity for people, businesses, and communities. <br /><br />We enable clients in more than 56 countries to navigate their digital transformation. With over four decades of experience in managing the systems and workings of global enterprises, we expertly steer clients, as they navigate their digital transformation powered by cloud and AI. <br /><br />We enable them with an AI-first core, empower the business with agile digital at scale and drive continuous improvement with always-on learning through the transfer of digital skills, expertise, and ideas from our innovation ecosystem. <br /><br />We are deeply committed to being a well-governed, environmentally sustainable organization where diverse talent thrives in an inclusive workplace. <br /><br />Visit to see how Infosys (NSE, BSE, NYSE: INFY) can help your enterprise navigate your next.

#13 HCLTech

<strong>HCLTech </strong>is a global technology company, home to 227,481+ people across 60 countries, delivering industry-leading capabilities centered around digital, engineering, cloud and AI powered by a broad portfolio of technology services and products. We work with clients across all major verticals, providing industry solutions for Financial Services, Manufacturing, Life Sciences and Healthcare, Technology and Services, Telecom and Media, Retail and CPG, and Public Services.<br /><br />Our purpose is to bring together the best of technology and our people to supercharge progress. We&rsquo;re supercharging progress for everyone, everywhere &ndash; our clients, partners and their stakeholders, our people, communities, and the planet.<br /><br />Part of the HCL group, HCLTech was listed on the stock exchanges in India at the turn of the millennium in December 1999. Since our inception, we have pioneered several industry mainstays and established leadership positions in all our chosen segments.<br /><br />As a company, we are deeply focused on accelerating our ESG agenda. We are also creating technology-enabled sustainable solutions with and for our clients and partners. We embed ESG imperatives into every aspect of our business and ensure that the progress we supercharge is responsible, inclusive and beneficial to all our stakeholders in the long term. We have committed to achieving net zero by 2040.<br /><br />We recognize the impact that a business like ours can deliver in elevating communities globally, and we continue to improve our efforts and take decisive actions that benefit the communities in which we work and live. Through the HCL Foundation, the CSR arm of HCLTech, we have invested more than $130 million in social development efforts serving communities throughout India across education, health, water, sanitation and hygiene, skill development and livelihoods, environment, and disaster risk reduction, response and management.<br /><br />We&rsquo;re powered by our people &ndash; a global, diverse, multi-generational talent - representing 161 nationalities whose unique spark, perspective and boundless passion drive our culture of proactive value creation and problem-solving.<br /><br />Consolidated revenues as of 12 months ending March 2024 totaled $13.3 billion. To learn how we can supercharge progress for you, visit<br /><br /><strong>Why join us:</strong><br /><br />In 1976, there were only 250 computers in India. It was then that Shiv Nadar, the founder of HCL, led a team of eight young people who passionately believed in the power of information technology. From that vision, grew a global enterprise that redefined the Indian IT industry.<br /><br />Today, HCLTech (which spun off as a separate unit in 1991) is one of the leading IT service providers worldwide. But while we may be a globally recognized leader in the tech and IT industry, we&rsquo;ve never forgotten the start-up mindset that got us here.<br /><br />We&rsquo;ve always approached our work with an idea-first attitude because every one of our accomplishments&mdash;no matter how big or small&mdash;can be traced back to an idea&rsquo;s single spark.<br /><br />It&rsquo;s that spark&mdash;that inner drive&mdash;that sets our people apart from our competitors. It enables us not just to pull off game-changing feat after game-changing feat but to better our world in the process.<br /><br /><strong>At HCLTech, you&rsquo;ll supercharge your potential. &nbsp; </strong>&nbsp;<br />- You&rsquo;ll find your career.<br />- And you&rsquo;ll find your spark.<br />- All at a place that knows that helping its customers stay on top starts by putting its people first.<br /><br /><strong>We offer:</strong><br />&bull; &nbsp; &nbsp;career opportunities on your terms<br />&bull; &nbsp; &nbsp;enriching job experiences<br />&bull; &nbsp; &nbsp;an employment that you can trust in<br />&bull; &nbsp; &nbsp;a diverse, international culture that values your whole self<br /><br />We have been recognized as a Global Top Employer by the Top Employers Institute for the second time in a row for outstanding HR policies and best practices worldwide. We have also been certified as a Top Employer in 26 countries across three regions, Asia Pacific, Europe &amp; Africa and North America. Out of the 26 countries, HCLTech is ranked number one in 15 countries, including India.<br /><br />These accolades demonstrate our commitment to fostering a work environment with an innovative and a progressive work culture.<br /><br />Find your spark with career opportunities at HCLTech. <br />Visit:

#14 Wipro

Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT, BSE: 507685, NSE: WIPRO) is a leading technology services and consulting company focused on building innovative solutions that address clients&rsquo; most complex digital transformation needs.<br /><br />We leverage our holistic portfolio of capabilities in consulting, design, engineering, operations, and emerging technologies to help clients realize their boldest ambitions and build future-ready, sustainable businesses.<br /><br />A company recognized globally for its comprehensive portfolio of services, strong commitment to sustainability and good corporate citizenship, we have over 245,000 dedicated employees serving clients across 65 countries.

#15 Axis Bank

Axis Bank is the third largest private sector bank in India. The Bank offers the entire spectrum of financial services to customer segments covering Large and Mid-Corporates, MSME, Agriculture and Retail Businesses. The Bank has a large footprint of 4,050 domestic branches (including extension counters) with 11,801 ATMs &amp; 4,917 cash recyclers spread across the country as on 31st March, 2019. The overseas operations of the Bank are spread over nine international offices with branches at Singapore, Hong Kong, Dubai (at the DIFC), Colombo and Shanghai; representative offices at Dhaka, Dubai, Abu Dhabi and an overseas subsidiary at London, UK. The international offices focus on corporate lending, trade finance, syndication, investment banking and liability businesses.
View awards as table

Other Award Categories

25 Best Large Companies

25 Best Mid-Sized Companies

25 Best Small Companies

15 Best Tech Startups

Best Companies by Industry

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.
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 1 Crore 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.
How will a reviewer's data be used?
Other than awards, the data will be used for displaying reviews and ratings on the respective company page on AmbitionBox. Find out more about our terms of use here.
How is the authenticity of reviews checked?
  • Our proprietary algorithm filters and analyses multiple attributes of the review - spam, fake, abusive, duplicate and similar factors to decide the authenticity of a review.
  • Any reported or flagged content is reviewed by a team of moderators and is removed if it doesn’t meet our community guidelines.
How are AmbitionBox Awards different from other awards?
  • Unlike other awards, the companies cannot self nominate themselves for the AmbitionBox Awards.
  • 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.
  • AmbitionBox is one of the largest platforms in India for researching reviews and ratings of a company. Given our scale and reach, these awards truly showcase where Indians want to work.
Have more questions?
If you have any other questions or queries, write to us at