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.

25 Best Mid-Sized Companies

1,001 to 10,000 employees in India

#1 V-Guard Industries

At V-Guard, we are building products of tomorrow, inspired by the consumer experiences of today. Products that are designed to keep the consumer at the forefront. Thus, by bringing innovation in our products, we are not just delivering household utilities, but meaningful experiences, that promise to bring home a better tomorrow.

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#2 CtrlS

CtrlS is Asia's largest Rated 4 Data center and managed services provider and trusted advisor to over 3,500 Indian and world&rsquo;s leading organizations including 15 of the Fortune 100 Global Multinationals and 25 of the ET 100 Indian companies supported by 200 innovations.&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br />CtrlS operates state-of-the-art Tier-4 Datacenter facilities in Hyderabad, Mumbai, Noida and Bangalore spread across one million square feet. &nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br />The Company has over 1,800 employees and is headquartered in Hyderabad, India.<br />&nbsp;<br />Ctrls is a recipient of awards and recognition such as CIO Choice Public, Hybrid Cloud Services for Large Enterprises, Best Datacenter in the Managed Services Space and as DR as a Service provider, SME Channels Award - Best Datacentre, Aegis Graham Bell Award Innovation in Cloud Service, CII National Award for Excellence in Energy Management, Energy Efficient Unit and NASSCOM Emerge 50 Emerging Companies in India.<br />&nbsp;<br />The company has been the frontrunner in innovation and ushering in a paradigm shift in technologies and infrastructure and has pioneered several initiatives including Launching India&rsquo;s 1st and Asia&rsquo;s Largest Rated-4 Datacenters, DR as a Service (DRaaS) one of the First in the Industry, Cloud4C - World's First Rated 4 Cloud with a Built-in DR and World's 1st Community Cloud for Banks.

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#3 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&rsquo; daily life, wherever they live and enable them to enjoy a healthier life.

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#4 Croma

Launched in 2006, Croma was the first one-of-its kind large format specialist retail store that catered to all multi-brand digital gadgets and home electronic needs in India. Over a decade since its inception, Croma has almost become synonyms for all electronics needs, with its tech-savvy staff, product range, online presence and the will to help customers. With this intent to delight customers all along, Croma launched its own label products in 2008. Brand Croma stands for &ndash; Life, More Beautiful; the promise is based not just on the beauty in the way they look but also the value they offer to a customer&rsquo;s life. The range is a perfect fit, for those who desire a completely feature-packed and quality product. Croma is a brand of Infiniti Retail Ltd., which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tata Sons, the holding company of the Tata Group

#4 Ford Motor

Since 1903, Ford Motor Company has built iconic vehicles, including Model T, Continental, Mustang, F-series, and Bronco. We have also manufactured many other products, such as airplanes, radios, refrigerators, postal machines, and weather satellites

#7 Marks & Spencer

Marks & Spencer offers high quality fashion, award-winning food and stylish homeware. Founded more than a century ago and with 1463 stores across 57 countries, today we are one of the UK’s leading retailers. We understand the importance of Inspiration, being In Touch, Integrity & Innovation and live by these values in everything that we do. Through constant innovation, we make our products and tailor the shopping experience to delight our customers around the world.

#7 CWT

CWT is a Business-to-Business-for-Employees (B2B4E) travel management platform. Companies and governments rely on us to keep their people connected &ndash; anywhere, anytime, anyhow &ndash; and across six continents, we provide their employees with innovative technology and an efficient, safe and secure travel experience. Every single day, we look after enough travelers to fill more than 100,000 hotel rooms, while our meetings and events division handles more than 100 events every 24 hours.

#9 Gabriel India

ANAND&rsquo;s flagship company, Gabriel India Limited, was established in 1961 and stands testimony to the Group&rsquo;s belief in the power of partnership; and close to six decades later, Gabriel India continues the collaboration with the founding partner. Driven by the power of people, we have grown from strength to strength with &gt;300 models of ride control products. We have created a significant presence across every automotive segment and the Company has been recognised as one of the best places to work for in India.

#10 BA Continuum

What would you like the power to do? At Bank of America, we ask this question every day of all those we serve. It is at the core of how we live our values, deliver our purpose and achieve responsible growth. Our purpose is to help make financial lives better, through the power of every connection. We are passionately committed to serving our clients by delivering together, acting responsibly, realizing the power of our people and trusting the team. These values drive our purpose to help make financial lives better, through the power of every connection. As a result, we&rsquo;re effecting meaningful change across our industry and throughout communities around the world. Being a diverse and inclusive company means we actively seek out and welcome a variety of skill sets, backgrounds and industry experience. There are certain characteristics&mdash;like empathy, understanding and responsibility&mdash;that you&rsquo;ll find when you meet a Bank of America employee.

#10 Saipem

Saipem is an advanced technological and engineering platform for the design, construction, and operation of complex, safe and sustainable infrastructures and plants.

#12 Reliance Digital

Reliance Digital is India's largest electronics retailer. Network of 400+ stores nationally, housing over 200 brands and 5000 products. From in-depth, expert buying advice to personal after-sales care tailored to each customer, we commit to our promise of 'Personalising Technology' every day.

#13 Vistaar Finance

<p>Founded in 2010, Vistaar is a non-banking financial company with a focus on providing small-ticket (&lt;$32,000) secured loans to MSMEs (micro, small and medium enterprises) in rural and semiurban areas of India. Based in Bengaluru, Vistaar plays across ticket size categories through business and housing loans, and targets shops, small manufacturing units, power looms, "kirana"/ general shops, and home-based industries. Vistaar has a deep distribution network of over 212 branches across 12 states in India and proprietary cash flow assessment-based underwriting models tailored for customers with informal sources of income.</p>

#13 Allianz Technology

Allianz Technology is the global IT service provider for Allianz and delivers IT solutions that drive the digitalization of the Group. With more than 12000 employees located in 51 countries around the globe, Allianz Technology works together with other Allianz entities in pioneering the digitalization of the financial services industry.<br /><br />We oversee the full digitalization spectrum &ndash; from one of the industry&rsquo;s largest IT infrastructure projects that includes data centers, networking and security, to application platforms that span from workplace services to digital interaction. In short, we deliver full-scale, end-to-end IT solutions for Allianz in the digital age.

#15 PVR Cinemas

PVR Ltd. is the largest and the most premium film exhibition company in India. Since its inception in 1997, the brand has redefined the cinema industry and the way people watch movies in the country. The company acquired Cinemax in 2012 and had taken over DT Cinemas in the year 2016 serving 100 million + patrons annually. Currently PVR operates a cinema circuit of 800 Screens at 170 Properties in 69 Cities (21 states & UTs). PVR offers a grand collection of cinema formats. From its Mainstream to Gold Class Cinemas, Director’s Cut to the latest sub brands - PVR ICON and PVR Superplex, the company has made exceptional technology like the IMAX®, 4DX and ECX (Enhanced Cinema Experience) accessible to its audience. VR’s recent addition has been P[XL] – India’s first premium extra-large home grown big screen format for a truly enigmatic movie watching experience. PVR Ltd, the integrated ‘film and retail brand’ has PVR Cinemas as its major subsidiary. Its other two subsidiaries are PVR Leisure and PVR Pictures. PVR Pictures has been a prolific distributor of non-studio/ independent international films in India since 2002. With over 350+ Hollywood, 175+ Hindi, 75+ regional films across genres being released under this banner over more than a decade, PVR Pictures has the highest box office shares of independent foreign language films in the country. The arm has been instrumental in recognizing the gap with respect to the demand and supply of discerning cinema and has consistently released around 30-40 films per year.

#16 Synchrony

Synchrony (NYSE: SYF) is a premier consumer financial services company delivering customized financing programs across key industries including retail, health, auto, travel and home, along with award-winning consumer banking products. With more than $140 billion in sales financed and 80.3 million active accounts, Synchrony brings deep industry expertise, actionable data insights, innovative solutions and differentiated digital experiences to improve the success of every business we serve and the quality of each life we touch. More information can be found at www.synchrony.com and through Twitter: @Synchrony. We&rsquo;ve built relationships with national and regional retailers, healthcare providers, manufacturers and more. We serve hundreds of thousands of partner locations across the U.S. and Canada, and each one is important to us. Our financial expertise spans key product areas, including apparel, electronics and appliances, home furnishings, automotive, power products and sports, jewelry and luxury, other retail, elective healthcare procedures and services, and more. Our investments in technology across multiple platforms&mdash;in-store, online and mobile&mdash;allow us to engage consumers when and where they want. Our programs and tools strengthen the relationship between our business partners and their customers, driving growth and opportunity across the board.

#17 Mondelez International

Mondelēz International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDLZ) is an American multinational confectionery, food, and beverage company based in Illinois which employs approximately 80,000 individuals around the world. Our Purpose Our purpose is to empower people to snack right. We will lead the future of snacking around the world by offering the right snack, for the right moment, made the right way. Our Brands We’re leading the future of snacking with iconic brands such as Oreo, belVita and LU biscuits; Cadbury Dairy Milk, Milka and Toblerone chocolate; Sour Patch Kids candy and Trident gum.

#18 Godfrey Phillips India

Godfrey Phillips India is one of the largest FMCG companies in the country with many iconic cigarette brands like Four Square, Red & White, and Cavanders to its name. We also have an exclusive sourcing and supply agreement with Philip Morris International to manufacture and distribute the renowned Marlboro brand in India. Godfrey Phillips India has expanded its product portfolio beyond cigarettes and tobacco and entered India’s highly competitive chewing products, mouth freshener, confectionery segment and retail. Pan Vilas pan masala, Pan Vilas Silver Dewz – a silver-coated Elaichi (cardamom seed) and Funda Goli candies are all manufactured by the Company at attractive price points. Our premium retail outlets 24Seven is already a brand to contend with. Our brands are popular and we are a successful company because our people love what they do, are fully committed to our consumers and are a great team to work with. Godfrey Phillips India has been certified as a Great Place to Work by the Great Place to Work® Institute and ranked 37th on India’s Best Companies to Work For 2019.

#18 Cargill

Our team of 160,000 professionals in 70 countries draws together the worlds of food, agriculture, nutrition and risk management. For more than 150 years, we have helped farmers grow more, connecting them to broader markets. We are continuously developing products that give consumers just what they&rsquo;re seeking, advancing nutrition, food safety and sustainability. And we help all of our partners innovate and manage risk, so they can nourish the world again tomorrow. We combine 153 years of experience with new technologies and insights to serve as a trusted partner for food, agriculture, financial and industrial customers in more than 125 countries. Side-by-side, we are building a stronger, sustainable future for agriculture.

#20 Pidilite Industries

Pidilite is a consumer centric company committed to quality and innovation. For decades, we have been pioneering products for small to large applications, at home and industry, which have forged strong bonds with people from all walks of life. From adhesives, sealants, waterproofing solutions and construction chemicals to arts &amp; crafts, industrial resins, polymers and more, our product portfolio is as diverse as it is ever-evolving. Today, our brands are trusted household and industrial names, and we are the market leader in adhesives. A robust and growing network makes our products accessible across demographics and geographies. We also embrace our responsibility towards the community through social initiatives in rural development, education and healthcare.

#21 Hindustan Coca Cola Beverages

HCCB &ndash; a company started in 1997 with the simple aim of making beverages for the India of the 21st century. Two decades later, we are one of India&rsquo;s top FMCG companies. Only because fellow Indians, who have faith in the quality and purity of our products, pick our beverages, 477 times per second. What we do? Manufacturing Our 18 factories, spread across India, manufacture the beverages that India wants. And if it is about India, we better make the best. With stringent processes, world-class machines, state-of-the-art equipment, and the best packaging materials, we make 55 different beverage products in multiple categories. Packaging At a very basic and functional level, they help keep your favourite beverages, safe, hygienic and consistent. At their most evolved, they can be ambassadors of goodwill and messengers of change. Packages are an integral part of the HCCB story. Distribution HCCB &ndash; where warehousing and logistics integrates seamlessly with manufacturing and planning. Because when it is about serving 442 beverages per second, across 493 districts, through 20 lakh retailers, supply chain and distribution capability holds the mirror on us.

#21 DHL Express

DHL Express picks up goods and packages right at your door and takes them to wherever you request. The company provides door-to-door delivery services to more than 220 countries and territories worldwide through some 4,500 facilities. It maintains a fleet of about 350 aircraft and more than 62,000 vehicles. DHL Express offers international same-day deliveries and allows business and private customers to track shipments online. Other services include after-hours pickup and delivery, customs-clearance assistance, dangerous-goods handling, insurance, and packaging. DHL Express is one of four businesses of express delivery and logistics giant DHL, which itself is a unit of Deutsche Post.

#21 House Of Anita Dongre

From an early age, Anita Dongre knew she wanted to helm her own fashion house. Having spent her summer holidays growing up in Jaipur, and later armed with a degree in Fashion Design, Anita&rsquo;s influences were apparent right from her first collection. Her signature style showed an affinity for indigenous craft tradition, coupled with a modern aesthetic that soon made Anita Dongre one of India&rsquo;s leading fashion designers. The Anita Dongre Foundation has given countless rural women an equal voice by providing them with livelihood opportunities and skill training. An ethical vegan, environmentalist and revivalist of local craft, Anita advocates compassionate living, which is why her designs do not use any fur or leather. She shares this worldview with her sister Meena Sehra and brother Mukesh Sawlani, who work alongside her.

#24 Afcons Infrastructure

Afcons Infrastructure is a part of Shapoorji Pallonji Group, which is India’s leading engineering and construction conglomerate. We are one of the top infrastructure development companies in India, with a diverse experience of on-time execution of over 350 infrastructure projects in more than 22 countries. Afcons is the first infrastructure company globally to win the Most Innovative Knowledge Enterprise (MIKE) Award at the Global, Asia Pacific, and, India levels in 2018, 2019, and 2020, having won its predecessor the Most Admired Knowledge Enterprise (MAKE) Award in 2016 and 2017.

#24 JK Cement

JK Cement Ltd. is one of India&rsquo;s leading manufacturers of Grey Cement and one of the leading White Cement manufacturers in the World. <br /><br />Over four decades, the Company has partnered with India's multi-sectoral infrastructure needs on the strength of its product excellence, customer orientation, and technology leadership. <br /><br />JK Cement&rsquo;s operations commenced with commercial production at its flagship grey cement unit at Nimbahera, Rajasthan in May 1975.
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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?
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