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 Small Companies

501 to 1,000 employees in India

#1 Duck Creek Technologies

We give P&C insurers a genuine path to the future with advanced technology grounded in decades of industry expertise, responsive to the unique challenges of each carrier, and shaped by the day-to-day of human behavior. We are sustained by a persistent curiosity that isn’t afraid to challenge the norms of the property & casualty industry, that believes the vision for tomorrow need not be tied to the legacy of today, and it is our job to get you there sooner.


#2 FMC Corporation

As a leading agricultural sciences company, FMC is committed to responding to customers' evolving needs. We are investing significant resources in discovering new active ingredients, developing innovative formulations and biologicals in addition to advancing precision agriculture technologies that support sustainable agriculture around the world. Our six Core Values define who we are and how we do business: Customer-Centricity, Sustainability, Respect for People, Safety, Integrity, and Agility. Collectively, these values guide us as individuals and as a team of 6,400 people around the world. It's what sets FMC apart and it's the key to our long-term growth and sustainability as a company.


#3 GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare

We are a science-led global healthcare company with a mission: we want to help people to do more, feel better, live longer. The vaccines, medicines and consumer healthcare products that we research and develop can improve people’s health and well-being, ultimately helping them to live life to its fullest and contribute to the prosperity of their communities. GSK Consumer Healthcare Ltd is an associate of GlaxoSmithKline plc.of U.K, one of world’s largest consumer healthcare companies. We have a heritage that goes back over 160 years. Our purpose is to help more people around the world to do more, feel better and live longer with everyday healthcare products. Our goal is to build a global, growing business - we call a Fast Moving Consumer Healthcare (FMCH) company - dedicated to everyday healthcare with all of the scientific expertise and quality guarantees that demands, working at the speed and with the genuine consumer understanding the modern world expects. We are one of the world’s leading over-the-counter (OTC) medicines company. We hold number one positions in OTC medicines across 36 markets, and are market leaders in specialist oral care.


#4 Toshiba JSW Power Systems

Toshiba JSW Power Systems Private Limited is a Joint Venture between Toshiba Corporation, Japan (Toshiba) and JSW Group, India (JSW) was initially incorporated to manufacture and market super-critical Steam turbines and Generators for Thermal Power Plants in India. It was established in September 2008, and started its commercial operation in January 2011. It has been merged with Toshiba Thermal & Hydro Power Systems Company, a division of Toshiba India Private Limited to broaden the gamut from Manufacturing to One-stop Solution for Engineering, Manufacturing, Procurement, Construction and Services (EMPCS) of Thermal Power Plant. The facility is located at Manali, about 18 kilometers north of central Chennai, Tamil Nadu with a ground area of approximately 400,000 square meters. Toshiba JSW will manufacture and market mid- to large-sized steam turbines and generators ranging from 500-megawatts (MW) to 1,000MW, for highly efficient super-critical thermal power plants in India. Toshiba's power equipment production facility (Keihin Product Operations), in Yokohama, Japan, is supporting Toshiba JSW in ramping up manufacturing and in working toward establishing an independent production scale of 3,000MW a year by 2014. Our commitment is to contribute to the generation of cleaner energy and to help meet a surge in demand for power expected in India.

#5 Mitsubishi Electric

The Mitsubishi Electric Group’s corporate mission is to continually improve its technologies and services by applying creativity to all aspects of its business. By doing so, we enhance the quality of life in our society. Mitsubishi Electric has established itself as a leader in the manufacture and sales of electric and electronic equipment used in Energy and Electric Systems, Industrial Automation, Information and Communication Systems, Electronic Devices, and Home Appliances.

#6 AtkinsRealis

Designing for the future is about more than predicting what it looks like. It’s about having the know-how and the expertise to turn predictions into projects that deliver results and meet ever-changing needs. That’s what we do every day: for our clients, for their customers and for the sustainable future of our business and the world we operate in. We are SNC-Lavalin, and we are experts at mastering complexity. Using our industry know-how and leading resources, we create and deliver predictable outcomes for an unpredictable world. How do we do it? By thinking – and working – differently. From our 50 offices around the world, we connect people, technology, and data to shape the future of our industry and the world around us. It’s how we generate the knowledge, the ingenuity and the drive to meet so many of today’s most pressing challenges – from population growth and increasing transportation needs to climate change. And because we cover everything from the blueprint to delivery, across the entire lifespan of a project, you can count on us for a client experience that is smoother, smarter and more efficient. At SNC-Lavalin, we’re not just embracing change – we’re driving it.

#7 Cinépolis

Cinépolis was founded in Mexico in the city of Morelia, Michoacán in 1971. Today it has positioned itself as the world’s 2nd largest movie theater circuit in attendance, operating 738 cinema complexes, 5,848 screens and over 11,52,480 seats across 17 countries, serving more than 338.4 million patrons worldwide. It was the first cinema exhibitor in the world to pioneer the concept of luxury movie theatres, establishing the first luxury theatre experience in 1999 in Mexico City. Cinépolis aspires to provide its guests with the best overall experience in film entertainment and employs a global workforce of more than 39,370 people to support its mission. Cinépolis plans to continue to revolutionize the industry for years to come. Cinépolis India is a wholly owned subsidiary of Cinépolis and is the 1st international exhibitor in India. The company currently operates 360 screens under the brand names of Cinépolis, Cinépolis VIP, and Fun Cinemas. Cinépolis operates India’s biggest Megaplex – 15 Screen Multiplex in Pune and has brought innovative concepts to exhibition Industry in India. Cinépolis also offers multi-benefit loyalty program- ‘Club Cinépolis’, to enhance customer experience and increase loyalty. Club Cinépolis offers free registration, earning and burning of points, invite to pre-screening of movies and star visits. Cinépolis India has been awarded with “Most Admired Retail Launch” in 2010, “Most Admired Retailer – Innovation” in 2011, “Fastest Growing Multiplex Chain” in 2015, “IMAGES Most Admired Retailer – Entertainment” in 2015, “DLP CineAsia Marketing Achievement Award” in 2015, ‘Best Marketing Campaign of the Year’ award at the Making of Developed India awards 2017. In 2018 Cinépolis has been awarded with ‘Best Multiplex – West’, ‘Best Multiplex – South’ and ‘Fastest Growing Chain’ at the Global awards for Retail Excellence. In 2018, Cinépolis India has been awarded with “Most Trusted Brand of the Year” at Big Cine Expo 2018 and Images Most Admired Retailer – Entertainment at Indian Retail Forum 2018.

#8 Uplers

Born in the difficult period of the pandemic, Uplers is a tech-enabled product and platform that&rsquo;s making hiring and getting hired reliable, simple, and fast.<br /><br />Leveraging the transformative power of AI &amp; ML and remote work, Uplers matches deeply-vetted Indian talents with top companies, offering multiple engagement models enabling flexibility and scalability for hiring companies, as well as freedom and rewarding careers for top Indian tech and digital professionals.<br /><br />Uplers is already leveraged by hundreds of top companies, from hot start-ups to multinational organizations, and has more than 1 Million vetted Indian talent on its platform.

#9 India Japan Lighting

India Japan Lighting Pvt. Ltd. was incorporated in December 1996 as a JV. The company manufacturing Headlamps, Rear combination lamps and various other small lamps for automotive applications. The headlamp and rear combination lamp are aerodynamically styled and represent the state-of-the art technology. The company has introduced state-of-the-art clear plastic lens, multi-focal reflector headlamp with auto leveling mechanism, PES Head Lamps, GDHL Lamps with DRL Light Guide and Edge Lighting Facility and Clear lens rear combination lamps, Multi Colour Rear Combination Lamps and LED Lamps. The company has already developed and tested successfully Bi – LED head Lamps and will be supplied to customers in coming months. All products of IJL are designed to meet international levels of quality.

#10 Kirloskar Pneumatic

Founded in 1958 by Shantanurao Kirloskar, Kirloskar Pneumatic Company Limited (KPCL) is one of the core Kirloskar group companies. As such, it espouses all the values that come with being part of a rich 130-year legacy in manufacturing and industrial innovation. With a product range that includes Air Compressors, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Systems, Process Gas Systems, Vapour Absorption Systems and Industrial Gear Boxes. KPCL serves a variety of sectors like Oil, Gas, Steel, Cement, Food and Beverage, Railways, Defence and Marine.<br />With innovation at its core, KPCL has led the way in developing sophisticated and high-tech products that redefine the industries they&rsquo;re used in. Being on the cutting edge of the industry has led to us establishing long-standing relationships with leading global companies. We&rsquo;ve worked hard to develop a reputation for delivering advanced products that meet our customer&rsquo;s needs and exceed their expectations. By focusing on continually evolving and developing our offerings, we keep raising our standards, subsequently the standards of the entire industry.

#11 Cloud4C

Cloud4C, a CtrlS Group Company, offers high-availability services through its high-grade data centers, expertise on hyperscalers, support for hybrid clouds, multi availability zones and four-way disaster recovery architecture, with a zero data loss guarantee backed by SLAs. It has enhanced its cloud management platform to support hybrid cloud environments, with the ability to define security and governance policy across different platforms. Cloud4C&rsquo;s Modernization team is equipped with 2000+ cloud experts including professionals certified on Azure, AWS, GCP, Alibaba Cloud, IBM Cloud and Oracle Cloud. It has also enhanced its security capabilities significantly, offering complete life cycle management of security of data and a single SLA from detection to remediation. It supports a wide range of databases, including Oracle, MySQL, MS SQL Server, MongoDB and NoSQL. With extensive experience in accelerating the Digital Transformation journey for large banks, Cloud4C also launched a community cloud for BFSI sector in India. It is highly secure and meets the requirements of the Reserve Bank of India. Cloud4C has also built a Community Cloud to support enterprise customers looking to transform and migrate their SAP applications which was instantly adopted by numerous customers.

#12 Softenger

<p>Softenger was incorporated in August 1999. We are ISO 9001 and ISO 27001 certified, and we comply with RBA standards. We have a presence in India, Singapore, and Malaysia. We serve our clients by offering IT Infrastructure Management Services, Cybersecurity, Datacentre Management &amp; Support as well as IT Process Automation.</p><p><br></p><p>At Softenger, we drive innovations, bring ideas, solutions, and services to life, and advance the well-being of businesses around the globe.</p><p><br></p><p>We strongly believe in client satisfaction, and that has led to continued success. Softenger is consistently well-known for its growth and expertise in the IT industry. We admire our motto “Strive to excel”, to provide exceptional value and deliver superior services to our business partners &amp; not just their IT environment.</p>

#13 Rallis India

"Rallis, a TATA Enterprise is a subsidiary of Tata Chemicals, with its business presence in the Farm Essentials vertical. It is one of India&rsquo;s leading crop care companies. The company&rsquo;s 2,300 distributors reach more than 40,000 retail counters across the country covering more than 80% of India&rsquo;s districts. Rallis is known for its deep understanding of Indian agriculture, sustained contact with farmers, quality agrochemicals, branding and marketing expertise and its strong product portfolio of comprehensive crop care solutions. Rallis is closely connected to around 1 Million farmers through Rallis Kisan Kutumb programme. It is estimated that around 5 Million+ farmers benefit from the agriculture solutions provided by Rallis."

#14 Webhelp

We live in an era of fast connectivity and AI. Today, human experiences have even more power to make businesses come to life in customers’ hearts and minds. Webhelp is committed to making business more human. It’s through this commitment that Webhelp enriches customer experience, and designs business solutions that create value for the world’s most exciting companies. Webhelp is a partner across a range of services including customer experience solutions, social media moderation through to payment services. Hundreds of brands across the world trust Webhelp because of their people, the culture they work in, and the ideas and technology they put to work. Webhelp believes that Emotional Intelligence creates a lasting impact, and their skill in marrying a differentiating human touch to the right technology is what makes a real difference for their clients. By choosing Webhelp they access the passion and experience of 85,000 game-changers from more than 160 locations in 50 countries. Each one determined to bring their own intelligence, empathy and experience to the table every day. Webhelp invests in people and the environment they work in, because they know that when people thrive, it has a powerful impact on them, their customers and on their partners’ business. Webhelp believes that making business more human leads to a better customer experience - and a healthier bottom line. Webhelp is currently owned by its management and GBL, a leading global investment holding, as of November 2019. More information can be found at

#15 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.

#16 GKN

GKN is a global engineering group. Every day around the world we drive the wheels of hundreds of millions of cars, we help thousands of aircraft to fly, we deliver the power to move earth and harvest crops, and we make essential components for industries that touch lives across the globe. We work at the cutting-edge of manufacturing, creating new technologies and innovative products for our global customers. Together we are over 58,000 people across more than 30 countries – a global engineering network with endless opportunities for people with the ability and drive to help us grow.

#16 Fedbank Financial Services

We are a fully owned subsidiary of The Federal Bank Ltd., a leading Commercial Bank in India, with our registered office in Aluva, Kerala and Corporate Office in Andheri, Mumbai. Right since we have been registered as a Non-Bank company in August 2010, we are driven by a singular goal of fulfilling the smallest dream of each of our valued customer. With 250 plus full-fledged retail branches, loan HUBs in Top 10 metro and semi-metro locations and presence in more than 500 villages, talukas and towns, we have touched lives of more than 30000 happy families, and for us, this is just the beginning. With a fully dedicated team of Fedbankers, we have already created a visible footprint in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra-Pradesh, West-Bengal, Rajasthan, New-Delhi, Gujarat and Maharashtra.

#18 Dnata

dnata is one of the world’s largest air services providers. Established in 1959, the company ensures the aviation industry operates smoothly and efficiently in 127 airports. Offering ground handling, cargo, travel, and flight catering services in 35 countries across six continents, dnata is a trusted partner for over 300 airline customers around the world. Each day, the company handles over 1,900 flights, moves over 8,500 tons of cargo, books over 16,000 hotel stays, and uplifts over 320,000 meals.

#19 Nippon Paint India

Nippon Paint is based in Japan and has over 140 years of experience in the paint industry. The number one paint manufacturer in Asia, and among the leading paint manufacturers of the world. Nippon Paint produces high-quality paints and coats for automotive, industrial and decorative sectors. Over the years, Nippon Paint has perfected its products by means of breakthrough paint technology, with an emphasis on innovation and eco-friendliness. We are driven by the philosophy of enhancing life through innovations – to consistently deliver paint solutions that not only serve your needs, but also protect the world we live in. After over ten years in the Indian market, Nippon Paint is steadily becoming a household name. Apart from a range of interior, exterior and enamel finishes, we have many specialty products that showcase its technological prowess.

#20 TCNS Clothing Company

Born in 2001, TCNS CLOTHING CO. LIMITED is the dream of two brothers – Mr. OS Pasricha and Mr. AS Pasricha. It came to reality when W started its journey with an aim to provide fashion in a modern retail environment to the Indian woman. TCNS CLOTHING CO. LIMITED consists of 3 brands - WforWoman, Aurelia and WishfulByW. W is the only brand in the Indian retail space which offers ‘Indian contemporary’ wear and stays a step ahead of the fashion curve. The pioneer in introducing the concept of ‘Mix n Match’ in retail, W designers take inspiration from the latest fashion trends & forecasts from the west and transform them into silhouettes and styles acceptable to the modern Indian woman. Our first brand Store was opened in 2001-2002 at Lajpat Nagar, New Delhi. And now when we are standing in 17th year the store count is 500+ across the globe. The idea is not to grow only within India but internationally. W’s exclusive brand outlets are now present in Mauritius, Srilanka & Kathmandu and are now looking forward to expand in more countries.

#20 Knorr-Bremse

Knorr-Bremse Technology Center India is a dedicated technology center catering to the Engineering, Research & Development requirements of Knorr-Bremse Group companies. We develop best-in-class mechanical and electronic safety products for Rail and Truck Vehicle Systems. The culture at Knorr-Bremse TCI is expressed in the way we collaborate, the way we operate, the way we envision the future, and the high standards we set for ourselves. We see it as our role to actively shape our work environment by providing opportunities to learn and to Lead.

#20 Transsion

TRANSSION Holdings is committed to becoming the most popular provider of smart devices and mobile services for consumers in global emerging markets. The company is best known for its high-quality multi-brand smart devices. Mobile phones are its core products, while it also offers mobile Internet services based on a self-developed operating system. TRANSSION's brand portfolio comprises leading mobile phone brands in emerging markets, including TECNO, itel and Infinix, as well as Carlcare for after-sales services, oraimo for smart accessories, and Syinix for home appliances.

#20 Mahindra Susten

Mahindra Susten Pvt. Ltd., formerly Mahindra EPC Services Pvt. Ltd., is part of the USD 19 billion Mahindra Group. A portfolio company under the Cleantech arm of Mahindra Partners, they offer solar solutions spanning On-Grid solutions, EPC and Off-Grid Product solutions. Our core objective is to deliver beyond guaranteed plant performance for the O&M period within budget, with a focus on Sustainability, QHSE and performance maximisation to delight the Customer. The Mahindra Susten O&M team has over 160 members maintaining assets across 104 locations across India. Our approach is to focus on maximising plant useful life and generation maximisation. The performance of our portfolio, over 1.8GW utility scale solar PV projects across India and a plant uptime consistently above 99.5% across portfolio for last 5 years is a testament to our expertise and commitment.

#24 Epiroc

Epiroc is a leading productivity partner for the mining, infrastructure and natural resources industries. With cutting-edge technology, Epiroc develops and produces innovative drill rigs, rock excavation and construction equipment, and provides world-class service and consumables. The company was founded in Stockholm, Sweden, and has passionate people supporting and collaborating with customers in more than 150 countries.

#24 Fleetguard Filters

Fleetguard Filters Private Limited (FFPL) was incorporated in the year 1987 as a joint venture between Cummins Filtration USA and FFPL, India. In the last three decades since our inception, we have set the benchmark in the automotive sector for providing world class filtration solutions for both On and Off-highway applications.Our products have emerged as a symbol of Trust, providing the ultimate protection to engines in Construction, Commercial Vehicles, Mining, Agriculture, Marine and Power generation segments.Our proven and time-tested practices has empowered us to become India&rsquo;s leading manufacturer of heavy-duty Air, Fuel, Lube, Hydraulic filters, Air Intake Systems, Coolants and Chemical Products. Fleetguard's state of the art facilities combined with the best in class equipment is unmatched in the filtration industry and assures shortest lead time for new product development.Simply put, we are not only one of India&rsquo;s most trusted manufacturers of world-class Filters and Coolants, but an organisation that implements the best practices to deliver complete filtration solutions for the Indian automobile sector.
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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
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    • It leverages technology for their business in a significant way
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