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BEST PLACES TO WORK

Indians themselves don’t want to work in Indian companies

Sushma U N
By Sushma U N

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Indian companies are losing popularity among their employees even on home turf.

Only three homegrown firms made it to the top 15 in a recent ranking of the best places to work in in India. The ranking is based on the reviews submitted by visitors to Indeed.com, one of the world’s largest job portals. The companies are considered for the ranking based on their size, number of job openings, and economic influence at a national level.

This is the first time Indeed.com has released such a list for India, though it prepares global rankings regularly.

Among the three Indian firms in the top 15, two are public sector firms.

RankCompany
1Google
2Bharat Heavy Electricals (BHEL)
3State Bank of India (SBI)
4Amazon.com
5Marriott International, Inc.
6Intel
7American Express
8IBM
9Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)
10Hyatt
11Cisco
12Microsoft
13SAP
14Bank Of America
15Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Even the top 50 were heavily skewed towards foreign companies as only 10 from India made it to the list.

CompanyRank
BHEL2
SBI3
TCS9
Tata Steel17
Bharti Airtel20
Apollo Hospitals22
Tata Motors33
Bharat Electronics37
Tata Communications46
Reliance Industries47

These low rankings reflect Indian workers’ increasing tendency to consider a company’s culture while choosing jobs, though Indian companies don’t quite make the cut as yet.

“While compensation and job security are always top of mind for employees, we are seeing strong company culture and sense of community becoming just as much of a priority,” Sashi Kumar, managing director at Indeed India, said.

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