Love it or hate it, but most of our lives will be spent on working in a job! And a dream job is that elusive goal we all are perpetually looking for. So, what are the best places to work in India? Infact, take a step back, what makes a workplace “Best Place to work”?

A best place to work is one where you are proud to be involved, the work has meaning beyond appraisals, where you have trusting colleagues, and where you actually look forward to arriving each morning. A company which believes in imparting knowledge as much as it does in getting work out! That which offers roles that aid your development, roles that stretch your mind. A place which enhances your self confidence, keeps you motivated for your goals despite the competition in the market.

Best places to work in India

This article in effect collates some in-depth surveys done (by Economic Times and Business Today in particular) and integrates our own perspective to present you a sector wise list. The primary methodology was aimed at understanding the perception and aspiration of India’s employees across various industries based on team, staff, attracting and demoralizing factors. Respondents were asked to choose the top three companies based on the following parameters:


  • career growth prospects                                                                                   Best places to work in India
  • financial compensation
  • work-life balance
  • performance evaluation
  • stability
  • HR practices



Best places to work in technology sector:

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Business description:Search, Youtube, Gmail, Apps, mobile, Enterprise, Social

Google bags the #1 once again. It tops in all of the above mentioned parameters.The employees believe it’s a cool workplace where they can follow their passion.There is no career ladder and a person develops taste to different domains of work.They believe in short meetings and follow -Dogfooding: employers have access to pre-launched products and they test and give feedback.

And if you have any doubt to why it is number 1, take a look at the below video that shows Google offices around the world:


  •  INTEL :

Business description:Microprocessors, chipsets, motherboards, adaptors for desktops and laptops

One of the testing period for an IT employee is the time of Project Closure. But at intel, bosses make sure that personal life never takes a backseat even when timelines are stringent.



Accenture is a management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company helping clients become high-performance businesses and governments.

By listening to its employees, Accenture India ensures that they stay engaged and happy.


  • TCS(Tata Consultancy Services)

IT services, consulting and business solutions deliver real results to global businesses to help them experience certainty.

TCS has innovative HR initiatives such as Mpower, aimed at resolving individual employee issues, and Maitree, which reaches out to employees families.



Business Technology Consulting, IT solutions and IT Services that deliver measurable business value.The company encourages regular communication with employees.



L&T is a technology, engineering, construction, technology, manufacturing and financial services company.

It prefers to groom leaders within the organisation, believing that few outside can match the quality of its workforce in heavy engineering and construction.


  • WIPRO:

Wipro delivers IT Services, Business and Technology Consulting, IT Outsourcing and System Integration services & solutions.

Wipro has undergone many changes. Employees now have greater clarity about their roles and more responsibilities



Microsoft’s  mission and values are to help people and businesses throughout the world realise their full potential.

The company allows employees to work flexi-time and gives them enough freedom to set their agenda.



Vodafone India offers Value added services including Online Recharge, Quick Bill Pay, Data Card, Roaming, GSM Mobiles & much more.

The company offers employees ample opportunities and aids their career growth.



 Best places to work in production and manufacturing:                       

Best places to work in manufacturing in India


Forbes Marshall is a leader in the area of process efficiency and energy conservation for the process industry.

Consistency,fun at work and a homely environment makes Forbes a leader.


  •  NTPC ltd

NTPC Limited is a Central Public Sector Undertaking under the Ministry of Power, Government of India, engaged in the business of generation of electricity and allied activities.

NTPC has worked on building self-contained project stations with recreational facilities.



Godrej Consumer Products Ltd (GCPL) is a major player in the Indian FMCG market, with leading Household and Personal Care Products.

The Godrej Fellows Program is a special one-year program that aims to select the brightest young minds. It is a group of about 10 young free thinkers under the age of 30, who feel strongly about issues in GCPL, society and business.


  •  BHEL(Bharat Heavy Electricals ltd)

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited owned by Government of India, is a power plant equipment manufacturer and operates as an engineering and manufacturing company based in New Delhi, India.

Few companies can match the employee benefits and training programmes that  BHEL provides.



Tata Motors Limited is the largest manufacturer in Indian automotive industry. It is the leader in commercial vehicles, and among the top in passenger vehicles.



Hindustan Unilever Limited is an Indian consumer goods company based in Mumbai, Maharashtra.

HUL is a name that spells trust. Employees are taken through various roles and given ample market exposure.



Classic Stripes Private Limited (CSPL), established in 1987, is one of the largest manufacturers of automotive graphics in the world, with a production capacity of over 13 million automotive graphic sets per annum.

Fast Track employees are identified and are given exposure to the senior management. Internal as well as external experts are engaged to counsel, mentor and guide them for higher assignments.



One of the world’s pioneering steel companies, Tata Steel manufactures a wide range of steel products.

The company has set many benchmarks in employee benefits over the years and continues to be rated highly for its HR practices.


  •  ONGC:

Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC) is an Indian multinational oil and gas company headquartered in Dehradun, India. It is a Public Sector Undertaking (PSU) of the Government of India, under the administrative control of the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas.

Few companies can match ONGC’s infrastructure and range. It is a safe bet for a career, indeed a poaching ground for its competitors.



Philips India limited focusses on improving people’s live through meaningful innovations in the areas of healthcare,consumer lifestyle and lighting.

‘Blueprint’, a case study competition, was conducted across B-Schools as a hiring activity. Teams were required to identify step-out growth areas for the company and devise business plans. The winners got to spend a day at the company and an opportunity to interview with them at a later stage.


Best places to work in financial services and insurance:

Best places to work in banking in India


Provider of credit cards,charge cards, travel and insurance products.

American Express is keen to adopt integration.The initiatives are all about caring for the employees personal relationships and health.


  •  IBM:

IBM provides various innovative products and services in the areas of IT,business and financing.

IBM encourages its people to have a sense of purpose and do things responsibly.


  •  MIDLAND CREDIT MANAGEMENT INDIA PVT. LTD.(Part of Encore Capital Group)

Buys and sells portfolios of charged-off consumer and medical debt. Subsidiary Midland Credit Management is a consumer debt collection agency.

‘Hiring Experience’ survey on a quarterly basis to introduce process changes and get feedback to benefit not only for the potential candidate, but also on the experience of the hiring manager.




All these are Indian financial companies offering wide range of personal banking services including accounts, credit cards,loans etc.

Consistency in its HR policies and quick approach to spot talent, these companies encourages its employees by giving them challenging assignments.

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Ujjivan is a microfinance institution based in India, founded in 2005. The organization offers business loans to the urban poor, with a primary focus on women, who it believes are more likely to spend the money wisely to bring their family out of poverty.

It has no glass doors, no access cards to swipe or pews of security clearances to meet the head.



Best places to work in Education and training

Best places to work in education in India

  • NIIT

NIIT Limited is an Indian company based in Gurgaon, India that operates several for-profit higher education institutions.

The company was also one of the first in the country to give dating allowances in the nineties targeted at their predominantly young workforce.



Koenig specialises in providing state-of-the-art technical training on all the popular IT certifications and the company’s customers include many Fortune 500 companies and governments across the world.


Best places to work in professional services


Makemytrip is an online travel company which provides services in Domestic and International Flight Bookings, Hotels and Holidays bookings, Bus and Rail bookings, Car bookings etc.

Weaving fun at work, makemytrip looks to do more with less people. The company is looking for Tech-sawy individuals to make a mark in highly competitive online transactional space.



Cactus is a world leader in copyediting, proofreading, translation, & research publication support services to individual and institutional clients.

At Cactus, time is a valued commodity and if an employee is late for a meeting, he/she pays a fine of Rs 10 or signs an IOU. These boxes are opened once in six months and the funds collected are given to an NGO that the organisation supports.



Best places to work  in biotechnology and pharmaceuticals

Best places to work in pharma in India


This  company has over 190 medications, 60 active pharmaceuticals ingredients  (APIs) for drug manufacture, diagnostic kits, critical care and biotechnology products.



Lupin first gained recognition when it became one of the world’s largest manufacturers of tuberculosis drugs.The company today has a significant market share in key markets in the Cardiovascular (prils and statins), DiabetologyAsthmaPediatricsCNS, GI, Anti-Infectives and NSAIDs therapy segments.


A few others names in the list are:

Best places to work in hospitality

Best places to work in transport & storage


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