Thursday, November 27, 2008

10 best workplaces in India

1. RMSI:-There's never been a better time to work in India. Today, India offers such good opportunity and career prospects that many people stay back in India reversing the trend of going abroad in search of greener pastures.

As India becomes a much sought-after jobs destination, here's a look at the best places to work in India. In a survey conducted by 'Great Place to Work Institute' and The Economic Times, among the top 50 companies, IT and ITeS sectors dominate the best workplaces' list. The institute researched and promoted the concept of 'Great Places to Work' for over 25 years and is now present in 40 countries, including the United States and the United Kingdom.

The study uses an employee-centric methodology. Workplaces were ranked on a points scale based on both quantitative and qualitative data. Almost 66 per cent of the score is based on employee response and the rest on management survey. The 2008 study, spanning 6 months and 200 participating firms, surveyed 36,000 employees. 

2. Marriott Hotels India :-Marriott India's human resource practice has won it the 2nd best workplace award. Marriott India is the only hotel chain in India's top 50 Workplaces. Marriott India has won this recognition for the 3rd consecutive year.

The current Marriott portfolio in India is represented by six hotels: the JW Marriott Mumbai, the Renaissance Mumbai Hotel & Convention Center, Lakeside Chalet-Marriott Executive Apartments (Mumbai), the Goa Marriott Resort, the Hyderabad Marriott Hotel, and the Courtyard by Marriott, Chennai. Marriot believes that 'if you look after your associates (staff) well, they will look after the guests.'

3. Google India :-Google India is ranked as the third best place to work in India. A lot has been said about the work environment at Google. A cool and happening place to work for, Google offers an environment which is diverse, inclusive and collaborative.

It provides a flexible working environment with perks that are designed to make life easier and more convenient for employees to manage their life-work balance. Employees benefit from on-site services like car wash, onsite doctors, and dry-cleaning, while other perks like massages just help you relax and feel good. Google also offers free food to employees. 
One of the things that Google does to encourage innovation and provide an inclusive working environment is to actively encourage the '20 per cent project'. All Google engineers get to spend 20 per cent of their time to pursue projects they are interested in.

Google has been voted one of the best companies to work for by various publications, including the Fortune Magazine's Best Places to Work list. 

4. Agilent Technologies :-Agilent, the fourth best workplace in India, strives to become better and better with policies and practices that support work-life success.

It provides various offers like electronic job posting, harassment-free work environment, domestic partner benefits, non-discrimination policy, employee network group guidelines, open door policy, education assistance program, employee and family assistance program (EFAP).

Employees benefit from a share in the company's success, competitive pay practices, flexible work hours, creative, energetic and innovative work environment.

The company operates two primary businesses -- electronic and bio-analytical measurement -- supported by Agilent Laboratories. Agilent offers innovative measurement solutions that enable customers deliver the products and services that make a measurable difference in the lives of people everywhere.

For instance, Agilent helps test more than half of the world's 1.13 billion cell phones. Agilent spun off from Hewlett-Packard Company in 1999 as part of a corporate realignment that created two separate companies.

5. Classic Stripes Pvt Ltd :-Classic Stripes Pvt Ltd ranks fifth in the list of India's best workplaces. The company believes its core competence is its people. At CSPL, there is scope for professional as well as personal growth. 
There is freedom to explore and learn, with opportunities for many new initiatives. The company believes in letting employees' dreams drive the company's excellence.

The company was ranked 19th in Great Place to Work in 2004 and was ranked 16th in Great Place to Work in 2005, a survey done by BusinessWorld. With a clear sense of direction and focus, the company always looks for talented, individuals who are ambitious, who love challenges and have a passion to excel.

Established in 1987, the company is in the business of producing decals which are used in the 2-wheeler and 4-wheeler industry. The company has a production capacity to produce 10 million motorbike decals sets per annum and is the largest manufacturer of 2-wheeler graphic worldwide. Classic Stripes is a complete solution provider for all automotive screen printed graphics.

6. American Express India :-American Express is the 6th best place to work in India. The bank operates in over 130 countries around the globe allows options like rating the boss! Employees get an opportunity to rate their bosses anonymously.

A company that prides on its employees' strengths and capabilities, allows them freedom and a great work environment. Quality, integrity, teamwork and respect for people are the focus areas at American Express.

The company encourages people to contribute towards development and rewards their performance. It is a diversified travel and financial services company. It was established in 1850 in New York.

7. Cadbury India Ltd :-Cadbury India has been ranked as the 7th Great Place to Work and the No. 1 FMCG company in India in 2008, by the Great Place to Work Institute.

This is the fourth time Cadbury has been featured amongst the Great Places to Work in India. It was ranked 10th in 2003, and was among the top 25 in 2004 and 2005.

Cadbury began its operations in 1948 by importing chocolates and then re-packing them before distribution in the Indian market. After 59 years of existence, it has five company-owned manufacturing facilities at Thane, Induri (Pune) and Malanpur (Gwalior), Bangalore and Baddi (Himachal Pradesh) and four sales offices in New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai. 
The corporate office is in Mumbai. A part of the Cadbury Schweppes Group, the world's leader in confectionery, the company belives in spreading happiness!

8. NTPC :-The 8th best company to work for in India is NTPC. The only public sector unit in the top ten list of best workplaces across all industries in India, the country's leading power company has also been ranked No.1 in 'Best Workplaces for Large Organisations' in the country.

NTPC, a premier public sector enterprise of Navratna status, was established in 1975. It is the largest power utility with an installed capacity of 28,644 MW through 26 power stations including 4 stations operated under joint venture companies.

NTPC has emerged as an integrated power major with presence in hydro power, coal mining, oil & gas exploration, power distribution & trading. 
With its excellent practice in human capital management, NTPC is among the most admired organisations in the public sector. The company prides itself on its dynamic and dedicated workforce.

9. Godrej Consumer Products :-Godrej Consumer Products is ranked the 9th best company to work for in India. Creating and maintaining an energetic and innovative work culture is at the heart of its corporate strategy, says the company.

It describes its work culture as a combination of fun, sharing, collaboration and connection. The company believes in the philosophy of holistic employee care, taking care of not just the employees but also their families.

The company also belives listening to employees and inspiring them to do better. It offers a good compensation package and other benefits. Various internal surveys are conducted to discover issues that need to be addressed.

The company's work/life balancing programmes provide employees with resources that help them balance responsibilities. Godrej Consumer Products is a major player in the Indian FMCG market with products in personal, hair, household and fabric care segments. The company employs 950 people and has manufacturing facilities at Malanpur (Gwalior), Guwahati (Assam) and Baddi (Himachal Pradesh).

10. Hilti India:-A company that stresses on professional as well as personal development of employees, Hilti India is ranked the 10th best company to work for in India.

The company deal in construction equipment and supplies solutions for measuring, fastening, demolition and construction chemicals worldwide. 
The company focuses on professionalism, contentment, continuous development as success factors to achieve sustainable and profitable growth. The company believes that customer satisfaction is strongly interlinked with a highly motivated workforce.

The Hilti Group is a world leader in developing, manufacturing and marketing added-value, top-quality products for the construction industry and building maintenance. Its product range covers drilling and demolition, direct fastening, diamond and anchoring systems, firestop and foam systems, installation, positioning and screw fastening systems as well as cutting and sanding systems. Hilti India is a 100 per cent subsidiary of Liechtenstein based Hilti Corporation.

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