Technology is clearly the most happening, well paying, often lethal sector of all industries. While automation is fast snatching away the fat packages from the human workforce, there are certain skill sets which, if honed, can literally give one an edge over their machine counterparts. A perfect combination of skill sets and experience can help you bag the most lucrative reward but which employer should you seek with all the talent? LinkedIn in its annual list for 2017 reveals the top 25 companies Indians want to work at. We have narrowed the list to the top-10 tech companies Indians want to work at, here’s a sneak peek. Also Read - Apple AR headset to launch in late 2022 with mac-level computing power: Kuo
Despite running into multiple c-suite shuffling and slumping market share, Flipkart stood out as the top company for Indians to work at. Among the perks, employees with over two years at the e-commerce giant can take a career break to pursue higher education, spend time with family or attend to a medical emergency. For those of you looking at cracking the interview, there’s also a welcome perk. On the first day, employees are picked up by chauffeur-driven cars and sent on a treasure hunt to familiarize themselves with the office. Also Read - Apple starts sending alerts to users impacted by Pegasus spyware
As a US-based company, Amazon might be giving tough competition to existing e-commerce players in India, but it comes only second the Flipkart when it comes to being the preferred choice for professionals. It has over 10,000 employees in India as it seeks to further its reach through services such as the Amazon Prime Video which features content made in collaboration with Indian filmmakers.
One of the big four professional services firms, KPMG has offices in varied Indian cities including Chandigarh, Gurgaon, Noida, Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Mumbai, Pune, Bengaluru, Kochi, Chennai, Hyderabad and Kolkata. If you want to add valuable projects related to Indian businesses and government, you can consider joining the 189,000-strong workforce in India.
Known better as the parent company of Paytm, One97 Communications stands at number four in the list of top companies Indians want to work at. Although it boasts a rather humble 13,000-employee count, the company’s e-payment unit Paytm recently raised $1.4 billion from SoftBank.
At number five is Ola Cabs, one of the few companies who have truly brought a radical change to the transport system in the country. With about 6,000 employees, the company is backed by biggies including SoftBank, DST Global and Sequoia Capital.
Still considered a hot favorite among professionals seeking employment, HCL Technologies is the fourth largest software services exporter. The number of global employees exceeds 100,000 at the company. It is popular for its on-the-job training programs and empowering its workforce to come up with ideas to solve challenges.
At number seven, Adobe boasts 4,500 local employees. India is the company’s biggest R&D location outside its headquarters. “We have probably grown faster in India than anywhere else in the world,” said CEO Shantanu Narayen. Among the many perks, Adobe employees get special health benefits such as free consultations for individual and families on campus. It further offers long-time sabbaticals after they reach certain milestones in their career at the company.
It would be unfair if it is about top employers and Google or Google-related entity doesn’t make the cut. Despite being at the lower end of the list, Alphabet — Google’s parent company — stands at number eight. The company, like many of the other big tech names sees India as the next big destination for all things innovation. Google’s culture is world known and also envied for its perks which include scrumptious delicacies made by some of the top chefs, and time allocated to employees to pursue their pet projects.
With the global communities getting more local, Oyo Rooms rode up the ladder from 16th position last year to number nine. The startup, which started off as a network of budget hotels now seeks to expand its presence in other markets. To achieve its growth target, the company plans to hire 4,000 employees this year. You know what to do next, right? Among the welcome day perks, you will be welcomed with a nickname like “Warrior” or “Spartan”. Another highlight is the company’s work culture where all employees work in an open office with bench-like tables.
It has been one highly lucrative quarter for Reliance Industries post the launch of its Jio 4G services. The company boasts over 50,000 employees in India and rose to fame as the largest polyester yarn and fiber producer in the world. Thinking of joining the league? You will be driven by the ‘Growth is Life’ motto.