With 18 offers, Amazon emerges Top Recruiter among 100 other firms at IIM-A placements

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Among 100 firms, Amazon emerged as the top recruiter at the IIM Ahmedabad with 18 offers, as the institute's final round of placements came to an end.

Consulting firms, such as Accenture Strategy, Bain & Company, McKinsey & Company and The Boston Consulting Group, made the highest number of offers. Following Amazon was McKinsey & Company; it made 15 offers.

Among global banks, Goldman Sachs was the largest recruiter, picking nine students. In sales and marketing, Hindustan Unilever made seven offers followed by Procter & Gamble, SC Johnson and Samsung, with six offers each. With 10 offers, TAS was the largest recruiter in the general management sector.

Twenty-firms from other sectors such as fast-moving consumer goods, agricultural inputs, bank, financial services and insurance, food production and plantation extended 50 offers. Of these, Godrej and TGI were recruiters, hiring eight and four students each.

According to Asha Kaul, chairperson, placements committee, IIM-A, there were more than 40 new recruiters this year.

Among first-time recruiters were Pioneering Ventures, PepsiCo, Flourish Foods and Tilvila. Regular recruiters such as YES Bank, ADM, Reckitt Benckiser and Amazon–Cloudtail reaffirmed their confidence in the programme and placement process.

Offering students flexibility and choice to build careers in sectors of their preference, IIM-A continued to provide this year the facility of making “dream” applications to firms of their choice in a subsequent cluster even with an offer in hand. This year, 110 such “dream” applications being made in this way.

Apart from consulting, Citibank, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan, Kotak IB and Standard Chartered also took part in the placements process.

This year, seven students also opted out of the placements process to work on their own ventures, under the guidance and mentorship of Centre for Innovation, Incubation and Entrepreneurship.
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