Here are the 25 most popular workplaces in India, according to LinkedIn

Here are the 25 most popular workplaces in India, according to LinkedIn
  • LinkedIn ranked companies that are chased by Indians to work with and stay for longer once onboard — and Flipkart tops the list.
  • The report assessed members on four parameters — interest in the company, engagement with the company’s employees, job demand and employee retention.
  • Internet companies including Amazon, Zomato, Ola and Alphabet have been dominating the top spots.
Technology and Internet companies continue to dominate the top places to work in India, according to the latest annual Linkedin survey ranking Indian companies.

While e-commerce giant Flipkart jumped to the first position from second last year, several other homegrown giants — Zomato, Swiggy and Freshworks — featured prominently among the top 25 companies preferred by Indian professionals..

Given that more millennials and even GenZ are now joining the workforce, Indian companies appear to be paying increasing attention to work culture in addition to offering better wages and exposure to the most sought-after skills.

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The report analysed over 610 million LinkedIn members, gauging job seekers’ interest in the company, employee engagement, job demands, and employee retention.

Here are the top 25 companies ranked by the company.

1. Flipkart (Walmart)
Walmart-owned e-commerce company Flipkart gave rise to many millionaires after its acquisition. The e-commerce giant, which has a headcount of over 13,000 employees in India, has been ranked first by job seekers. In fact, according to a recent report on gig economy platforms, in terms of working conditions, Flipkart topped the charts.


2. Amazon
Even as the new e-commerce norms come into effect in India, global retail giant Amazon, has still been on a hiring spree in India with nearly 1,950 job postings, as on April 2. Presently, the company has 50,000 employees in India. It competes neck and neck with rival Flipkart, and has recently made a foray into offline segment as well, setting up kiosks in malls.

3. OYO
Hotel chain Oyo has been diversifying beyond its flagship hospitality business. Its latest acquisition of Innov8 mark its entry into the food market and co-working space. The company is also in talks to acquire FreshMenu. As a long term goal, the hotel chain is aiming to overtake Marriott, five years down the line. It has 7,000 employees in India, according to LinkedIn.

4. One97 Communications (Paytm)
One97 Communications, the parent company of Paytm, ranks fourth on the list. It boasts of flexible and informal work culture, and has apparently removed restrictions on blocking calendars, encouraging impromptu meetings.

5. Uber
With a more sustainable approach, Uber aims to put 1 million green cars on Indian roads by 2022.The ride-hailing firm Uber has a headcount of 1,700 employees. The company is reportedly planning to double the new hires in the products and engineering domain.

6. Swiggy
Food aggregator Swiggy, a recent entrant to India’s unicorn club, has been hiring in the areas of sales, operations and business development. The company, which has 6,000 people onboard in India presently, is also reportedly planning to diversify.

7. Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)
India’s largest IT services company, TCS, has grown four-fold since 2007. The company has been increasingly hiring fresh graduates via campus placements, and added nearly 27,000 employees last year.

8. Zomato
The food-tech unicorn, which claims to cater nearly 21 million monthly orders, is also a top employer. Its hiring has focused primarily on skills including AutoCAD, employee engagement and web content writing.

9. Alphabet (Google)
Alphabet, the parent company of Google, has gravitated back to elite campus hires after two consecutive non-hiring years. The company is reportedly actively looking for engineering, machine learning, algorithms and media & communication candidates.

10. Reliance Industries
With Jio sweeping the Internet market and disrupting the telecom space in India, Reliance Industries has claimed the 10th position. Among its employee perks is a 24*7 assistance to an employee’s family in case of emergencies like road accidents and fire.

11. EY
The company has a strength of 42,000 in India. Focussing on digital transformation, the company plans to hire 2,000 new professionals across AI, blockchain and analytics domain.

12. Adobe
To keep its employees happy, the company lets its employees set aside 25% of their earned salary for stock purchase at discounted rates twice in a year.

13. Boston Consulting Group (BCG)
With more people interested in offshore placements, this comes as a benefit to its employees, the company offers over 25% to work outside their native country at least once a year. Recently, the company hired fresh MBA graduates from India’s elite colleges — including IIMs.

14. YES Bank
As it plans to expand its footprint in India over the next two years, the company is aggressively looking to hire PDS beneficiaries, along with automating the loan approvals to ease the process.

15. IBM
The company has a headcount of over 100,000 in India with maximum hires taking place in the engineering, Information Technology and Consulting domain. The company is also considering cascading style sheets (CSS), HTML, jQuery skills.

16. Daimler AG
Breaking the monotony, the automotive company plans to come up with 52 new products in 2019. The fastest-growing skills in the company are MySQL, Javascript and Python.

17. Freshworks
Here’s a company that has an eye for alternate talent at work. The company, for instance, is open for engineering hires who are social or full time musicians. Most of the new hires in the company have been from sales, engineering and product management.

18. Accenture
Accenture has been one of the top employers in the engineering domain. To retain talent, the company allows sabbaticals providing them with the opportunity for higher education. Also, employee benefits for women include an hour off during workdays to look after their children below the age of 15 years.

19. Ola
The cab aggregator is focussing on bringing green cars to the Indian market. Most of the new hires in the company are for engineering, operations and business development skills. However, being a cab service provider, the company has seen demand for skills including automotive design.

20. ICICI Bank
Breaking the stereotypes, India’s second largest private bank looks to cut hierarchy system to boost accountability and efficiency in the bank. Digital marketing and engineering have emerged as top skills.

21. PwC India
Management consulting firm, PwC India, the company welcomes employees from not just accounts and taxation background but diverse fields such as journalists, environmentalists and design thinkers among others.

22. KPMG India
One of the largest accounting firms in India, KPMG has been offering overseas assignments to nearly 3,000 employees across 100 countries in order to keep the attrition rate minimum. Accounting and consulting have been the most in-demand skills for the company while looking to hire new talent.

23. Larsen & Toubro
Keeping the right gender balance, the engineering conglomerate claims to have male female remuneration ratio at 1:1. The construction company has also been hiring skills such as Python coding and financial services.

24. Oracle
India is Oracle’s sixth largest market in data management space. The company is looking to hire IT and engineering skills, as it plans to open its first data centre in India.

25. Qualcomm
As the company eyes Indian markets, it will create 10,000 jobs in the country by establishing its largest facility outside the US, according to the LinkedIn report.