LinkedIn’s annual list of the top 25 most popular workplaces in India is out. As usual, maximum number of companies on the list belong to the technology and Internet space, with Flipkart occupying the first position.
The study covered more than 610 million LinkedIn members, and examined the interest areas of job seekers in the companies, level of employee engagement, job requirements, and employee retention rate.
1. Flipkart: This e-commerce company which is now owned by Walmart has a staff strength of more than 13,000 in India. It has jumped from the second position in 2018 to the first position this year, and all credit goes to its excellent working conditions
2. Amazon: This global retail company has been recruiting widely in the country, and is still doing so having announced almost 1950 postings. Its current staff strength in the country is 50,000.
3. OYO: This hotel chain has been trying to move beyond the hospitality sector. Having acquired Innov8, it has now entered the food market and co-working space. It is expected to acquire FreshMenu too. Its present staff strength in the country is 7000.
4. One97 Communications: This parent company of Paytm, is popular for its flexible and informal work culture, and impromptu meetings.
5. Uber: This ride-hailing company has a staff strength of 17000 in India and is chasing the goal of having 1 million green cars on Indian roads in three years’ time.
6. Swiggy: This food aggregator is part of India’s unicorn club. It currently has 6000 employees in the country and is in the mood to diversify.
7. Tata Consultancy Services (TCS): This Indian IT company has been growing rapidly in the last decade or so. In 2018 alone it hired almost 27,000 employees, mainly fresh graduates from campuses.
8. Zomato: The food-tech company fulfils almost 21 million orders a month and has been hiring people with AutoCAD and content-writing skills.
9. Alphabet: This parent company of Google had stopped hiring for two years in succession but has now begun hiring candidates with skills in the fields of engineering, machine learning, algorithms and media & communication.
10. Reliance Industries: The company is known for the 24×7 assistance offered to any employee’s family in case of emergencies, such as fire and road accidents.
The other companies that made it to the list include Ernst & Young, Adobe, Boston Consulting Group (BCG), Yes Bank, IBM, Daimler AG, Freshworks, Accenture, Ola , ICICI Bank , PwC India, KPMG India, Larsen & Toubro, Oracle and Qualcomm.
With millennials as well as GenZ now dominating the workforce, Indian companies seem to be focussing on sprucing up their work culture and offering attractive pay packages along with the opportunity to acquire the skills that are in demand these days.