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30 best companies in India

Last updated on: December 16, 2011 16:06 IST

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There are some companies where work is a chore, while in some it is fun. Various studies conducted in 2011 revealed names of companies which are most popular among job-seekers, as well as those who are already employed.

Let us have a look at 30 Indian companies that have the best work environment.

NOTE: This is just a compilation of names of some of the companies mentioned in these studies, and are NOT in any ranking order.

Google India

Number of employees: About 1,500

Google is an American multinational internet corporation invested in internet search, cloud computing and advertising technologies.

Google hosts and develops a number of Internet-based services and products, and generates profit primarily from advertising through its AdWords programme.

The company was founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin, often dubbed the "Google Guys", while the two were attending Stanford University as PhD candidates.

Google started India operations in 1998.

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Hindustan Unilever

Number of employees: Over 65,000 direct and indirect.

Hindustan Unilever Limited is India's largest fast-moving consumer goods company owned by the European company Unilever. The Anglo-Dutch company Unilever owns a 52 per cent majority stake.

HUL was formed in 1933 as Lever Brothers India Limited and came into being in 1956 as Hindustan Lever Limited through a merger of Lever Brothers, Hindustan Vanaspati and United Traders.

The company was renamed in June 2007 as "Hindustan Unilever Limited".

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Intel Technology (India)

Number of employees: 2,640

Intel Corporation is an American multinational semiconductor chip maker corporation headquartered in Santa Clara, California, United States, and the world's largest semiconductor chip maker, based on revenue.

Intel started Indian operations in 1998.

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Aditya Birla Group

Number of employees (worldwide): 130,600

The Aditya Birla Group operates in 33 countries with more than 130,000 employees worldwide.

The group has diversified business interests and is dominant player in all the sectors in which it operates such as viscose staple fibre, metals, cement, viscose filament yarn, branded apparel, carbon black, chemicals, fertilisers, insulators, financial services, telecom, BPO and IT services.

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Makemytrip

Number of employees: 979

MakeMyTrip.com is an Indian online travel agency that holds a major market share, with one-out-of-every-12 domestic flights in India booked via it .

MakeMyTrip.com offers its customers a variety of travel services and products, with international and domestic airline tickets, Indian Railways tickets, domestic bus tickets, international and domestic hotel reservations, car rentals, international and domestic holiday packages, MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferencing, Exhibitions), visa services, B2B services, and more.

Founded in April, 2000, MakeMyTrip.com today has offices in 20 cities across India and two international offices in New York and San Francisco, in addition to several franchise locations.

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LG Electronics India

Number of employees (worldwide): 82,800

LG Electronics is a global electronics and telecommunications company headquartered in Yeouido, Seoul, South Korea.

The company operates its business through five divisions: mobile communications, home entertainment, home appliance, air conditioning and business solution.

LG Electronics is the world's second-largest manufacturer of television sets and third-largest producer of mobile phones.

It is a flagship subsidiary company of LG Group, one of the world's largest electronic conglomerates.

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American Express Bank (India)

Number of employees: 5,718

American Express Company is an American multinational financial services corporation headquartered in Three World Financial Center, Manhattan, New York City.

Founded in 1850, it is one of the 30 components of the Dow Jones Industrial Average. The company is best known for its credit card, charge card, and traveler's cheque businesses.

Amex cards account for abour 24 per cent of the total dollar volume of credit card transactions in the US, the highest of any card issuer.

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Godrej Consumer Products

Number of employees: About 10,000

The Godrej Group is an Indian conglomerate headquartered in Mumbai, India.

It was founded by Ardeshir Godrej and Pirojsha Godrej in 1897, Lalbaug, Mumbai.

With seven major companies with interests in real estate, FMCG, industrial engineering, appliances, furniture, security and agri care - to name a few - its turnover is more than $2.6 billion.

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Marriott Hotels

Number of employees: 3,500

Marriott International is a worldwide operator and franchisor of a broad portfolio of hotels and related lodging facilities.

Founded by J Willard Marriott, the company is now led by son JW (Bill) Marriott, Jr.

Today, Marriott International has about 3,150 lodging properties located in the United States and 68 other countries and territories.

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Bharti Airtel

Number of employees: Over 25,000

Bharti Airtel Limited is an Indian telecommunications company that operates in 20 countries across South Asia, Africa and the Channel Islands.

It operates a GSM network in all countries, providing 2G or 3G services depending upon the country of operation.

Airtel is the fifth-largest telecom operator in the world with about 230.8 million subscribers across 19 countries at the end of June 2011.

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HCL Infosystems

Number of employees: 6,993

HCL is a global technology and IT Enterprise company based in Noida, India. The company comprises two publicly listed companies, HCL Technologies and HCL Infosystems.

HCL was focused on addressing the IT hardware market in India for the first two decades of its existence with some activity in the global market.

On termination of the joint venture with HP in 1996, HCL became an enterprise which comprises HCL Technologies (to address the global IT services market) and HCL Infosystems (to address the Indian and APAC IT hardware market). HCL has since then operated as a holding company.

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Becton Dickinson India

Number of employees (worldwide): About 30,000

Becton, Dickinson and Company is a leading global medical technology company that develops, manufactures and sells medical devices, instrument systems and reagents.

The Company is dedicated to improving people's health throughout the world. BD is focused on improving drug delivery, enhancing the quality and speed of diagnosing infectious diseases and cancers, and advancing research, discovery and production of new drugs and vaccines.

BD's capabilities are instrumental in combating many of the world's most pressing diseases. Founded in 1897 and headquartered in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, BD employs approximately 29,000 associates in more than 50 countries throughout the world.

The Company serves healthcare institutions, life science researchers, clinical laboratories, the pharmaceutical industry and the general public.

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NIIT

Number of employees: Over 4,800

NIIT Limited is a global computer education company. The company is listed on the National Stock Exchange and Bombay Stock Exchange of India.

It provides training for individuals, enterprises, schools and colleges. It has its presence in 40 countries worldwide.

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Wipro

Number of employees: Over 120,000

Wipro Limited is a global IT services and consulting company headquartered in Bangalore, India.

As of 2011, Wipro is the second largest IT services company by turnover in India and employs more than 120,000 people worldwide as of March 2011.

It provides outsourced research and development, infrastructure outsourcing, business process outsourcing and business consulting services.

The company operates in three segments: IT Services, IT Products, Consumer Care and Lighting.

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Agilent Technologies

Number of employees: Over 1,466

Agilent Technologies is a company that designs and manufactures electronic and bio-analytical measurement instruments and equipment for measurement and evaluation.

Agilent Technologies has a stock market capitalization of over $10 billion and the company's headquarters are in Santa Clara, California, in the Silicon Valley region.

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Kotak Mahindra

Number of employees: Over 20,000

Kotak Mahindra is a financial organization established in 1985 in India.

It was previously known as Kotak Mahindra Finance Limited, a non-banking financial company.

In February 2003, Kotak Mahindra Finance Ltd, the group's flagship company was given the license to carry on banking business by the Reserve Bank of India.

Kotak Mahindra Finance is the first company in the Indian banking history to convert to a bank.

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Qualcomm India

Number of employees: Over 1,332

Qualcomm is an American global telecommunication corporation that designs, manufactures and markets digital wireless telecommunications products and services based on its code division multiple access technology and other technologies.

Headquartered in San Diego, United States, the company operates through four segments: Qualcomm CDMA Technologies; Qualcomm Technology Licensing; Qualcomm Wireless and Internet, and Qualcomm Strategic Initiatives.

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Scope International

Number of employees: Over 8,064

Founded in India in 2001, Scope International is the wholly-owned subsidiary of Standard Chartered bank and its global outsourcing arm.

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Interglobe Enterprises

Number of employees: Over 6,063

InterGlobe Enterprises is a $1bn company with six businesses across various industries: Hospitality, Luxury, Aviation, Information Technology, and Travel.

Established in 1989, with headquarters in Gurgaon, InterGlobe has a network of 61 offices across 44 cities globally.

InterGlobe has more than 9,000 employees across its businesses which include IndiGo (InterGlobe Aviation), InterGlobe Technologies, InterGlobe Air Transport, InterGlobe Technology Quotient, InterGlobe Hotels and InterGlobe Established.

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Dr Reddy's Laboratories

Number of employees: About 14,000

Dr Reddy's Laboratories is an integrated pharmaceutical company focused on providing medicines through its three business segments: Global Generics segment, Pharmaceutical Services and Active Ingredients segment and Proprietary Products segment.

The company was founded by Dr Anji Reddy, who had previously worked in the publicly owned Indian Drugs and Pharmaceuticals Limited, of Hyderabad, India.

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Forbes Marshall

Number of employees: About 1,020

Forbes Marshall has been building steam engineering and control instrumentation solutions.

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Whirlpool India

Number of employees: About 2,500

The Whirlpool Corporation is an American multinational manufacturer of major home appliances headquartered in Benton Charter Township, Michigan, United States.

The company is listed in Fortune 500 and has annual revenue of $18.4 billion and more than 70 manufacturing and technology research centers around the world.

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NTPC

Number of employees: 25,093

NTPC Limited is the largest Indian state-owned energy service provider based in New Delhi, India.

It was listed in Forbes Global 2000. It is an Indian public sector company listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange although at present the Government of India holds 84.5 per cent (after divestment the stake by Indian government on October 19, 2009) of its equity.

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Maruti Suzuki India

Number of employees: 7,000

Maruti Suzuki India Limited is a subsidiary company of Japanese automobile and motorcycle manufacturer Suzuki.

The company offers a complete range of cars from entry level Maruti 800 and Alto, to hatchback Ritz, A-Star, Swift, Wagon-R, Estillo and sedans DZire, SX4, in the 'C' segment Maruti Eeco and Sports Utility vehicle Grand Vitara.

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Hilti India

Number of employees: 520

The worldwide suppliers of system solutions in the field of positioning, fastening, demolition and construction chemicals, Hilti operates in more than 120 countries worldwide.

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Canon India

Number of employees: 850

Canon is a Japanese multinational corporation that specialises in the manufacture of imaging and optical products, including cameras, camcorders, photocopiers, steppers and computer printers.

Its headquarters are located in Ota, Tokyo, Japan.

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Indian Oil Corporation

Number of employees: 33,977

Indian Oil Corporation Limited is an Indian state-owned oil and gas corporation with its headquarters are in Mumbai, India.

It is India's largest commercial enterprise, ranked 98th on the Fortune Global 500 list for 2011.

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Ford India

Number of employees: 10,000

Ford Motor Company is an American multinational automaker based in Dearborn, Michigan.

The automaker was founded by Henry Ford and incorporated on June 16, 1903.

In addition to the Ford and Lincoln brands, Ford also owns a small stake in Mazda in Japan and Aston Martin in the UK.

Ford's former UK subsidiaries Jaguar and Land Rover were sold to Tata Motors of India in March 2008.

In 2010 Ford sold Volvo to Geely Automobile.

Ford discontinued the Mercury brand after the 2011 model year.

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Titan Industries

Number of employees: 4,924

Titan Industries is the world's fifth-largest wrist watch manufacturer and India's leading producer of watches under the Titan, Fastrack, Sonata, Nebula, Raga, Regalia, Octane and Xylys brand names.

It is a joint venture between the Tata Group, and the Tamil Nadu Industrial Development Corporation.

Its product portfolio includes watches, accessories and jewellery, in both contemporary and traditional designs.

It exports watches to about 32 countries around the world with manufacturing facilities in Hosur, Dehradun, Goa and manufactures precious jewellery under the Tanishq brand name, making it India's only national jewellery brand.

It is a subsidiary of the Tata Group.

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Tata Teleservices Ltd

Number of employees: 34,000

Tata Teleservices Ltd is a subsidiary of the Tata Group headquartered in Mumbai. It operates under the brand name Tata Indicom.

Japanese telecom giant NTT Docomo bought a 26 per cent stake in Tata Teleservices in November 2008  for $2.7 billion.


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