AmbitionBox, a rapidly growing career advisory platform, has announced Best Places to Work in India 2021, the country’s first employee choice awards.

These awards were announced after combing through 6.5 lakh employee reviews. The reviewers have worked in these companies during the year 2020, from more than 2500 locations across the country.

Winners were chosen for a wide range of awards in each of the 5 main categories (Mega, Large, Mid-sized, Small, Tech Startups) defined by the number of people they employ in India, as well as best employers in each of the top 8 industries.

In its inaugural edition, the Best Places to Work in India 2021 awards declared the following as the top 3 winning companies among several winners in their respective categories -

Mega Companies

1- Amazon (4.27 rating)
2- Samsung (4.15 rating) & Tata Motors (4.15 rating)
4- Concentrix Corporation (4.12 rating)

See full list of winners here.

Large Companies

1- Mahindra & Mahindra Financial Services (4.36 rating)
2- Maersk (4.35 rating)
3- Hindustan Unilever (4.34 rating)

See full list of winners here.

Mid-sized Companies

1- V-Guard Industries (4.59 rating)
2- CtrlS (4.56 rating)
3- Sanofi (4.54 rating)

See full list of winners here.

Small Companies

1- Duck Creek (4.65 rating)
2- FMC (4.64 rating)
3- GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare (4.59 rating)

See full list of winners here.

Tech Startups

1- Samunnati (4.67 rating)
2- Aye Finance (4.61 rating)
3- Kinara Capital (4.22 rating)

See full list of winners here.

The awards also constitute an industry-wise ranking for the best workplaces in various industries such as IT/ITES, Pharma, Banking, Financial Services, Internet, Automobile, Retail and Construction. Here is a glimpse of the winners announced in various industries:

1. Best IT/ITES Companies

IBM (Mega), Mindtree (Large), CtrlS (Mid-Sized), Uplers (Small)

2. Best Banking Companies

HDFC Bank (Mega), Deutsche Bank (Large), Equitas Small Finance Bank (Mid-Sized)

3. Best Pharma Companies

Zydus Cadila (Large), Sanofi (Mid-Sized)

4. Best Internet Companies

Amazon (Mega), Flipkart (Large), Kinara Capital (Mid-Sized), Aye Finance (Small)

5. Best Financial Service Companies

HDB Financial Services (Mega), Shriram City Union Finance (Large), Vistaar Finance (Mid-Sized), BOB Financial Solutions (Small)

6. Best Retail Companies

Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail (Large), Croma (Mid-Sized)

7. Best Automobile Companies

Tata Motors (Mega), Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd (Large), Ford Motor (Mid-Sized), ISUZU Motors (Small)

8. Best Construction Companies

Dilip Buildcon (Large), AFCONS Infrastructure (Mid-Sized), R.S. Infraprojects (Small)

Check out the complete list of industry-wise winners here.


Let’s take a look at some of the reviews posted for the winners:

Amazon (4.27 rating based on 2733 reviews )

Being a customer centric company, In Amazon we are given a lot of scope for research and carry out day to day work. The company policies are employee friendly and proper attention is given to work life balance. Work culture is very good. I highly recommend job seekers to apply and get job in Amazon because of its work environment. Because at Amazon it's always day one

Samsung (4.15 rating based on 646 reviews)

Good work environment and culture. Teammates are supportive and the management is transparent. Company policies are good, appraisals are fair and they give good salary hike and bonus every year.

Duck Creek (4.65 rating based on 220 reviews)

Duck creek is a great place to work. The company policies are meant for growth of employee and is very employee friendly. The work culture and management benefits the company and the employee with healthy and competitive atmosphere to work with. I like the way it treats its employee and understand and provides equal opportunity to everyone.

Samunnati (4.67 rating based on 119 reviews)

Samunnati is one of the most non-traditional and innovative company. You get the satisfaction of associating with a noble cause by working with Samunnati. The compensation is at par with the industry. Work culture is very flexible and the kind of opportunities and empowerment to employees are tremendous.

Any body irrespective of hierarchies are motivated to take initiatives / take up assignments based on their choice and this helps them with job satisfaction resulting in increased productivity and contribution to the company. The CEO and HR leads by example and sets benchmarks motivating others to follow.


AmbitionBox is a rapidly growing career advisory platform in India that helps job seekers discover great places to work. Every month more than 4.5 Mn users visit AmbitionBox to read company reviews, salary information, interview questions to make informed decisions. The reviews on AmbitionBox capture employee sentiment across key workplace metrics including culture, career growth, compensation, work-life balance, development of skills, work satisfaction and job security. The website consists of over 30 lakh reviews, 1 crore salaries, 1 lakh interviews across nearly 5 lakh companies. In 2016, was acquired by Naukri who believed in their vision of helping people build happy careers.

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