Google, American Express are top workplaces in India for 2016

Google India has emerged on top of the list of India’s Best Companies to Work for 2016, which is known for relaxed ambience and pampering its employees with recreational activities like spas and massage chairs. Last year, it was ranked second in the 2015 list of Best Companies to Work. The search giant was followed by credit card major American Express India who came second (fourth in 2015), trailed by homegrown microfinance provider Ujjivan Financial Services (Number 24 in 2015) at third place.

It’s not just the satisfaction of working with the under-privileged that keeps Ujjivan’s employees motivated. The company has just gone public with a very successful initial public offering (IPO) and stock options have made its people rich. “Financial performance is just one of the measures of our success,” said founder Samit Ghosh, who started Ujjivan in 2005 to serve the economically active poor who are not sufficiently served by financial institutions, according to its website.

According to Great Places to Work, about 800 organisations across industries, employee strength and revenue brackets applied to be assessed. Over 155,119 employees were surveyed, making it the largest survey of workplace cultures in corporate India.

The other seven companies that made it to the top 10 are Teleperformance India, Godrej Consumer Products, Marriott Hotels India, SAP Labs India, Oberoi Group, Lemon Tree Hotels and Intuit India Product Development Centre.

“Any company can be a great place to work,” said Prasenjit Bhattacharya, CEO of Great Places to Work. “It doesn’t matter what size they are or what industry they are in.”

Here is a complete list of the top 100 best companies to work for in India.

The organisations were studied under two scopes as a part of this programme. First, being an exceptional employee-centric framework that measures the levels of Trust, Pride and Camaraderie prevalent in an organisation.

Second, through a questionnaire seeking to understand the people practices, philosophy and values of an organisation.

Great Place To Work® Institute, India, which is in the 13th year of assessment, has identified the 100 best workplaces that include organisations across 16 industries, with employee strength ranging from less than 500 to more than 10,000, crushing the myth that organisations of certain inheritance, size or revenue have more chances to become great workplaces.

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