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10 Best Companies To Work For In Bangalore

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The silicon valley of India. The cool start-up hub of India. Bangalore is a home to big and small companies, dozens of industries and thousands of people who come from different parts of the country with different culture. In fact, Bangalore is no longer just the IT capital of India but also houses the aeronautics, automotive components, biotechnology, electronics machine tools, space research, science research, defense science research and silk industry.
But what is driving the success stories of industries of Bangalore? The quickly expanding Bangalore,  has some of the best companies to work for, with a unique workforce, distinct company culture and high employee engagement. In turn, these tactics help employees feel empowered and valuable, which results in great work and employee happiness.

Let’s check what HRs of top 10 companies of Bangalore are doing to create a culture of a great place.

Below are the 10 best companies to work for based in the Bangalore, which have been placed in the top 100 best places to work by Great Places to work 2016.

1.Google India Private Ltd. 

                               ‘Fitness and fun are woven into Google’s history’

Google- 10 best companies to work for in Bangalore
National Rank ( Via GPTW): 01

Industry: Information Technology| Software

Glassdoor Rating: 4.6/5

Headcount:  1683

Perks: Some of the elements of uber cool work culture of Google, which makes it one of the best companies to work for in India are:-

  • Flexible work schedule
  • Outdoor and indoor games
  • Massage parlors
  • Fully equipped gym
  • Sleep pods
  • Free breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Free pet zone
  • Health Insurance
    Check out this YouTube Channel: Life at Google

Why it’s a great place to work?
The place where it all starts with people and ends with people has to be placed among top echelons of cool workplaces. The Googlers get to enjoy umpteen fun activities and employee benefits during their stint at Google.

  • De-stressing Zone: The Google has designed its office with ‘break-out’ spaces where employees can have ‘space out’ moments. The management at Google believes that the relaxed mind can only produce fun-filled innovation.  We think they are rightly doing this. What do you say?
  • Employee Engagement: Google acknowledges its employees for its creative story of success and therefore ‘bureaucracy buster’ day is organized where employees can suggest changes to be a part of policy making.
  • Women’s initiatives: Google offers academic scholarships to future leaders in technology and supporting employee resource groups like Women@Google.

No doubt, why Google has been hitting the top spot in the list of best workplaces continuously! Let’s see what other 9 HRs are doing to keep the employee happiness index high in their organizations.

2. American Express India 

                            ‘Creating an inspiring and best workplace is the top priority’

American Express: 10 best companies to work for in BangaloreNational Rank ( Via GPTW): 02

Industry: Financial Services & Insurance| Banking/Credit Services

Glassdoor Rating: 3.7/5

Headcount:  10,498

Perks: American Express India employees rate it as one of the best companies to work for in Indiabecause:

  • Smart Savings program
  • Health benefits
  • Onsite fitness center
  • Onsite child care
  • College tuition reimbursement
  • Mothers’ nursing rooms

Why it’s a great place to work?
With more than 90% millennial of the total workforce, Amex has inculcated a work culture of gratitude and appreciation for each other among its employees. But if you are wondering what more has catapulted American Express to the second rank in the listing of high employee engagement this year?

Then the answer is, American Express is one of those organizations which have fostered a corporate environment which is interactive, cool and winning at the same time. Also, don’t be surprised if you hear Zumba music from their office buildings. “Mental and physical health are places where we want to do more work. We want to make sure that employees come and talk about it. We are working out ways to tackle stress and go beyond employee happiness,” says Sanjay Rishi, president, American Express South Asia.

Says a female staffer: “It’s not just a job. With rewards like “Rewards Blue and programs like “Reach Out, you feel much inclusive in the team.”

3. Ujjivan Financial Services Private Ltd.

                                              ‘Employees first, Customers second’

Ujjivan Financial Services: 10 best companies to work for in BangaloreNational Rank (Via GPTW): 03

Glassdoor Rating: 3.9/5

Industry: Financial Services & Insurance

Headcount:  7853

Perks: Ujjivan Financial Services Private Ltd is honored as one of the best companies to work forin India, because of its lucrative perks.

  • Medical Insurance for self and family
  • Flexible working hours
  • Group term and accident Insurance
  • Employee stock options plan
  • Staff Loans
  • Housing Loans
  • Maternity and Paternity leaves
  • Staff education Grant

Why it’s a great place to work?
“Our employees matter to us, and we do everything we can to make sure that they are content,” Samit Ghosh, CEO said 
Headquartered in Bangalore, this micro-finance company believes that employee happiness and employee engagement is directly proportional to growth in productivity, loyalty and financial growth. In the endeavor of becoming one of the largest microfinance units with largest geographical footprint, management at Ujjivan has always aligned its policies with its core principle of “employees first, customers second”. It is the top management and employees, working in sync, to achieve common objectives of the organization, are what make Ujjivan one of the best workplaces.

4. SAP Labs India Private Ltd

      ‘Absence of sir-ma’am culture give special freedom and space to employees’

SAP: 10 best companies to work for in BangaloreNational Rank (Via GPTW): 07

Industry: Information Technology| Services

Glassdoor Rating: 4.1/5

Headcount:  5339

Perks: Apart from awards, some unique perks which SAP Labs India offers to make itself count as one of the best companies to work for in India are:-

  • 20-week long maternity and paid adoption leaves for women
  • Work from home for four days in a month

Why it’s a great place to work?
Rising from 3.7 to 4.1 Glassdoor rating in one year, this global brand has garnished an impressive improvement in employee engagement and employee happiness. SAP Labs has a slew of initiatives to keep employees motivation high.

  • Initiatives for women: Women employees are entitled to twenty weeks of paid maternity leave with additional facilities during and post pregnancy.
  • SAPlings in-house crèche: This crèche caters to 250 children in the age group of nine months to six years. Under this program. children are provided with day-care, Montessori education, summer camps as well as other activities.
  • Care for Life
    One of the most impactful initiatives has been an Employee Benevolent Fund called ‘Care for Life Fund’ which is a purely voluntary, employee funded and employee managed initiative, used to provide financial support to employees and their families in times of unexpected and unforeseen emergencies.
  • Other activities
    SAP has 33 interest groups, each catering to specific fun activities like drama, music, art, dance etc to help employees pursue an interest of their choice.

Not enough? Ever heard of “Breakfast with Bosses” concept, where the employees get to enjoy the first day of the meal prepared by the senior management and with the managers? SAP employees enjoy this interactive experience daily!

5.Intuit Technology Services

                                      ‘I would love to retire with Intuit- Glassdoor Review’

Employee Engagement: 10 best companies to work for in BangaloreNational Rank (Via GPTW): 10

Industry: Information Technology| Services

Glassdoor Rating: 4.3/5

Headcount:  943

Perks: Intuit is one of the best organizations to work for in India as it cultivates a culture of motivation and appreciation among its employees.

  • LGBT discussions
  • Options to return after a career break
  • Start new projects outside office
  • Maternity and paternity leaves

Why it’s a great place to work?
Committed to having a high employee engagement within its organization, Intuit has fostered a work culture which offers every employee an opportunity to grow, discover and expand their personal and professional horizons through a seamless transition between their roles at home and office. Apart from regular awards and perks, Intuit management has adopted some of the employee-friendly strategies.

  • Intuit Again, which allows women technologists on to return after a career break.
  • Intuit Leap, to groom leaders of future generations and to provide a collaborative atmosphere that helps them to give their best each day.

If all this isn’t enough, how many people get to see their CEO dancing like Michael Jackson? Yes, Brad Smith actually did the moonwalk when he visited the Bangalore office in October last year.


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