Top 10 Best Employers In India 2011

By: DoYouKnow.IN | Views: 7215 | Date: 05-May-2011

Aon Hewitt, the global human resource consulting and outsourcing business of Aon Corporation, has announced the results of its 7th Best Employers in India 2011 study.

Aon Hewitt, the global human resource consulting and outsourcing business of Aon Corporation, has announced the results of its 7th Best Employers in India 2011 study.

Aon Hewitt said that 200 companies from various industry segments -- banking and financial services, manufacturing, it, telecom, Hospitality, FMCG and pharmaceuticals -- registered for the study.

The study involved 3 key stages:

1. Data gathering through various diagnostic tools;

2. Onsite Audit (for random sampled organisations); and

3. Judging of companies by a panel of independent judges

A five member panel of judges evaluated 'masked' inputs to select the 25 Aon Hewitt Best Employers in India. The company names were not shared to ensure' blind' judging.

The judges evaluated a wealth of data that provided a 360-degree view on each organization -- view of employees, leaders, as well as insights into its HR practices.

The study received opinions from more than 40,000 employees.

1. Hindustan Unilever Ltd

Hindustan Unilever Ltd is India's biggest fast moving consumer goods company. It's parent company -- Unilever -- has a 52 per cent stake in the Indian operations.

It was ranked as the best employer in India.

Headquartered in Mumbai, the company employs more than 15,000 people directly and provides indirect employment of more than 50,000 people.

Earlier called Hindustan Lever Ltd, the company was rechristened Hindustan Unilever Ltd in June 2007.

Top executives: Nitin Paranjpe (CEO and managing director), Harish Manwani (chairman).

Employees: Over 65,000 direct and indirect employees.

2. Aditya Birla Group

Aditya Birla
Aditya Birla Group is an Indian multinational headquartered in Mumbai.

The group was ranked as the nation's second best employer.

It has operations spread over 25 countries with interests in metals, cement, fibre, yarn, apparel, chemicals, fertilisers, financial services, telecom, BPO and IT services.

It is a$30 billion conglomerate.

Top executive: Kumar Mangalam Birla (chairman).

Employees (worldwide): 130,600.

3. LG Electronics India


LG Electronics is a Korean multinational headquartered in Yeouido, Seoul. It is the parent company of LG Electronics India.

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

The study ranked LG Electronics as India's third best employer.

LG India is currently drawing up strategies which will help it become a $10-billion corporation in India by 2015, making it the second largest market after the United States, ahead of even its home market, South Korea.

Top executive (in India): Soon Kwon (managing director).

4. Godrej Consumer Products

The Godrej Group was founded in 1897 and is headquartered in Mumbai.

It has interests in real estate, FMCG, industrial engineering, appliances, furniture, security and agri care, with revenues exceeding $2.7 billion.

Godrej Consumer Products was formed in 2001 after the demerger of Godrej Soaps Ltd which has been rechristened Godrej Industries.

Top executive: Adi Godrej (chairman).

Employees: About 10,000.

5. Bharti Airtel

Bharti Airtel is an Indian telecommunications multinational firm. It has operations in 19 countries across South Asia, Africa and the Channel Islands.

Airtel is the world's fifth largest telecom operator in the world and also India's largest cellular service provider.

Sunil Mittal, chairman of Indian telecom giant Bharti Airtel, is the 9th richest Indian and ranks 87th in the world.

Top Executive: Sunil Bharti Mittal (chairman).

Employees: Over 25,000.


NTPC is India's largest power-generating public sector unit, with the government's take in the company at 84.5 per cent.

The power major currently generates 34,194 MW electricity and has plans to ramp up power generation to 75,000 MW over the next six years.

Top executives: Arup Roy Choudhury (chairman and managing director).

Employees: 26,000.

7. Becton Dickinson India

Becton Dickinson
Becton Dickinson and Company is a USA-headquartered medical technology and equipment giant.

The products it manufactures include medical devices, high precision instrument systems and reagents.

Top executives: Ram Sharma (managing director), E J Ludwig (chairman and CEO, worldwide).

Employees: About 30,000 worldwide.

8. Aircel

The Aircel Group began life as a result of an alliance between Maxis Communications Berhad of Malaysia (74% equity) and Apollo Hospital Enterprise Ltd of India (26% equity).

The Aircel Group, formed in 1994, offers mobile services to a vast subscriber base in India. It is India's seventh largest GSM mobile service provider with a subscriber base of over 52 million.

Top executives: Sandip Das (CEO); Gurdeep Singh (COO).

Employees: About 1,000.

9. Wipro

Wipro is India's third largest IT company with headquarters in Bengaluru.

Just recently, the IT major realigned its organisational structure to accelerate growth. Wipro started the process earlier this year by deciding on a single chief executive officer instead of the earlier joint model with an aim of creating a 'simpler organisational structure'.

It appointed an insider, T K Kurien, as CEO of the information technology business from February 1. The company has created six strategic business units from the earlier seven.

These are energy and utility; manufacturing and hi-tech; media and telecom; retail, consumer packaged goods, transportation and government; pharmaceutical, healthcare, life sciences and services (pharma and HLS); and finance solutions, which comprises the banking, securities and insurance divisions.

Top executive: Azim Premji (chairman).

Employees: Over 120,000.

10. Marriott India

Marriott India is the Indian division of the Marriott International chain of hotels. The US-based chain came to India in 1998. It's first hotel -- Goa Marriott Resort -- came up in 1999. Since then the hotels major has spread to many more cities in India, providing excellent service and top-of-the-line experience for its clientele.

Top executives (worldwide): J W Marriott, Jr (chairman and CEO); William Shaw (vice chairman); Arne Sorenson (president and COO).

Employees (worldwide): Over 155,000.
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swati singh  |  05-May-2011 18:31:58 IST
the picture alongwith Aircel story(8th position) is of wipro.
pls. put the correct picture.
DoYouKnow.IN  |  05-May-2011 22:58:03 IST
Thanks for pointing us.
pradeep pandey  |  06-May-2011 10:38:05 IST
i am very much like industrialisation in india maximum in public sector,

i am much interested to establish a limited company for this serving to our social, country,
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