Flipkart named top employer by LinkedIn

Flexible working. Ian Gavan  Getty Images for O2

Flexible working. Ian Gavan Getty Images for O2

E-Commerce major Amazon and Flipkart have topped LinkedIn India's top companies list 2017, for a second consecutive year in a row, a statement said today. The list of 25 Top Companies in India also saw over 30% of new entrants, namely One97 Communications (#4), Tech Mahindra (#14), Swiggy (#15), IDFC Bank (#17), Vodafone (#20), Grofers (#22), McKinsey & Company (#24) and Oracle (#25).

Giving a similar surprise were the Indian Information Technology (IT) companies who have been under gloomy clouds of layoffs, automation and visa scuffles.

The study reveals that the professionals are attracted to companies that disrupt the status quo and lead by example.

Uber isn't the only high-profile tech company to whether bad publicity in the eyes of job seekers.

Irfan Abdulla, Director Talent Solutions & Learning Solutions, LinkedIn India in a statement said, "India Inc is thriving, backed by an increasing business friendly sentiment and a positive economic trajectory". Internet companies that have proved their mettle as disruptors in their space also made it to the list. "Understanding the pulse of a younger employee base, enterprises in India are working to build an ethos that drives performance and also delivers a rich workplace experience".

"We have an extremely open and empowering culture where we place full trust in our employees". The list included 13 homegrown companies such as HCL Technologies and Wipro.

- Inclination Towards Homegrown Companies: offering new possibilities and opportunities for talent within the country, homegrown companies are increasingly being considered by job seekers.

LinkedIn cited the importance of rewarding employees on a regular basis and how in order to retain employees companies look to offer perks and unique programs.

On their first day, employees of Flipkart are picked by chauffeur-driven cars and sent on a treasure hunt to make them familiarise with the office. "The list also saw six start-ups making it to the top 25, including Flipkart, One97 Communications, OYO Rooms and Grofers among others", the statement added.

"All top companies in India have a strong talent brand, powered by culture and goal". Companies are also helping transform employees by "providing the opportunity to work on meaningful projects and creating an environment" he says.

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