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7/29/2008

Best Tech Companies to work for!!!

As per
http://infotech.indiatimes.com/articleshow/3060018.cms

Adobe


Passion for technology, curiosity to learn new things, ability to work well in a team and speak fearlessly are some of the qualities that define Adobe's culture and make Adobe India one of the Best IT workplace in India. Employees feel proud that the products that they create have a profound effect on how the world engages with information and communication.

The company has an incubation programme where an employee who has a business/technology idea can choose to work full time on their area of interest. Key contact people in the HR and Facilities are available 24x7 to employees in case of any medical or personal emergency.

Adobe India is reported to likely exceed its investment target of Rs 800 crore in India. Moving forward, the company's plans include adding new campuses in the country. The company also aims to enhance capacities at its Noida and Bangalore centres.

The company with approximately 1100 employees has a gender ratio of 1:4.37 and employee turnover of 8.36 per cent.


CSC

Computer Sciences Corp
Computer Science Corp's emphasis on employee development is the prominent factor that attracts and retains talent. Each employee gets 60 mandatory training hours and are free to work and get training in any technology of their choice or interest.

The company grants a six months sabbatical to every employee for devoting time to a social cause. A selection committee of employees approves the projects and the organizations. Employees get half their salary during this time. Feedback received from the social organizations where the employees goes for his sabbatical forms part of their annual appraisal.

The Virginia, US-based firm began its India operations in as 1991. The company provides software application development, computer infrastructure management, tech consulting, Web hosting and system integration services to global customers in banking and financial services, manufacturing and health care.

In India, CSC has a presence in Chennai, Hyderabad, the New Delhi, Noida, Bangalore, Mumbai, Vadodara and Indore. Globally, CSC employs around 91,000 people, more than one-sixth of these are employed in India.



Google

Google India may not have a Moutain View, California kind of sprawling campus, however, the company seems to be trying hard to create the same working environment here that Google is so well known for.

People work in small teams and age of employees is only 24 years. At every floor there are multi-coloured bean bags and snack stations where hungry Googlers regularly stop for a cup of coffee, some instant noodles, cookies or even a sandwitch at any time of the day.

Google opened its first office in India in Hyderabad in 2004. Of the 1600 people, Google at Google India, 1100 work in Hyderabad and the R&D centre in Bangalore has some 200 engineers, with Mumbai and Delhi making up for the rest of approximately 1500 employees. The Hyderabad team services Google's English-speaking customers worldwide. Fortune Magazine lists Google as the America's Best Workplace.

The company treats its employees as individuals, attendance is not recorded and anybody can use office cab.



Intel

Work life balance, flexi timings, open door policy, importance to training and development of the individual are some of the reasons that make Intel a great place to work. All employees get stock options and a profit-sharing programme that gives them a direct stake in the company's financial performance.

The survey rates company best for its Corporate Social Responsibility policy. Every Intel employee is encourage to invest quality time with children in need at targeted government schools/special schools. For every 20 manhours invested by Intel employees, Intel Foundation donates $80 to these institutions.

Internationally too, Intel bagged No. 1 spot in this year's "100 Best Corporate Citizens" list, published by Corporate Responsibility Officer (CRO) Magazine. Based out of Bangalore, the company has around 2500 employees. The gender ratio in the company stands at 1:3.77. The attrition rate in the company resides at 3 per cent.

Founded by semiconductor pioneers Robert Noyce and Gordon Moore, the company took the No. 1 spot in this year’s "100 Best Corporate Citizens" list, published by Corporate Responsibility Officer (CRO) Magazine.


MindTree

Started in 1999 by 10 industry professionals with a funding of $9.1 million from two Venture Capital, MindTree is an IT consulting company based out of Bangalore. According to the survey, MindTree is one of the Best Workplaces for Women.

The company has an innovative facility called the `Baby's day out' which provides a special room to mothers with newborns to work alongside their children. New mothers can also avail the option of reduced hours of work, half day/half work week.

All employees are confirmed from the day they join, there is no probation period or lateral hires.

Currently co-headquartered in Warren, New Jersey and Bangalore, it has three development centers in India and 15 offices spread across Asia, Europe and the United States. The company has close to 5500 employees. The gender ratio stands at 1:2.97. The attrition rate in the company is 13.91 per cent.

Having crossed $100 million in revenues in April 2006, the company became the world's youngest to be assessed at both CMMI and P-CMM level

ST Microelectronics

Excellent work-life balance is said to be the hallmark of ST Microelectronics' culture, making it to the Great workplaces list.

One of the world's largest semiconductor companies, the employees are also reported to be proud of its corporate social responsibility thrust.

The company has an employees strength of 1800 with a gender ratio of 1:4 and employee turnover rate of 11 per cent.

Headquartered in Fremont, California, the company has operations in 16 countries across North America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific.

STMicroelectronics reported net revenues of $10.0 billion in 2007. The company’s sales are divided among the semiconductor industry's five major high-growth sectors: communications, consumer, computer, automotive and industrial.

SAP Labs

Flexi-timing, non-hierarchical setup, multiple communication channels, freedom to work make this a great workplace for employees.

SAP Lab started operations in the year 2000 with 100 people and has been growing by almost 50 per cent every year until 2007, when it grew about 30 per cent. Lab's present headcount stands at of 3500 people.

In 1999-2000, SAP Labs started with localization. It also specialized in CRM, specifically mobile CRM. Now it focuses on industry solutions such as oil and gas, and also apparel and footwear.

SAP Labs has 15 per cent in research and breakthrough analysis, another 50 per cent in core product development, 35 per cent in global services and support. The breakthrough analysis is research on futuristic things, technologies that are not in the market or just getting introduced.

Core product development works on ERP, CRM, industry solutions.

Sierra Atlantic

A home away from home is how employees describe Sierra Atlantic. A high degree of warmth and mutual respect creates a positive environment.

The organisation reaches to the families of all the employees and keeps them informed about what's happening in the company.

Employees who successfully acquire foreign language certifications are entitled to reimbursements up to a maximum 100 per cent of the cost. New joinees are personally welcomed by the MD. Apart from formal leave governed by the policies, employees can avail paternity leave, birthday/anniversary leave and compassionate leave.

In February 2008, the company opened a new development centre in Hyderabad. The first phase of the campus has a total built-up area of 200,000 square feet and will house 1,500 employees. The second phase, covering a built-up area of 350,000 square feet is planned to accommodate additional 3,500 employees, according to the company.

Qualcomm

The survey rates Qualcomm as the Best Workplace in Telecommunications industry. Founded in 1985, Qualcomm is a wireless telecommunications R&D company based in San Diego, California. In India the company is based out of Mumbai.

Breakfast evenings meetings with the top management of the company enable employees to talks about the industry, future of Qualcomm business and key projects and initiatives.

The company has a Vocation Donation Programme which allows employees to donate vacation time in order to assist other employees facing catastrophic circumstances. Recently, a Bangalore-based employee, who has exhausted all available accrued leave, received substantial days of vacation donations from his colleagues at Bangalore which saw him through his period of sickness without any loss of pay.

The company is reportedly in talks with vendors and Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) to launch smartphones in the country at a price tag of Rs 10,000 by next year. The company is working with OEMs to bring smartphones with full in-built HSDPA (advance version of 3G mobile functions) by next year.

Qualcomm's first products and services included the OmniTRACS satellite locating and messaging service, used by long-haul trucking companies, and specialised integrated circuits for digital radio communications such as a Viterbi decoder. Later the company began manufacturing CDMA cell phones, base stations, and chips.

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