Top 10 Tech Companies in India to Work For

By NIIT Editorial

Published on 06/06/2020

5 minutes

So what are the best technological workplaces to be employed in India? The list consists of both national and multinational names, recognized not just by the veterans of the industry but employees working at these respective brands. The names of the awardees were shortlisted by the job portal Indeed, based on the feedback provided by present and ex-employees. Despite being a reflector of the recent past, it would give students something to aim for when it comes to the best tech companies to work for in India.

1. SAP

Based on the study by Indeed, SAP ranked foremost in the top tech companies in 2020. Founded in Weinheim, German in 1972, in the last 48 years SAP has emerged as a leading multinational corporation that engineers enterprise software products directed towards managing business processes. It has a diversified portfolio that includes Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), finance, supply chain management, and talent management to name some. With over 100,000 employees worldwide, SAP operates out of branch offices located in over 180 countries and more than 425, 000 customers. SAP has established corporate bases in the Indian cities of Bengaluru, New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Gurgaon, and Chandigarh.

2. Adobe

Adobe is an American multinational software company with headquarters in San Jose California. The company is widely recognized as a thought leader in the field of multimedia software although it has made inroads into digital marketing software in recent years. Adobe Flash, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Creative Cloud, and the Acrobat Reader are some of Adobe’s flagship products. As of figures reported in 2019, the software giant had over 21, 000 employees and the company registered revenues worth US$ 11.7 billion. As much as 40% of its workforce operates out of San Jose California. In India, it has development centres in Noida and Bengaluru.

3. VMWare

VMWare is a Paulo Alto-based IT corporation that is known for cloud computing and virtualization software. In 2004, the company was acquired by EMC, now Dell EMC, in a deal worth US$ 625 million. VMWare has office locations in Bengaluru, Chennai, and Pune in India. In the fiscal year ending 2020, its sales figures crossed the US$10 billion mark. It’s most acclaimed for its line of hypervisors. In addition to the cloud, VMWare offers solutions for the desktop, servers, application management, and storage.

4. Microsoft

Microsoft is one of the most prominent Forbes top 100 companies that are best known for its flagship products like the Microsoft Windows OS, Microsoft Office Suite, and Internet Explorer. 2019 was a record year for this IT giant where Microsoft had revenues worth US$125 billion. Founded by Bill Gates and Paul Allen, the company is headquartered in Washington, US. Microsoft employs more than 8, 000 people in India with its offices spanning all major employment centres of the country such as Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi NCR, Pune, Kolkata, and Mumbai.

5. Indian Space Research Organization

Also referred to as ISRO, the Indian Space Research Organization is operated by the Government of India and has a rich history of milestone achievements contributing towards India’s footprint in space. It was ISRO’s Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM), informally branded as the Mangalayaan, with which India became the first country to enter the Mars orbit in its first attempt. Yet another extraterrestrial project Chandrayaan-1 was a monumental success becoming the first moon-mission to identify the presence of water on the moon. It is headquartered in Bengaluru.

6. Cisco

Based in Silicon Valley, Cisco is a multi-billion dollar conglomerate manufacturing high-tech solutions in networking hardware, software, and telecommunications. In 2019, Cisco grossed US$51.90 billion in revenue. It employs over 75, 000 people, some under the flagship company Cisco Systems Inc. while others through subsidiary businesses such as OpenDNS, Webex, and Jasper to name a few. Cisco has been in India since 1995, with the Cisco Global Development Centre in Bangalore being the grandest outside the United States. Even by global standards, Cisco ranks amongst the top 100 technology companies in the world in multiple reports.

7. Flipkart

Flipkart was founded by Sachin Bansal and Binny Bansal in 2007 and is one of the largest e-commerce companies in India. Acquired by Walmart in 2018 for a 77% stake at US$16 billion, Flipkart leads the domestic Indian market with a market share of 31.9 percent as of writing. Over the years, it has consolidated its value offering with acquisitions of e-Commerce stores like Myntra and Jabong. The mobile payments service PhonePe is also owned and operated by Flipkart. The company is headquartered in the IT city of India, Bengaluru.

8. Paytm

Paytm is an Indian Fintech unicorn valued at US$16 billion. Founded by Vijay Shekhar Sharma in 2010, Paytm is headquartered in Uttar Pradesh, India. It is widely known for its payment app where, as per company records, it is used by 7 million+ merchants pan-India to accept direct-to-bank payments. Other products in its portfolio include the Paytm Mall, Paytm Payments Bank, and Paytm Smart Retail. Alibaba Group is the largest shareholder in Paytm with a 42% controlling stake. There are talks of the company raising more money through an Initial Public Offering (IPO) in 2022.

9. IBM

International Business Machines Corporation, or simply IBM was founded in 1911 in New York and has since become synonymous with technological innovation. It is one of the top IT companies in the world with over 352, 600 employees (as of 2018) about a third of which (130, 000) operate out of IBM outposts in India. IBM is well known for inventing Automated Teller Machines (ATM), the SQL programming language, magnetic stripe card, and the hard disk drive. Over the years this IT giant has acquired businesses such as PwC Consulting, Red Hat, and SPSS. In 2019, IBM recorded revenues worth US$ 77.14 billion.

10. Apple


Apple is one of the top IT companies in the world, raking in revenues worth US$ 260 billion in 2019. It is also the first company to be valued at US$1 trillion making it one of the most valuable tech companies ever to have existed. Founded by Steve Jobs, and Steve Wozniak in 1976, Apple is known for a long line of products that include iPhone, iPad, Macintosh OS, Apple Watch, and Apple TV. It is one of the most valued companies in the world and had 1.4 billion active Apple products in use as of 2019.  It is currently lead by CEO Tim Cook.


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