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infosys Limited, formerly Infosys Technologies Limited, (BSE: 500209, NSE: INFY, NASDAQ: INFY) is a global technology services company headquartered in Bangalore (Bengaluru), India. Infosys is the second largest IT company in India with 133,560 employees (including subsidiaries) as of March 2011.[1] Infosys is ranked 28th globally in the list of IT services providing firms.[2] It has offices in 33 countries and development centers in India, China, Australia, UK, Canada, Brazil and Japan.[3]The company offers software products for the banking industry and business process management services also provides end-to-end business solutions. Infosys Technologies has emerged as the best company to work for in India, according to the BT-Indicus-PeopleStrong 9th Annual Survey of India's Best Employers. Even as the Indian IT major shone, many other biggies missed getting into the list of the 10 best companies to work for in India. These include L&T (11th), Hindustan Unilever (12th), ONGC (13th), Tata Motors (14th), ITC (15th), ICICI Bank (19th), and Tata Steel (20th).
About 9,000 employees from across 1,000 organisations across 800 cities participated in the survey.
They were asked to rate companies on six key parameters, namely, career and personal growth, prestige/company reputation, training/coaching/mentoring, financial compensation and benefits, job content, and merit-based performance evaluation.
While creative people in advertising and media gave little importance to the company's brand value, the administrative staff gave more value to the brand.
The Banking, Financial Services and Insurance and Services accounted for over 10 per cent of the respondents each, software over 14 per cent, manufacturing over 17 per cent, and ITeS accounted for 9 per cent.
Education/training, core sector, telecom and health accounted for 6.7 per cent, 5.7 per cent, 4.4 per cent,…...

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