AIM has been listing the ‘best firms for data scientists to work for’ for the last two years. However, this is the first time that we are expanding the scope of this listing to include a wider set of firms. For this year’s extensive report, we survey hundreds of employers in India to glean their insights on how they have created an exemplary work environment for data scientists. The survey reviews each company’s benefits and people programs such as health insurance, training and development, compensation and paid time off.
This survey has amounted to a trove of data on what it means to be a great data science employer and provide an insight into how others can make an effort to be a great analytics employer. ‘The best data science firms to work for’ is not an identifier of one particular metric or standard. It is defined by a set of benefits that are unique to a firm and offer advantages over other firms — such as the trust in the employees, appreciating and rewarding the work they do and creating a repo both in and outside of work.
Starting this year, we have made an effort to recognise and understand in detail what experiences lead to a firm being recognised as a good firm to work for. Some of the parameters that we analysed are learning and growth opportunities for employees, benefits and well being, productivity, diversity and more. The best place to work for encompasses the whole spectrum of not just revenue growth but employee retention, employee engagement and overall employee growth.