Data scientists are a crucial asset to any organization as they equip the decision makers with accurate information to make informed business decisions. Lately, a number of firms have realized the need for data-driven operations, making the demand for data scientists to shoot up. A large number of firms are looking for Data Scientists, but which firms should you as a Data Scientist apply for?

In this blog we have penned down the top 5 firms to work for as a data scientist.

Analytics India Magazine conducted a survey to hunt for the top 50 firms that provide the best environment to data scientists(2021). The firms were ranked according to an index based on five parameters, each of which was given equal weightage. The parameters were - Learning & support, Productivity & Engagement, Benefits & Well-being, Rewarding Excellence and Diversity & Inclusion. Thus, the ranking was not just based on revenue growth but on overall employee growth.

Hinged on these parameters, the top five companies to work for as a data scientist are -

  1. Lowe's India

  2. Wipro

  3. EY Global Delivery Services

  4. AB-InBev

  5. Shell India Market

Lowe's India outstripped all other firms with a high index of 0.55, making itself the best firm for data scientists in 2021. Lowe's is a retail company specializing in home improvement. The company showed the highest levels of Diversity & Inclusion which can be owed to their high female-to-male workforce ratio. They also have a variety of assets fostering Learning & Support of their Data Science team like external hackathons, conferences and mentorship programs.

Following Lowe's is the well-acclaimed Indian company- Wipro, holding an index of 0.54. Wipro is a leading IT company that provides services in the consulting and business process domains. According to the aforementioned report, it offers the best Learning & Support opportunities to its Data Scientists which include regular hackathons, summits and well-defined mentorship opportunities. Along with that, the company also has high Benefits & Well-being and Diversity & Inclusion sub-indices. Over the past years, the company's Data Analytics & AI division has undertaken various initiatives for the inclusion of women and Persons with Disability in their teams.

EY Global Delivery Services stands third with an index of 0.53. EY Global Delivery Services provides assurance, consulting, audit and tax services to businesses across the globe. This index can be attributed to the company's high sub-rank in the Rewarding Excellence parameter. The company rewards Data Science professionals with regular salary hikes, promotions, feedback sessions and wellness programs. It also offers great Learning & Support to its employees and has high Diversity & Inclusion rates.

On number four, we have the company AB-InBev with an index of 0.50. AB-InBev is the world's largest brewing company. Their high Benefits & Well-being sub-index assures that their employees enjoy benefits like paid leaves, medical insurance, maternity benefits, etc. AB-InBev also showed a high Rewarding Excellence index due to regular competitions, hackathons, happy hours, etc.

The fifth position is bagged by Shell India Markets with an overall index of 0.49. Shell India Markets is a global architecture and planning company. The company encourages Learning & Support. It also has high Diversity & Inclusion rates as a result of the high percentage of women in senior management positions.

So if you're looking for a job in the Data Science field, the enlisted companies are definitely a hot choice.

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