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Top most Firing IT companies in India

1) IBM - Right now this is the most firing company for IT professionals. In the last 6 months, this company has fired nearly 20% of their employees because of BG check and performance issues. This is the most insecure company from an IT professional's point of view. They don't have any strategic plans at HR policies regarding employee security. No appraisals (maximum 10%).

2) Accenture - This is second top most firing company. The firing rate is around 5%. This depends upon outsourced projects; they have a unique system where Accenture development centers around the world bid for a project coming into the company. Currently Philippines centre is taking the cake and the Indian centers are in a firing mode.

3) WIPRO - Firing people with very frequent back ground checks and firing them with out even experience letters and relieving letters (will mention as terminated from services)but will promise the employees that they will retain them. After the project is over they will fire away. Will threaten of criminal cases against such employees if they oppose the move and has also filed against some.

4) Intel - Recently joined the league. Running in heavy losses, hence firing 3000 employees in the Banglore center in a phased out manner.

5) CTS - Has a steady firing policy (checking the Educational background and previous employment and also employee performance in work). In a Recent HCL walk-in, around 50% attendees were from this company. Sadly the I-pods have not helped them.

6) CSC - Excellent package but fires folks in Background check and those on bench regularly. Recently fired 400+ employees from its subsidiary Covansys.

7) Satyam - Currently stopped firing. The Attrition rate is very high. No firing from 2005 until now when 1000 employees were fired in Hyderabad.

8. Patni -- They fired so many employees that currently they are facing understaffing and deficiency with number of employees. Very high attrition rate.

9) Keane India -- This USA based company is always involved in firing employees. Although they proudly say that they dont have hire and fire policy. Recently they fired java and as400 professionals after which most of the employees have started to pack their bags. Employees change this company within 1 year.

So take care before accepting offers from these companies.

Secure IT companies in India

1) Microsoft - Has projects till 2050.

2) EDS - Most secure company in India. Not laid off any of its employees even during 2001. Has lots of projects in Defense and financial areas

3) HP - Dream Company. In-house and outsourced projects

4) TCS - A govt. Company.

5) AOL, Google and Yahoo - Best companies to work with, great job satisfaction as well as great salary and work environment. Rarely fires an employee. As they are internet based companies' they offer lots of opportunities to grow.

6) HCL - A good company to be in. Called as a retirement company.

7) HSBC- This is the most secure company. It has never fired any employee, even when they know that the employee is showing fake experience.

8. Aricent- a communication based software company, has never fired any employee and gives great perks & incentives, lot of projects in kitty. Minimal level of attrition.

9) KPIT Cumminns Infosystems Limited -- This is the most secure company not known to many. It has presently acquired CG Smith, Bangalore and has lots of projects in pipe line. Acquisitions plans will continue.


Vijaya :)
31st December 2007 From United States, Sunnyvale
Dear Vijaya
Thank you for sharing of one of the vibrant topic of HR on the last day of the year. Your information is thought provoking and very useful for all the HR People to have a knowledge on attrition and firing.
Each one wants to associate herself / himself in a company where the future prospects are there. Your information will be a eye opener for any IT Company in re designing of their HR Policy.
I expect our seniors to spell their views to take this post further.
HR Professional

31st December 2007 From India, New Delhi
Hi Vijaya,
Wish you a happy and prosperous new year - 2008 !! Let's hope so.
Yes, you are right and damn right about it. And, this trend is gonna continue for quite awhile until they come up with realistic benchmarks with a lot of amnesty.
Some truths for aspiring candidates :
> Bigger company does not mean bigger salary or better environment nor
' security'.
> In fact there is no such thing as 'job-security' . It is the candidate who
has to secure himself !
> Practice honesty. Build honesty into your c.v. Present/summarise facts
with a lot of clarity.
31st December 2007 From India, Bangalore
Hi vijaya,
That was a good post from you.. Informative for each one of us!
It is unfortunate that most of the lead companies which most of them aspire to be a part of, do not have a secure HR policy. However, as our friends have said, its the employee who has to secure himself.
Thanks again
31st December 2007 From United States, Columbia
Good posting, Thinking of HR working in these companies, they are not fit to be called humans ,, anyone working for any of the above companies in cite hr..
1st January 2008 From India, Pune
hi happy new year to all. the infomation which you gave is very useful for one who step-in. DON (DARURU.OBULANAIDU)
1st January 2008
Hi Vijaya Am curious to know the source of this information you have shared. Wish you a happy new year Regards Vandana
1st January 2008 From India, Mumbai
Hi Vijay, Thanks a lot for posting a very important information. I have cleared all round of interview in IBM Barakhaba Road New Delhi. but now i will think before joining. Regards, AYESHA.
2nd January 2008
Hi Vijaya,
i got impressed after reading your post. It was a useful piece of information.
And personally i need a help from you.
Am doing my M.COM final year at present. I've to submit a project on STRESS MANAGEMENT OF EMPLOYEES. can you please help me for the same with some valuable suggessitions
Thank & Regards
K Jaichandran
2nd January 2008 From India, Coimbatore
I can help you but you want some data regarding stress management or you want to know how to go about it for starting the project & in which company you are doing the project...
2nd January 2008 From United States, Sunnyvale
Ravi, It is not good to make a comment on the HR personnel involved in the organisations. Rules are made and decisions are taken by top management in many organisations. HR only implements them.
2nd January 2008 From India
Dear Vijaya,
Your findings about hiring and firing records of IT Companies are great.
It would have been better if you had included the records of some more like Infosys, NIIT Technoloties, and some big ITES companies like Genpact, Convergys .....etc.
Thanks for the information.
2nd January 2008 From India, Lucknow
Hi, One of my freind had send me...He mentioned that the report was from Indain Research Acadamy... Regards, Vijaya
3rd January 2008 From United States, Sunnyvale
Hi Vijya,
Delated Happy New Year wishes to you and also for all HR Forum Members. This is very valule information to all employees. Every one want to have a secured job, so i think this will help a lot.
3rd January 2008
its great to have lot of information about the IT companies. my brother is in IT sector , he will definitely get the nector of this posting. Thanks, Nipuna :lol: :lol: :lol:
4th January 2008 From India, Delhi
Awesome info Vijaya !! Keep it up Do share many more when you find them :) :) :) :arrow: :arrow: way to go !!
4th January 2008 From India, Mumbai
Hi Vijaya,

Wish you a very happy new year 2008! and thank you for compiling this much valuable information about the IT companies.

Here there are the following issues about the Top most firing IT companies:

1. Reference/background check and performance issues.: As one is aware that many IT professionals fudge their profiles in terms of the skill sets and companies worked with and therefore it is a largely ethical issue. The firing is inevitable and should be! otherwise how does one inculcate the culture of the high performance organization and be ethical and vibrant as it comes from the people of the organization.

2. If the company loses a bid on the project like Accenture - then how does one justify the overheads with no work for the professionals. Here there is a issue on re-training and learning the new skill sets which many professionals may not be inclined to.

As you rightly pointed it out these are high risk companies to work with - well i look at it this way - there is a tremendous opportunity and challenge for the HR professionals to a make a difference in terms of implementing the HR practices/initiatives and learn to make these companies a secure one!.

Await the comments and views from the members.


5th January 2008 From India, Pune
Hi Vijaya, thx for this useful information, but could you please let us know the source of the information. As, being a IT professional I want to be aware of authentication of this data.
5th January 2008
Hi Vijaya, Can u tell me more on IBM BG check what happened know that they r firing so many employees and intel y they r asking employees to leave.
6th January 2008 From India, Pune
Hi Mam,
i feel you are a right person who can answer my query..
One of my friend is very talented and has done MBA(HR) from a prestigious MBA Institute got campus placed to some company and due to some circumstances joined HP on Third Party Rolls, now he is liking the job but looking at the kind of credentials he feels out of place sometimes when he see the batchmates earning so and so much and at so and so places....
Getting confirmed on the Payrolls is a difficult option as there are seniors who are already working on Third Party Rolls and hoping for the conversions...
What shall he do...What kind of career growth he has...Should he think of leaving HP where he is actually getting lot of job satisfaction or continue?
will be really greatful if you'll give some insight...
21st January 2008 From India, Pune
This is why the IT & ITES sectors need to have established unions to protect workers rights. Let us not look down on Unions as something only laborers enter- this is a pressing need with many IT & ITES co.s ill-treating employees & practicing illegal & unethical employment practices
27th June 2013 From India, Chennai
Hi Payal
Thanks for updating but could not see Infosys in d list & others like Adobe/Sapient where do they stand.Also does this firing applicable only for IT professionals or for all employess working in their org.
27th June 2013 From India, Gurgaon
Good information... for prospective candidates to judge the kind of company they are joining and make a decision if req.
I am amazed at the amount of research that would have gone in getting information about so many companies and their hire-fire policies. I am tempetd to ask how you managed to source this kind of information.
27th June 2013
Hi Payal,
Please let me know if you have any information about Mysis healthcare. Do they do the background verification before joining or post joining and what is there strategy do they fire...?? Please help me...
27th June 2013 From India, Delhi
:roll: I wonder if this list is most updated one.. many of the safe heaven companies in the list have shown gates to 100+ employees due to rupee appreciation :? ...the reasons are same.. low performance..!! TCS,google mentioned in economic times.. :idea:
27th June 2013
hi payal, information given by you is very useful for many thanks and keep it up..... n please continue posting information lik this. ..... Regards; Raghavendra
27th June 2013 From India, Bangalore
you made me laugh like hell. HCL is the worst company . they will just conduct walkin and will not take anyone. my friend got selected in it they made him sit on bench for months and did not arrange even one project interview. they hire people from outside for same jobprofile but those who are in and are on bench can not apply for it,. recently they have fired some 200 people from noida. some even on the notice of a week. its better to right the truth than some useless data.
28th May 2015 From India, Hyderabad
Every company in the list mentioned fires its employees at will. Nobody is good or bad. They are all in the same league. Profit matters to them the most. Its time employees learn that no company can be your dream company unless you are an important person in their schemes or plans. Even then there is no guarantee that you will not be fired. So its better to be prepared to move at a short periods notice, I mean you must be willing to dump the company the moment you see trouble around. In such circumstances there is a danger of not finding your next job immediately or you may not get the right package. so prepare yourself for all such eventualities from he day you start working. This is my advice to senior professionals across all industries. I meet so many of them daily who seek personalised job search assistance which I provide, without making much noise in the market. This short cycle of good and bad years will continue for some more time in the near future. Most companies are not able to foresee changes eventhough employ experts for the same.
31st May 2015 From India, Bangalore
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