Feb 27, 2007

Satyam in Training Magazine's top 15

Training Magazine, last night, announced the Top 125 companies for learning and Satyam (in whose lerning centre I worked from 1999-2002 :-)) is ranked #15. It is the first ever company in Asia to make the rankings. Another company I worked with is ranked number 25 :D

The Training Top 125 is based on quantitative and qualitative data. The quantitative date (conducted by an outside research and statistical company and directed by Training Magazine) accounts for 75% of the total score. Those measures include: annual revenue, number of employees, employee turnover/retention, training budget, budget as a percent of payroll, among other data provided. The qualitative data (25 percent of the total score) is measured by the editors of Training Magazine, a subjective look at the company's overall application, i.e. best practices, new training initiatives, leadership development, talent management, onboarding, and much more.

According to Training Magazine, "this information technology solutions provider's(satyam's) approach is to develop basic, written and verbal communication skills at entry level, and progressively provide additional skills to enable associates to make business presentations and proposals. Programs help associates communicate effectively in their current role and prepare for the challenges of future roles. Instruction is delivered through a blend of e-learning, and instructor-led and peer learning modules. Each module has an evaluation process built into it to make sure they've really learned."

Winners are as follows:

1. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C.
2. PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
3. EMC Corporation
4. Verizon Wireless
5. General Mills, Inc.
6. Ernst & Young
8. Wyeth Pharmaceuticals
9. Booz Allen Hamilton
10. Export Development Canada
11. Lockheed Martin Corporation
12. Scotiabank Group
13. Cerner Corporation
14. SCC Soft Computer

15. Satyam Computer Services Ltd.

16. Miami Children's Hospital

17. University of New Mexico Hospitals
18. 1-800-FLOWERS.COM
19. Microsoft Corporation
20. inVentiv Commercial Services
21. KLA-Tencor
22. BMO Financial Group
23. Aetna Inc.
24. South African Breweries Limited
25. Deloitte & Touche USA LLP and its subsidiaries
26. David Weekley Homes
27. Olive Garden Italian Restaurant
28. MGM Grand Hotel - Las Vegas
29. Scottsdale Insurance Company (SIC)
30. Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
31. LexisNexis
32. Allstate Insurance Company
33. TAP Pharmaceutical Products Inc.
34. Paychex, Inc.
35. Four Seasons Hotels, Ltd.
36. HSBC - North America
37. Alltel Communications, Inc.
38. Wells Fargo & Company
39. Scientific Atlanta, A Cisco Company
40. BB&T Corporation
41. McDonald's USA, LLC
42. AlliedBarton Security Services
43. The Home Depot
44. Special People In Northeast, Inc. (SPIN, Inc.)
46. Aflac Incorporated
47. First Pioneer Farm Credit, ACA (Agricultural Credit Association)
48. Wachovia
49. Steelcase, Inc.
50. Gilbane
51. The Reynolds and Reynolds Company
52. John Wieland Homes and Neighborhoods
53. Chesterfield County Government
54. Capital One Financial
55. Starbucks Coffee Company
56. American Power Conversion
57. Northwest Airlines, Inc.
58. Windstream Communications
59. DaVita, Inc.
60. Applied Materials, Inc.
61. Cartus Corporation
62. Equity Residential
63. Mohawk Industries, Inc.
64. Vanguard
65. Lancaster General Hospital
66. Washington State Employees Credit Union
67. UPS
68. The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.
69. A.G. Edwards & Sons, Inc.
70. Intel Corp.
72. Shaw Industries Group, Inc.
73. J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc
74. Royal Canadian Mounted Police
75. Loews Hotels Corporation
76. Tandus
77. American Fidelity Assurance Company
78. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
79. Cox Communications Inc.
80. Baptist Health Care
81. Saint Joseph's Hospital
82. Ho-Chunk Casino
83. Cross Country Staffing
84. ESL Federal Credit Union
85. Johnson Controls, Inc.
86. U.S. Security Associates
87. MassMutual Life Insurance Company
88. Buckman Laboratories International, Inc.
89. Principal Financial Group
90. QUALCOMM Incorporated
91. American Express
92. Choice Hotels International
93. IKON Office Solutions
94. Westfield Group
95. Detroit Diesel Corporation
96. Computer Systems Center Incorporated (CSCI)
97. PAETEC Communications, Inc.
98. Healthways, Inc.
99. Scottrade, Inc.
100. Oakwood Worldwide
101. Verity Credit Union
102. Vision Service Plan
103. Pioneer Credit Recovery, Inc.
104. Schneider National, Inc.
105. Best Buy
106. Unisys Corporation Managed Services Centres (MSC)
107. Edward Jones
108. MasterCard Worldwide
109. Allied Global Holdings Inc.
110. Convergys Corporation
111. Carilion Health System
112. sanofi-aventis
113. Orkin, Inc.
114. Griffin Hospital
115. FORUM Credit Union
116. Constellation Energy Group
117. Science Applications International Corporation
118. IKEA US
119. Century 21 Real Estate LLC
120. ArchivesOne, Inc.
121. Caterpillar Inc.
122. NDS
123. MetLife
124. UT-Battelle LLC
125. Kaiser Permanente Information Technology

That seems like an awesome achievement. Next year I hope more and more Indian firms start to participate in the rankings. Last year's winner, Booz Allen Hamilton has fallen to number nine, after it's CLO joined Satyam.