The Smart Cube, a WNS Company*, has been recognized as the Best Firm for Data Scientists by Analytics India Magazine (AIM) through its workplace recognition program. This prestigious certification is a testament to the company’s commitment to fostering a culture of innovation, learning, and employee well-being in the field of data science and analytics.
Methodology Behind the Certification
AIM’s Best Firm for Data Scientists certification is based on comprehensive surveys conducted among a company’s data science and analytics professionals. The survey data is then analyzed to gauge employee satisfaction and to uncover actionable insights that contribute to a great company culture. The Smart Cube’s recognition is a significant milestone, affirming its position as a leader in the analytics industry.
Employee-Centric Approach to Salary and Appraisals
The Smart Cube has an exhaustive and objective performance management system. Salaries and appraisals are determined through a multi-faceted approach that considers an employee’s skill set, relevant work experience, and potential for future growth. The company follows a calendar year appraisal cycle with two windows of assessment in January and July, ensuring that performance is fairly appraised and rewarded.
Flexi-Benefits and Work-Life Balance
The company offers a plethora of flexi-benefits, including flexible work timings, generous annual vacation days, and special category leaves like paid bereavement and social contribution leaves. During the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, The Smart Cube introduced special COVID leaves and financial support to ensure that employees and their families did not suffer due to lack of resources.
Cutting-Edge Infrastructure and Tools
Employees at The Smart Cube have access to state-of-the-art cloud infrastructure, including AWS and Google Cloud, along with a variety of programming languages and project management tools. This enables them to work on complex data science projects efficiently.
Upskilling and Growth Opportunities
The company is committed to the continuous learning and development of its employees. From in-house AI research platforms to pre-approved courses on Udemy and Coursera, employees have multiple avenues to upskill themselves. The company also conducts internal hackathons and participates in external data science summits to foster a culture of learning and innovation.
Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives
The Smart Cube is committed to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion. The company has various initiatives to support employees from diverse geographies and life situations. It also actively supports the LGBTQIA+ community and has a zero-discrimination policy in place.
The Smart Cube’s certification by Analytics India Magazine as the Best Firm for Data Scientists is a significant recognition of its efforts to create a conducive environment for data science professionals. With its employee-centric policies, cutting-edge infrastructure, and commitment to diversity and inclusion, The Smart Cube sets a gold standard for workplaces in the analytics industry in India.
*The Smart Cube was acquired by WNS (Holdings) Limited (NYSE: WNS), a leading provider of global Business Process Management (BPM) solutions, in December 2022.