On average, work-life balance isn't great at Indian companies. In fact, 60% of working Indians rate their work-life balance between average and terrible, a survey revealed in 2019. Along with insufficient income, these two factors are the top reasons for work-related stress in India. This is why MBA students will prioritize work-life balance over factors such as the brand they'd get to work with and the level of impact they can have through their role at the company.
Factors such as employers' focus on innovation, CSR and sustainability is of little to no concern for MBA students, most likely because these factors do not enhance or detract from their quality of work or compensation.
How We Created This Report - Methodology
In 2021, we reached out to first and second year MBA students across India's top business schools to tell us about their thoughts on the b-school recruitment process. Amongst the many questions in the survey that was floated, we asked MBA students to rate the most influential factors in choosing an employer, from a given list of options. Based on the responses received, a weighted score was calculated, using which rankings were generated. Respondents to the InsideIIM Recruitment Survey include a good mix of 1st and 2nd year MBA students.
Students responding to this survey belong to business schools like IIMs Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Calcutta, Lucknow, Indore, Kozhikode, as well as second and third generation IIMs. Respondents also belong to campuses such as FMS Delhi, XLRI Jamshedpur, SPJIMR Mumbai, ISB, MDI Gurgaon, SIBM Pune, IIFT, and NMIMS Mumbai amongst others. Other campuses include IMT Ghaziabad, SCMHRD, Welingkar, KJSIMSR, XIMB, IMI New Delhi, and the IITs.