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Hella India Lighting Ltd. is recognized among India's Great Mid-size Workplaces 2019. Every year, Great Place to Work® identifies India's 50 Great Mid-size Workplaces (with employee strength of 100 to 500) through an objective and rigorous workplace culture assessment process.

They are a German-based automobile manufacturing company, which produces lights for commercial vehicles and our main clients are Tata Motors, Ashok Leyland, Volvo-Eicher, Caterpillar, JCB, etc.

Company Size

200 Employees


Manufacturing & Production


Why Hella India Lighting Ltd. is a Great Place to Work?

Hella India Lighting Ltd. has successfully created a Great Place to Work FOR ALL their employees as they have excelled on the 5 dimensions that are a hallmark of a High-Trust, High-Performance Culture™ – Credibility, Respect, Fairness, Pride and Camaraderie. In a rigorous assessment process conducted by the Great Place to Work® Institute, Hella India Lighting Ltd. met the minimum criteria on the Trust Index© Employee Survey, on the consistency of experience across all demographics and on the Culture Audit© People Practices Framework, to clear the first level i.e. getting Great Place to Work-Certified™.

Great Place to Work® is considered the ‘Gold Standard’ in workplace culture assessment and recognition.

As a certified organization, Hella India Lighting Ltd. became eligible to be considered among 'India's Great Mid-size Workplaces 2019' – a list that features the 'Best of the Best’. The process of identifying India's Great Mid-size Workplaces is based purely on the assessment findings and does not involve any jury or opinion based criteria.

Culture Snapshot
Hella India boasts of a family-like environment where staff and management stand by each other through thick and thin. Festivals are celebrated with pomp and shows, and employees from all levels are made to be a part of the celebration. Leadership is approachable and understanding. They realize the importance of taking care of employees for getting better results. Overall a feeling of oneness exists. 

This page highlights more about the work culture of the organization, selected best people practices, the vision of the leadership and glimpses of employee life.

Read through to find out what makes Hella India Lighting Ltd. a Great Workplace.

Recognitions awarded by Great Place to Work®

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Great Place to Work-Certified™ from April 2019 - March 2020. Certified 2 years in a row!

India's Great Mid-size Workplaces 2019

India's 25 Best Workplaces in Manufacturing 2019

Best People Practices

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Road Safety and Awareness

Aligned with its Road Safety Vision and Mission, the company has taken the target to reduce road deaths by 10% by 2020 - by producing high-quality safety products and creating awareness to people through different forums, like organizing roadshows, walkathon, "no honking campaign", nukkad natak, snake & ladder, visiting schools for road awareness, national highways, toll-plazas, with the help of NHAI, rahgiri (every Sunday morning), Wall of Kindness-Neki Ki Diwar (donation of old clothes to needy), to name a few.


Grievance Redressal

(TellUs) What's on Your Mind!

Hella India Lighting has a great practice for the same-named "TellUS!" which is an internet-based reporting portal. The employees can use it to report any serious misconduct. The company strongly believes that employees must have confidence that they can freely report concerns that are investigated by subject matter experts, with appropriate remedial action, and without fear or favor. So, what are you doing to strengthen that pillar of trust in your organization?

Working culture is very good and homely. It gives a sense of coming home and not a workplace. We stand united in celebrations and in difficult times.

Employee Testimonial

The best thing in the company is that it treats each employee as a family member, and the working culture is unique which gives the employee to give the best out of its abilities. As per my experience, Hella has some unique and unusual culture. that even in case of an accident, Hella stands in all thin and thick with the employee's family, which always motivates employees to do the best to achieve the goals of the company.

Employee Testimonial

Career @ Hella India Lighting Ltd.

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Leaders Speak


Rama Shankar Pandey

Managing Director, Hella India Lighting Ltd.

1. What is your personal approach to making a Great Workplace?
“Trusting & Challenging” each other and work like a family driven by the passion of Higher Purpose. Challenge each other to settle nothing less than only the best, 2nd to none, yet preserve the deeper sense of Trust and security surrounding us. Always driven by “What’s in my Hand” approach. Our profound purpose to save Indians on Road gives us the ultimate pride & hence trusting & collaborating becomes a natural choice at the workplace.

2. What are the top 2 benefits you see of creating a Great Workplace? 
Highly engaged workforce committed to stretched business goals achieved high double-digit growth in revenue generation over a stable 10 years period and more than a proportional positive impact on EBIT. It was an excellent example of a turnaround for an organization with the history of BIFR and having huge accumulated losses from the past. Winning back lost customers and the acquisition of a large portfolio of the customer is another ongoing benefit. Highly innovative Product development teams made us the “Most Innovative Enterprise” in the midsize manufacturing category by CII in 2017. These consistent good performances helped us gain business confidence among the management team of our parent company Hella Germany and opened up new markets for exports.

3. What are your top people's priorities?
100% Members of our Team take charge of their Learning & Development on a continuous basis and all superiors demonstrate job content as the means for achieving People's development and not otherwise. Every member of the team act with Entrepreneurial Accountability. Celebration of unique Human Diversity & preserve them like a Fruit Salad. United in overall Purpose yet preserving individual perspectives. Personal Growth always being matched with overall Organisational Growth.

4. How has your association with Great Place to Work® helped your business and strategic goals?
Like the superior quality of our Products & Processes has been our Business Card to get us respectable entry and credibility among large OEM Customers, the same is happening due to our Great Place to Work® Certifications. It improved our image and credibility further among Customers and Prospective employees, which helped us to win new projects and also make our critical employee acquisition very successful.

Rahul Kumar

HR Head, Hella India Lighting Ltd.

1. What can your present and potential employees be sure of from a work culture perspective in the organization?
Our Potential Employees are sure of Fun Place to Work Culture with a real family atmosphere and Entrepreneurial culture at our organization. Freedom to act leads to empowerment and without any hierarchical approach our Key Employees are sure of their ownership related to any projects. It’s not about any designation, actually, the one who owns the project, employees from all level reports to that key person.

2. What, according to you, is a people challenge your industry is facing?
We are at a remote location in Derabassi (Chandigarh), people want to work in fast-paced competitive cities like Metropolitan cities hence attracting talent for relocation at our place is the biggest challenge we are facing.

3. How are you ensuring a consistent workplace experience FOR ALL your employees, irrespective of their role, age, gender, tenure, etc. in the organization?
Involvement of all to work for a common goal. We are ensuring HR competencies & leadership in all people managers so that they can manage their respective team members with the HR mindset approach immediately & consistently. We regularly do open forums in which we promote Trust and Challenge culture in the organization and motivate employees to give clear feedback for the improvement in culture or any systems and policies.

4. How has your association with Great Place to Work® helped your business and strategic goals?
There is a people-first culture in our organization, Great Place to Work® helps us to benchmark good policies & interventions at regular intervals and also give detailed & valuable people feedback on all Trust Index parameters which helps us to focus on improvement areas and by doing that we sustain one of the best cultures in the industry.

Life @ Hella India Lighting Ltd.

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