Established in 2007, Flipkart Private Limited is an Indian e-commerce company. The company was founded by Sachin Bansal and Binny Bansal, alumni of IIT Delhi and former employees of Amazon. Flipkart is headquarted in Bengaluru, with branch offices at Delhi and Mumbai. It was mainly initiated for online book sales and later on, diversified to lifestyle products, electronics, home essentials, groceries, etc. Today, Flipkart is the largest online Indian marketplace competing with the world leader Amazon.
In 2016, Flipkart’s app was declared the first Indian mobile app to cross 50 million users. Besides, Flipkart is registered in Singapore too. The company also operates through a number of acquisitions and subsidiaries including Letsbuy, PhonePe, Myntra, Jabong, Ekart, eBay India, etc. Flipkart has a fast-developing R&D centre in Israel. The centre came up after its acquisition of Israeli start-up Upstream Commerce.
At present, Flipkart has more than 30,000 employees. Further, the e-commerce giant has 160 million registered users. In 2018, the American retail chain Walmart acquired majority stake in Flipkart.
Opportunities at Flipkart
Flipkart offers a wide range of career positions across various areas of work. The three major parts of Flipkart Pvt Ltd are: Flipkart Marketplace Pvt Ltd, Flipkart Logistics Pvt Ltd and Flipkart Payments Pvt Ltd. Under these three sub-companies, there are a few other companies and subsidiaries of Flipkart. Flipkart’s work culture is open, flexible and diverse in nature. The company was ranked no. 1 in LinkedIn’s ‘Top Companies 2019: Where India Wants To Work Now’ list. It topped the same list in 2017 and 2016. Aspirants can seek Flipkart jobs across the following major departments:
- Technology Group
This is the action department of Flipkart. Here, engineers and technical experts contribute to advancement and evolution in Data Sciences, Product Engineering, Application Design and Consumer Experience Solutions.
- Business & Strategy
This is the field of Sales & Business Development. In this group, the job profiles range from experts in sales, marketing & analytics to brand relation managers who co-ordinate with the partners of company. The ever-changing and fast-increasing demand of the customers is at the focus of their work function.
- Customer Experience & Support
In order to give highest priority to customers, Flipkart employs a host of brilliant engineers, developers, UX & UI designers, and customer support experts in this team. From time to time, the company has been rewarded for its best customer experience and support.
- Fulfilment & Operations
One of the most crucial parts of any business, Fulfilment & Services Group is responsible for efficient supply chain & logistics. At Flipkart, the department is named as eKart logistics. It incorporates supply chain experts, technologists, logistics and warehousing solution providers, and cross-functional experts.
Corporate group encompasses specialists in human resource, legal, finance, communication, management and strategic fields.
In addition to offices in India, Flipkart conducts hiring for its R&D centre at Israel. As per LinkedIn surveys, Flipkart outperforms its competitors in terms of fairness, working conditions, and wages. The company provides substantial employee benefits covering health, insurance, parental support, work-life balance, relocation/transfer, higher education assistance, retirement benefits, etc.