Our people

“You don’t build a business. You build people and the people build the business.”

Zig Ziglar, American author, 1926-2012.

Gislen Software is a long and well-established company based in Chennai in the province of Tamil Nadu. We spend a lot of time recruiting the right people. We look for people with exceptional technical talent, who are good at communication and have a passion to serve. To retain them and help them perform to the best of their ability, we ensure they get challenging and interesting tasks. We also compensate them well. The company is a place to grow, develop and mature. We want our people to develop and grow here, in a positive and stable environment. As a result, we have well-established teams and an exceptionally low attrition rate.

People First

Gislen Software is made up of a highly motivated team of professionals. We love to do what we do. We are careful with who we employ. We put a lot of effort to try to get our staff to feel at home and grow and mature. Working in Gislen Software should be a rewarding experience. Our dedicated employees love their work!

We have created an environment which supports equality and inclusiveness and, as a result, we have about 40% female employees. Our employees have different mother tongues and come from different religious backgrounds. They truly represent the Indian cultural fabric and work harmoniously together.

Our work can, by its very nature, be stressful and demanding at times and we try to help our staff achieve a good work-life balance. We maintain a dedicated area for childcare which allows our staff to bring their children to the office. We organise different social and cultural events with an emphasis on family outings and activities.

We have also taken initiatives to help improve employee health by setting up a gym in the office and encouraging employees to have a daily walk/run in the export zone where our office is located. Our staff actively participate in local sporting activities and fitness levels are such that we now have a number of keen Marathon runners.

Dedicated Employees

Our personal touch and a unique learning culture empower our employees to put customers first. Our employees love us for the work-life balance we espouse. Our people work with interesting technologies and serve some of the world’s most innovative companies. It is not accidental that we have among the lowest attrition rates in the industry.

Most of our clients are based in Europe which means that the time zone overlap is not too bad and, unlike those companies working mainly with the USA, our staff rarely have to sacrifice a night’s sleep. We were the first company with a strong Swedish connection to set up an offshore operation in India, clients from Europe frequently visit us and our staff also get the chance to travel to Europe.

Our location helps too – Chennai is India’s fifth largest city and a leading cultural, economic and educational centre, rated as India’s safest metro and English is widely spoken. It is a great city in which to live and work


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Some of our employees speak

I have worked here for more than 10 years!

“I joined Gislen Software as a graduate trainee in 2005.  The training I underwent and the projects Gislen assigned to me helped me to gain confidence and grow into the role of a senior software engineer.  The company is also helping me to keep my technical skills up to date, with regular training courses.  We receive cultural training as well, which means we feel comfortable working with European customers.  This helped a lot when I actually travelled to Scandinavia to meet the customers. My experience has been a very good start to my career in IT.  At Gislen Software we are all equals and the company encourages each one of us to be creative and to be ourselves. Gislen Software may not be a large company, but unlike in the large company everyone plays an important part in each project, and the good feedback we get from our customers is very rewarding.  I am very happy working here, because the company looks after its employees and their families, just as it looks after its customers. Gislen Software is a supportive employer and I feel the company really cares about us.”

Thirteen years and very happy!

Hi, I’ve worked with Gislen Software for more than thirteen years.  If you’re wondering why – it’s simple – I just didn’t think about making a career change.  Our CEO is a very good, hands-on manager, who listens to our views, and the company is more like a family.  We all enjoy ourselves and it’s a very friendly work environment.  I joined Gislen as an engineering graduate, fresh out of University.  After some training, I started working on a project for a Swedish customer.  Within one year, I was given the opportunity to go and work on-site with them in Sweden.  I realised then, that the management was showing the confidence they had in me, even in the early stages of my career.  From then on, I’ve been interacting directly with customers in most of the projects I’ve worked on.  My confidence has grown and I’ve enjoyed meeting the people and getting to know their culture and ethics. If I can understand their requirements from their point of view, this helps me to meet their expectations.  During my years with Gislen software, I’ve had the opportunity to visit Sweden, the USA, the Philippines and Korea.  All of this is thanks to Gislen Software. And finally, a bit about my home life.  I was a bachelor when I started my life with Gislen, now I am the proud father of two kids.  During this time, Gislen Software has always supported me, through all the happy times and the toughest moments of my life.  Life with Gislen is meaningful and exciting.”