SAN DIEGO, July 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Encore Capital Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ECPG), a global leader in consumer debt buying and recovery, has been selected for the third straight year as one of " India's Best Companies to Work For" by the Great Place to Work Institute. Located outside of New Delhi, Encore's India facility ranked 14 th out of more than 500 companies that participated in the 2013 survey. In addition to Encore, some of this year's top companies included Google, Intel Technologies, American Express India Pvt. Ltd., NIIT Ltd., and Forbes Marshall Pvt. Ltd. Encore's ranking this year moves it up 20 spots from last year's rank of 34, surpassing companies such as Starwood Hotels, JM Financial Services, and SAS Institute. Additionally, Encore was ranked first in the Information Technology enabled Services (ITeS) industry category. "We strive to be the best we can for our employees and the consumers we work with, and we are honored to be recognized as one of the best places to work in India for the third consecutive year," said Manu Rikhye, Encore's Senior Vice President and Managing Director for Encore's India site. "We greatly value this recognition from the Great Place to Work Institute, as it displays the commitment and dedication of our employees to our company and reflects their pride in delivering innovative, differentiated and high quality experiences to consumers." In its tenth year, India's Best Companies to Work For 2013 Survey, the largest study in the country on workplace culture, attracted participation from approximately 550 organizations spanning across 22 industries. The Great Place to Work Institute surveyed nearly 100,000 employees as part of this research and conducted in-depth analysis of participating organizations. One hundred best workplaces were recognized for the first time this year. Companies are judged and ranked on a combination of quantitative and qualitative measures. Two-thirds of the score is based on employee survey responses and one-third is derived from open-ended questions about employee issues such as internal communication, employee recognition and distinctive workplace practices.