Larsen & Toubro

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Larsen & Toubro Reviews

Updated September 18, 2014
Updated September 18, 2014
614 Reviews
3.5
614 Reviews
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Larsen & Toubro CEO & Managing Director K. Venkataramanan
K. Venkataramanan
314 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Freedom to work and take decisions (in 21 reviews)

  • Opportunities to learn, Each Business units exists almost as a separate company (in 21 reviews)


Cons
  • Site jobs are too strenuous with mindless man management for very long working hours(more than 15) and on Sundays too (in 44 reviews)

  • Work/Life balance will be poor if placed at construction site (in 21 reviews)

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197 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews

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  1.  

    Good company to startup

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Larsen & Toubro for more than a year

    Pros

    The best place for any fresher to gain experience on construction methodologies/technologies, machinery, labour management etc.

    Cons

    Very highly imbalanced work timings. This means almost NIL life after work.Get acquainted to wonderful thumb rules and heuristic problem solving

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change in work culture is of paramount importance for the sustenance of the company, from within the employee circle.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Average contracting salary, culturally different than major U.S. corporations.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at Larsen & Toubro as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    The salary as a contractor was average to good. Some of the categories paid by the health insurance were very comprehensive.

    Cons

    There were some odd interactions with HR, some due to cultural differences, and many due to differences of phrasing things. The HR system was probably understaffed, and gave the impression of not being able to complete tasks efficiently, and did not communicate nearly as well as other companies' HR departments I have interacted with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Regarding human resources, hire native language speakers familiar with the culture in each of the countries where you have employees to interact with the employees there.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good Learning

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Larsen & Toubro full-time

    Pros

    Has a strong base in india and very balanced company,

    Cons

    less flexibility, less compensation and benefits

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    BIg name Bigger complexities

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Larsen & Toubro

    Pros

    Good Place to learn.
    Good freedom.

    Cons

    Unclear middle management.
    Long work hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try developing a conducive environment which allows employees to have a balanced work-life.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    hard work is appreciated

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Larsen & Toubro

    Pros

    - a Lot to learn
    - Job Satisfaction

    Cons

    - Too much work pressure
    - No work timings
    - less Compensation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Has to improve framework of conducting projects

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    Manager

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    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Larsen & Toubro full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good work culture and employee friendly work environment

    Cons

    Low possibility to grow, as the senior management is not connected with the need to know basis.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think out of the box

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    good place for freshers

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer  in  Hartford, CT
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Hartford, CT

    I worked at Larsen & Toubro

    Pros

    good for freshers ,good fro learning

    Cons

    less oppurtunities here, no bench strength @onsite

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    put skilled people in right place

    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Needs Passion for Project based working environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer  in  Chennai (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Chennai (India)

    I worked at Larsen & Toubro full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Challenging tasks, If explored properly lots of opportunities for engineering graduates

    Cons

    Work-life balance, working hours, location

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    8 hours shift will improve employees' efficiency

    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Alot to learn but all by yourself as an Intern

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Larsen & Toubro as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Great Company with a whole lot of top notch technology and values to learn from as an Intern.

    Cons

    You need to continuously be asking those intriguing questions to learn your bit.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good indian organisation to start career with

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Engineer  in  Mumbai (India)
    Former Employee - Product Engineer in Mumbai (India)

    I worked at Larsen & Toubro full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    end to end product lifecycle, ownership

    Cons

    indian organisation political issues, work life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    inline the engineering policies with the global standard

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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