Reliance Industries Reviews

Updated April 18, 2015
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Reliance Industries Chairman and Managing Director Mukesh D. Ambani
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  1. Reliance has no respect for human life or personal safety.

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Reliance Industries

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Expat pay and benefits are very high

    Cons

    There are ZERO accountability or consequences with regards to fundamental meeting or not meeting HSE expectations.

    Advice to Management

    Quit worrying about how peer companies view you, and focus on the fundamentals of building a sustainable organization.

  2. Helpful (2)

    Why did I join Reliance? I still regret my decision

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Jāmnagar (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Jāmnagar (India)

    I worked at Reliance Industries full-time (more than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - Global exposure
    - World Class technology but local mindset for employees to the contrary
    - RCP is little better. Rest all site suck

    Cons

    -No value to any level employee.
    -Growth and appraisal are way too below as compared to other companies
    -HR dept. is the most uncooperative dept. Unnecessary rules just to take a little freedom of their employees. They can digest happiness and freedom of their employee.

    Advice to Management

    - Value your employees and give them good work culture instead of spoiling it everytime somebody tries to do something good.
    - Do something about services on site. Location issue is already here

  3. Helpful (2)

    Rotten to the core!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - GET/Manager/Commissioning Engineer in Jāmnagar (India)
    Former Employee - GET/Manager/Commissioning Engineer in Jāmnagar (India)

    I worked at Reliance Industries full-time (more than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    1) Big brand name
    2) Best technology in the industry
    3) Migration opportunities to different verticals
    4) Chances to settle to different location than one started.

    Cons

    1) Management: Generally people talk about top management being bad, middle management being bad but here everything is terribly wrong. The attrition rates are off the roof but somehow the company manages to hide these figures from media. And why not, they literally own the media.

    2) Transparency: Since few years the company has stopped publishing the survey results which it conducts inside the company and one can guess why. There is a load of dissatisfaction among employees which the company is hiding for the fear of getting known. Also the rating systems are absolutely opaque and is a behind-the-closed-door activity.

    3) The five day a week paradox: The company recently won praise from media (which they own) and the analysts (which they pay). But the reality is absolutely opposite and any manufacturing site can tell you why. The company cleverly moved its front entities in Mumbai to 5 day regime. They even moved the minor departments like accounts, mechanical, Instruments to the same. But the biggest chunk, the operations department and the projects were maintained at 6 day a week. Although the company claims to have reduced the working hours of 6 day personnel while in fact the very reason is to make people stay back after normal working hours (1 hour is extremely normal) on all six days which would not have been possible in a 5 day regime (and no extra pay of course)

    4) Employee Value: The company boasts about values and behaviour but when it comes on trust on employee such things are flushed down the gutter. One of the examples is the banning of mobile phones with cameras and internet (banning the cameras could have sufficed, nevertheless) but then it allowed its Senior General Managers to flaunt any mobile of their liking. Does that means that SGM and above people are loyal and below are not. Moreover photography is strictly banned but in a recent high profile visit of its own employees, people were seen taking pictures over the backdrop of the refinery itself (excellent hospitality one would say).

    5) Talent and Resignations: This is a closely knit cycle hence taken together. The company hires GETs from top colleges in india IITs, BITS, NITs and world renowned Nirma University. They add them together and put them under the mentorship of some excellent leftovers of technical wannabes. The problem is if you have someone giving you work who himself doesn’t understand it there won’t be results. Adding to this is rampant sycophancy. This leads to displeasure and departures of India’s finest and useless leftovers are ready to mentor the next lot and the cycle continues. The work allocation does not see potential but the amount of saliva on the boots. People from NITs and BITS have ended up climbing on ladders and noting down pressure gauge readings everyday while some ‘world renowned’ employees set out to solve technical issues.

    6)HR and Admin: As the name suggests these are here to manage some of India’s finest and finest they are, from desi colleges (who after 3 years in Gujarat are still unheard of). Their language is impeccable and conduct courtly. These people found one of the pantry too noisy hence it was shutdown for ‘regular’ employees. The Admin people are found openly manhandling employees over petty issues and take pride in issuing threats of complain and meddling with ratings in the middle of Office area.

    7) Knowledge: The people here have their own way of disseminating knowledge. There are no workshop or technical discussions esp. for personnel in Operations. No encouragement whatsoever is given to pursue technical objectives (in fact discouraged so that it doesn’t hamper with the ‘routine work’). The experience people get a free ride from the work of their juniors (the fresh graduates). Plagiarism is one thing, they eliminate the name of the author even remotely from the file and bypassing such hierarchy is a sin punishable by monitoring pressure gauges for the rest of remaining career.

    8) Resignation: After a toiling effort when I managed to put in my papers I was surprised to find out that the company although relieves you within a month but makes you pay for the remaining period of 90 days even if the employee is ready to serve for the whole duration of 90 days. No questions asked and no clarifications offered.

    9) Shutdowns: Shutdowns are a nightmare here. Shutdown means 12 hours a day work continuing to the whole duration of the shutdown period of 50-60 days. Although normally it should be 4 day 12 hours followed by a leave but manpower shortage can be cited as a reason to continue this to 6 days (No extra pay of course). Also leaves are a rarity in this period unless you have an emergency wherein you have to give a detailed explanation of your brother’s or mother’s illness failing which one can end in partial or total cancellation of his leaves.

    10) Internal Switch: There are myriad of job opportunities and lot of internal advertisement of the same. But the irony is that one cannot apply to an internal job unless approved by the superior. This makes it impossible for someone to apply for a internal job unless you have an understanding superior (which is a rarity). This deeply hampers the internal job procedure.

    Advice to Management

    It hurts me to the quick that I have to still give one Star rating in all the fields to show how bad is it.

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  5. Helpful (8)

    Do not join Reliance..!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Jāmnagar (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Jāmnagar (India)

    I have been working at Reliance Industries full-time (more than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    1. Superb technology being used at site so nice exposure.
    2. Fixed working hours (Approx 9 hours).
    3. Five days for a few if you are not joining in Operations.
    4. Initial package is descent (not very good but it is okay to make you feel happy for ONE year. After that you will regret every single day you are staying in reliance).

    Cons

    1. No value to employee. Even if you go up on the ladder of hierarchy you will find people with so much frustration because of this. Hardly any person in reliance has real authority to make any decision.
    2. No trust in employees. They will treat you like a liability more than an asset and hence they don’t give you enough opportunities and value.
    3. Growth rate (both monetarily, knowledge wise and promotion wise) is too pathetic in this organization. Believe me, you compare any company (of this sector or any other sector) with this, you will find growth to be almost nil at some stage.
    Average hike is 5-6% (max 9%- top performer). Average time for 1st promotion is 6-7 years. And then also you get increment of some 10% max.
    4. Don’t even talk about HR of this company. This is the most screwed department of reliance. They will pain you every time you try to do anything constructive or productive. As if their job is to make the employees feel more and more pathetic about this company.
    True incident with me-
    “Asked my HR for some favor (favor in the sense, it was part of his job but since I am in reliance you don’t ask an HR guy, you request for a favor). He said, “I don’t have time for your work and if you keep irritating me like this I ll make sure that you forcefully resign from this company because we have n number of people lined up who are ready to replace you.” I suppose he replied so rudely just because we mailed him “Twice” before coming to him since he was not replying to our mails also.
    5. You talk about food that you get in the office. Firstly, you don’t get it except for lunch (
    No breakfast, no refreshments in between). And in lunch also, you have so such gross food options but only because you don’t have options, you SWALLOW (not eat).
    They don’t even give you good tea in office. It’s common to find some ants in the tea/coffee vending machine once in a month. Already the coffee machines are local and the coffee we get is pathetic, adding to this grossness we have ants to add some flavor in your tea/coffee.
    6. You are not promoted/judged on the basis of your performance (majorly), but to what extent you can lick your bosses A. That is the most important factor and not your performance.

    Advice to Management

    1. Value your employees for god sake
    2. Give them incentives to work FOR you and not AGAINST you.
    3. Stop paining people by putting restrictions on every small small thing.
    4. Provide some facility in office also. Already the location issue is there with the employees, why can’t you cover that up by providing facilities in township and office.

  6. Helpful (1)

    doesnt cares about eemployees

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Maintenance Engineer in Nāgothana (India)
    Current Employee - Maintenance Engineer in Nāgothana (India)

    I have been working at Reliance Industries

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    above average salary
    Awesome if you join in corporate office RCP
    No pros

    Cons

    No respect for employees
    dont care about anyone except RCP
    Impartial
    Basic amenities not available in township
    very remote location

    Advice to Management

    Look beyond RCP n Jamnagar
    Respect and cherish employees

  7. Good

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Management Trainee in Mumbai (India)
    Current Employee - Technical Management Trainee in Mumbai (India)

    I have been working at Reliance Industries full-time (more than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good infrastructure resource and freedom.

    Cons

    Managers are bad they are from govt departments.

  8. Helpful (2)

    One of the worst companies to work for, in India

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Vice President in Mumbai (India)
    Former Employee - Vice President in Mumbai (India)

    I worked at Reliance Industries full-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good starting salary and good working environment such as clean modern office with hardware and software to match, good canteen etc, good increments, too

    Cons

    I was selected on the basis of an interview after I was contacted on phone by the HR from a remote location just on the basis of my c.v.. I was thrilled in the beginning that I will have the chance to rise here to a very senior position. I was appointed as a vice president on a very big infrastructure project in which one of the subsidiaries was interested in. I was working in the subsidiary. But soon enough I found out that technical merit was of no account here. You were expected to bootlick your boss. The technical head himself was a big bootlicker and was under the thumbs of a very junior accounts man, who was a spy for the big boss. Naturally this rat who was envious of knowledgeable people like me was pouring poison into the ears of the big boss. So, I was not given even a notice of one month at the end of my one year contract but was informed that myservices wre no longer required two days before the expiry of the contract.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the practice of having junior accountants working as spies and rats. And forget bidding for mega technical jobs. They are beyond your managerial capabilities.

  9. Helpful (4)

    Working level employee treated as Worker

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Planning Engineer in Mumbai (India)
    Current Employee - Planning Engineer in Mumbai (India)

    I have been working at Reliance Industries full-time (more than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Learning opportunities.Greater for starting career.

    Cons

    Too much politics at management levels.
    IF less skill than also provide promotion based on close relationship with boss.
    High level tourching to bottom level.
    Never Join Reliance engineering Group.

  10. Helpful (6)

    Big Company , Huge promises but no benifits for employees.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Engineer Trainee in Jāmnagar (India)
    Current Employee - Graduate Engineer Trainee in Jāmnagar (India)

    I have been working at Reliance Industries full-time (less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great brand value.
    Plenty of exposure .
    new technology .
    New recruits are only from good colleges across India.
    Salary offered is equivalent to other private companies in core sector.

    Cons

    Coming to the Cons.
    No work life balance.
    Three rotating shifts in a week. Only machines can work like this.
    Senior management is not very help full .
    People who work under you are not very help ful.
    Gujrati people more preffered in Company .
    if you are IITians your chances of promotion are much more as compared to others.
    Departments which are good are only allocated to those from iit .
    HR policy are worst.
    Work Culture is not good.
    Most of the HR are from Gujrati and there is a lot of power with them.
    Security Perosnals can harrass whenever they want.

    Advice to Management

    I wont give any advice because they never listen. There is no interaction between HR and employees .

  11. nice company and good for working and for sallary

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Vadodara (India)
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Vadodara (India)

    I have been working at Reliance Industries full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    good environment ,good sallary,good workspace

    Cons

    over work,no new project no new idea

    Advice to Management

    good for employment

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