Coal India Reviews

Updated September 28, 2014
Updated September 28, 2014
100 Reviews
3.5
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Coal India Chairman & Managing Director S. Narsing Rao
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good prospect for career growth and less work pressure as well as job security (in 13 reviews)

  • you can have good salary without doing any work but if you are in mining field you have to go 5 km (in 10 reviews)


Cons
  • physically demanding, bad work culture, not well enough accommodation everywhere (in 13 reviews)

  • Boredom , remote location , No challenges just spend your total life with coal dust , bad work culture (in 13 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good salary, bad posting, little or no amenities, recreational opportunities varies on posting location

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager  in  Āsansol, West Bengal (India)
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Āsansol, West Bengal (India)

    I have been working at Coal India full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Salary is on the higher side when compared with other public sector organisations, job security, Disciplines not directly linked to production may find good work life balance

    Cons

    Some of the disciplines such as E&M, Excavation, Mining etc may find it hard to maintain good work life balance due as they need to be present at the place of work at odd hours. Other than IICM no good training centers at regional level. Dealing with mostly illiterate or semi literate persons may be challenging for some people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improvement of accommodation for executives, setting up recreational clubs, digitization of records and process, timely delivery of relevant training

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    working with CIL is a challenging job.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager Human Resources  in  Encantada-Ranchito El Calaboz, TX
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager Human Resources in Encantada-Ranchito El Calaboz, TX

    I have been working at Coal India full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    best Industrial Relation Practice and pay and perks.

    Cons

    difficult Job Conditions with Mines posting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work Culture should be Improved With new technology and innovative & Creative Ideas,

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to work for someone whos looking to settle in life with great work life balance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager  in  Āsansol, West Bengal (India)
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Āsansol, West Bengal (India)

    I worked at Coal India full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good ,stable and regular Pay(PSU).
    Good for Finance,HR,Civil or any other deptt cab rise upto CMD/Chaiman Rank.
    Best job in country for Mining discipline,with little hardship initially ,but pays in the long run.
    For Electrical & Mechanical discipline its very challenging,due to lack of manpower. There's too much responsibility on a single person. As there's a saying in CIL if everythings fine its all due to Mining deptt,if anything goes wrong its due to engineering deptt.

    Cons

    I have worked in underground pit mines in Asansol region.
    Since its an blue color company,meaning very much worker centric.
    So if you are a soft spoken,metrosexual,urban with expectional creditional dont think about CIL.
    Nothing like upper management,you are left all on your own from accomodation,fooding,offices specially in UG mines.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Devise strategies to retain engineers. Start seriously thing about paying PRP(Performance Related Pay). Provide decent infrastructure on pit/pit office/area offices.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    under utilised

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

    I have been working at Coal India full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Government job,
    Job security
    You would be saluted as 'Sir' by almost 80% of the people in the workplace in your early 20s (although I didn't like this sycophancy)

    Cons

    Job location
    Facilities are below par
    We have been bluffed about salary package in campus placements. Salary mentioned and actual salary are disparate

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please Change your perception towards young Indian students have come from leading institutions to work for you after lot of hard work. It would be better from your side to at least use the talent and provide a work culture that matches our caliber.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    disappointing experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Management Trainee  in  Rānchī (India)
    Former Employee - Management Trainee in Rānchī (India)

    I worked at Coal India full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    light work load
    decent salary
    huge savings

    Cons

    very remote locations
    huge corruption
    lot of pressure of labour unions
    very casual attitude of executives as well as non-executives

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    I am good job is coal mains Nagpur dis

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Automobile Work  in  Nāgpur, Maharashtra (India)
    Former Employee - Automobile Work in Nāgpur, Maharashtra (India)

    I worked at Coal India full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Service in coal mains very very good job in I am entrees ok sir

    Cons

    I am automobile work in entrees job fool time ok sir I am work in Nagpur dis

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Automobile work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    easy, relaxed job with a good pay

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Chief Manager (Mining)  in  Rānīganj, West Bengal (India)
    Current Employee - Chief Manager (Mining) in Rānīganj, West Bengal (India)

    I have been working at Coal India full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    1: high salary
    2: less work pressure
    3: flexible work time
    4: perks

    Cons

    1: work environment
    2: senior management
    3: political interference
    4: quality of employees
    5: Hr team

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Induct trained people from market, give values to those who works and deduce the undue relaxations times for employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Nice Experiance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Coal India

    Pros

    Sound management system and fully functional internal control system along with compensation policies

    Cons

    technically being a PSU cons are limited to natural limitations

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maintain a work culture and time management discussions

  10.  

    Bad Work Culture, Decades back in adopting technologies

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Coal India full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Salary, Growth within the Company.

    Cons

    Poor Support from Superiors, dusty and difficult environment to keep your sanity, Remote Locations. Few years with the company, you will be a typical frog in the well. IR Issues pops up out of nowhere and will give you a headache even though your intentions might be good. Boring and not a challenging job. If you can play politics, you can survive. I wont recommend this company for straightforward fellows.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make the Working environment good for new joiners, embrace new technologies, Implement SAP-ERP. Train the employees (Executives & Non Executives alike).

    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    working from almost 4 years,

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chandrapur, Maharashtra (India)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chandrapur, Maharashtra (India)

    I have been working at Coal India full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    job security & nothing challenging here to work salary is little bit good..

    Cons

    poor working condition, no career growth, opportunity is only for technical field students, nothing here for persons who prefer challenging work, remote location away from city, no social life..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    please increase opportunities for non executives in HR & administration department

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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