Larsen & Toubro
3.5 of 5 563 reviews
www.larsentoubro.com Mumbai, India 5000+ Employees

Larsen & Toubro Reviews

Updated Jul 8, 2014
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3.5 563 reviews

                             

92% Approve of the CEO

Larsen & Toubro CEO & Managing Director K. Venkataramanan

K. Venkataramanan

(287 ratings)

74% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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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 42 reviews
  • "Work/Life balance will be poor if placed at construction site"
    in 19 reviews
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    The thang

    Executive Assistant to Chairman (Former Employee)
    Mumbai (India)

    ProsRelaxed and a very good base to work from in a great environmental sense of being connected in the world around us

    ConsThe crucificial compensatiry measures will put off even the juxtapositional analytical nature of what is considered decent beyond the promisory idea of execution

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    Management Trainee (Current Employee)
    Edison, NJ

    Prossponsor visa for international students

    Consdoent pay well, Cuture is backward

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    Very Bad Company in India

    Senior Design Engineer (Current Employee)
    Chennai (India)

    ProsVery poor experience in LnT ECC

    ConsIncrease salaries for freshers (GET's)

    Advice to Senior ManagementIncrease salary

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Real honest review

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    New Holland, PA

    ProsJob Security, Good benefits, Learning

    ConsNo respect and no value even after years of relationship.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlan for future and stop patch work.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Bad

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood informal knowledge sharing among colleagues. Good friend circle.
    Good onsite opportunities.
    Salary on par with Infy, Wipro and similar segment companies
    Good for Embedded electronics and Mechanical ( solidworks, ProE) skills only

    ConsVery bad work culture.Top and senior management treat employees as personal servents. Lot of shouting and humilating of resources.
    Very short projects and hence no stability. May end up as jack of all trades and master of none.
    Benefits like flexible working hours,leaves,bonus,canteen are very poor in comparision to Infy, Wipro and similar segment companies.
    No or less opportunities for any skill set other than the above mentioned two.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake the HR department strong enough to take independent decisions.
    Keep simple processess which are easily implementable across the organization.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    This company should not be joined as a fresher. Lateral joinees should confirm the nature of work before joining.

    Software Tester (Current Employee)
    Mumbai (India)

    ProsLong term onsite opportunity if you are lucky enough to get such a project. Or if you are unlucky, you can be asked to work on a project which involves copy and paste.

    ConsFreshers can be given a project regardless of their technical skills, e.g. there are projects which involve helpdesk jobs where technical freshers are put to work on.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Only for those who want to learn

    Executive Engineer (Former Employee)
    Mumbai (India)

    ProsGreat learnings if you are willing to learn

    ConsSupervisors are pretty less experienced in employee management. They know how to manage work though...

    Advice to Senior ManagementTry build a better workplace...

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Cheats its employees, customes and government. At a threshold of scam of 17 Thousand Crores, which may unearth anytime.

    Manager (Former Employee)
    Mumbai (India)

    ProsMost complex businesses, gives opportunities to learn (without reward/ salaries)

    ConsHR cheats employees, salary hike 0-2% year on year. ESOP BOND (not disclosed at the time of recruitment) Coorceive actions if do not pay BOND Value. Overall cheap tactics to recruit people. Managekment is fraud and self centric.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSalaries to employees are the basic hygene. By cheating employees, you can grow in long run. Time has come when sticky management should step down and pave way for young generation and honest people.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Horrible and Frustrating

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Mumbai (India)

    Pros1) Great people to work with though it can vary from department to department
    2) Laid back attitude and casual environment
    3) Typical 9 to 5 job, though Saturday is half day working so no worry of work-life balance at all.
    4) Good brand value outside of L&T
    5) Little to no office politics (as everyone knows that there is no credit for claiming good work)

    Cons1) HR sucks big time. They have absolutely no clue about HR. Highly employee-unfriendly policies.
    2) Time bound promotion like in govt company, no credit for good work. No career planning. Your designation is directly proportional to your age.
    3) Terribly low salary - peanuts. Its about 70%-250% lower than market standards depending upon your profile

    Advice to Senior Management1) Fire your current HR and hire some good people who know what HR is. Have principle based decision making and not the other way round.
    2) Pay competitive salaries by bench marking across industry
    3) Have career planning and credit for good work.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Do not judge a book by its covers.

    Senior Executive Engineer (Current Employee)
    Mumbai (India)

    ProsYou will learn hardships of life. The only positive thing is that I have Experienced the Worst. So anything after this always will be better.

    ConsHR have their own imaginary Policies. Unsupportive HR. Even My own Department was unsupportive not only to me but to all in my Cadre. No appreciation whatsoever even if i worked 12 Hrs/Day * 7 Days. Yes u heard it right.. 84 hrs/week, yet getting paid for 42 hrs/week(7hrs*6 days). My Half Day salary was cut as soon as i am late 2 mins. Very Low PLR. Lowest Salary compare to other industries of same level.
    No promotions for first 4 Years Except for Management Trainees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementOne advice to Top management people are that number of intakes should not be 500% more than what you require. Because you are destroying the careers of those extra youngsters just for the benefit of your company.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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