Larsen & Toubro

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Larsen & Toubro Reviews

Updated October 21, 2014
Updated October 21, 2014
643 Reviews
3.4
643 Reviews
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Larsen & Toubro CEO & Managing Director K. Venkataramanan
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • High strength in mobilization, gives a lot of freedom to work (in 24 reviews)

  • Opportunities to learn, Each Business units exists almost as a separate company (in 24 reviews)


Cons
  • Long working hours creates a little imbalance between work and life (in 55 reviews)

  • So practically impossible to maintain a work-life balance (in 30 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    This company will test you. In all possible ways.

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

    I have been working at Larsen & Toubro full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    There is a lot of scope for growth. The construction industry is far from it's saturation point and L&T is one of the most reputed companies in India. Working with it will add a distinction to your profile. You also learn a lot more than you can from working for a small firm. You will work in a most systematic manner and follow good documentation practices that are not very commonplace in India.

    Cons

    Insane work timings. Insane work pressure. The company identifies hard working and sincere employees and sets Insane targets for them. Job security in L&T is a myth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    INCREASE PAY. Restore the trust on the company that employees lost due to unprecedented sacking of their colleagues. Regularize work timings and treat engineers like engineers, with respect and dignity.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Best Place to work and can opt different fields of engineering at one place

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

    I have been working at Larsen & Toubro full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    can opt different fields of engineering at one Place.

    Cons

    Design and execution of two projects

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage & guide the middle management timely for mutual growth

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    A fruitful experience and a great organization to kick start a great career.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Larsen & Toubro

    Pros

    Once you have started working your talents are easily recognized within the organization.

    Cons

    Depends upon the department or project where you work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    GETs (recruits from colleges) are randomly alotted their departments sometimes , without asking for their preferences.

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  5.  

    A lot to learn..

    Current Employee - Senior Civil Engineer in New Delhi (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Civil Engineer in New Delhi (India)

    I have been working at Larsen & Toubro full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    1. good salary
    2. good facilities.
    3. lot to learn.
    4. career growth.

    Cons

    1. more than harsh working hours.
    2. office politics.
    3. non-friendly work environment.
    4. no time for personal life. (more than 12 hours work and work on Sundays half day)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    reduce the working hours..

  6.  

    Average!!Amazing growth for madrasis!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

    I have been working at Larsen & Toubro full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    1.Independent Assignments
    2,Good Exposure.
    3.Learning Environment.
    4.Skill development

    Cons

    1.Low Salary
    2.Inflexible timings
    3.No work-life balance.
    4.FAIR is not actually fair.
    5.Job insecurity
    6.Office politics.
    7.Unnecessary work pressure.
    8.Actually a madrasi company rather than a national company.
    9.Disoriented growth.
    10.Basically a contractor company so munshi job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1.Reevaluate the appraisal system.
    2.Should encourage shifts rather than extending office hours.
    3.Will eventually sink off if not realigned to non conventional work culture.
    4.Layoffs will not make the projects proftable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great Organization with plenty to learn specially for fresh graduates

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer - Structural in Mumbai (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer - Structural in Mumbai (India)

    I have been working at Larsen & Toubro full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    1. Positive working environment: Managers are helpful and literally handhold a freshman from student to professional environment, helpful seniors providing constant support
    2. Tremendous training for graduates: Immense learning experience hands-on experience of latest technologies in market, fresh graduates are asked to attend meetings and prepare presentations directly for higher management thus inculcating confidence and professionalism in early stages of career
    3. Training and workshops: Plenty of seminars, workshops and training sessions organized by the company
    4. Excellent infrastructure and facilities: Trainee accommodation for fresh graduates and excellent conveyance network spread across the city for all the employees. Breakfast and lunch facilities available on campus.

    Cons

    1. No benefits in salary for clocking over-time
    2. Salary compensation and performance linked benefits low as per market standards

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great company to work and learn. They serve the nation by giving experienced talents to all competitors

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant General Manager M2B in Chennai (India)
    Former Employee - Assistant General Manager M2B in Chennai (India)

    I worked at Larsen & Toubro full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good work atmosphere, a professionally managed company. Ethical , job security

    Cons

    Very very poor salary. Much below the market average. The top management dont think so and they are doing a great service to the nation by giving good talents to the industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They wont change and they dont want too. The company has lost all talented people and only bottom group is left over.

    Management is not aware and they act as if they dont know. Completely cut off from the reality in terms of salary

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Working at Larsen & Toubro (L&T) as a Technical Manager - Building Automation with over 7 years of experience

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

    I have been working at Larsen & Toubro full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Open policies, good work culture in HQ,

    Cons

    You have to be highly proactive and self driven so that you can carve out a path for yourself

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus with proper role alignment for each individuals as per their strengths

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Little support from management to complete projects

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

    I have been working at Larsen & Toubro as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    It is a large company with a good brand name, interesting projects along with the option to explore different paths. Very intense work atmosphere

    Cons

    Compensation, self indulged culture, timings, moody employees

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    I've been working for this company from March, 2008.

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

    I have been working at Larsen & Toubro full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    the only reason is L&T provides some comfort zones to it's employers like bus services etc. which is comparatively a bit better than other EPC companies.

    Cons

    many. 1. L&T is not aware to develop it's own proprietary engineering areas, better company should buy the same from international market because company has money. 2. This company has a worst view about skill-set of employees which is comparatively very bad. 3. Lobbies, Lobbies & again Lobbies, stronger your Lobby here, the BEST(?) is your performance, nothing else. 4. This company always try to put people into team work, & the team shall must must have a person who is always oiling his/her boss; no credit is there for individual performance. 5. management pyramid is heavier on top, which is always lowering the efficiencies, in a word, all are managers here, no body is a layman, engineer or even an executive to execute the work. 6. Too much vendor dependent, even small work which can be easily executed by employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice is available from my end to management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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