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Larsen & Toubro Reviews

Updated August 19, 2014
Updated August 19, 2014
585 Reviews

3.4
585 Reviews
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Larsen & Toubro CEO & Managing Director K. Venkataramanan
K. Venkataramanan
299 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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Employee Reviews

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Pathetic, unsatisfactory, miserable, awful, irritating, and objectionable.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer - CIVIL
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer - CIVIL

    Pros

    1.) Salary is best in the construction industry for beginners.
    2.) Perks and emoluments are sufficient to give your family a moment of joy.

    Cons

    1.) You don't get time to lead a cheerful life on the hard earned money.
    2.) Your family enjoys, or may be not (in true sense), because you spend 13 to 14 hours daily at the construction site.
    3.) Even if you are forced to work on Sundays, you are not allowed to compensate the leaves.
    4.) The middle management is occupied by highly inefficient and ineffective people who are obstinate to the core.
    5.) No more than 5 to 6 new comers catch up with a leader, but most of you will find your managers demotivating.
    6.) Roles and responsibilities are not defined so you may not like the idea of doing just anything and everything.
    7.) There is no transparency in the proceedings related to performance linked rewards.
    8.) The biggest drawback is that you will be distressed due to the bad environment which is not at all professional.
    9.) Human resources team dances to the tune of bullies.
    10.) If you love your family and friends, don't join this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1.) Define roles and responsibilities of every employee in the organisation clearly.
    2.) Don't spend hefty amounts on leadership programs for managers. Screen their profiles before preparing the final list. And remember, leaders are born and not made. Instead, train the highly skilled junior level managers or employees to make them capable of handling global competition.
    3.) If you are concerned about the future of L&T, groom GET's, 90% of whom leave the company simply because the middle management can't digest their competence and intelligence level.
    4.) Diploma engineers should never be given bigger roles. They are the ones who have spoiled the environment because of the narrow minded ideology and inability to think and act.
    5.) Try to clean the environment where performance rating is given on the basis of extra hours spent by the employees and not on productivity. It has become a tradition at L&T that people stay for long hours at site and do absolutely nothing. Hence, working hours shall be defined. If work has to continue for 24 hours, shifts shall be assigned to the employees. But each shift shall not exceed 8 hours in any case. The ones staying for long hours shall be demoted instead. Focus shall be on productivity and effectiveness of an employee.
    6.) You take pride in ethics of the company, but in real sense, you are the most inethical organisation in the country. You don't treat girls equally. It has been predetermined that girls can't work at site because they are not physically strong. Who are you to decide it ? Leave it on the girls to decide that what they want and what not. Give equal opportunity to girls. I abhor the ideology of the senior level managers for this.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Engineer

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

    Pros

    Nothing, except stable job and regular paying job

    Cons

    Everything, pay is not much and there is no scope of improvement

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Worked in L&T PMC around 2years, very bad management, all film actors

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - CAD/CAM Engineer  in  Coimbatore (India)
    Former Employee - CAD/CAM Engineer in Coimbatore (India)

    Pros

    Colleagues are good and very helpful

    Cons

    Management cheating the workers, they only give offers but not comes true

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give negotiable salary for talented and skilled people not for certificate holders and actors

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    The thang

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

  6.  

    opt

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Management Trainee  in  Edison, NJ
    Current Employee - Management Trainee in Edison, NJ

    Pros

    sponsor visa for international students

    Cons

    doent pay well, Cuture is backward

  7.  

    Very Bad Company in India

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

    Pros

    Very poor experience in LnT ECC

    Cons

    Increase salaries for freshers (GET's)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase salary

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Real honest review

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New Holland, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Holland, PA

    Pros

    Job Security, Good benefits, Learning

    Cons

    No respect and no value even after years of relationship.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Plan for future and stop patch work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Bad

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

    Pros

    Good 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

    Cons

    Very 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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

    Pros

    Long 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.

    Cons

    Freshers 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Only for those who want to learn

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Executive Engineer  in  Mumbai (India)
    Former Employee - Executive Engineer in Mumbai (India)

    Pros

    Great learnings if you are willing to learn

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try build a better workplace...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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