Larsen & Toubro

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Larsen & Toubro Reviews

Updated January 22, 2015
Updated January 22, 2015
714 Reviews
3.4
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Larsen & Toubro CEO & Managing Director K. Venkataramanan
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Opportunities to learn, Each Business units exists almost as a separate company (in 32 reviews)

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


Cons
  • Long working hours creates a little imbalance between work and life (in 58 reviews)

  • So practically impossible to maintain a work-life balance (in 34 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Do not judge a book by its covers.

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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    HR 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 ManagementAdvice

    One 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    The company is completely biased based on regionalism

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

    I worked at Larsen & Toubro full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Helps to develop leadership qualities

    Cons

    Cost Cutting is the main aim of firm , Working hours is 13 hours every day, Sunday is also counted in holiday if a person applies for a week off , Highly corrupted Managers, No social life . Good only for Diploma holders.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Kindly change the Main motto of Earning Profit even at the cost of Employees .

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    not good

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

    I have been working at Larsen & Toubro

    Pros

    chance to learn new things

    Cons

    very long working hours, no management of resources, inequality

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not very happy.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Chennai (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Chennai (India)

    I worked at Larsen & Toubro

    Pros

    We get to work on Prestigious projects and very good clients. There are a lot of Intelligent people and even the new recruits show exemplery levels of knowledge.

    Cons

    Inappropriate Compensation for the kind of talent they hire. Career may stagnate if you are not in good terms with your boss.
    Lack of good managers
    Overworking

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    SE

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - SESa in Mysore (India)
    Current Employee - SESa in Mysore (India)

    I have been working at Larsen & Toubro

    Pros

    Exposure to many things technical and managerial.
    You can take the lead if you are willing to use politics, some extra time and hard work.

    Cons

    Management is highly incompetent.
    HR and leadership not interested in paying to keep resources
    No concern for employees.
    Frequent shift of technologies.
    Focus is on firmware and hardware. Software is seen as a refuse.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open your eyes and pockets. Stop recruiting 6 freshers to replace 6 good years of experience.
    Let remove this old dabba peoples and place young an energetic people in place.in they can work effectively.

    Doesn't Recommend
  7.  

    get me out of here !!

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer- E1 in Mumbai (India)
    Current Employee - Engineer- E1 in Mumbai (India)

    I have been working at Larsen & Toubro

    Pros

    L&T is a good place to start your career
    the people are nice
    not much politics
    friendly atmosphere
    well designed training programs

    Cons

    pathetic and embarrassingly low salary
    no job rotation
    job is not clearly defined
    no incentive to be loyal to the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    give employees some incentives to be loyal to the company.Instead of going on a hiring spree, try to retain your employees

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

    Diploma company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - GET in Noida (India)
    Current Employee - GET in Noida (India)

    I have been working at Larsen & Toubro

    Pros

    Job security
    less responsibility as trainee

    Cons

    Menial job, a chaiwaala can do a job of GET
    12-13 working hours
    Very less pay
    Graduates recruited from reputed college feel cheated
    Lot of politics
    No social life

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Company should not keep GETs in dark before they join, they should know what are they signing up for

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    Lot to Learn, but no work life balance

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Sharjah (United Arab Emirates)
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Sharjah (United Arab Emirates)

    I worked at Larsen & Toubro full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Will get a lot to learn, you will be given a lot of responsibility and the company you will be expected to deliver.

    Cons

    Managers have a rigid " I am the boss, your opinion hardly matters" attitude.
    There is no work life balance, things like "you are a youngster, why do you need to go home" are said often!
    A favouritism culture prevails in the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take notice of the employee's needs. Give more importance to work life balance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good to start with..........

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Larsen & Toubro

    Pros

    1. Branding
    2. Orientation (for Trainees)
    3. Feels like working for Govt.

    Cons

    1. Driven by ex EIL and Lungites...worst bosses to work with
    2. Screwed HR practices
    3. Hierarchy driven
    4. Low salaries

    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    "FINISH WORK AND THEN GO TO HOME"

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

    I worked at Larsen & Toubro full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Even In Government Offices will give good hike and Promotions.. Lot of local politics, very hard to come up to good position, unless we face a huge loss of health and social activity's will never reach good.

    Cons

    No Time manor. "FINISH AND THE GO TO HOME" NO MATTER WHAT TIME IT IS" No Value For People. not at all any trainings.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is in stuck with some OLD peoples who don't want to leave and play well politics.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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