Larsen & Toubro

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Larsen & Toubro Reviews

Updated August 20, 2014
Updated August 20, 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Never expect a growth in salary in this company

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Development Executive  in  Mumbai (India)
    Current Employee - Business Development Executive in Mumbai (India)

    Pros

    Flexible working hours if you get a good manager

    Cons

    Do not expect any growth in terms of learning or salary

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value & retain resources

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2.  

    Review of L&T ECC Gulf.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer - CIVIL  in  Bahrain (Pakistan)
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer - CIVIL in Bahrain (Pakistan)

    Pros

    L&T Being an old company's internal functional systems are in line, Executes varied and different types of Projects, Co leagues or staffs are friendly to an extent.

    Cons

    Sleeping Management, Since there is no single man ownership so Staffs from Managerial position onward thinks that they own the company, TAMILS' KINGDOM(will be explained in the review), Project execution and planning is very bad, treatment by top people to subordinate needs to improve.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    'Larsen and Toubro' has got great brand value and thanks to its number of ventures like in switchgears, heavy industries, oil and gas ventures etc. But ECC is being handled in a horrible way at overseas specially in gulf.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Big company indeed, but to say it is good is questionable

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

    Pros

    1. Exposure to diverse activities
    2. Experience on human behaviour
    3. Systematic documentation

    Cons

    1. Long working hours... work even on Sundays
    2. Salary is less compared to the work extraction from the employee
    3. Uneven delegation of responsibilities among the members of the same team
    4. No support & guidance from managers... if the company goes down then it is because of some worst, nonsense & inefficient managers who are burdens to the company
    4. Employees of good academics & talent are misutilized & underutilized...i.e they are made fools

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1. Upgrade salary
    2. Give proper value to engineers & use them like engineers....you people ignore that engineers are used like supervisors & clerks... that's why young energetic engineers leave within few months & years..
    3. Create a transparent monitoring system for employee performance evaluation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Ask for work or you stay idle

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

    Pros

    Salary for a site engineer is great compared to other companies
    Freedom to work as per our ideas

    Cons

    You need to ask for work otherwise you stay idle till the end
    Bad work environment
    Poor management at site level

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    it's a fraud company

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

    Pros

    benefits and compensation
    , brand name only, job security but one will leave because of bad management

    Cons

    First it shows a dream of career in heavy engineering, power,hydrocarbon, ship building etc but place you in pipeline laying project of water supply under Construction. Which is contradictory to the mentioned sectors. And also construction division recruitment is different from this.They even don't ask for preference of interest.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please respect the talent you recruit. By such things you are wasting your money & time and also talent.Now new joinees specially GETs are having less faith in l & t. You will observe results of this in near future.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    Good

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

    Pros

    a mammoth to work with.
    brand value

    Cons

    indian mindset
    inefficient middle level mangers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    look in for good middle level managers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Once a dream company to join, not so these days!

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

    Pros

    Good technical learning for beginners, a very detailed and systematic work approach

    Cons

    Too much of cheap politics, lots of responsibilities but no authority, strong hierarchical culture

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Forget old public sector culture and let a transparent and open culture establish

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    n ice culture to work with but salary is not satisfied

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer  in  Rājpura, Punjab (India)
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Rājpura, Punjab (India)

    Pros

    great platform to learn but salary is not satisfied

    Cons

    have to face some permanent and non permanent differences.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    maintain equality

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Worst atmosphere to work in

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

    Pros

    No pros to suggest this employer for anybody

    Cons

    Personal life got worse than ever.

    Doesn't Recommend
  11.  

    Review of L&T

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

    Pros

    Good Learning Opportunities, Brand name recognized across country

    Cons

    Low on Salary, Bureaucratic at times - Slow to change

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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