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Larsen & Toubro Reviews

Updated September 19, 2017
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  • The company offers excellent opportunity to learn (in 84 reviews)

  • Good learning opportunities and great work life balance (in 63 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Do not judge a book by its covers."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Executive Engineer in Mumbai (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Executive Engineer in Mumbai (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Horrible and Frustrating"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mumbai (India)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mumbai (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1) 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)

    Cons

    1) 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 Management

    1) 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.

  3. Helpful (2)

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Mumbai (India)
    Former Employee - Manager in Mumbai (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    HR 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 Management

    Salaries 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.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Place of posting(project site) is mostly remote & v have 2 constantly change from 1 site 2 another."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Larsen & Toubro full-time

    Pros

    1) High job security , u can even work till ur retirement
    2) Good brand value

    Cons

    1) 2 lacs - 2 yrs bond, Company keeps ur orig. certificates for 2 yrs.....so think b4 u join.
    2) Very unsafe environment in many site locations....can hav physical injuries(sumtimes even lethal) if v r not alert.
    3) Company constantly changes our job locations (due to project cmpletion , sumtimes even b4 cmpletion).... wont b able to stick in 1 place .
    4) Most of project locations are remote to highly remote.
    5) Initial pay is less.....also slow increase in pay.
    6) Many of ur L&T colleagues in sites will b diploma holders or wid even lower qualifications.

    Advice to Management

    Increase da pay. try to give employees posting place near to der homes, if not possible den appoint local engineers of da project area. Stop keeping original certificates.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Only for those who want to learn"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Engineer in Mumbai (India)
    Former Employee - Executive Engineer in Mumbai (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    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 Management

    Try build a better workplace...


  6. "It sucks"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Chennai (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Chennai (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    If u want to work the same kinda work for a lifetime jus for the sake of money, u r the right person to join LNT

    Cons

    worst team management & working atmosphere. Senior junior relationships are bad. Not a good place to share your idea. worst starting pay..

    Advice to Management

    Please look at the fellow workers as human not as robots


  7. Helpful (1)

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Tester in Mumbai (India)
    Current Employee - Software Tester in Mumbai (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    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.

  8. "Bad"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    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 Management

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


  9. "Very Bad Company in India"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Chennai (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Chennai (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very poor experience in LnT ECC

    Cons

    Increase salaries for freshers (GET's)

    Advice to Management

    Increase salary


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Pathetic. no induction or orientation. Old and lousy organization."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Mumbai (India)
    Current Employee - Manager in Mumbai (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    No body will bother you for work. Good brand.

    Cons

    So called benefits are all designed in such a way to make people difficult to leave the company. 3 year service undertaking for single foreign trip of more than 8 days. If you resign, you will have to pay hefty amount to the company.

    Advice to Management

    Wake up and see how companies work these days. Don't live in megalomania and grandeur.


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