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Larsen & Toubro Reviews

Updated March 22, 2017
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Pros
  • The company offers excellent opportunity to learn (in 74 reviews)

  • all good,work life balance good (in 57 reviews)

Cons
  • Long working hours is normal if there is a project is in urgent need of completion and new projects (in 186 reviews)

  • Work - Life balance is heavily lopsided (in 103 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

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

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer - CIVIL
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer - CIVIL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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 Management

    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.


  2. "Work Environment is absolutely pathetic..."

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

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

    Pros

    Good Salary comparatively to other Construction Companies
    Extra Benefits like House Accommodation,Travel Arrangements are given by company
    It helps you with the experience of dealing with worst case scenario managers
    Job Security.No much how incompatible you are,yo will be safe with your job.

    Cons

    1. If you are a G.E.T i will highly recommend you not to join this company.Simply put this is a company for Diploma holders.
    2. The management especially at sites are narrow minded, stubborn and without any creative ideas.
    3. Transparency throughout the company is poor.
    4. No concern about the productivity.There only criteria of judging an employee work is by how much time he stays at the office.
    5. Performance related Rating is a total sham.No one gets rating according to their work.The only parameter for good rating is you should listen to your boss no matter he is right or wrong.
    6. Human Resource is incompetent.

    Advice to Management

    1. Try to make a healthy environment.
    2. Working hours should be reduced from 12 hours to 8 hours.
    3. A thorough feedback of Senior managers should be taken from their sub-ordinates.
    4. Try to bring in good managers.The managers right now are just not capable.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "learn more earn little"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Brand name helps to get better options.
    Stable career

    Cons

    lot of restrictions,
    bad working environment


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  5. "Fraud Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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

    You will get salary 28th of every month

    Cons

    1. Its a fraud company
    2. Never join this company
    3. Last year L&T hired 1200 GET's out of them half of the GET's left within 6 month's ??????, may be something is wrong in the system.
    4. During joining HR told that they will give location according to your preference but its totally opposite.
    5. If you know flattery (In hindi chamchagiri) then only you are able to survive in this company.
    6. HR are saying that after one year you will get 23 paid leaves, but in reality these PL's you have to spent within one month. In reality until you spent two years you have 0 leave.
    7. Join this company if you have experience more than 15 years, if you joined as fresher your career will be finished especially in buildings and factories.
    8. During orientation program they keep are saying that people are our assets but in reality people are like c... use and throw.
    9. Until unless you do not have any godfather here you will not get transfer.

    Advice to Management

    1. Please give us location according to our home location.
    2. Don't destroy young engineers career by cheating them, they will lose their confidence.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "shittiest company one can ever be into"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - GET in Hyderabad (India)
    Current Employee - GET in Hyderabad (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Still searching, those who dont want to have a life should be in this company

    Cons

    nothing to learn for mechanical or electrical engineers.
    no work-life balance, u will be a robot.
    working like idiots and salary is shamefull to tell.

    Advice to Management

    "have a life"


  7. "Still looking for right kind of work in spite of proving skills and knowledge in that area"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Mechanical Engineer in Ahmedabad (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Mechanical Engineer in Ahmedabad (India)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good working relationships. Bonding with team members.

    Cons

    Politics. Slavery culture. Lack of performance tracking metrics, training and development. Misalignment between personal career objective and current work profile.

    Advice to Management

    Take corrective actions if not preventive. Don't postpone the issues, have a courage to deal with them and solve them.


  8. Helpful (3)

    "Sundays?... There are no Sundays in an L&T week."

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

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

    Pros

    1. The best place if you think your job is every thing and you want to work like 14-16 hours a day.
    2. They will pay you, feed you, transport you and accommodate you for free.

    Cons

    Oh.. where do I start.
    1. Long working hours (I mean 14-16 hour long).
    2. Authoritative senior management. Its like they payed you so they will exploit you and unashamedly.
    3. No Sundays or holidays. (No pay for the extra work.)There was a point of time when I actually spent 9 continuous Sundays working with no holidays i.e about two months of continuous work. Yet got screwed by my manager for not turning up the following Sunday. Also we worked on republic day.
    4. They said lot of training programs for GETs. yet in my whole year I got only 4 days training.
    5. As a site engineer be ready for these 3 things: Standing in the sun for long hours, Shouting at subordinates, getting shouted at by seniors (They literally bark at you).
    6. If you join as a GET in all probability you will be reporting to any old time diploma engineer who has spent 20 years at the company and hardly progressed. So do not expect any special treatment.
    7. Nightlife in L&T is a cold shivering winter night standing in a desolate site shouting at sleepy laborers.
    8. If you think you love engineering and want to join L&T then don't be fooled because "THERE IS NO TRUE ENGINEERING INVOLVED IN ANY SITE" its only managing laborers and resources.

    Finally a word of advice ; If you are a self respecting engineer who is passionate about your subject and think you can succeed no matter what then join any thing but a construction company. It will literally suck the life out of you.

    Advice to Management

    Start taking advice from young engineers and respect their needs or meet your doom.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "GET"

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

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

    Pros

    they provide good salary.but still not a good company

    Cons

    no time for your self. 8 am to 12 pm work hours

    Advice to Management

    treat employee as a employee not as a slave


  10. "Not Good"

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

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

    Pros

    Team work, Work under pressure

    Cons

    Tedious Timing, bad work culture, Tamil environment, No skill development, Flexible pay, less growth, less salaries

    Advice to Management

    Rename L&T as Laborers of Tamilnadu


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Uncompetitive & Bureaucratic"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great learning for junior guy as they are given the work beyond their maturity level

    Cons

    High attrition of good talent in mid level positions is causing the performance. And quality of project delivery to suffer

    Advice to Management

    Hike pay to match market competitive pay



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