Coal India

3.8
coalindia.in
43 Years Old
Calcutta
Mining & Metals
10000+
Private

Reviews' Summary from 115 reviews

3.8 / 5

Job Security

4.4

Salary & Benefits

4.0

Work-Life balance

3.7

Skill development

3.6

Career growth

3.5

Work Satisfaction

3.4

Company culture

3.3

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Coal India Reviews

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It is world's largest coal producing company,having man power over three lacks and spread over seven states,where mining operation is being done,producing over 650MT of coaching &noncoacking coal.It is a Maharatn cpsu, so there is a full job security.Here employee are from all over India.Work culture is almost same as per other cpsu but slightly tough and varry place to place .Here is vast opportunity for learning and carrier growth.There is salary as per Maharatn company of cpsu approved by GOI.Online annual & half yearly appraisals are recorded after review at different levels,and uploaded against there name in Portal for there information,this is for executive cader employee.Executive are not allowed to participate in any political actives as service and conduct rule for executive,they can raise there issues through officer's association.

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This industry is worker oriented,so there is always challenge to handle the man power.Manpower is represented by trade unions,so some time it becomes tough to deal with trade unions.Further this industry is continuously advancing and land aquision is require,so there is regular dealings with near by populations and local politicians.It is a mining industry so the carrier growth to other discipline executives are restricted.Since it is coal producing industry so there is regular work pressure.Although there is a fixed working hours but for executive,it is not possible because for them it is job oriented.There is shortage of executives at different levels,which also increases the work load.Carrier growth within discipline is good,but in compression with other discipline not satisfactory.

Work

My work at CIL was different at different level,but it was always challenging,I had to look after all the activities of civil work,from estimating to finalisation of contract as well as maintenance of existing civil industrial in mines and colony.

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Monday to Saturday

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9:00 AM to 6:00 PM (strict)

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Here you can get exposure to work in mega mines having capacity of more than 15million tonne per year of coal and to operate draglines and larger HEMMs and to acquaint yourself to work in different adverse situation.You can get exposure to see best practices of other coal mines of the world.

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Some members of the team are very laborious and experienced and rise to the occasion but some are deadwoods and they are destroying the work culture and damaging the company and getting better benefits in terms of promotion, salary, quality of life etc. The hard working group is very susceptible to different types of stress and strain due to wrong complaints by blackmailing RTI activists,trade union leaders, politicians etc. for which you would not get any relief rather you would be punished by vigilance, CVC , DGMS ,ISO and other bodies.The elite who is not at all bearing any pain for the company are enjoying the company in terms of promotion, salary , foreign tours, selection for PESB advertised posts, quality of life etc. which is very demoralizing, frustrating and demotivating.

Work

In fact, I am devoted to the company and I am working for the company at the cost of my personal,family and social life. At times I am getting severe stress due to wrong complaints for which there is no relief .

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Working Days

All 7 days

Job Travel

I do not have to travel. It's a desk job.

Work Timings

6:00 AM to 8:00 PM (strict)

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It Provides training at initial stage, learning and experience of works. It is a big organisation so there is opportunity to work and have experience at different locations/sections/departments. It also provides opportunity to implement innovative/new ideas/technologies with a great freedom.
There is flexibility in time with all sunday and holiday work for electrical engineers.
There is satisfactory career growth in initial levels, but unsatisfactory at the highest level (in GM rank)
Salary is at par the other public sector. Job is secured here.

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There is no transport means for movement for duties for engineers except at some places.
At highest level ( GM rank) for Engineers very difficult not as per seniority so there are all scopes for biased promotion. It is very pinching and demotivating. For senior executive just below GM rank company is not willing to promote,date for interview for GM is postponded for more than year to let the retire without promotion.

Work

I have done many very challenging work at mine and at 33/11-6.6 kv sub sations, increased p f, reduced B/D appreciably, made parallel incoming feedrs to reduce current in one circuit with reduced line loss, installed new sub stations, increased safety.

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all seven days any time (day or night)

Job Travel

I have to travel within city, within country.

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Since it is coal industry,so the domination of mining discipline is more at higher level in comparison to other disciplines.It is a psu,so the salary and other allowances are as govt gudilines.CIL board management has power to provide other benefits like other Maharana psu in terms of perks,medical benefit and allowences.Work culture is good but varry place to place.Local postics is also involved.Coal industry is spread over six to seven states and mining operations are being done in remote locations,but there is independent own colony of col every where with full infrastructure.Now,days the working environment is good,there is a job security & opportunity for career growth.

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Only thing is that mining operations are located in remote area,and interference of politicians at local levels.Not getting due support from local civil administration at some places.

Work

I enjoyed working at cil &was satisfied with my job.

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All 7 days

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I have to travel within city, within country.

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Free transport

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There is very high job security, high opporunity of learning for self motivated person, salary is not bad compared to other CPSE.

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very poor working culture, labour intensive organisation dominated by workers union in all decision making, terrible infrastructure facility like quarters, guest house office etc. coal fields are in extrem remote location, No social life at many projects. friction between officers due to huge generation gap among officers. many top level ececutives at projects and head of projects have no idea of personnel, HR management, leading to high attrition rate by young officers. No motuvation to work in other than timely salary payment. officers get their performance related pay after every 3-4 years.

Work

I am working in one of the remotest project in coal India Ltd. in Naxal belt, as an excavation engineer since last 9 years

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Monday to Saturday

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8:00 AM to 6:00 PM (strict)

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1. Salary, no such work specially for system engineers and you will get starting inhand salary of around 60k-70k (post implementation of 7th pay) +other incentives. If you want to open your own business or want to read for higher studies, you will get enough salary.

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1. The work culture is worst. Being a system engineer you have to just check that printer, pc's are working properly or not.
2. No self respect.
3. Rather then learning new things, tgey will make you learn how to bypass your work and let others do your work.
4. Locations are also bad untill and unless you are not posted in head quarter.
5. If you really want to work, within one month you will be frustrated.
6. If you don't want to work at all, then Coal India Limited is the best company in the world.
7. I will recommend not to join Coal India Limited.

Work

I already mentioned every thing about the type of work in Coal India Limited.

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Monday to Saturday

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I have to travel within city

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Free transport

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It is a labour oriented organisation and a person can learn many things from the employees as well as Management. There is team work of all the employees and Executives. Proper training is given to all the employees including Executives on various subject right from Yoga to Cultural to Management. The career growth is very fast and all are highly paid as per Guidelines of Bureau of Public Enterprises. The working atmosphere is very good and Management is extending every hand to the betterment of all the employees.

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There is nothing like dislike. The workers and executives are posted in remote areas and due to which they are forced to send their children for higher education to big cities. This is only the drawback.

Work

We have to start the day by solving the grievances of the employees, sending general information or desired information's to the HQ. Meeting are required to be conducted with the Union Leaders of all Trade unions and grievances are to be sorted .

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Monday to Saturday

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I have to travel within city

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9:30 AM to 7:30 PM (strict)

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Free transport

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Workers are being paid Quarterly bonus, annual bonus, sufficient leave, Child care leave and many other facilities like Clubs are their.

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Easy to take leaves.

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Ego levels are very high, seniors are very unaccommodating, seniors don't want sub-ordinates to perform better as their own positions may be questioned. Things like leadership, leadership identification & development, skill development, mentoring, dynamism, policy compliance, HRD, Customer focus & relationship, employee welfare, employee engagement, talent management, workforce utilization, manpower rationing, WORK ETHICS towards internal & external customers, environmental concern, national interest, human relations, company & employee affection, enterprising ability across all strata of the hierarchy, room for innovation & process improvement, acknowledgement of performance & achievement, reward system and innumerable others DO NOT actually exist here.

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Monday to Saturday

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I have to travel within the country

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10:00 AM to 5:30 PM (strict)

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Coal industry in India is to continue its dominance in power secor so jobs are safe, secured salary, full medical benefits for self and dependents.

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The top management is wayward and HR department is horrible. Practically no career growth other than you are in a que for every thing. No permanent employee other than few by exceptions are willing to work and contribute for company' s growth. Briliant Youngesters would feel suffocating

Work

I served in the company from 1980 to 2015. These were mostly the formative years for CIL and top management , culture was much better except in the last decade when the degradation of top management stareted setting in due to outsiders in top positions.

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Monday to Saturday

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I have to travel within country

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IT IS A COMPANY WHICH WORK FOR THE NATION BY EXCAVATING COAL WHICH IS A MAIN INPUT FOR THERMAL POWER ENERGY SECTOR.THERE ARE AMPLE SCOPE OF LEARNING HERE.THE MANAGEMENT IS VERY HELPING TO THOSE WHO ARE REALLY WANTS TO WORK.

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AS IT IS PSU,SO IT WAITS FOR THE DECISION OF THE MINISTRY FOR WHICH SOME TIMES WORKS DELAYED.

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EXCITING

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Monday to Saturday

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9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (strict)

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