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Holcim Reviews

Updated August 12, 2014
Updated August 12, 2014
35 Reviews

3.8
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    Procurement Manager

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    Current Employee - Procurement Manager  in  Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Procurement Manager in Miami, FL

    Pros

    Great company to work for! Perfect multicultural experience with wide open geographic opportunities!

    Cons

    At risk of losing its identity and integrity while continue growing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Know your history! What you did is what have you here! Never forget it!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Obey the guards

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    Former Employee - Operations Manager  in  Nueva San Salvador (El Salvador)
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Nueva San Salvador (El Salvador)

    Pros

    Great benefits and oportunities to learn best practices of the business around the world in different cultures and countries.

    Cons

    Top senior management keeps their practices used 20 years ago, where guards have the last word over any first or medium management level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do what you know about modern leadership and coaching. Trust your people.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
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    Stable company

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    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  Holderbank (Switzerland)
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Holderbank (Switzerland)

    Pros

    Global company leading in its field.

    Cons

    Fairly hard to move internally. Tenure is essential for progression.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More flexibility and openness to change will help to attract and retain high potential employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Great place to learn and travel the world, also to gain network. Good pay

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Opportunity to get vast network and travel the world

    Cons

    Poor internal communication, very slow, bureaucratic

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve internal communication, cut paper work

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not really good.

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    Former Employee - Sale Officer  in  Taguig (Philippines)
    Former Employee - Sale Officer in Taguig (Philippines)

    Pros

    Good compensation and benifits is good, but other Regional Operating Head and Area Sales Manager are enjoying accusing their people.

    Cons

    Holcim is good but there are some higher management employee (ROH) that no heart at all. They accusing their employee; dismissed without proper process.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please be stick to the policy, if the employee are accused for doing bad things, please deeply know where it came from, why things happened, and give them the due process. Create a steering committee, ask 3rd party to conduct investigation, and if possible, have an audit before giving their final decision.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Previous was GOOD, now TERRIBLE

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good opportunities to go oversea for learning purpose

    Cons

    -Double standard
    -Only rely on one employee to carry the task
    - Salary package / offered has not competitive

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve salary package / offered / benefit to employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    Slow movement

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    Former Employee - Business Unit Manager  in  Brisbane (Australia)
    Former Employee - Business Unit Manager in Brisbane (Australia)

    Pros

    Loyal and decent to employees. Have reasonable development programs although they are somewhat erratically applied. A gorwing company at an exciting point in the industry,

    Cons

    Somewhat inflexible on career path. Do expect you to live and breath the job - at their infancy in work life balance. Can be very slow with new inititives - frustrating for an innovator.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at how to best use people rather than fill vacancies. Support innovation with more flexible approaches.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    High expectations but very limited support for professional growth (career opportunities)

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant  in  Zürich (Switzerland)
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Zürich (Switzerland)

    Pros

    Lean organization with good leaders (partly)

    Cons

    Job changes are ad-hoc and not always properly planned. Limited growth opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Attractive career opportunities for outperforming employees needed.

    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    I had good experience.

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    Former Employee - Head
    Former Employee - Head

    Pros

    Holcim knows what it wants out of its operations in India. They monitor performance closely

    Cons

    They have a narrow management bandwidth and have limited global experience.

    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    If you want to see the world Holcim is a good company

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant  in  Zürich (Switzerland)
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Zürich (Switzerland)

    Pros

    International company with the opportunity to travel a lot. Especially in emerging markets. Generally a generous company that offers good benefits.

    Cons

    Bad internall communication, medium carreer perspectives

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The management should also get reviewed by its employees

    Approves of CEO

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