Holcim Reviews

Updated May 26, 2015
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Holcim CEO Bernard Fontana
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Pros
  • Good compensation and benifits is good, but other Regional Operating Head and Area Sales Manager are enjoying accusing their people (in 3 reviews)

  • Good work conditions, international exposure (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Decision making is not transparent and very slow (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Good benefits

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Holcim full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Nice people to work with and good working environment at corporate office.

    Cons

    There is room for growth or advancement.


  2. enriching learning experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Holcim

    Pros

    great company culture and supportive staff

    Cons

    bureaucratic and a little bit of favoritism


  3. Engineering/Environmental Coordinator

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Holcim (More than a year)

    Pros

    High level of responsibility, balance of independence and guidance, strong team atmosphere, multiple training and extracurricular opportunities

    Cons

    Lack of benefits as full-time temporary employee


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  5. IT Executive

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Executive in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Former Employee - IT Executive in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)

    I worked at Holcim full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Big multinational, with presence in more than 70 countries

    Cons

    Not so well structured for career development


  6. Great firm, exceptional history

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Zürich (Switzerland)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Zürich (Switzerland)

    I have been working at Holcim

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Global footprint, great opportunities for traveling, biggest company in the industry

    Cons

    To much politics, not clear IDPs for employees


  7. I am working with ACC Cement in india

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

    I have been working at Holcim full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Overall a well balanced and fundamentally sound company

    Cons

    more communication from Top management

    Advice to Management

    Develop some solid leadership program


  8. very interesting place

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales & Marketing
    Current Employee - Sales & Marketing

    I have been working at Holcim full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    + opportunity to learn and apply a lot of new things
    + I have a nice boss who explain things and share expertise
    + work-life balance is respected for employees at large

    Cons

    - A handful of redundant senior staff that are not fired, wasting company resources
    - HR is plain incompetent
    - Staff with poor attitude are not counseled or fired, affecting working morale

    Advice to Management

    Need to fire more incompetent / uncooperative / useless staff.


  9. Solid company with great culture and working environment

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance in Zürich (Switzerland)
    Current Employee - Finance in Zürich (Switzerland)

    I have been working at Holcim full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice and friendly environment, professional colleagues, multinational environment; solid financials

    Cons

    Slow in decision making sometimes that missed out some great opportunities

    Advice to Management

    More job enrichment by allowing job rotation to different departments


  10. Excellent opportunity for career growth as one walk the experience ropes

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

    I have been working at Holcim full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good compensation in the Industry, freindly-collaborative office culture. Benefit of multiple domain projects, process enhancement learnings, cross functional growth, train the trainder concepts, harp on acquiring trainings.

    Cons

    Too much to do, much less the time. Good learning curve with project cost and timeline control may result in stress, over committment

    Advice to Management

    Trust the people, playing games for favors to preferables does not stand long. Quick gains are short term.


  11. Good

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

    I worked at Holcim full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good employer, Work Conditions, challenges,

    Cons

    Crisis affected the work environement



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