Holcim Reviews

Updated July 1, 2014
Updated July 1, 2014
37 Reviews
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  1.  

    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

  2.  

    Solid company with great culture and working environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance  in  Zürich (Switzerland)
    Current Employee - Finance in Zürich (Switzerland)

    I have been working at Holcim full-time for more than 8 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

    More job enrichment by allowing job rotation to different departments

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Excellent opportunity for career growth as one walk the experience ropes

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager  in  Mumbai (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Mumbai (India)

    I have been working at Holcim full-time for more than 5 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Holcim full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good employer, Work Conditions, challenges,

    Cons

    Crisis affected the work environement

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Great company to gain field experience!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Ready Mixed Production Manager  in  Managua (Nicaragua)
    Former Employee - Ready Mixed Production Manager in Managua (Nicaragua)

    I worked at Holcim full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Lots of training possibilities with international exposure. High standards for operational performance and Organizational Health & Safety.

    Cons

    Slow career escalating possibilities (at least in my country), the working environment can sometimes be very rigid and somewhat monotonous.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open more career opportunities for young and talented individuals.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Legal Coordinator  in  Mexico, Distrito Federal (Mexico)
    Current Employee - Legal Coordinator in Mexico, Distrito Federal (Mexico)

    I have been working at Holcim full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The temp seasonal driver helper was a blast! It was good exercise and I had an interesting delivery route of mansions on the bay and the hospital and other commercial accounts.

    Cons

    s hard to get hired as a full time worker. They hire from within when a job opening comes up.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    Great place to work.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Holcim

    Pros

    Great place to work. Values: Strength, Performance and Passion. Occupational Health & Safety Culture. Innovation Culture, Customer Satisfaction Delivery. Compliance.

    Cons

    There is an opportunity to invest more in training and communication.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Excellent working environment.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Holcim as a contractor for more than 5 years

    Pros

    People is empowered to take decissions with full support of direct managers.
    Individual Development Plans put in place in a realistic manner.

    Cons

    Not fast company to implement projects or strong decissions. Slow when it comes to moments of truth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve communication to all levels of the organization. Clear objectives though.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Old fashioned business, still product oriented

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    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  Belgrade (Serbia)
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Belgrade (Serbia)

    I worked at Holcim full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good work conditions, international exposure

    Cons

    Swiss top mgmt, obvious bias for Swiss staff towards career advancements, marketing considered obsolete

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward competence and commitment, not sucking up .,..lesser on optimization,more on sustainability (through marketing)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good company, but poor career planning.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Holcim full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Truly global company.
    Positive working environment.
    Lean structure.
    Aspires to be a real leader in its industry.

    Cons

    Career planning is virtually non-existant.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop a real HR department.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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