Lafarge North America

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Lafarge North America Reviews

Updated Mar 14, 2014
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3.2 64 reviews

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Lafarge North America President & CEO John Stull

John Stull


50% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • The benefits are excellent, the salary range was great and they believe in work/life balance and continual learning, both on and off the job(in 3 reviews)

  • Great people, nice benefits, good opportunities for growth(in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • This results in dissention among the North American company and distrust/resentment of the French leadership(in 3 reviews)

  • Salaries slightly lower than other industries(in 3 reviews)

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    Not very diverse

    IT Analyst (Current Employee) Southfield, MI

    ProsGreat hours, break areas and lunchrooms always well stocked with coffee and other beverages free of charge

    ConsMany departments weren't as diverse as far as age and race.

    Advice to Senior ManagementExpand more opportunities to lower employees.....favoritism is very apparent.

     

    it's a good ride

    IT Analyst (Former Employee)

    Prosmedium to large environment depends on what you are working for

    Consa lot of managers in IT have no skills

    Advice to Senior Managementget a better management team to work together

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    • Disapproves of CEO

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    Lafarge - your plant experience may vary with your plant manager

    Process Engineer (Current Employee)

    ProsA good plant manager makes all the difference

    ConsA bad plant manager can make for long days, weeks, years

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe aware that you may want to validate what a plant manager tells you. The recent "great place to work" survey indicates we may not feel appreciated / valued.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Deteriorating infrastructure

    Safety Advisor (Former Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsGood hard working people. Accepts change easily. They historically have been able to take practically nothing and make something of it.

    ConsManagement is somewhat snobbish. New management pushed out most of the knowledgeable experienced managers and replaced with a good buddy system that rewards each other. They sell an idea that they can do it better by quickly identifying what's wrong and are quick to implement a new system instead of fixing or improving on what is already in place and then move on. Company has been cash strapped for a while. Much of the asset equipment is deteriorating. They are shrinking in the US.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBuild on the infrastructure that is in place. There are no more quick fixes, look to make steady improvements. You have launch enough programs its time to take a few of the older ones, dust them off and try to build on them. Hire experienced people in their job profession. Your computer filing systems, department documentation systems are week non existent. Try to reward the individuals that can take what already in place, use it, and are willing to improve on it.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    QA/QC

    Quality Assurance (Former Employee) Denver, CO

    ProsChallenging, unique opportunity, interesting projects, exciting products

    Conscyclical, heavily dependent upon demand, infrequent developmental roles

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Empty

    Process Engineer (Former Employee) Kansas City, MO

    Prostheir knowledge in the field

    Constry every thing cheap and half done, with issues later on

    Advice to Senior ManagementLook at long term plans and life time cost of projects

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great benifits, Great people

    CUSTOMER VALUE REPRESENTATIVE (Current Employee) Reston, VA

    Pros-Great Benifits
    -Yearly Bonus structure
    -Pension
    - Great location
    -Great people

    Cons-Not many opportunities to move up
    -Weak management
    -micro management

    Advice to Senior Managementnone

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Limiited career opportunity

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Herndon, VA

    ProsLafarge offer one of best overall compensation package for employees; it has some intelligent people to work with most of time.

    ConsIn corporate offices, there are ver limited career advance opportunity in certain position for minorities. It has a high pressure work environment.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe management will need to think of ways to retain some of the best people there in corporate office so they don't lose talent.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Atlanta, GA

    ProsGenerous Benefits
    Flexibility in your workweek

    ConsWork in many rural areas

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore diversity

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    Lafarge is OK, but not not very daring!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Atlanta, GA

    ProsSafety is a highlight, Lafarge cares for people, and there is support when you need it (both personal and technical).

    ConsDon't try to take any more than a ten-day vacation (unless you're French!). The upper echelons are tight-knit and not necesarily there because of competence. Paralysis by analysis can be very frustrating, entrepreneurialism is apparently a target, but there is no real evidence of acceptance yet. Analyze everything to the seventh decimal place, and then go and do 100 alternate scenarios, however unlikely. Many good opportunities have been lost, but no-one cares.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake some risks! Hunkering down in this environment is not the way to be a global industry leader once we recover.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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