Lafarge North America
3.2 of 5 64 reviews
www.lafarge-na.com Reston, VA 5000+ Employees

Lafarge North America Reviews

Updated Jun 27, 2014
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Lafarge North America President & CEO John Stull

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    Good company to work for.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsThe benefits are excellent, the salary range was great and they believe in work/life balance and continual learning, both on and off the job.

    ConsCommunication and reduction in force/layoffs/terminations need to be handled in a better way.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSpeak with one voice and honor what you say.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company , big jobs means a lot of $

    Driver (Current Employee)
    New Orleans, LA

    ProsLot of home time when it rains, but you can make a weeks pay in two days on a big job.

    ConsNo minimum pay for rainy week, which somtimes can hurt if you dont save for rainy days.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work saftey first great driver manager very involved in driver saftey

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    Good company but could be better.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Reston, VA

    ProsGreat management. Lot of down to earth people who don't bother you as long as you do what you are supposed to do.

    ConsNot many opportunities for advancement.

    Advice to Senior ManagementProvide more opportunities and training that would result in more internal promotions.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Encouraged and Appreciated

    Executive Administrative Assistant (Former Employee)
    Denver, CO

    ProsI was always encouraged and appreciated for my Executive Assistance work at Lafarge NA in the Aggregates Division. I was given opportunity to serve on committees outside my area, which assisted greatly in my growth as an Executive Assistant and also provided the variety to keep me excited about my work.

    ConsThey (Lafarge NA) hung on to managers that were rude, demanding, and demeaning to other employees -- not necessarily his charges, either. Lafarge should have let him go. This cause low morale within all areas.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe aware of the affect negative management has on those serving him or her. Negativity has a definite impact on work production and morale.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good company to work for

    Process Engineer (Former Employee)
    Atlanta, GA

    ProsIn order to move up the ladder you have to move to different locations. Unfortunately most of the location are not located near a large metropolitan city. Your career is what you make of it.

    ConsIn big plants you are expected to work more than 40 hours.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Poor communication between France and America

    Plant Manager (Former Employee)
    North Metro, GA

    ProsOutstanding Company, that produced high tech products.
    Poor management forced the company, in the Denver area to its knees. Lots of potential from previous employees that were unsatisfied and moved on.

    ConsGreat insurance benefits, none can be surpassed working for Lafarge. They really knew how to take care of their people for long haul.
    Unfortunate that the company was sold in 2011 to Martin Marietta, or should I say Suburban. Lots of the employees who quit Lafarge between 2006 and 2010 returned under Suburban to supervise the entire front range. This company is doing well now (Martin) but will fail under the same management.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSpend time in the field, and realize each market area is different. Don't rely on management's opinion for the complete operation. Communicate with workers more, they are your frontline information source.

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

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    Excellent career & learning experience

    Maintenance Coordinator (Former Employee)
    Joppa, IL

    ProsLafarge has a nice salary structure and health benefits package. The company values safety more than many others and although the process of working safely for some is a pain in the rear, I welcomed it.

    ConsNot many. A down or slow economy creates a "doom and gloom" atmosphere and "do more with less" attitude, but most all industries will experience the same. The cement manufacturing & distribution industry is like a roller coaster ride.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Intern (Former Employee)
    Reston, VA

    Prosflexible, great staff, good company

    Conssome restructuring while I was employed

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    Great place to make money when the economy was good.

    Utilityman (Former Employee)
    Waukegan, IL

    ProsBeing in a union, we had great wages, plenty of overtime, business was good.

    ConsWhen business stopped, lay-offs were by seniority and the hard workers were the first ones to go. Upper management had no clue how we ran the plant.

    Advice to Senior ManagementUpper management should dig deeper on how our plant worked instead of assuming.

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

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    Decent job, but it is very stressful.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Alpharetta, GA

    ProsManagement compensation is very competitive. Benefits are excellent for management and 401k match is currently(2010) 75%. Lafarge is a global company, willing to relocate valuable personnel.

    ConsMining is stressful and the current top-down business approach from France is strangling the life out of all workers, both salaried and hourly.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYour lack of support for hourly workers will ultimately be the demise of your current business model. Please realize that a large body of workers have no confidence in upper management.

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