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Lafarge Reviews

Updated Jul 15, 2014
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3.5 64 reviews

66% Approve of the CEO

Lafarge Président-Directeur Général Bruno Lafont

Bruno Lafont

(35 ratings)

77% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Lafarge offered good benefits like a company vehicle, insurance, and pay was OK(in 6 reviews)

  • Professional, great people, fantastic learning ground for people out of school(in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • The pace of decision making is slow; internal moves across the different business lines need stronger focus(in 7 reviews)

  • Divergence between Top Management & Technical Team(in 3 reviews)

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    Environmental Intern, Environmental monitoring and compliance work

    Environmental Intern (Current Employee) Alpena, MI

    ProsGreat culture- everyone is very personable. Safety is top priority. Great opportunities to grow within the company. The company takes good care of its employees.

    ConsWages are salaried which can be frustrating when working more than 40 hours every week. It is just something to take into consideration when offered a job there.

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

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    Fast paced and hard work coupled with opportunity

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFlexibility within role. Plenty of challenges. You are not a number to management, very good about development and training.

    ConsIncreased workload through the economic changes, wearing many hats.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Business environment

    Director (Current Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsThe talent and value the employees offer is very strong

    ConsLeadership is transitioned from strong to weak with a focus on political optics to sustain employement

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on performance, teamwork and critical positive environment supporting and recognizing employees whom provide 100% effort .

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

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    The cement industry is in tough times, Lafarge payscale shows it.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsYour objectives and bonus are set for you by management.

    ConsThe industry is in bad shape and what used to be higher paid positions are now well below the norm. They can't keep squeezing forever. The talent loss will become great in the next few years.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe cement industry is not for most people in general. At the plant level it is very hard work and not in the best of environments, hot, dusty, dirty, long hours. The compensation used to be there but not now.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThey do care for employees

    ConsBureaucracy and lots of paper work and useless reports

    Advice to Senior ManagementPurge and change what is not working, less is more.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Interned at the research center in France over the summer, friendly environment, but work was a little boring.

    Chemical Analysis and Measurements Intern (Current Employee)

    ProsPretty decent benefits are given to employees. The food at the cafeteria was really cheap and good.

    ConsThey don't speak English very well

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    Poor Place

    Plant Manager (Current Employee) Albany, NY

    ProsCement can run its self

    ConsBad upper Management out look

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

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    Worst cement company in India to work with.

    GET (Current Employee) Raipur, Chhattisgarh (India)

    ProsNone....They think money is everything for us.

    ConsCountless....They never respect you. They treat Indians like dogs.

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

     

    Great learning experience

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosgreat atmosphere, freedom of expression, life and work balance

    Conslimited scope of work, room for improvement

    Advice to Senior Managementbe more open

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    Great culture

    Senior Analyst (Current Employee) Paris (France)

    ProsGreat humanist culture, good policy of developing peole, promotion of healthy work/life balance

    ConsA bit conservative for the young, with an above-the-average median age

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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