Lafarge Reviews

Updated February 3, 2015
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Lafarge Président-Directeur Général Bruno Lafont
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  1. Good company, good benefits

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lafarge

    Pros

    Many international opportunities. Also, working in world leader within that field, and employees have a high level of knowledge and skill

    Cons

    Work hours are long, and there is an overall culture of putting in more hours than necessary, without added benefits. Work life balance needs some review.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Lots of freedom

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Materials Performance Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Materials Performance Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Lafarge full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    freedom to work on new and exciting projects, lots of travel, good people. Company vehicles. Company outings are fun, different, and beneficial.

    Cons

    Loss of talent. High turnover. Average wages. Difficult to get a substantial raise. Large gap in how employees are treated across product lines.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3. Environmental Intern, Environmental monitoring and compliance work

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Environmental Intern in Alpena, MI
    Current Intern - Environmental Intern in Alpena, MI

    I have been working at Lafarge as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Wages 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful

    Business environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Director in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Lafarge full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The talent and value the employees offer is very strong

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on performance, teamwork and critical positive environment supporting and recognizing employees whom provide 100% effort .

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. Fast paced and hard work coupled with opportunity

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lafarge full-time

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Increased workload through the economic changes, wearing many hats.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful

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

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

    I have been working at Lafarge

    Pros

    Your objectives and bonus are set for you by management.

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

    The 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. Great company!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lafarge full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    They do care for employees

    Cons

    Bureaucracy and lots of paper work and useless reports

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Purge and change what is not working, less is more.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Chemical Analysis and Measurements Intern
    Current Intern - Chemical Analysis and Measurements Intern

    I have been working at Lafarge as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    They don't speak English very well

  10. 2 people found this helpful

    Poor Place

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Plant Manager in Albany, NY
    Current Employee - Plant Manager in Albany, NY

    I have been working at Lafarge full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Cement can run its self

    Cons

    Bad upper Management out look

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. Care you and respect you but not so aggressive

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lafarge

    Pros

    No 1 in this field

    Cons

    A little bureaucratic, management process too complicated

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be more aggressive and open

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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