Lafarge

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Lafarge Reviews

Updated August 18, 2014
Updated August 18, 2014
69 Reviews
3.4
69 Reviews
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Lafarge Président-Directeur Général Bruno Lafont
Bruno Lafont
36 Ratings

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)

  • Work-life balance is rather severe (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Environmental Intern, Environmental monitoring and compliance work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Environmental Intern in Alpena, MI
    Current Employee - Environmental Intern in Alpena, MI

    I have been working at Lafarge as an intern (less than an 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
  2.  

    Fast paced and hard work coupled with opportunity

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Business environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  6.  

    Great company!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Chemical Analysis and Measurements Intern
    Current Employee - Chemical Analysis and Measurements Intern

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

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Poor Place

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  9.  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Current Employee - Manager in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

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

    Pros

    The Work Life balance is good ,training has been decent,compensation good,opportunities have been fair.

    Cons

    Culture,One team as a management,decision making extremely slow;too many people involved in every decision taken from small approvals to meetings.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Decentralise decision making,allow others to do their job.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Worst cement company in India to work with.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - GET in Raipur, Chhattisgarh (India)
    Current Employee - GET in Raipur, Chhattisgarh (India)

    I have been working at Lafarge full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    None....They think money is everything for us.

    Cons

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lafarge is a company from the core sector, but the growth potential has been missed and not kept pace with the growth.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant General Manager Sales in Nāgpur, Maharashtra (India)
    Current Employee - Assistant General Manager Sales in Nāgpur, Maharashtra (India)

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

    Pros

    Give liberty to Achieve the results. You learn to work on your own.

    Cons

    No clarity and guidance from seniors. The seniors are low achievers. There is too much of politics in this company. People who are a part of the coterie get promotions and high increments. Not able to retain talented people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to be open.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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Canal St East End - Nov2012 - LaFarge (Photo thanks to Flickr user MKE_railscenes, Some Rights Reserved)
Lafarge cement works Richmond BC (Photo thanks to Flickr user Stephen Rees, Some Rights Reserved)
PacLease - Lafarge 5 (Photo thanks to Flickr user TruckPR, Some Rights Reserved)

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