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Lafarge Reviews

Updated January 5, 2015
Updated January 5, 2015
73 Reviews
3.6
73 Reviews
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Lafarge Président-Directeur Général Bruno Lafont
Bruno Lafont
37 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.  

    Good company, good benefits

    • 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

    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.  

    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
  3.  

    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
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  5. 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

  6.  

    Care you and respect you but not so aggressive

    • 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

    No 1 in this field

    Cons

    A little bureaucratic, management process too complicated

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be more aggressive and open

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    good experience, constant job at low risk

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Cairo (Egypt)
    Current Employee - Manager in Cairo (Egypt)

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

    Pros

    good experience, constant job at low risk

    Cons

    weak training program, low management skills

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good place to work

    • 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

    - work life balance
    - stable environment

    Cons

    - too much bureaucracy
    - management rotation

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    An organisation of choice in terms of flexibility, innovation and performance.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Brand Manager
    Current Employee - Brand Manager

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

    Pros

    World leadership in building materials gives an unmatched edge over others, through resources, modus operandi and recognition.

    Cons

    Management could be bureaucratic and myopic at times, ignoring the world is not the operating areas and to most of the fellows, the brand could be nothing but another business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Comparison with other organisations beyond the industry will help overcome the stagnancy, status quo and premeditated mind set of doing things.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Electrical Maintenance engineer

    • 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 5 years)

    Pros

    has a great methodology , great standards and learning methods

    Cons

    cost reduction affecting employees work environment

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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