Lafarge

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Lafarge Reviews

Updated Jul 2, 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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    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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    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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    good experience, constant job at low risk

    Manager (Current Employee) Cairo (Egypt)

    Prosgood experience, constant job at low risk

    Consweak training program, low management skills

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Pros- work life balance
    - stable environment

    Cons- too much bureaucracy
    - management rotation

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Fantastic and self fulfilling

    Vice President Human Resources (Current Employee) Paris (France)

    ProsThe company cares for your wellbeing and your development. It focuses you on enablers of success rather than the pressure to achieving target. Lafarge is worth investing your career for the long term in as the business of Lafarge is equally long term

    ConsDecision making may appear slow at times and the influence of French labour laws has a lot of impact in Lafarge cculture...so you may have different experiences depending on where you work in the globe

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay more attention to learning local issues with emerging markets

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

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

    Brand Manager (Current Employee)

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Electrical Maintenance engineer

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Proshas a great methodology , great standards and learning methods

    Conscost reduction affecting employees work environment

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

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