Lafarge Reviews

Updated July 15, 2014
Updated July 15, 2014
67 Reviews
3.4
67 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
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)

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

More Highlights

7 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1.  

    They're falling apart

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operations
    Former Employee - Operations

    I worked at Lafarge full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Lafarge offered good benefits like a company vehicle, insurance, and pay was OK. Formerly dominated the building materials market.

    Cons

    You only get training if you're deemed high potential. Bad relationships amongst co-workers. A lot of management is not transparent. Talk a good game, but don't follow through. If you work your butt off it may not matter.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more upfront about what's happening. You're not breeding a good work enthronement.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 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 for 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
  3. 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
  4. We want your feedback – Are these company reviews helpful to you?  Yes | No
  5. 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 for more than a 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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Went from good to bad

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lafarge

    Pros

    Work Life balance
    Perks and expenses

    Cons

    Constantly reorganizing
    Message from Bruno Lafont gets diluted and confused as it reaches the front line

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop always wanting more for less

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    HR manager and Learning & development manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Plant Human Resources Manager  in  Aleppo (Syria)
    Current Employee - Plant Human Resources Manager in Aleppo (Syria)

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

    Pros

    good career path and international experience in learning environment

    Cons

    bad security situation , low salaries due to the high inflation rate

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    So-so. Bearable

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Leader
    Current Employee - Project Leader

    I have been working at Lafarge

    Pros

    Good work life balance.
    Low pressure to deliver results
    Freedom to perform at the level you wish to.

    Cons

    Must absolutely find a 'godfather' to secure your career progression
    very internal focused so you'll need lots of energy to work internally
    Decision making far too slow, nothing is ever decided the 1st time it is shown to management

    Disapproves of CEO

Worked for Lafarge? Contribute to the Community!

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.