Lafarge
3.6 of 5 63 reviews
www.lafarge.com Paris, France 5000+ Employees

Lafarge Reviews

Updated Jun 21, 2014
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3.6 63 reviews

                             

68% Approve of the CEO

Lafarge Président-Directeur Général Bruno Lafont

Bruno Lafont

(34 ratings)

79% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    It is a sinking ship

    Director (Former Employee)
    Reston, VA

    Prossome of the people were fun

    Consleadership is a major problem

    Advice to Senior Managementlook around you

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Used to be a great organization until

    Executive (Former Employee)

    ProsUsed to offer amazing international assignments and potential for career advancement. It is still an opportunity as soon as the market picks back up.

    ConsCEO (BL) is only focused on managing financials for the current quarter. There is absolutely no vision for the future and strategy is sacrificed to get back the credit rating that was lost. The last 4 years here were only focused on cash savings, cash savings, cash savings...

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou can focus on the future while not forgetting the current objectives (many companies do it every day)

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

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    Lafarge is headed in the right direction

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Herndon, VA

    ProsThe benefits and compensation are better than average. Development opportunities are available, but you need to pursue them.

    ConsLafarge is a very male dominated company. Good if you're "one of the guys". Not so good if you're not.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep working to break up the good ole boy network. Progress has been made to focus on diversity, but lots of work still to be done.

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

    Assistant General Manager Sales (Current Employee)
    Nāgpur, Maharashtra (India)

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

    ConsNo 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 Senior ManagementTry to be open.

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

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    i am yet to join the company.

    GET (Current Employee)
    Jamshedpur (India)

    Prosyou have the opportunity to work in the core sector with good prospects of growth.
    good training experience.

    Consmost of the branches of the company are in remote areas away from the metros, so you will have work in the rural background.

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    Its beautifull

    Automation Supervisor (Current Employee)
    Ewekoro (Nigeria)

    ProsIt is a land of challenges

    ConsTakes almost all your time.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Average organization

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsLots of learning opportunities. If you have high drive, nice place to work and start career.

    ConsManagers need some training with respect to soft skills. A lot of the managers I dealt with were missing the soft skills necessary to retain younger engineers

    Forget about moving up because it seems like they are set in their ways to pick their favourites.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    i have spent 2 years at lafarge and i got good experience in Cement manufacturing

    PLC and Instrumentation Engineer (Current Employee)
    Aleppo (Syria)

    ProsLafarge is good company which take care of its employees and send them to training and got alot of experience from it.

    ConsThere is no reasons but the security situation near my plant in Syria is so dangerous

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Company with great rules and policies lacks application

    Process Expert (Former Employee)
    Cairo (Egypt)

    ProsGreat Know How
    Well organised
    Technically competetive
    Great Atmosphere

    ConsWorst HR
    Lack of Transparency

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou should Simply apply the great rules in company documents; simply implement your own system.

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

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    My experience at the Lafarge Company

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsOpen door policy
    Staff empowerment
    Good benefits package
    Good compensation relative to the industry
    Strong caliber colleagues

    ConsNo clarity on what is rewarded
    Not enough candor
    No clear career paths
    Easy to be pigeon holed
    Management don't always walk the talk

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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