Lafarge
3.5 of 5 50 reviews
www.lafarge.com Paris, France 5000+ Employees

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Updated Mar 12, 2014

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69% Approve of the CEO

Lafarge Chairman and CEO Bruno Lafont

Bruno Lafont

(26 ratings)

82% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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It is a sinking ship

Director (Former Employee)
Reston, VA

I worked at Lafarge full-time for more than 10 years

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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  • Disapproves of CEO

 

Used to be a great organization until

Executive (Former Employee)

I worked at Lafarge full-time for more than 8 years

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

I worked at Lafarge

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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i am yet to join the company.

GET (Current Employee)
Jamshedpur (India)

I have been working at Lafarge full-time for less than a year

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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  • Approves of CEO

 

Its beautifull

Automation Supervisor (Current Employee)
Ewekoro (Nigeria)

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

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)

I worked at Lafarge full-time for more than 3 years

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)

I have been working at Lafarge full-time for more than a year

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)

I worked at Lafarge full-time for more than 3 years

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)

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

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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Given good amounts of responsibility which allowed me to gain alot of experience

Analyst (Former Employee)
Beijing, Beijing (China)

I worked at Lafarge as an intern for less than a year

Prosmulti-cultured work environment
valued as a key member of the team

ConsBoring industry
Very discriminating on pay for employees of different nationalities

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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