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Lafarge Reviews

Updated January 7, 2015
Updated January 7, 2015
14 Reviews
3.0
14 Reviews
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Lafarge Président-Directeur Général Bruno Lafont
Bruno Lafont
14 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.  

    Lots of freedom

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Materials Performance Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Materials Performance Manager in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    freedom to work on new and exciting projects, lots of travel, good people. Company vehicles. Company outings are fun, different, and beneficial.

    Cons

    Loss of talent. High turnover. Average wages. Difficult to get a substantial raise. Large gap in how employees are treated across product lines.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    It is a sinking ship

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Director in Reston, VA

    I worked at Lafarge full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    some of the people were fun

    Cons

    leadership is a major problem

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    look around you

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Used to be a great organization until

    Former Employee - Executive
    Former Employee - Executive

    I worked at Lafarge full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    CEO (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 ManagementAdvice

    You can focus on the future while not forgetting the current objectives (many companies do it every day)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Lafarge is headed in the right direction

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA

    I worked at Lafarge

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep 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.

    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant General Manager Sales in Nāgpur, Maharashtra (India)
    Current Employee - Assistant General Manager Sales in Nāgpur, Maharashtra (India)

    I have been working at Lafarge full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    No 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 ManagementAdvice

    Try to be open.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    i am yet to join the company.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - GET in Jamshedpur (India)
    Current Employee - GET in Jamshedpur (India)

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

  8.  

    Its beautifull

    Current Employee - Automation Supervisor in Ewekoro (Nigeria)
    Current Employee - Automation Supervisor in Ewekoro (Nigeria)

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

    Pros

    It is a land of challenges

    Cons

    Takes almost all your time.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Average organization

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

    I worked at Lafarge full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Managers 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - PLC and Instrumentation Engineer in Aleppo (Syria)
    Current Employee - PLC and Instrumentation Engineer in Aleppo (Syria)

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great Company with great rules and policies lacks application

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

    I worked at Lafarge full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Know How
    Well organised
    Technically competetive
    Great Atmosphere

    Cons

    Worst HR
    Lack of Transparency

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You should Simply apply the great rules in company documents; simply implement your own system.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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