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Lafarge Reviews

Updated Jul 7, 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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    Great company!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThey do care for employees

    ConsBureaucracy and lots of paper work and useless reports

    Advice to Senior ManagementPurge and change what is not working, less is more.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Excellent Company, but it is a life style.

    Territory Manager (Former Employee) Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    ProsGood benefits, good people, excellent safety culture

    Conslong hours, limited budget for repairs and plant upgrades

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    Great Company, amazing benefits

    Ready-Mix Driver (Former Employee) Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    ProsEven if you get only 4 hours of work, we got 8 hours of pay. Pay was incredible! 1.5 Pay after 8 hours, 2x pay after 10 hours plus pay for lunches if you were unable to take them

    ConsLong days but otherwise no cons

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Very rewarding experience both professionally and financially

    Human Resources Director (Former Employee) Cairo (Egypt)

    ProsA company that invests in developing people and giving them great growth opportunities; pleasant and highly diverse working envirnoment; excellent succession plans are developed and implemented; high focus on health & safety because of genuine care for people

    ConsThe pace of decision making is slow; internal moves across the different business lines need stronger focus

    Advice to Senior ManagementTo be more agile and speedy when analyzing new growth opportunities for the business; encourage talented employees to move freely across the different business lines as it helps enrich the organization as well as the indviduals themselves

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

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    Country Chief Executive Officer (Former Employee) Istanbul (Turkey)

    ProsIt had a dynamic working environment, multinational corporate culture and lot of opportunities for self and career development.

    ConsGlobal matrix organization sometimes leading to long decision making process.

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

     

    Lafarge: An Encouraging Platform for Passionate Risk Takers

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Paris (France)

    ProsNot routine; able to launch new initiatives, develop new territories, sell, build teams, manage multicultural environments.

    ConsToo few to consider for this company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease continue your willingness to encourage a analytical risk-takers the autonomy to manage large-scale investment/divestment projects in emerging/frontier markets.

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood benefits, fair schedule, and great people to work with

    ConsSeveral safety orientations to attend that can be repetitive and boring

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

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    Good company to work for

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat people and good benefits

    ConsStill slow to make decisions but change is on the way

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your employees, empower them and coach them

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

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    An engaging place to work committed to employee growth.

    Business/Marketing Analyst (Former Employee) Toronto, ON (Canada)

    ProsMutli-National with multiple opportunities long-term, provided you are in their core-divisions.

    ConsChallenging market conditions have led to downsizing in some markets.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep investing in your employees.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    PLC Engineer (Current Employee) Aleppo (Syria)

    ProsLAFAEGE Company has high qualified safety standards to save her employees from any fatality may occurred and it has an great security and risk procedures I hope to applicative them as soon as possible in Syria to avoid any expectations events will happen.

    ConsI am really surprised at LAFARGE ; it is possible to found an technician with a person who has an education engineering qualifications and you can find a person who has no any qualifications as Team Leader especially in SYRIA

    Advice to Senior Managementof course the HR team need to more training about communication skills and people rights

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

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