Lafarge Reviews

Updated August 27, 2015
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Lafarge Président-Directeur Général Bruno Lafont
Bruno Lafont
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Pros
  • Lafarge offered good benefits like a company vehicle, insurance, and pay was OK (in 6 reviews)

  • Promotes people, great training, top health & safety performer, global network is active (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Long procedures before decision making (in 7 reviews)

  • Work-life balance is rather severe (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Fair / Satisfied

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    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Whitehall, PA
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Whitehall, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Career opportunities, bonuses, variety of work

    Cons

    endless relocation, poor work life balance


  2. Great Company!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director Technical Services
    Former Employee - Director Technical Services
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lafarge full-time

    Pros

    Very supportive of employee development. Huge career opportunities for people that do not mind relocation every 3 years, and are willing to consider international assignments.

    Cons

    Organization sometimes experiences analysis paralysis, and mico-management.

    Advice to Management

    Executive management dont be afraid to empower your midlevel and front line managers to direct themselves and make decisions. Lafarge has great values and great people with world class development and education. Trust them.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Interned at the research center in France over the summer, friendly environment, but work was a little boring.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Chemical Analysis and Measurements Intern
    Current Intern - Chemical Analysis and Measurements Intern

    I have been working at Lafarge as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Pretty decent benefits are given to employees. The food at the cafeteria was really cheap and good.

    Cons

    They don't speak English very well


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  5. Fast paced and hard work coupled with opportunity

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lafarge full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility within role. Plenty of challenges. You are not a number to management, very good about development and training.

    Cons

    Increased workload through the economic changes, wearing many hats.


  6. Environmental Intern, Environmental monitoring and compliance work

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Environmental Intern in Alpena, MI
    Current Intern - Environmental Intern in Alpena, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Lafarge as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great culture- everyone is very personable. Safety is top priority. Great opportunities to grow within the company. The company takes good care of its employees.

    Cons

    Wages are salaried which can be frustrating when working more than 40 hours every week. It is just something to take into consideration when offered a job there.


  7. Good company, good benefits

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Many international opportunities. Also, working in world leader within that field, and employees have a high level of knowledge and skill

    Cons

    Work hours are long, and there is an overall culture of putting in more hours than necessary, without added benefits. Work life balance needs some review.


  8. It's a great place to work

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They made sure that you were working in a safe environment.

    Cons

    It was kinda hard advancing because some of the guys wasn't team players

    Advice to Management

    There is an unseen brotherhood keeping moral down


  9. Great company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Services Engineer
    Current Employee - Technical Services Engineer
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities for advancement as a large international company. Pay and vacation time are good. Strong focus on building a safer culture. You can get help and support in career development. Most people enjoy working for Lafarge. Good work life balance.

    Cons

    There is bureaucracy that is typical in many large companies that can be frustrating at times. On the whole the company is slow to make changes as risk adverse. Leadership and management over the last few years has been lacking with repeated restructuring. Health benefits use to be above average now they are below average.

    Advice to Management

    Make decisions faster and start implementing changes. Often times waiting until everything is exactly right or the risk is mitigated the opportunity has passed. Focus on implementing decisions and changes quickly.


  10. Used to be a great place to work

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    Current Employee - Michigan in Southfield, MI
    Current Employee - Michigan in Southfield, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flex time, Work from home options

    Cons

    Several reorganizations in the past 5 years, now a merger. The current office in Detroit will be closing.

    Advice to Management

    Better Communication


  11. Production

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay with decent benefits plus a nice bonus program. Good people to work with management is pretty good.

    Cons

    Try to get the work done with half the amount of people, could cause safety issues. Constant battle between maintenance and production.



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