Lafarge Reviews

Updated February 3, 2015
38 reviews filtered by
  • Any Location
  • Any Job Title

38 Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1. Helpful (1)

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Current Employee - Manager in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The Work Life balance is good ,training has been decent,compensation good,opportunities have been fair.

    Cons

    Culture,One team as a management,decision making extremely slow;too many people involved in every decision taken from small approvals to meetings.

    Advice to Management

    Decentralise decision making,allow others to do their job.

  2. Great team in a huge company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lafarge

    Pros

    Dealing with really big stuff and global scope

    Cons

    Spain and Portugal marketing were not important players

  3. One of the biggest cement, aggregates & concrete companies in the world; now even bigger after the merger

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

    I worked at Lafarge

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Promotes people, great training, top health & safety performer, global network is active.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy can be a problem when trying to get things done.

  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. Good Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Mississauga, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Lafarge full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice people and culture.
    Good benefits

    Cons

    Development is done in other countries with different hours.

    Advice to Management

    Flexible location would be nice for everybody.

  6. A very good company that recognize the employee needs

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Safety in Harare (Zimbabwe)
    Former Employee - Safety in Harare (Zimbabwe)

    I worked at Lafarge full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Employees are empowered and contribute in decision making

    Cons

    Good company to work for

    Advice to Management

    Should keep on considering employees' views

  7. Part of a multinational leader in cement, concrete & aggregates

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Construction & Building Systems Specialist in Athens (Greece)
    Former Employee - Construction & Building Systems Specialist in Athens (Greece)

    I worked at Lafarge full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Multinational experience and culture. Good remuneration package. Leaders in H&S. Good working environment. Some exceptional people in management.

    Cons

    Heavily bureaucratic. French central management doesn't always understand the country needs. Currently (2013) not hiring. Bad results and recession have led to a lot of lay-offs.

    Advice to Management

    Don't let people go just on the basis that you have to get the numbers right. Be more merit-based.

  8. Helpful (2)

    Good resources, but be wary of micro-managing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Quality Control in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Quality Control in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    HR is very with it; global network of people and resources; lots of opportunity to move within the company globally and locally; great health and safety initiatives; got to use all my experience and languages in my daily work

    Cons

    Managers can be discouraging if you try to move within the organization; very hierarchical; seemed like they had more people doing the same jobs as my previous company (same industry); be wary of micro-managing

    Advice to Management

    Eliminate the union-management adversarial culture/mindset; hire good people and let them do their job; address the polarized responses from the employee engagement survey

  9. Helpful (1)

    good experience, constant job at low risk

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good experience, constant job at low risk

    Cons

    weak training program, low management skills

  10. Good place to work

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

    I have been working at Lafarge

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - work life balance
    - stable environment

    Cons

    - too much bureaucracy
    - management rotation

  11. An organisation of choice in terms of flexibility, innovation and performance.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Brand Manager
    Current Employee - Brand Manager

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    World leadership in building materials gives an unmatched edge over others, through resources, modus operandi and recognition.

    Cons

    Management could be bureaucratic and myopic at times, ignoring the world is not the operating areas and to most of the fellows, the brand could be nothing but another business.

    Advice to Management

    Comparison with other organisations beyond the industry will help overcome the stagnancy, status quo and premeditated mind set of doing things.

Lafarge Photos

Canal St East End - Nov2012 - LaFarge (Photo thanks to Flickr user MKE_railscenes, Some Rights Reserved)
Lafarge cement works Richmond BC (Photo thanks to Flickr user Stephen Rees, Some Rights Reserved)
PacLease - Lafarge 5 (Photo thanks to Flickr user TruckPR, Some Rights Reserved)

+ Add Photo

Work at Lafarge? Share Your Experiences

Lafarge

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.