Lafarge

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Lafarge Reviews

Updated October 4, 2014
Updated October 4, 2014
69 Reviews
3.4
69 Reviews
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Lafarge Président-Directeur Général Bruno Lafont
Bruno Lafont
36 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.  

    Worked a lab job and it was good overall. No real complaints.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - QC Lab Technologist in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - QC Lab Technologist in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Consistent work and overall a decent experience. Pay was also decent at the time and for the position.

    Cons

    The job was seasonal, so there was no work during the winter.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Electrical Maintenance engineer

    • 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 full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    has a great methodology , great standards and learning methods

    Cons

    cost reduction affecting employees work environment

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Excellent experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior IT Operations Engineer in Amman (Jordan)
    Current Employee - Senior IT Operations Engineer in Amman (Jordan)

    I have been working at Lafarge full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent experience.
    Working with latest technology.

    Cons

    Too much work
    If you don't have a backup, you will work 24/7

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Preventive/ Predective Maintenance, Budgeting and Projects

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Mechanical Maintenance Manager in Amman (Jordan)
    Former Employee - Mechanical Maintenance Manager in Amman (Jordan)

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

    Pros

    job securing, rigid experience,job/life balance& values

    Cons

    Divergence between Top Management & Technical Team

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To meet and listen to front line managers and give the technical side its weight as the administrative sides

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    I like working at Lafarge

    • 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 full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    They care about my health & safety before anything else. They want to know that am healthy enough to do my work effectively

    Cons

    Too many changes happen making employees insecure

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Quality Manager

    • 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 full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    High technical skills and good networks

    Cons

    Bad communication of different functions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve communication between departments

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great Work and Life Balance

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

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

    Pros

    All the staff have the opportunity to have trained.
    OT is not often.
    500 fortune company (or used to be)

    Cons

    Payment might not be too much above the competitors.
    Working sometimes is a little boring.
    Traffic is not convenient.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    very challenging place to work.

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

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

    Pros

    Diversity, growth, get to buy stocks

    Cons

    deal with different people. no work life balance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Satisfying able to gain knowledge and implement new ideas in a cross cultural environment

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

    I have been working at Lafarge

    Pros

    1. Global diverse company with sustainable growth
    2. Growth opportunities around the world
    3. Health and Safety is priority number one.
    4. Innovative and welcome ideas of staff
    5. Great Training and development programs.

    Cons

    Very structured which might be a problem in decision making. Cement Industry market size shrinking making the company take harsh decisions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Very professional and competitive company locally,creating new markets and driving the Cost saving goals to Departmental and individual levels.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    stability over ability to implement brave changes

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Warsaw (Poland)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Warsaw (Poland)

    I have been working at Lafarge

    Pros

    stable working hours, social approach

    Cons

    not so many growth potentials locally. Once you reach regional level it's bit easier.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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