Lafarge

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Good resources, but be wary of micro-managing

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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)

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 ManagementAdvice

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

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Part of a multinational leader in cement, concrete & aggregates

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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

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    Negative Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    good experience, constant job at low risk

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Manager in Cairo (Egypt)
    Current Employee - Manager in Cairo (Egypt)

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

    Pros

    good experience, constant job at low risk

    Cons

    weak training program, low management skills

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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