Holcim Reviews

Updated August 12, 2014
Updated August 12, 2014
35 Reviews

3.8
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  1.  

    Excellent working environment.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Holcim as a contractor for more than 5 years

    Pros

    People is empowered to take decissions with full support of direct managers.
    Individual Development Plans put in place in a realistic manner.

    Cons

    Not fast company to implement projects or strong decissions. Slow when it comes to moments of truth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve communication to all levels of the organization. Clear objectives though.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Old fashioned business, still product oriented

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  Belgrade (Serbia)
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Belgrade (Serbia)

    I worked at Holcim full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good work conditions, international exposure

    Cons

    Swiss top mgmt, obvious bias for Swiss staff towards career advancements, marketing considered obsolete

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward competence and commitment, not sucking up .,..lesser on optimization,more on sustainability (through marketing)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Stable company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  Holderbank (Switzerland)
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Holderbank (Switzerland)

    I worked at Holcim full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Global company leading in its field.

    Cons

    Fairly hard to move internally. Tenure is essential for progression.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More flexibility and openness to change will help to attract and retain high potential employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    n.a.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Holcim full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    family company, great business, international, good salaries,

    Cons

    women not that well rewarded, work life balance not equilibrated

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to learn and travel the world, also to gain network. Good pay

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Holcim full-time

    Pros

    Opportunity to get vast network and travel the world

    Cons

    Poor internal communication, very slow, bureaucratic

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve internal communication, cut paper work

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    its so interesting and weird.....very critical during bad weather....its look waves travel any where part in the world..

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    Current Employee - Callcenter Agent  in  Makati City (Philippines)
    Current Employee - Callcenter Agent in Makati City (Philippines)

    I have been working at Holcim full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    to know any language to other nation....
    observe the climate and geographical oceanography for the celestial bodies from the horizon which mean height of eye....

    Cons

    to anticipate cargo handling operation,anticipating survival drills which is to lower lifeboat or recue boat....to conduct plan for voyage worldwide

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    proper lookout assessment .to implement stringent controls internationally mandatory....

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good company, but poor career planning.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Holcim full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Truly global company.
    Positive working environment.
    Lean structure.
    Aspires to be a real leader in its industry.

    Cons

    Career planning is virtually non-existant.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop a real HR department.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    nice great and company i like it

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    Current Employee - Driver  in  Bacnotan (Philippines)
    Current Employee - Driver in Bacnotan (Philippines)

    I have been working at Holcim part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    interesting company and they have a good quality of management

    Cons

    nothing to comment cause i never experience anything down in my side

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep it up

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    they valvue the employees

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    Current Employee - Technical/Automation Engineer  in  Makati, Mindoro Occidental (Philippines)
    Current Employee - Technical/Automation Engineer in Makati, Mindoro Occidental (Philippines)

    I have been working at Holcim full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    the benefits, the opportunities and the training program

    Cons

    need to review some of managerial posistion

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    involve all employees especially in the production and sales group and the supply chain in making a realistic target market to serve the customer needs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    very safety platforms to work...

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    Current Employee - Mariners  in  Mumbai (India)
    Current Employee - Mariners in Mumbai (India)

    I have been working at Holcim full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    fine & safe zone for work bequse they r keep improvment in safety working practice manegment..

    Cons

    i have no any bad experience,or downside points in my visuality...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    provide leave payments to ship staff or contract workers..

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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