Lafarge North America

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Lafarge North America Reviews

Updated November 19, 2014
Updated November 19, 2014
73 Reviews
2.9
73 Reviews
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Lafarge North America President & CEO John Stull
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The work life balance for me, initially, was great (in 4 reviews)

  • The salary and benefits were wonderful (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Some edicts come from France, often different culturally (in 3 reviews)

  • This results in dissention among the North American company and distrust/resentment of the French leadership (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good place to work, with some French influence

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant

    I worked at Lafarge North America full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, corporate environment, follow all laws and regs

    Cons

    Some edicts come from France, often different culturally

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let someone help adjust things for US culture

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Corrupt management

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

    I worked at Lafarge North America

    Pros

    Pay and benefits were good at one time, but the company has been cutting them both for the past few years.

    Cons

    Lack of integrity in managers all the way up the chain - they will cover up their corrupt ways and get rid of anyone who speaks up about them. If you've been with the company long enough to build up to a decent salary, they start looking at ways to replace you. They are constantly reorganizing, causing a disruptive work environment. They throw people into positions with absolutely no training and customers suffer from it. There is total lack of leadership. People are made to fear losing their jobs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean house of managers with lack of integrity and those who don't give a damn about the workers that keep the company running.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Horribly managed company that used to be top tier.

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

    I worked at Lafarge North America

    Pros

    Pay and benefits can be okay initially but performance isn't recognized or rewarded unless your a part of the "click"

    Cons

    Too many to list.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean house, pull your heads out of your rear ends and realize all good employees moral is as low as it's ever been.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Company being destroyed by management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Southfield, MI
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Southfield, MI

    I worked at Lafarge North America full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    There are not alot of pros any longer. This company is going downhill fast.

    Cons

    Management is horrible, benefits are continually being taken away, CEO is selfish jerk who is slowly putting the same horrible leadership underneath him, managers work long hours and out of touch with reality, company says they are health and safety focused but that is far from the truth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have no clue how to reach employees. Stop taking benefits away. Stop putting managers in charge that have no family and life outside of work. You are pushing all your good people out the door because you put people in management that have no business managing people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Massive Restructuring Underway

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lafarge North America full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great people and interesting market.

    Cons

    Lafarge is currently undergoing a massive restructuring, worldwide. Creates disruption in the business leaving customers and vendors dissatisfied with products and service.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Restructuring of this scale creates the loss of valuable talent and experience.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    Overall great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    The majority of the employees are really nice and most believe in team work. Great opportunity to learn and grow. The salary and benefits were wonderful. The work life balance for me, initially, was great. My hiring supervisor understood and valued the importance of family and knew that a person with a great work/life balance was essentially a great employee.

    Cons

    Lack of consistent communication between the uppers and lowers and in many cases, lack of communication between the uppers and uppers. Lack of consistent follow through on things that have been discussed which made it difficult to know what direction the company was going in. Once they get through the pangs of restructuring all will be well again.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate clear information and directives and then follow through.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Excellent fun environment to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Temp in Southfield, MI
    Current Employee - Temp in Southfield, MI

    I have been working at Lafarge North America full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    One of the best companies I have always worked for. Most of the employees that are here have been here for quite a long time. Focus on safety and health.

    Cons

    Downsizing has made an impact and cleared out a lot of employees over the last few years

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    So-so company

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

    I worked at Lafarge North America full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, but that is about it

    Cons

    Very clique-ish. I was there for 6 years and felt like an outsider the entire time. If you don't get in with the "in" group forget it. Work life balance was only for upper management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great company, Great benefits, limited growth potential

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

    I worked at Lafarge North America full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great working relationship with my team, loved working for Lafarge. Learned a lot and gained a lot of experience
    Great benefits

    Cons

    Limited job growth in my role
    Working in a regional office sometimes felt not a part of corporate
    Lack of career mobility

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look for ways to develop people with high potential.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    It's a wonderful place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Bogalusa, LA
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Bogalusa, LA

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

    Pros

    Good safety training,pays good,training good,benafits good,employee are great

    Cons

    Work can get slow at times

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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