Lafarge North America Reviews

Updated March 24, 2015
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  1. Great company, Great benefits, limited growth potential

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    • 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
  2. It's a wonderful place to work.

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    • 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
  3. 1 person found this helpful

    Good company to work for.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    The benefits are excellent, the salary range was great and they believe in work/life balance and continual learning, both on and off the job.

    Cons

    Communication and reduction in force/layoffs/terminations need to be handled in a better way.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Speak with one voice and honor what you say.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. Absence of Career advancement opportunities

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Performance Director in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Performance Director in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Lafarge North America full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The company has great people

    Cons

    The environment suffers from 5 years of cutbacks, politics versus performance culture focused on Optics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus culture on performance, reward learning from mistakes over optics

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. Great company , big jobs means a lot of $

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Driver in New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Driver in New Orleans, LA

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

    Pros

    Lot of home time when it rains, but you can make a weeks pay in two days on a big job.

    Cons

    No minimum pay for rainy week, which somtimes can hurt if you dont save for rainy days.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work saftey first great driver manager very involved in driver saftey

  7. Good company but could be better.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA

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

    Pros

    Great management. Lot of down to earth people who don't bother you as long as you do what you are supposed to do.

    Cons

    Not many opportunities for advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more opportunities and training that would result in more internal promotions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. Encouraged and Appreciated

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Executive Administrative Assistant in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Executive Administrative Assistant in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    I was always encouraged and appreciated for my Executive Assistance work at Lafarge NA in the Aggregates Division. I was given opportunity to serve on committees outside my area, which assisted greatly in my growth as an Executive Assistant and also provided the variety to keep me excited about my work.

    Cons

    They (Lafarge NA) hung on to managers that were rude, demanding, and demeaning to other employees -- not necessarily his charges, either. Lafarge should have let him go. This cause low morale within all areas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be aware of the affect negative management has on those serving him or her. Negativity has a definite impact on work production and morale.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Not very diverse

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - IT Analyst in Southfield, MI
    Current Contractor - IT Analyst in Southfield, MI

    I have been working at Lafarge North America as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great hours, break areas and lunchrooms always well stocked with coffee and other beverages free of charge

    Cons

    Many departments weren't as diverse as far as age and race.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Expand more opportunities to lower employees.....favoritism is very apparent.

  10. Good company to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    In order to move up the ladder you have to move to different locations. Unfortunately most of the location are not located near a large metropolitan city. Your career is what you make of it.

    Cons

    In big plants you are expected to work more than 40 hours.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. One of the best companies to work for. Retain employees for a long time. Respect safety of employee.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - Manager in Alpharetta, GA

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

    Pros

    Stable environment with room to grow. Large organization to learn from. Lafarge has a nice salary structure and health benefits package. The company values safety more than many others and although the process of working safely for some is a pain in the rear, I welcomed it.

    Cons

    Not many. A down or slow economy creates a "doom and gloom" atmosphere and "do more with less" attitude, but most all industries will experience the same. The cement manufacturing & distribution industry is like a roller coaster ride.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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