Lafarge North America Reviews

Updated August 13, 2015
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  1. Excellent fun environment to work for

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Temp in Southfield, MI
    Current Employee - Temp in Southfield, MI
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Lafarge North America full-time (More than a 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 Management

    None


  2. So-so company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    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.


  3. Great company, Great benefits, limited growth potential

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Look for ways to develop people with high potential.


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  5. It's a wonderful place to work.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Bogalusa, LA
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Bogalusa, LA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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


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    Good company to work for.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    Speak with one voice and honor what you say.


  7. Absence of Career advancement opportunities

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Performance Director in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Performance Director in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    Focus culture on performance, reward learning from mistakes over optics


  8. Great company , big jobs means a lot of $

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 Management

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


  9. Good company but could be better.

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

    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 Management

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


  10. Encouraged and Appreciated

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Administrative Assistant in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Executive Administrative Assistant in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  11. Good company to work for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.



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