Lafarge Reviews

Updated April 5, 2015
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Lafarge Président-Directeur Général Bruno Lafont
Bruno Lafont
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Pros
  • Lafarge offered good benefits like a company vehicle, insurance, and pay was OK (in 6 reviews)

  • Professional, great people, fantastic learning ground for people out of school (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • The pace of decision making is slow; internal moves across the different business lines need stronger focus (in 7 reviews)

  • Work-life balance is rather severe (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Expérience exceptionnelle

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lafarge

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    bonne ambiance, très formateur, grande autonomie en tant que stagiaire

    Cons

    Il faut augmenter l'indemnité des stagiaires et apprentis

  2. Ein sehr angenehme Unternehmen

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    Former Employee - Stellvertretende Einkaufsleiterin
    Former Employee - Stellvertretende Einkaufsleiterin

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    + gut Betreuung bei der Einarbeitung
    + gut Betriebsklima. Mitarbeiter werden viel gelobt.
    + freundliche Kollegen und Vorgesetzter.
    + gut Führungsstil: z. B. es gibt monatlich eine Mitgliederversammlung, die Mitarbeiter haben viele Informationen über Unternehmen bekommen. Jede Abteilung gibt es einmal der Woche die Info-runde.
    + attraktive und faire Bezahlung
    + klare Definition der Aufgaben und Verantwortung
    + viele Angebot bei der Arbeitnehmerweiterbildung und Gesundheit sowie Sicherheit.

    Cons

    - Führungskräfte sind nach einige Jahre (meistens 5 Jahre) wieder woanders versetzt.

  3. A dream come true

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    Current Employee - Heavy Equipment Operator in Lacombe, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Heavy Equipment Operator in Lacombe, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at Lafarge

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Get to do what i love and get paid good with awesome benefits

    Cons

    Sometimes not enough work during winter months

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  5. Great experience and wonderful employer.

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    Former Employee - Team Leader in Rei (Belgium)
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Rei (Belgium)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great experience and wonderful employer.

    Cons

    Work-life balance is rather severe.

  6. Excellent Company, but it is a life style.

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    Former Employee - Territory Manager in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Territory Manager in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, good people, excellent safety culture

    Cons

    long hours, limited budget for repairs and plant upgrades

  7. Helpful (2)

    Great Company, amazing benefits

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Ready-Mix Driver in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Ready-Mix Driver in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Even if you get only 4 hours of work, we got 8 hours of pay. Pay was incredible! 1.5 Pay after 8 hours, 2x pay after 10 hours plus pay for lunches if you were unable to take them

    Cons

    Long days but otherwise no cons

  8. Helpful (1)

    Very rewarding experience both professionally and financially

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources Director in Cairo (Egypt)
    Former Employee - Human Resources Director in Cairo (Egypt)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A company that invests in developing people and giving them great growth opportunities; pleasant and highly diverse working envirnoment; excellent succession plans are developed and implemented; high focus on health & safety because of genuine care for people

    Cons

    The pace of decision making is slow; internal moves across the different business lines need stronger focus

    Advice to Management

    To be more agile and speedy when analyzing new growth opportunities for the business; encourage talented employees to move freely across the different business lines as it helps enrich the organization as well as the indviduals themselves

  9. Country CEO

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    Former Employee - Country Chief Executive Officer in Istanbul (Turkey)
    Former Employee - Country Chief Executive Officer in Istanbul (Turkey)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    It had a dynamic working environment, multinational corporate culture and lot of opportunities for self and career development.

    Cons

    Global matrix organization sometimes leading to long decision making process.

  10. Great company!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    They do care for employees

    Cons

    Bureaucracy and lots of paper work and useless reports

    Advice to Management

    Purge and change what is not working, less is more.

  11. Lafarge: une plate-forme encourageante pour les preneurs de risques passionnés Lafarge: An Encouraging Platform for Passionate Risk Takers

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Paris (France)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Paris (France)

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

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    Pas de routine; possibilité de lancer des nouvelles initiatives, développer de nouveaux territoires, vendre, construire des équipes, gérer des environnements multiculturels.

    Not routine; able to launch new initiatives, develop new territories, sell, build teams, manage multicultural environments.

    Cons

    Trop peux pour prendre cette entreprise en considération

    Too few to consider for this company.

    Advice to Management

    S'il vous plaît continuez avec votre volonté d'encourager les preneurs de risque analytique et de leur conférer l'autonomie de gérer des projets d'investissement /dessaisissement dans les marchés émergents/limitrophes

    Please continue your willingness to encourage a analytical risk-takers the autonomy to manage large-scale investment/divestment projects in emerging/frontier markets.

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