Lafarge

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Lafarge Reviews

Updated October 4, 2014
Updated October 4, 2014
69 Reviews
3.4
69 Reviews
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Lafarge Président-Directeur Général Bruno Lafont
Bruno Lafont
36 Ratings

Review Highlights

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.  

    Fair / Satisfied

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Whitehall, PA
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Whitehall, PA

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

    Pros

    Career opportunities, bonuses, variety of work

    Cons

    endless relocation, poor work life balance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Poor Place

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Plant Manager in Albany, NY
    Current Employee - Plant Manager in Albany, NY

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

    Pros

    Cement can run its self

    Cons

    Bad upper Management out look

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Lafarge is headed in the right direction

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA

    I worked at Lafarge

    Pros

    The benefits and compensation are better than average. Development opportunities are available, but you need to pursue them.

    Cons

    Lafarge is a very male dominated company. Good if you're "one of the guys". Not so good if you're not.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep working to break up the good ole boy network. Progress has been made to focus on diversity, but lots of work still to be done.

    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great experience and chance for career growth

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Senior in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Former Employee - Marketing Senior in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

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

    Pros

    Lafarge in the UAE was an exciting place to be. As with most every large company, there are downsides to being so big, but there are also upsides--such as training and development, many benefits, and the chance to interact with smart people everywhere.
    I joined while the company was still in the start-up phase in the UAE, the management team was very supportive and it created an immediate sense of belonging.. to the Lafarge family.

    Cons

    Long procedures before decision making!
    Lack of middle management communication channels.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More interaction with shop-floor.
    Review cost cutting strategies (expenses of main office vs. sites.)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great experience and wonderful employer.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Rei (Belgium)
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Rei (Belgium)

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

    Pros

    Great experience and wonderful employer.

    Cons

    Work-life balance is rather severe.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    World no. 1 in cement production. International experience on romanian market.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Road Transportation Manager in Bucharest (Romania)
    Former Employee - Road Transportation Manager in Bucharest (Romania)

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

    Pros

    Well known international brand. High organizational culture . Technology . Policyes and procedures . Personal development .

    Cons

    Bad HR management . Too much balcanic influence into a multinational company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Current Employee - Manager in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

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

    Pros

    The Work Life balance is good ,training has been decent,compensation good,opportunities have been fair.

    Cons

    Culture,One team as a management,decision making extremely slow;too many people involved in every decision taken from small approvals to meetings.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Decentralise decision making,allow others to do their job.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great team in a huge company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lafarge

    Pros

    Dealing with really big stuff and global scope

    Cons

    Spain and Portugal marketing were not important players

  10.  

    Excellent Company, but it is a life style.

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    • Career Opportunities
    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

  11.  

    One of the biggest cement, aggregates & concrete companies in the world; now even bigger after the merger

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lafarge

    Pros

    Promotes people, great training, top health & safety performer, global network is active.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy can be a problem when trying to get things done.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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