Lafarge Reviews

Updated September 9, 2014
Updated September 9, 2014
67 Reviews
3.4
67 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)

  • Divergence between Top Management & Technical Team (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Fair / Satisfied

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    Former Employee - Process Engineer  in  Whitehall, PA
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Whitehall, PA

    I worked at Lafarge full-time for 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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    Current Employee - Plant Manager  in  Albany, NY
    Current Employee - Plant Manager in Albany, NY

    I have been working at Lafarge full-time for 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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    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 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 for more than a year

    Pros

    Great experience and wonderful employer.

    Cons

    Work-life balance is rather severe.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good

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    • 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 for 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
  7.  

    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

  8.  

    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 for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good benefits, good people, excellent safety culture

    Cons

    long hours, limited budget for repairs and plant upgrades

  9.  

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

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    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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Worst cement company in India to work with.

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    Current Employee - GET  in  Raipur, Chhattisgarh (India)
    Current Employee - GET in Raipur, Chhattisgarh (India)

    I have been working at Lafarge full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    None....They think money is everything for us.

    Cons

    Countless....They never respect you. They treat Indians like dogs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Great Company, amazing benefits

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

    I worked at Lafarge full-time for more than a year

    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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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