Lafarge Reviews

Updated July 24, 2015
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  1. One of the biggest cement, aggregates & concrete companies in the world; now even bigger after the merger

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lafarge

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.


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

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


  3. Helpful (1)

    Worst cement company in India to work with.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - GET in Raipur, Chhattisgarh (India)
    Current Employee - GET in Raipur, Chhattisgarh (India)

    I have been working at Lafarge full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

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


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Lafarge is a company from the core sector, but the growth potential has been missed and not kept pace with the growth.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant General Manager Sales in Nāgpur, Maharashtra (India)
    Current Employee - Assistant General Manager Sales in Nāgpur, Maharashtra (India)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Give liberty to Achieve the results. You learn to work on your own.

    Cons

    No clarity and guidance from seniors. The seniors are low achievers. There is too much of politics in this company. People who are a part of the coterie get promotions and high increments. Not able to retain talented people.

    Advice to Management

    Try to be open.


  6. Helpful (2)

    Great Company, amazing benefits

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


  7. Helpful (1)

    Very rewarding experience both professionally and financially

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


  8. Helpful (1)

    Went from good to bad

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lafarge

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Work Life balance Perks and expenses

    Cons

    Constantly reorganizing Message from Bruno Lafont gets diluted and confused as it reaches the front line

    Advice to Management

    Stop always wanting more for less


  9. Country CEO

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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Mississauga, ON (Canada)

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

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

    Pros

    Nice people and culture. Good benefits

    Cons

    Development is done in other countries with different hours.

    Advice to Management

    Flexible location would be nice for everybody.


  11. A very good company that recognize the employee needs

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Safety in Harare (Zimbabwe)
    Former Employee - Safety in Harare (Zimbabwe)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Employees are empowered and contribute in decision making

    Cons

    Good company to work for

    Advice to Management

    Should keep on considering employees' views



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