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 6 reviews)

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

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    i am yet to join the company.

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    Current Employee - GET  in  Jamshedpur (India)
    Current Employee - GET in Jamshedpur (India)

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

    Pros

    you have the opportunity to work in the core sector with good prospects of growth.
    good training experience.

    Cons

    most of the branches of the company are in remote areas away from the metros, so you will have work in the rural background.

  2.  

    Its beautifull

    Current Employee - Automation Supervisor  in  Ewekoro (Nigeria)
    Current Employee - Automation Supervisor in Ewekoro (Nigeria)

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

    Pros

    It is a land of challenges

    Cons

    Takes almost all your time.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lafarge

    Pros

    - work life balance
    - stable environment

    Cons

    - too much bureaucracy
    - management rotation

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Average organization

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lafarge full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Lots of learning opportunities. If you have high drive, nice place to work and start career.

    Cons

    Managers need some training with respect to soft skills. A lot of the managers I dealt with were missing the soft skills necessary to retain younger engineers

    Forget about moving up because it seems like they are set in their ways to pick their favourites.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    i have spent 2 years at lafarge and i got good experience in Cement manufacturing

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    Current Employee - PLC and Instrumentation Engineer  in  Aleppo (Syria)
    Current Employee - PLC and Instrumentation Engineer in Aleppo (Syria)

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

    Pros

    Lafarge is good company which take care of its employees and send them to training and got alot of experience from it.

    Cons

    There is no reasons but the security situation near my plant in Syria is so dangerous

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    HR manager and Learning & development manager

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    Current Employee - Plant Human Resources Manager  in  Aleppo (Syria)
    Current Employee - Plant Human Resources Manager in Aleppo (Syria)

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

    Pros

    good career path and international experience in learning environment

    Cons

    bad security situation , low salaries due to the high inflation rate

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    An organisation of choice in terms of flexibility, innovation and performance.

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    Current Employee - Brand Manager
    Current Employee - Brand Manager

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

    Pros

    World leadership in building materials gives an unmatched edge over others, through resources, modus operandi and recognition.

    Cons

    Management could be bureaucratic and myopic at times, ignoring the world is not the operating areas and to most of the fellows, the brand could be nothing but another business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Comparison with other organisations beyond the industry will help overcome the stagnancy, status quo and premeditated mind set of doing things.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Project Manager, Mechanical Projects

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Cairo (Egypt)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cairo (Egypt)

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

    Pros

    Salary is good since at the higher middle of the market - in general.
    Safety oriented concerns is very well set.
    Management tries to following the management styles by the book

    Cons

    The old and long path for any decision making; actually no one can take any decision unless escalated to a higher level... we don't know when such decisions are made and by whom.

    Steering committees/ Xcom and overall management spend too much money than the normal F.Selling & Admin expenses

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get rid of your long process till obtaining a decision... this takes ages.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Sales Supervisor

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    Former Employee - Sales Supervisor  in  Caracas, Capital District (Venezuela)
    Former Employee - Sales Supervisor in Caracas, Capital District (Venezuela)

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

    Pros

    Transnational company, they teach you everything you need to know, excellent product and customer service. nice team group, professional workers.

    Cons

    Closed operations in Venezuela, The government took the company and it's not the same anymore. Lafarge had to sell their share.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Discrimination in Lafarge Iraq Concrete

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    Current Employee - Plant  in  Basra (Iraq)
    Current Employee - Plant in Basra (Iraq)

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

    Pros

    Overall seems good company in Europe

    Cons

    Lafarge in uncivilized countries make people work like a dog. In Iraq Lafarge Concrete no body has a right, GM is king. He is telling lie for his succsess

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change the management in Iraq Concrete

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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