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Lhoist North America Reviews

Updated December 16, 2014
Updated December 16, 2014
9 Reviews
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  1.  

    On the right path

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX

    I have been working at Lhoist North America full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    New leadership structure
    Growing
    Culture improving with new CEO (Ron Thompson not Ludwig)
    Great people

    Cons

    Slow to act
    Technology in plants needs to improve

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't push too many initiatives - prioritize and execute

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Could be better.

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

    I worked at Lhoist North America

    Pros

    Good mines and good people that work there.

    Cons

    Human resources department is not very good.

    Doesn't Recommend
  3.  

    Terminal Coordinator

    Former Employee - Terminal Coordinator in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Terminal Coordinator in Houston, TX

    I worked at Lhoist North America full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, Incentives and found great friends

    Cons

    Nothing to say at this time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NO comment

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  5.  

    When something goes wrong, somebody will take the fall - and it might not be the person that screwed up.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX

    I worked at Lhoist North America full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    They feed employees well - lots of catered lunches. Most employees are friendly and helpful. Favorable competitive position in industry.

    Cons

    Laggard in technology implementation, Executive Leadership Team can't agree on much. Belgian parents control the company tightly, and often make it difficult to be agile in the market. Plants are dusty and messy - you don't want to drive your own vehicle to them. High turnover.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leadership is much more effective when you can be trusted and respected.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Many Players...all on different teams

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX

    I worked at Lhoist North America full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good source of industry knowledge based on experience

    Cons

    every department and location works for themselves and not in unity to make it a better company as a whole

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Seriously try to initiate team-building atmosphere

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Just say No

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Manager in Fort Worth, TX

    I worked at Lhoist North America full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    none, there is nothing worthy of your time or loyalty at this company. The CEO is an oaf from Belgium who will insult you and break every HR rule in the book like talking about age and weight in your interview and beyond. He does not care about anyone but himself and his own agenda. And to top it off, he can't make a decision to save his life.

    Cons

    horribly oppressive European leadership that know nothing about American culture or values.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Interesting experience if you like chasing your tail.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Manager in Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Production Manager in Birmingham, AL

    I have been working at Lhoist North America

    Pros

    The pay and benefits are great! The organization tried to include the plant team in major corporate inititatives.

    Cons

    Long work hours. Inefficient use of capital and maintenance dollars driving down plant operability.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Strive for plant reliability and understand your operation. If the plants are running, employees are happy and money is being made for the company.

    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not good, not great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Accountant in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Accountant in Fort Worth, TX

    I worked at Lhoist North America

    Pros

    stability, enthusiastic people, benefits, good location,

    Cons

    no clear direction, wall between management and everyone else

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    include people more in decisions, more participative

    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    A lot of EmployeeTurn over

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

    I have been working at Lhoist North America full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Competitive salary, follow employees nice to work with. Many varied locations

    Cons

    Too much internal change, rolling out new internal applications without fully testing. Too much CYA. Most on management seems to be overly concerned with protecting their area as opposed to benefiting the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please communicate and get employees to buy into proposed changes before forcing them down their throats.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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