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"Selling core aggregate and concrete assets across North America will continue."

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Former Employee - Safety Manager
Former Employee - Safety Manager
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Lafarge North America full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

Lafarge used to be a great company to work for. Great compensation with bonus plan with many talented employees. Growth potential and advancement opportunites were numerious.

Cons

Lafarge in the United States is only a shell of what it used to be. The Company sold many assets the past few years to pay for it's burdensome debt from a middle east purchase of several billion dollars. It was a strategic move that failed and the United States and Canadian operations are paying for it by being sold.

Advice to Management

Its too late. You missed the opportunity to retain leadership in the United States and Canada. Selling off all your business will only continue to destroy value in North America. Senior Management in France made a terrible error in judgement and now is committed to see it through even though it is not in the interest of its shareholders.

Other Employee Reviews for Lafarge North America

  1. "Territory Sales manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lafarge North America full-time

    Pros

    Good Salary, Fair bonus good over-all moral.

    Cons

    Uncertain times in the industry I'm in.


  2. "Big company resources, Big french company bureaucracy"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Big company resources
    Many opportunities to travel
    Competes in an attractive industry. With some real strategy (not just PowerPoint presentations), Lafarge could be a spectacular company

    Cons

    Bureaucratic to a fault
    Executive management more concerned with outdoing the competition (Holcim in particular) rather than in maximizing the health and profitability of the business
    Meetings for the sake of having meetings

    Advice to Management

    I already spent a couple years advising Lafarge leadership

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