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Lafarge North America Reviews

Updated September 12, 2017
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Lafarge North America President & CEO John Stull
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Pros
  • Work life balance is good , peaceful environment to work ,friendly co-workers and offers a decent package (in 6 reviews)

  • Diversity, great people, teamwork (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • More often than not, worked long hours without compensation or recognition - not to get ahead, just to get things done (in 5 reviews)

  • Upper management is always shaking up the lower management and with constant manager changes comes inexperience (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Good pay bad hours"

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

    I worked at Lafarge North America full-time

    Pros

    Great pay, good employees, no home life 14 hrs a day

    Cons

    No home life to many hours


  2. "Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Billing Analyst in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Billing Analyst in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Lafarge North America full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    work life balance, pay,co-workers,management support - great place to work - highly recommend - one of the best companies I've ever worked for

    Cons

    long hours, some evenings and weekends required, transitioning to new system requires additional work

    Advice to Management

    opening offices in more locations within the province or allowing employees to telecommute would be beneficial

  3. "PW2"

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    Current Employee - Production in Winnipeg, MB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Production in Winnipeg, MB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Lafarge North America full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good workplace, descent wage, good management. Safety 1st. Many training programs available. Overall, it is a good work place.

    Cons

    Work load depends on the season. Some years have numerous lay offs. Some employees are rude and not professional.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  4. "Manager, Strategic Pricing"

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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

    Diversity, great people, teamwork......good location

    Cons

    Lots of area, but not many levels within each area


  5. "Look for a different job!"

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    Former Employee - Truck Driver
    Former Employee - Truck Driver
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Lafarge North America (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pay is decent and lots of overtime.

    Cons

    Upper management is horrible. They give you no notice if they are laying off or when they are cutting jobs. You can have your job one day and the next day it's gone. They don't care about family life. You could be scheduled off for the weekend and a day before your days off, you are told you have to work. Can't ever make plans for days off.

    Advice to Management

    Care more about your employees.


  6. "Executive Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lafarge North America full-time

    Pros

    I enjoyed the company overall and the team I worked with.

    Cons

    I disliked the unrealistic expectations of some of the staff.


  7. "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Many different location across world to work with in company

    Cons

    People are not valued asset.

  8. "Lafarge Pipe for western Canada as a Project Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Student Project Coordinator in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Student Project Coordinator in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people working there were excellent and fun to be around and the work kept you busy throughout the day. It was a very organized place to work and it was easy to keep track of the work that needed to be done.

    Cons

    Not really a fault of the company or any party involved but sometimes dealing with a difficult client can be a stressful experience.

    Advice to Management

    Maybe a bit more hands on at the beginning to help solidify what exactly takes priority and what needs to be done first.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Pension Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Pension Analyst in Southfield, MI
    Current Employee - Pension Analyst in Southfield, MI
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, flexible hours, salary is higher than average.

    Cons

    Job is being eliminated due to outsourcing. Horrible medical benefits, but 401k, and maternity leave benefits are great.


  10. "Was a great company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I had the privilege of working with a small but talented and highly agile team that accomplished a tremendous amount of work.
    Our IT organization built a great working relationship with the user community and the executives as well.

    Cons

    After nearly 20 years with Lafarge, the merger with Holcim resulted in the move of my position to Chicago. I have traveled there quite frequently over the last five years, but my family is unable to move there at this time. I am now looking for exciting new opportunities somewhere in the Detroit metro area.

    Advice to Management

    Keep working a seamless integration to realize the untapped potential of the talented employees.


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