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Lafarge Reviews

Updated February 14, 2019
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Lafarge Président-Directeur Général Bruno Lafont
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  • "Poor systems resuting in poorer work life balance" (in 10 reviews)

  • "Poor decision making and communication" (in 12 reviews)

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  1. "Good Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Lafarge full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, 401K, Management that cared and Guided

    Cons

    Merged with Holcim. Holcim did not keep Lafarge employees.


  2. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Production Engineer in Elburn, IL
    Former Employee - Production Engineer in Elburn, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Got to do a lot of traveling and see different plants

    Cons

    Can be pulled in a lot of different directions

  3. "Engineer"

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

    I worked at Lafarge full-time

    Pros

    Great Learning Experience, The salary and benefits were great too!

    Cons

    Senior Executives have bad management skills in this company and nothing is done about it.


  4. "Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lafarge full-time

    Pros

    Good Benefits and good co-workers

    Cons

    Large and difficult to manage


  5. "managers had no accountability"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Lafarge full-time

    Pros

    some great people who work there

    Cons

    my manager was not very effective, there was high turnover. feedback was shared at exit interviews but it didn't seem like anything was ever done about it.


  6. "really good company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lafarge full-time

    Pros

    uses best practices, continuous improvement to get things done; benefits A+; priorities include safety, environmental and wellness, along with making a profit.

    Cons

    work/life balance can suffer especially if on projects, or management


  7. "System Tech"

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    Current Employee - Systems Technician in Ravena, NY
    Current Employee - Systems Technician in Ravena, NY

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

    Pros

    Employees are treated fairly and the pay is OK.

    Cons

    Noisy, hot, dirty and dusty but we are making cement.

  8. "Not a bad company"

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    Current Employee - Senior Production Technician
    Current Employee - Senior Production Technician
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay, overtime availability, saftey culture.

    Cons

    Work environment, Local management, mandatory overtime

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Awesome work. Learnt a lot"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lafarge full-time

    Pros

    Culture, Technology, Flexible, Honesty, Hard work

    Cons

    Hours, Paperwork, Holidays, Training, Work-Life balance


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Safety corrdinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    great benefits, many opportunities, future

    Cons

    MSHA issues, went through merger lost jobs