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Lafarge Reviews

Updated April 15, 2017
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Lafarge Président-Directeur Général Bruno Lafont
Bruno Lafont
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Pros
  • Big company, nice people, health and safety as a value (in 8 reviews)

  • Good hours, a lot of good benefits, a prettt good wage, a really good working atmosphere, friendly coworkers (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • Hours, Paperwork, Holidays, Training, Work-Life balance (in 7 reviews)

  • The pace of decision making is slow; internal moves across the different business lines need stronger focus (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Working for Lafarge"

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    Former Employee - Marketing in Herndon, VA
    Former Employee - Marketing in Herndon, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I worked at Lafarge for 9 years. Good company and great people. Salaries are fair and benefits are excellent

    Cons

    No cons that I can come up with.

    Advice to Management

    Keep hiring quality employees


  2. "utility worker"

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    Former Employee - Utility Laborer in West Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Utility Laborer in West Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lafarge (Less than a year)

    Pros

    good pay good hours gained a lot of experience

    Cons

    working in the rain snow and wind

    Advice to Management

    no advice to give my time there was very helpful in my advancement


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Commercial Manager"

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    Former Employee - Commercial Manager in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Commercial Manager in Cleveland, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Training opportunities, personal development and increasing responsibilities

    Cons

    Layoffs and very lean staff- heavy workload


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  5. "Accountant"

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    Current Employee - Financial Accountant in Southfield, MI
    Current Employee - Financial Accountant in Southfield, MI

    I have been working at Lafarge full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great work life balance. Flexible work schedule. Great people.

    Cons

    Restructuring and now a merger that will once again reduce heads.


  6. "Used to be a great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Michigan in Southfield, MI
    Current Employee - Michigan in Southfield, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flex time, Work from home options

    Cons

    Several reorganizations in the past 5 years, now a merger. The current office in Detroit will be closing.

    Advice to Management

    Better Communication


  7. "Lots of freedom"

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    Current Employee - Materials Performance Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Materials Performance Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Lafarge full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    freedom to work on new and exciting projects, lots of travel, good people. Company vehicles. Company outings are fun, different, and beneficial.

    Cons

    Loss of talent. High turnover. Average wages. Difficult to get a substantial raise. Large gap in how employees are treated across product lines.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Business environment"

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    Current Employee - Director in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Director in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The talent and value the employees offer is very strong

    Cons

    Leadership is transitioned from strong to weak with a focus on political optics to sustain employement

    Advice to Management

    Focus on performance, teamwork and critical positive environment supporting and recognizing employees whom provide 100% effort .


  9. Helpful (2)

    "It is a sinking ship"

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    Former Employee - Director in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Director in Reston, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    some of the people were fun

    Cons

    leadership is a major problem

    Advice to Management

    look around you


  10. "Fair / Satisfied"

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    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Whitehall, PA
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Whitehall, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lafarge full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Career opportunities, bonuses, variety of work

    Cons

    endless relocation, poor work life balance


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Poor Place"

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    Current Employee - Plant Manager in Albany, NY
    Current Employee - Plant Manager in Albany, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Lafarge full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Cement can run its self

    Cons

    Bad upper Management out look



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