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Lafarge Reviews

Updated November 19, 2017
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Lafarge Président-Directeur Général Bruno Lafont
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Pros
  • Very health and safety concerned environment (in 8 reviews)

  • Good hours, a lot of good benefits, a prettt good wage, a really good working atmosphere, friendly coworkers (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • Poor systems resuting in poorer work life balance (in 9 reviews)

  • The pace of decision making is slow; internal moves across the different business lines need stronger focus (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "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


  2. "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.

  3. "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.


  4. 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


  5. 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


  6. "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


  7. Helpful (1)

    "ExCom member"

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

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

    Pros

    Very dynamic, challenging atmosphere. Vast resources are amassed in terms of knowledge and tools to operate. Good pay. Very health and safety concerned environment.

    Cons

    Old boys club type of core organization. It is really hard to tap into those enormous amounts of experience accumulated as it is kept inside an inner circle. Once you reach that circle further experience sharing almost stops. Sometimes it is even hard to get any new contractor or business service provider in just because it does not belong to a group of trusted providers.

    Advice to Management

    Walk the talk. Strategy and values are declared, but not always followed with instances of decisions complete contradicting the official course of action.

  8. "Strong International company"

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

    Pros

    Solid broad global footprint with operations in major countries around the world. continues to invest globally and recently merged with holcim

    Cons

    industrial focus.. the management is extremely bottomline focused and need to invest more in their brands. Absolute chaos and neglet in some local operations. need to invest more on people

    Advice to Management

    invest more on the local people. you have a great product and you should penetrate communites with your products


  9. "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


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Environmental engineerr"

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

    I worked at Lafarge full-time

    Pros

    Very good place to work

    Cons

    Very minimal cons, initial indicator of recession


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