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Lafarge Reviews

Updated July 2, 2017
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Lafarge Président-Directeur Général 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 8 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. "Times are changing"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Under the right management, Lafarge was a great company that assisted their employees in growing into their role and as people.
    The projects were interesting and taught employees a lot on the business processes as well as IT standards.

    Cons

    The Holcim merger will hopefully provide as good management and interesting projects considering their lack of use of technology.

    Advice to Management

    Advice to new management: Lafarge employees are loyal. Please respect the knowledge that has been learned as it became experience.


  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. "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.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Production"

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

    Pros

    Good pay with decent benefits plus a nice bonus program. Good people to work with management is pretty good.

    Cons

    Try to get the work done with half the amount of people, could cause safety issues. Constant battle between maintenance and production.


  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. "Great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Technical Services Engineer
    Current Employee - Technical Services Engineer
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities for advancement as a large international company. Pay and vacation time are good. Strong focus on building a safer culture. You can get help and support in career development. Most people enjoy working for Lafarge. Good work life balance.

    Cons

    There is bureaucracy that is typical in many large companies that can be frustrating at times. On the whole the company is slow to make changes as risk adverse. Leadership and management over the last few years has been lacking with repeated restructuring. Health benefits use to be above average now they are below average.

    Advice to Management

    Make decisions faster and start implementing changes. Often times waiting until everything is exactly right or the risk is mitigated the opportunity has passed. Focus on implementing decisions and changes quickly.

  8. "Good company, good benefits"

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

    Pros

    Many international opportunities. Also, working in world leader within that field, and employees have a high level of knowledge and skill

    Cons

    Work hours are long, and there is an overall culture of putting in more hours than necessary, without added benefits. Work life balance needs some review.


  9. "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.


  10. "Environmental Intern, Environmental monitoring and compliance work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Environmental Intern in Alpena, MI
    Current Intern - Environmental Intern in Alpena, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Lafarge as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great culture- everyone is very personable. Safety is top priority. Great opportunities to grow within the company. The company takes good care of its employees.

    Cons

    Wages are salaried which can be frustrating when working more than 40 hours every week. It is just something to take into consideration when offered a job there.


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