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Pros
  • Big company, nice people, health and safety as a value (in 8 reviews)

  • The Work Life balance is good ,training has been decent,compensation good,opportunities have been fair (in 7 reviews)

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

  • Divergence between Top Management & Technical Team (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Poor Place"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  2. "Working at LafargeHolcim after the merger"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people to work with and a wealth of know-how. Flexible working hours and decent benefits. Being an international company allows for global job opportunities.

    Cons

    Too many position cuts for the past 3 years and since the merger while keeping the same asset base. Many people are leaving on their own and positions are not filled.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more resources to the people.


  3. "Not worth your time and efforts"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    he company has many good employees who are great to work with. Most of the workers and supervisors are hard working people and treat their coworkers and customers well.

    However, the top management is not respectful to the employees and treats mid level managers, supervisors and employees as numbers. In the end of the day, depending on one of these guys' opinion, your fate can change in a matter of seconds and you could lose your job or get demoted; regardless of your length of service and good performance. This is a culture which is not likely to change and makes the work conditions increasingly difficult, as there is no appetite for change from the Presidents and CEOs side.

    Also, the lack of long term planning for the business, causes unnecessary, pricey and constant reorganizations, which affect workers' jobs continuously.

    If you are a knowledgeable and hard working person, there are many better companies out there that value you and your services, the way you deserve it.

    Cons

    Indeffcetive, Unjust & Disrespectful Management - No Opportunity for Promotion, Unless you are Highly Connceted - No Job Security

    Advice to Management

    Do yourself and favor and look at your turn over rate and compare it with the industry. Do your employees a favor and don't leave your high ranking managers open handed to hire, fire, promote and demote on a whim.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "Lafarge Top Management"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Dy Manager
    Current Employee - Dy Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Lafarge full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Don;t Go in Lafarge for work , will spoil the future

    Cons

    3rd Class HR & Top Management , Inexperienced people Leading the teams of Experienced , Not proper HR Policies for Employee ,force for Seniors reporting to Juniors ,

    Advice to Management

    Leave the posts if cant manage


  6. "Discrimination in Lafarge Iraq Concrete"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Plant in Basra (Iraq)
    Current Employee - Plant in Basra (Iraq)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Overall seems good company in Europe

    Cons

    Lafarge in uncivilized countries make people work like a dog. In Iraq Lafarge Concrete no body has a right, GM is king. He is telling lie for his succsess

    Advice to Management

    Change the management in Iraq Concrete


  7. "Lafarge Syria, Very Corrupt Company, Have a Great Potential Misused"

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    Current Employee - Lafarge Employee in Aleppo (Syria)
    Current Employee - Lafarge Employee in Aleppo (Syria)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Lafarge full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good salary "for few employee only"
    Training and improvement opportunities "for few employee only"
    International big company, with good experience for some positions

    Cons

    everyone worked in Lafarge outside Syria tell you that there is a big difference between them and Lafarge Syria, and that Lafarge Syria is not a Lafarge !!!

    - The HR department role the company, they hire their contacts in the best positions, with the best salaries and distribute the benefits only between them.

    - There is no salaries policy, some employees in the same positions with lower competencies, experiences and education, get 50% higher salary, because of their contact to the HR "Specially in the HO", some workers get more than specialist, technicians more than engineers,and normal staff more than their supervisors who work with them in the same place.

    - Purchasing department also corrupted, they get commission of all the contracts and purchases they make, some of them making millions every year, with the cover from the top management and board of directors, or what they call it the "executive committee"

    - All the cost deduction policies targets the low grades employee "under managerial level" only, and managers can spend all their department budgets on their benefits and expanses.

    - No effective employee evaluation system, almost all the promotion and raises depend on the relationship with the HR, and how much you willing to pay.

    - The management spend million on wrong dissensions and no held for accountable

    - Most of the employees are not satisfied, and they not loyal for the company, only of course for the beneficiaries

    Advice to Management

    - They should be external auditing from the mother company

    - The hiring should be through 3rd party, and not Syrian is preferable, to get everything in the right place

    - The head office HR department should be changed, since they are the most responsible for the corruption and the wrong policies

    - The productive department staff should be more appropriated and taking care of, since they are the real responsible for the company achievements, and less care for the top management and the head office staff since they doesn't effect much on the business.

    - It should be only tow marketing offices in the main cities "Damascus & Aleppo" and all the other employees work from the plant, that will reduce so much of non-necessary and duplicated employees


  8. "Mauvais système de management"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    module.emp-review.current- - Supply Chain Analyst in Clamart (France)
    module.emp-review.current- - Supply Chain Analyst in Clamart (France)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Lafarge (More than a year)

    Pros

    - les avantages sociaux
    - la bonne ambiance entre jeunes apprentis et stagiaires

    Cons

    - mauvaise gestion des talents (les jeunes)
    - recrutements absurdes
    - management flou sur ses décisions qui manque terriblement de transparence vis-à-vis de ses employés.

    Advice to Management

    Changer la manière dont ils gèrent leurs collaborateurs, il n'y a aucun aucun respect pour l'humain dans cette entreprise.



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