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Lafarge Reviews

Updated June 5, 2017
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Lafarge Président-Directeur Général Bruno Lafont
Bruno Lafont
15 Ratings

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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. "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.


  2. "utility worker"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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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    • Senior Management
    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


  4. "Lots of freedom"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    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.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "It is a sinking ship"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  6. "Lafarge is headed in the right direction"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The benefits and compensation are better than average. Development opportunities are available, but you need to pursue them.

    Cons

    Lafarge is a very male dominated company. Good if you're "one of the guys". Not so good if you're not.

    Advice to Management

    Keep working to break up the good ole boy network. Progress has been made to focus on diversity, but lots of work still to be done.


  7. "Not a bad company"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Ok"

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

    I worked at Lafarge full-time

    Pros

    People were great to work with

    Cons

    No vision for the future


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Used to be a great organization until"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Executive
    Former Employee - Executive
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Lafarge full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Used to offer amazing international assignments and potential for career advancement. It is still an opportunity as soon as the market picks back up.

    Cons

    CEO (BL) is only focused on managing financials for the current quarter. There is absolutely no vision for the future and strategy is sacrificed to get back the credit rating that was lost. The last 4 years here were only focused on cash savings, cash savings, cash savings...

    Advice to Management

    You can focus on the future while not forgetting the current objectives (many companies do it every day)


  10. "Plant Controller"

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    Former Employee - Plant Controller in Tegucigalpa (Honduras)
    Former Employee - Plant Controller in Tegucigalpa (Honduras)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employees and work is great.

    Cons

    No work life balance. Company selling in latin america and creating a lot of distress on employees

    Advice to Management

    be more transparent about the company's decisions that will impact employees.


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