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Lafarge Reviews

Updated September 13, 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 9 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. "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. 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

  3. 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


  4. "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


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    "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.


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    "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


  7. "Times are changing"

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    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.

  8. "Great Training"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities and a great place to develop yourself especially if you are committed to excellence.

    Cons

    Sometimes internal conflicts hinder the progress of projects.


  9. "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.


  10. 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.


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