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Lafarge Reviews

Updated April 15, 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 7 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. "Great company!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They do care for employees

    Cons

    Bureaucracy and lots of paper work and useless reports

    Advice to Management

    Purge and change what is not working, less is more.


  2. "PLC and Instrumentation Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - PLC Engineer in Aleppo (Syria)
    Current Employee - PLC Engineer in Aleppo (Syria)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    LAFAEGE Company has high qualified safety standards to save her employees from any fatality may occurred and it has an great security and risk procedures I hope to applicative them as soon as possible in Syria to avoid any expectations events will happen.

    Cons

    I am really surprised at LAFARGE ; it is possible to found an technician with a person who has an education engineering qualifications and you can find a person who has no any qualifications as Team Leader especially in SYRIA

    Advice to Management

    of course the HR team need to more training about communication skills and people rights


  3. "An engaging place to work committed to employee growth."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Business/Marketing Analyst in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Business/Marketing Analyst in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Mutli-National with multiple opportunities long-term, provided you are in their core-divisions.

    Cons

    Challenging market conditions have led to downsizing in some markets.

    Advice to Management

    Keep investing in your employees.


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  5. "Good company to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Lafarge full-time

    Pros

    Great people and good benefits

    Cons

    Still slow to make decisions but change is on the way

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees, empower them and coach them


  6. "Highway Maintenance at Lafarge Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, fair schedule, and great people to work with

    Cons

    Several safety orientations to attend that can be repetitive and boring


  7. "Country CEO"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Country Chief Executive Officer in Istanbul (Turkey)
    Former Employee - Country Chief Executive Officer in Istanbul (Turkey)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Lafarge full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    It had a dynamic working environment, multinational corporate culture and lot of opportunities for self and career development.

    Cons

    Global matrix organization sometimes leading to long decision making process.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Very rewarding experience both professionally and financially"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Human Resources Director in Cairo (Egypt)
    Former Employee - Human Resources Director in Cairo (Egypt)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lafarge full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    A company that invests in developing people and giving them great growth opportunities; pleasant and highly diverse working envirnoment; excellent succession plans are developed and implemented; high focus on health & safety because of genuine care for people

    Cons

    The pace of decision making is slow; internal moves across the different business lines need stronger focus

    Advice to Management

    To be more agile and speedy when analyzing new growth opportunities for the business; encourage talented employees to move freely across the different business lines as it helps enrich the organization as well as the indviduals themselves


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Great Company, amazing benefits"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Ready-Mix Driver in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Ready-Mix Driver in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Even if you get only 4 hours of work, we got 8 hours of pay. Pay was incredible! 1.5 Pay after 8 hours, 2x pay after 10 hours plus pay for lunches if you were unable to take them

    Cons

    Long days but otherwise no cons


  10. "Excellent Company, but it is a life style."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Territory Manager in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Territory Manager in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Lafarge full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, good people, excellent safety culture

    Cons

    long hours, limited budget for repairs and plant upgrades


  11. "Great experience and wonderful employer."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Lummen (Belgium)
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Lummen (Belgium)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great experience and wonderful employer.

    Cons

    Work-life balance is rather severe.


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