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Lafarge Reviews

Updated May 15, 2017
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Lafarge Président-Directeur Général Bruno Lafont
Bruno Lafont
73 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. "Not a bad company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  2. "Plant Controller"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  3. "Excellente année de collaboration"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Chargé de formation in Paris (France)
    Former Employee - Chargé de formation in Paris (France)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Accès au CE, chèques vacances, prime d'intéressement

    Cons

    Fusion ac le Groupe Holcim


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  5. "Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Johannesburg (South Africa)
    Current Employee - Manager in Johannesburg (South Africa)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lafarge full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    No cons to report on


  6. "Multiple positions"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Multiple Managerial Positions in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Multiple Managerial Positions in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Used to be an excellent company that valued its employees and provided many opportunities (no longer the case).
    Good people. Excellent technical competencies, wide network of plants. Many opportunities if you are ready to relocate.

    Cons

    Decision-making process is slow. No more respect for employees. Frequent reorganizations.

    Advice to Management

    The fundamentals of the cement industry have not changed: capital intensive industry requiring long term strategy, while making a commodity product. Selling good assets to pay back the debt and having the next quarter as long term vision is not a good business strategy.


  7. "Une expérience formidable depuis le début"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Directeur général in Paris (France)
    Current Employee - Directeur général in Paris (France)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Une expérience formidable depuis le début : mobilité, richesse d experience, international, métiers industriels, commerciaux,... opérationnels et fonctionnels. Le nouveaux Groupe va continuer à offrir cette richesse pour nos carrières.

    Cons

    Accepter la mobilité, savoir changer de métier, ...
    Industrie en difficulté à cause d un marché de la construction cyclique et des enjeux réglementaires complexes.


  8. "Qc tech"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good hours, a lot of good benefits, a prettt good wage, a really good working atmosphere, friendly coworkers

    Cons

    There is a lot of over time if a lot of projects are currently occurring, it is difficult to get promoted unless there is an opening


  9. "Great company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Offers a lot of training and opportunities to learn

    Cons

    Gap between unionized employees and staff


  10. "un groupe mixte"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cadre in Clamart (France)
    Current Employee - Cadre in Clamart (France)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Mutuelle très intéressante jusqu'au dernier changement
    Intéressement (en baiise ces derniers temps)
    Participation (en baiise ces derniers temps)
    Diversité et échanges entre lignes de produit

    Cons

    Restructuration très fréquente
    Manque de communication au sein d'un même service
    Nombreuses personnes présentes depuis des décennies

    Advice to Management

    Accompagner au plus prés les cadres intermédiaires


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Awesome work. Learnt a lot"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


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