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Lafarge Reviews

Updated April 26, 2017
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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. 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)


  2. "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


  3. "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.


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  5. "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


  6. "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


  7. "Project Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good organization to work for if you are a French Citizen

    Cons

    Corporate roles outside head office are very limited


  8. "Plant Controller"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Plant Controller in Comayagua, Comayagua (Honduras)
    Former Employee - Plant Controller in Comayagua, Comayagua (Honduras)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Dynamic, process honoring and detailed oriented. Leads by education and allows to buy company stock

    Cons

    In the case of lafarge in central america, it was already sold. It did lack of more corporate leadership and guidance.

    Advice to Management

    Be open to employee engagement surveys


  9. "Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent team culture, decent bonus structure

    Cons

    Poor senior leadership, non existing HR system


  10. "internship reveiew"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Landscape Architect
    Former Employee - Landscape Architect

    I worked at Lafarge (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I learnt alot, they give interns alot of responsibilities you feel like part of the work force

    Cons

    they hardly retain the interns


  11. "Good Internship"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    high priority on safety
    nice colleagues

    Cons

    no cons were found


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