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Lafarge Reviews

Updated November 19, 2017
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Pros
  • Very health and safety concerned environment (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
  • Poor systems resuting in poorer work life balance (in 9 reviews)

  • The pace of decision making is slow; internal moves across the different business lines need stronger focus (in 10 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Used to be a great organization until"

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    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. "Fair / Satisfied"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Whitehall, PA
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Whitehall, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lafarge full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Career opportunities, bonuses, variety of work

    Cons

    endless relocation, poor work life balance

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Poor Place"

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    Current Employee - Plant Manager in Albany, NY
    Current Employee - Plant Manager in Albany, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cement can run its self

    Cons

    Bad upper Management out look


  4. "Lafarge is headed in the right direction"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  5. "Good company -Uncertain environment"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good environment to develop your skills and experience

    Cons

    Unstable business model and work environment, reflects bad on some business units results with uncertainty about future

    Advice to Management

    Invest well in your human resources, untap the potential of your non-utilized teams


  6. "Good company to work with"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lafarge full-time

    Pros

    Safety for employees / good paymaster

    Cons

    nothing to tell on this


  7. "QC technician"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - QC Technician in Lagos (Nigeria)
    Current Employee - QC Technician in Lagos (Nigeria)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good compensation, Great Team dedicated to getting Job done.

    Cons

    Moving up the ladder is slow

    Advice to Management

    promotion should be tied directly to performance to motivate top performers.

  8. "Open to new ideas and supportive"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lafarge full-time

    Pros

    Lafarge is a company where you get what you put. The company is open and supportive to new ideas.

    Cons

    There is politics in some departments (but which company does not...)


  9. "Finance in Lafarge"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Worked In Finance in Lagos (Nigeria)
    Current Employee - Worked In Finance in Lagos (Nigeria)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good team with excellent experience and work culture

    Cons

    Poor systems resuting in poorer work life balance

    Advice to Management

    Make sure you get the current systems upgrade right!


  10. "admin"

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    Former Employee - Administrative in Exshaw, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Administrative in Exshaw, AB (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    one of the very few decently paid employers in the bow valley

    Cons

    poor ethics management, poor morale overall


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