Lafarge North America
3.2 of 5 57 reviews
www.lafargenorthamerica.com Reston, VA 5000+ Employees

Lafarge North America Reviews

Updated Mar 14, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.2 57 reviews

                             

55% Approve of the CEO

Lafarge North America CEO Bruno Lafont

Bruno Lafont

(31 ratings)

49% of employees recommend this company to a friend
57 Employee Reviews
Relevance Date Rating
in
  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         

 

Great company , big jobs means a lot of $

Driver (Current Employee)
New Orleans, LA (US)

I have been working at Lafarge North America full-time for more than 3 years

ProsLot of home time when it rains, but you can make a weeks pay in two days on a big job.

ConsNo minimum pay for rainy week, which somtimes can hurt if you dont save for rainy days.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work saftey first great driver manager very involved in driver saftey

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • Approves of CEO

 

Very Thrifty

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Lafarge North America full-time for more than 10 years

ProsGood people they try hard

ConsVery little chance to retire there

Advice to Senior ManagementWhat works in Paris, doesn't always work elsewhere

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • Approves of CEO

 

Nice workplace. Overall good experience.

Business Analyst (Former Employee)
Toronto, ON (Canada)

I worked at Lafarge North America full-time for less than a year

ProsGood working environment and company culture.

ConsThe company is too far away.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

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

 

Good company but could be better.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Reston, VA (US)

I have been working at Lafarge North America full-time for more than a year

ProsGreat management. Lot of down to earth people who don't bother you as long as you do what you are supposed to do.

ConsNot many opportunities for advancement.

Advice to Senior ManagementProvide more opportunities and training that would result in more internal promotions.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • Approves of CEO

 

Encouraged and Appreciated

Executive Administrative Assistant (Former Employee)
Denver, CO (US)

I worked at Lafarge North America full-time for more than 8 years

ProsI was always encouraged and appreciated for my Executive Assistance work at Lafarge NA in the Aggregates Division. I was given opportunity to serve on committees outside my area, which assisted greatly in my growth as an Executive Assistant and also provided the variety to keep me excited about my work.

ConsThey (Lafarge NA) hung on to managers that were rude, demanding, and demeaning to other employees -- not necessarily his charges, either. Lafarge should have let him go. This cause low morale within all areas.

Advice to Senior ManagementBe aware of the affect negative management has on those serving him or her. Negativity has a definite impact on work production and morale.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

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

 

Not very diverse

IT Analyst (Current Employee)
Southfield, MI (US)

I have been working at Lafarge North America as a contractor for more than a year

ProsGreat hours, break areas and lunchrooms always well stocked with coffee and other beverages free of charge

ConsMany departments weren't as diverse as far as age and race.

Advice to Senior ManagementExpand more opportunities to lower employees.....favoritism is very apparent.

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • Approves of CEO

 

Good company to work for

Process Engineer (Former Employee)
Atlanta, GA (US)

I worked at Lafarge North America full-time for more than 3 years

ProsIn order to move up the ladder you have to move to different locations. Unfortunately most of the location are not located near a large metropolitan city. Your career is what you make of it.

ConsIn big plants you are expected to work more than 40 hours.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

 

it's a good ride

IT Analyst (Former Employee)

I worked at Lafarge North America full-time for more than 5 years

Prosmedium to large environment depends on what you are working for

Consa lot of managers in IT have no skills

Advice to Senior Managementget a better management team to work together

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • Disapproves of CEO

 

Management is horrible

Manager (Current Employee)
Calgary, AB (Canada)

I have been working at Lafarge North America full-time for more than a year

Prosthe money, the benefits , and the financial backing the company has. Lots of opportunity for overtime and double time shifts

ConsThe managers have no clue what they are doing

Advice to Senior ManagementFind a job in a industry you understand

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • Disapproves of CEO

 

One of the best companies to work for. Retain employees for a long time. Respect safety of employee.

Manager (Former Employee)
Alpharetta, GA (US)

I worked at Lafarge North America full-time for more than 3 years

ProsStable environment with room to grow. Large organization to learn from. Lafarge has a nice salary structure and health benefits package. The company values safety more than many others and although the process of working safely for some is a pain in the rear, I welcomed it.

ConsNot many. A down or slow economy creates a "doom and gloom" atmosphere and "do more with less" attitude, but most all industries will experience the same. The cement manufacturing & distribution industry is like a roller coaster ride.

Advice to Senior ManagementNone.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review
RSS Feed Embed

Worked for Lafarge North America? Contribute to the Community!

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.

Glassdoor is your free inside look at Lafarge North America reviews and ratings - including employee satisfaction and approval ratings for Lafarge North America CEO Bruno Lafont. All 57 reviews are posted anonymously by Lafarge North America employees.