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Lafarge Reviews

Updated 5 February 2015
Updated 5 February 2015
76 Reviews
3.6
76 Reviews
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Lafarge Président-Directeur Général Bruno Lafont
Bruno Lafont
38 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Lafarge offered good benefits like a company vehicle, insurance, and pay was OK (in 6 reviews)

  • Professional, great people, fantastic learning ground for people out of school (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • The pace of decision making is slow; internal moves across the different business lines need stronger focus (in 7 reviews)

  • Work-life balance is rather severe (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    It's a great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lafarge

    Pros

    They made sure that you were working in a safe environment.

    Cons

    It was kinda hard advancing because some of the guys wasn't team players

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is an unseen brotherhood keeping moral down

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good company, good benefits

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lafarge

    Pros

    Many international opportunities. Also, working in world leader within that field, and employees have a high level of knowledge and skill

    Cons

    Work hours are long, and there is an overall culture of putting in more hours than necessary, without added benefits. Work life balance needs some review.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Lots of freedom

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Materials Performance Manager in Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Materials Performance Manager in Chicago, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    freedom to work on new and exciting projects, lots of travel, good people. Company vehicles. Company outings are fun, different, and beneficial.

    Cons

    Loss of talent. High turnover. Average wages. Difficult to get a substantial raise. Large gap in how employees are treated across product lines.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Care you and respect you but not so aggressive

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lafarge

    Pros

    No 1 in this field

    Cons

    A little bureaucratic, management process too complicated

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be more aggressive and open

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    A dream come true

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Heavy Equipment Operator in Lacombe, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Heavy Equipment Operator in Lacombe, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at Lafarge

    Pros

    Get to do what i love and get paid good with awesome benefits

    Cons

    Sometimes not enough work during winter months

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Great experience and chance for career growth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Senior in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Former Employee - Marketing Senior in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

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

    Pros

    Lafarge in the UAE was an exciting place to be. As with most every large company, there are downsides to being so big, but there are also upsides--such as training and development, many benefits, and the chance to interact with smart people everywhere.
    I joined while the company was still in the start-up phase in the UAE, the management team was very supportive and it created an immediate sense of belonging.. to the Lafarge family.

    Cons

    Long procedures before decision making!
    Lack of middle management communication channels.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More interaction with shop-floor.
    Review cost cutting strategies (expenses of main office vs. sites.)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great experience and wonderful employer.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Rei (Belgium)
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Rei (Belgium)

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

    Pros

    Great experience and wonderful employer.

    Cons

    Work-life balance is rather severe.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Current Employee - Manager in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

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

    Pros

    The Work Life balance is good ,training has been decent,compensation good,opportunities have been fair.

    Cons

    Culture,One team as a management,decision making extremely slow;too many people involved in every decision taken from small approvals to meetings.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Decentralise decision making,allow others to do their job.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    World no. 1 in cement production. International experience on romanian market.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Road Transportation Manager in Bucharest (Romania)
    Former Employee - Road Transportation Manager in Bucharest (Romania)

    I worked at Lafarge full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Well known international brand. High organizational culture . Technology . Policyes and procedures . Personal development .

    Cons

    Bad HR management . Too much balcanic influence into a multinational company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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