Lafarge North America Reviews

Updated 7 January 2016
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Lafarge North America President & CEO John Stull
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  1. "Sales Manager"

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large professional company - supportive and proactive

    Cons

    At the time they were in financial crisis - not sure how they are after they merged with Holcim They also eliminated the defined pension plan


  2. "Director, Human Resources"

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    Former Employee - Regional Human Resources Director in Denver, CO (US)
    Former Employee - Regional Human Resources Director in Denver, CO (US)

    I worked at Lafarge North America (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Progressive, generous, fair and compassionate company.

    Cons

    I can not think of any cons at the moment.


  3. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Lafarge paid for my housing and furnishing for the Summer.

    Cons

    Cement manufacturing is interesting but could become stagnant for a career.

    Advice to Management

    No advice.


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  5. "N/A"

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    Current Employee - N/A in Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - N/A in Chicago, IL (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lafarge North America (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great working environment and professional personnel to work with.

    Cons

    Currently going through a merger. This is causing a valuable people and projects to be lost or left behind in the confusion.


  6. "Great Company!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lafarge North America (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great Company to work for!

    Cons

    None that I can think of


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Decent company"

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    Former Employee - Executive Assistant/Office Manager in Chicago, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant/Office Manager in Chicago, IL (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lafarge North America (More than a year)

    Pros

    The benefits and salary were very good. The majority of the people I worked with were very easy to work with, eager to assist and quite encouraging.

    Cons

    When management changed, the moral changed.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the employees. Implement the policies you continually survey on.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good company bad branch of company"

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    Former Employee - Technician in Denver, CO (US)
    Former Employee - Technician in Denver, CO (US)
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and very structured which I like.

    Cons

    Needed an engineering degree to get promoted. It's a corporation work gets slow your down the road no matter how good of an employee you are.


  9. "good company"

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    Current Employee - Web Methods Consultant in Brampton, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Web Methods Consultant in Brampton, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Lafarge North America (More than a year)

    Pros

    good environment. Good team, flexible work hours and location.

    Cons

    merge with another company, all projects are done now.


  10. "customer service rep"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Lafarge North America full-time

    Pros

    one of the fewer companies in northern va to offer pension plan

    Cons

    company shrinks its operations in north america, less opportunities


  11. "Production Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in East Chicago, IN (US)
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in East Chicago, IN (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    An easy job to get into and start making money.

    Cons

    Ridiculous amount of shift work. You were expected to basically train yourself because there was no formal training.

    Advice to Management

    Site manager changed so often it was hard to get noticed for you talent.



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