Lafarge

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Lafarge Reviews

Updated Jul 15, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.5 64 reviews

66% Approve of the CEO

Lafarge Président-Directeur Général Bruno Lafont

Bruno Lafont

(35 ratings)

77% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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)

  • Divergence between Top Management & Technical Team(in 3 reviews)

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    Excellent Company, but it is a life style.

    Territory Manager (Former Employee) Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    ProsGood benefits, good people, excellent safety culture

    Conslong hours, limited budget for repairs and plant upgrades

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    One of the biggest cement, aggregates & concrete companies in the world; now even bigger after the merger

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsPromotes people, great training, top health & safety performer, global network is active.

    ConsBureaucracy can be a problem when trying to get things done.

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

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    Environmental Intern, Environmental monitoring and compliance work

    Environmental Intern (Current Employee) Alpena, MI (US)

    ProsGreat culture- everyone is very personable. Safety is top priority. Great opportunities to grow within the company. The company takes good care of its employees.

    ConsWages are salaried which can be frustrating when working more than 40 hours every week. It is just something to take into consideration when offered a job there.

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

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    Worst cement company in India to work with.

    GET (Current Employee) Raipur, Chhattisgarh (India)

    ProsNone....They think money is everything for us.

    ConsCountless....They never respect you. They treat Indians like dogs.

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

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    They're falling apart

    Operations (Former Employee)

    ProsLafarge offered good benefits like a company vehicle, insurance, and pay was OK. Formerly dominated the building materials market.

    ConsYou only get training if you're deemed high potential. Bad relationships amongst co-workers. A lot of management is not transparent. Talk a good game, but don't follow through. If you work your butt off it may not matter.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe more upfront about what's happening. You're not breeding a good work enthronement.

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

     

    Great learning experience

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosgreat atmosphere, freedom of expression, life and work balance

    Conslimited scope of work, room for improvement

    Advice to Senior Managementbe more open

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    Great culture

    Senior Analyst (Current Employee) Paris (France)

    ProsGreat humanist culture, good policy of developing peole, promotion of healthy work/life balance

    ConsA bit conservative for the young, with an above-the-average median age

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Company, amazing benefits

    Ready-Mix Driver (Former Employee) Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    ProsEven if you get only 4 hours of work, we got 8 hours of pay. Pay was incredible! 1.5 Pay after 8 hours, 2x pay after 10 hours plus pay for lunches if you were unable to take them

    ConsLong days but otherwise no cons

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Lafarge is a company from the core sector, but the growth potential has been missed and not kept pace with the growth.

    Assistant General Manager Sales (Current Employee) Nāgpur, Maharashtra (India)

    ProsGive liberty to Achieve the results. You learn to work on your own.

    ConsNo clarity and guidance from seniors. The seniors are low achievers. There is too much of politics in this company. People who are a part of the coterie get promotions and high increments. Not able to retain talented people.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTry to be open.

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

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    Very rewarding experience both professionally and financially

    Human Resources Director (Former Employee) Cairo (Egypt)

    ProsA company that invests in developing people and giving them great growth opportunities; pleasant and highly diverse working envirnoment; excellent succession plans are developed and implemented; high focus on health & safety because of genuine care for people

    ConsThe pace of decision making is slow; internal moves across the different business lines need stronger focus

    Advice to Senior ManagementTo be more agile and speedy when analyzing new growth opportunities for the business; encourage talented employees to move freely across the different business lines as it helps enrich the organization as well as the indviduals themselves

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

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