Lafarge North America

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Lafarge North America Reviews

Updated 28 August, 2014
Updated 28 August, 2014
68 Reviews
3.3
68 Reviews
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Lafarge North America President & CEO John Stull
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The benefits are excellent, the salary range was great and they believe in work/life balance and continual learning, both on and off the job (in 3 reviews)

  • Great people, nice benefits, good opportunities for growth (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • This results in dissention among the North American company and distrust/resentment of the French leadership (in 3 reviews)

  • Salaries slightly lower than other industries (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Corporate culture

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    Former Employee - Eelctrical Supervisor  in  Kingston, ON
    Former Employee - Eelctrical Supervisor in Kingston, ON

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

    Pros

    People are good; effected by american culture;

    Cons

    No Ownership for jobs; Every department work seperate, Missing coordination between department

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make people responsible, choose right people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    A good company to work for

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lafarge North America full-time

    Pros

    Many opportunities to grow and move around.

    Cons

    There are a lot of politics that go on and many small clicks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of all of the clicks

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Nice workplace. Overall good experience.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst  in  Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Toronto, ON

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

    Pros

    Good working environment and company culture.

    Cons

    The company is too far away.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Management is horrible

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    Current Employee - Manager  in  Calgary, AB
    Current Employee - Manager in Calgary, AB

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    The managers have no clue what they are doing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a job in a industry you understand

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    people not treated fairly

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Labourer  in  Meldrum Bay, ON
    Current Employee - Labourer in Meldrum Bay, ON

    I have been working at Lafarge North America part-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    good benifits , lots of experiance on different heavy equipment, opertunity to try new things. chance to work with lots of different people.

    Cons

    some employees are treated different then other employees. foremans would sooner put more work on employees then have to do there job by getting the employee who was asked to do the job to do it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    if you are in the position you are it is up to you to do your job to the best of your ability. if you are afraid of confrintation you should maybe think about a different career. do not lie to the employees about what is going on, just tell them the truth so that way there can be no rumours or false thinking by the employees. thanks in advance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    WE had a great team of workers at that time, but wasn't utilized to the best advantage

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Hamilton, ON
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hamilton, ON

    I worked at Lafarge North America

    Pros

    They do try to support best practices, a lot of surveys,at the same time a lot of red tape.

    Cons

    They seem to have not listened to the small customer and put to many eggs in the big customers basket. There is a place there for another small supplier to get started. You could charge more money for prompt service, it costs small companies a lot of money to pay 4 or 5 guys to wait around to get service.

    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Massive Restructuring Underway

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lafarge North America full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great people and interesting market.

    Cons

    Lafarge is currently undergoing a massive restructuring, worldwide. Creates disruption in the business leaving customers and vendors dissatisfied with products and service.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Restructuring of this scale creates the loss of valuable talent and experience.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    Overall great company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant  in  Chicago, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Chicago, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    The majority of the employees are really nice and most believe in team work. Great opportunity to learn and grow. The salary and benefits were wonderful. The work life balance for me, initially, was great. My hiring supervisor understood and valued the importance of family and knew that a person with a great work/life balance was essentially a great employee.

    Cons

    Lack of consistent communication between the uppers and lowers and in many cases, lack of communication between the uppers and uppers. Lack of consistent follow through on things that have been discussed which made it difficult to know what direction the company was going in. Once they get through the pangs of restructuring all will be well again.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate clear information and directives and then follow through.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Excellent fun environment to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Temp  in  Southfield, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Temp in Southfield, MI (US)

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

    Pros

    One of the best companies I have always worked for. Most of the employees that are here have been here for quite a long time. Focus on safety and health.

    Cons

    Downsizing has made an impact and cleared out a lot of employees over the last few years

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    So-so company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good pay, but that is about it

    Cons

    Very clique-ish. I was there for 6 years and felt like an outsider the entire time. If you don't get in with the "in" group forget it. Work life balance was only for upper management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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