Lafarge North America

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Lafarge North America Reviews

Updated Jul 06, 2014
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3.2 64 reviews

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Lafarge North America President & CEO John Stull

John Stull


50% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    Corporate culture

    Eelctrical Supervisor (Former Employee) Kingston, ON

    ProsPeople are good; effected by american culture;

    ConsNo Ownership for jobs; Every department work seperate, Missing coordination between department

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake people responsible, choose right people

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

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    A good company to work for

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsMany opportunities to grow and move around.

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet rid of all of the clicks

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Nice workplace. Overall good experience.

    Business Analyst (Former Employee) Toronto, ON

    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

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    Management is horrible

    Manager (Current Employee) Calgary, AB

    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

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    people not treated fairly

    Labourer (Current Employee) Meldrum Bay, ON

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

    Conssome 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 Senior Managementif 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Hamilton, ON

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

    ConsThey 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.

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    So-so company

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood pay, but that is about it

    ConsVery 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company, Great benefits, limited growth potential

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat working relationship with my team, loved working for Lafarge. Learned a lot and gained a lot of experience
    Great benefits

    ConsLimited job growth in my role
    Working in a regional office sometimes felt not a part of corporate
    Lack of career mobility

    Advice to Senior ManagementLook for ways to develop people with high potential.

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

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    It's a wonderful place to work.

    Supervisor (Current Employee) Bogalusa, LA (US)

    ProsGood safety training,pays good,training good,benafits good,employee are great

    ConsWork can get slow at times

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good company to work for.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Chicago, IL (US)

    ProsThe benefits are excellent, the salary range was great and they believe in work/life balance and continual learning, both on and off the job.

    ConsCommunication and reduction in force/layoffs/terminations need to be handled in a better way.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSpeak with one voice and honor what you say.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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