Customer Value Team Lead, Gypsum Division (Former Employee), Reston, VA – February 14, 2013
Pros: excellent health insurance and retirement benefits, adequate leave, overall a very desirable workplace.
The Gypsum Division at Lafarge is very well-organized and efficient. It employs dedicated staff who are well trained and adequately compensated for their hard work. Team-building activities and incentives are provided, as well as ongoing educational opportunities.
Shop and Fleet Supervisor (Former Employee), Winnipeg, Manitoba – June 23, 2014
Pros: understanding of everyday issues (good or bad)
Cons: some cases can be to ridged
Exciting place to work, Could be very busy or very slow due to weather. Very nice place to work, like anywhere there are changes to meet each day. Management is pretty understanding with any personal commitments (family, appointments and sports activities) Transportation (trucks) break downs. Especially when were very busy. The increased stress of truck – more... demand and the inability to supply more trucks, makes for a long day Family feel, You feel like part of the family and everyone will pitch in to help in any way – less
A good working environment with my peers who had the highest integrity
District Sales Manager (Former Employee), Franklin, TN – March 19, 2013
Pros: autonomy in day to day management
Cons: very bureaucratic at times
Working at Lafarge was most enjoyable when I was able to interact with customers and my sales staff. With the downturn in the US economy that part of my job was significantly reduced with a more internal focus.
Purchasing (Former Employee), Woodstock/Mississauga, ON – August 27, 2012
I thoroughly enjoyed my time with Lafarge, and continue to look back on great times and good people. I worked for a Cement plant and at the head office during my time with the company. Both locations had gereat, intelligent people and a good team culture. I regret leaving the company, but I had a lengthy commute and that drove my decision.
The company – more... takes care of it's employees. When the plant I worked at closed, nearly every staff member was offered a job at other plants within the organization, myself included. Even some of the hourly employees were offered jobs, the company paying moving expenses to bring people to the other side of the country. I felt safe the entire time I worked with Lafarge.
The company takes training and coaching very seriously. I didn't ever feel like i wasn't properly informed of my duties, or that I didn't have good istruction on any task I was given. There were a number of opportunities to go outside my standard job description and increase my visability with the organization. Looking back, I really wish I could get back into the organization, and would jump at the opportunity. – less
Maintenance Planner (Current Employee), Exshaw, AB – June 29, 2012
Pros: advancement opportunities
Cons: became impersonal
Began as a labourer straight out of high school and through their career advancement opportunities, have learned all aspects of mining manufacturing industry. For the most part, co-workers are like family. Hardest part of the job is seeing what was a small Canadian company become a huge multi national conglomerate and all of the necessary "corporate" – more... decisions over "employee" needs that results from massive expansion. – less
Manager is Great,as well as the plant supervisor, Great environment
Dispatcher/Batcher/Office Administrator (Former Employee), Kingston, ON – April 4, 2012
Pros: lots of work hours
Cons: only seasonal work
I would open and close the plant when needed,I dispatch/batched concrete booked deliveries,took orders,customer questions and concerns.Work environment is great ,co-workers are awesome.BBQ's in the summer,Great Hams at christmas.I really cant say enough about working at Lafarge
barge loader (Former Employee), Ravena, NY – June 25, 2014
well it was fun working on the river.we worked in groups of 4....when it came to barge loading we had a big responsibility...I would load...I had two guys that would walk around and made sure everything was safe and good...the third guy was my system man...he would make sure I had good feed on my belts and took samples of cement every hr,..
Good Company. Bad Management. H.R. disorganized. plenty of room for improvement.
Production Associate (Former Employee), Silver Grove, KY – June 11, 2014
Pros: good benefits, good co-workers.
Cons: management`s indifferent attitude.
Good job. Dirty place. Co-workers concerned about others and their work. Lower management overworked. Upper management unconcerned. I enjoyed working with most people there, especially plant maintenance personnel. The point-sytem employed by staff was extremely unfair and they could care less.
Bundler Operator (Current Employee), Buchanan, NY – June 2, 2014
Pros: good pay, co-workers
Cons: long days, travel, no set schedule
Typical day starts with a pre-shift/safety meeting discussing the production for the day ahead of us, then onto the work floor where any quality or maintenance issues are also discussed with the shift being relieved. Each day is something different with the production of various types of drywall. It is a fast paced environment where any hiccup can cause – more... upsets in the production. When upsets do arise, each employee is cross-trained on various jobs limiting the amount off lost product. The hardest part of the day is remaining focused on all issues, most importantly your own safety and the safety of the person next to you. Safety takes priority over anything else. The most enjoyable part of the day is everyone going home the same way they came in. – less
Dispatcher (Current Employee), Carbondale CO – March 1, 2014
Pros: daily new challenges
Cons: lafarge sold out to another company
I would dispatch RMX trucks every other day. On the opposite days I would take the orders and do the scheduling for the next business day's orders. Everyday was a new day. Always challenging. I worked well with my fellow team-mates. The hardest part of my job was scheduling the trucks for the times that the customers would want especially during the – more... busy season. – less