Equipment Operator (Former Employee), Red Deer, AB – November 7, 2013
Pros: learning new things
Cons: never knowing where i would be from day to day
During my day at Lafarge, I was one to work in many different area of the company. I would pick up parts and delivery them for the shop and for the gravel pit. I would do data entry from the work orders. I would even do the bank depositing if need be. Run equipment or testing gravel or concrete
Project Engineer (Former Employee), Toronto, ON – January 21, 2014
Pros: fun learning
maintaining daily operations, provide engineering designs, continuous improvements in plant processes, and provide preventative maintenance within the plant, update ISO systems, budgeting and purchasing equipments. Maintain inventory and hands-on experience with plant equipments. learn various operations components of the company business. management – more... and co-workers are good to work with. hardest part of the job is dealing with the environment (cold and hot condition), enjoy all aspects of work. – less
771D Quarry Truck Operator (Former Employee), Brookfield Nova Scotia – April 22, 2013
Overall it was a good place to work. They made sure the employees got the trainjng they needed to do the job and do it safely. The people I worked with took their job seriously, but also had fun doing it. Working at lafarge for 31 years allowed me to live a very comfortable life while learning some of the skills I have to offer you.
used to work at here (Former Employee), saskatoon – October 30, 2012
Pros: average salary, great salesman
Cons: long hours, constant reshuffling of schedule, lots of maintenance
In the 5 years there has been 5 different managers not one of them staying longer than two years. It a lose lose situation. The last manager there relocated from Ontario and had 31 years with the company and they didn't even acknowledge him when he resigned not even a phone good luck in the future just a hang up of the phone. There is lots of issues – more... with the equipment and limited budget to do anything your constantly having to stay late and fix the cyclonaire as rail demerge piles up. On average i would say the you would need to put in 10 to 12 hours to accomplish the office work and outside work that they expect from the manager. It is very poorly managed from the top and is currently losing all its experienced employees cause of that. This is first hand but if someone is up for challlenge this is a real challenge. – less
anyone looking for a secure job and good place to work, stay far away from Lafarge as posible
mechanic (Current Employee), Fort McMurray, AB – June 4, 2012
Pros: good as long as you do every thing they want
Cons: forced to do overtime on days off or else fired
unless you are willing to put Lafarge ahead of all else includiing your familly stay away. I worked overtime every day no questions asked and when asked to work on schedualed day off, no problem except you have previous plans and said you would try to come in and end up not. get fired instantly no verbal or written warnings. unless you bend to their – more... needs your toast – less
Miner (Current Employee), Marblehead, OH – March 3, 2014
Pros: none unless you want to try to get fired. you could have fun with that.
Cons: it's a meat factory! no women anywhere.
Responsibilities I am a surface miner. I work here in the Marblehead plant. I have seen 15 managers get fired in probably the last ten years. This place does not care about you! You are just a number to them and you are expendable. There is a lot of finger pointing and backstabbing in this position. If you take this job your role will be "The Escape – more... Goat!" Yes, you will be the fall guy for when shat goes wrong and the Super Attendants only purpose for hiring you is so that he has someone to fire so that it looks like he is doing his job. You will be lied to on a daily basis. You will not have a life outside of this place and you will never see your family again. 12 hour days is a must and when you finally get a weekend off they will force you to cover their shift or your fired! You will have to kiss everyone's @#$! Not just your bosses @#$ but you will have to kiss the employees @#$es that work for you. P!$$ off your workers then the Union will bend you over! So after working 70+ hours a week your salary will only be 55k a year. Ouch!!! That s#*ks when your employees make more money then you! This company wants you angry an unhappy. There is no family feeling here in this workforce. They will break you down physically and mentally. If you decide to take this job.... GOOD LUCK!
If you do take this job then this might help you. - make no friends - do what's required and that's it! - do your paper work and let the employees do the rest - you should only be a glorified paper pusher - kiss everyone's @#$ - you are not here to change this place! Those people get fired! - you are not a sherif so don't act like a new sherif in town - you must be a easygoing person - if you get stressed or angry easily then this job is not for you - a lot of your employees are ret*rded, brain dead, inbread, old or all the above! Yes it's a melting pot of garbage here at Marblehead. Give them candy to keep them all happy!
I am a insider so I know how this place works! Don't take this job or you will be sorry. Save your self the trouble and shove your #!€< in a meat grinder because that would be less painful! YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED! – less
Executive Administrative Assistant (Former Employee), Alpharetta, GA – January 27, 2014
Pros: nice people
Email and Calendar maintenance for Executive Management Team. Domestic and International Travel accommodations. Interact with all departments, plant employees and other Administrative personnel in other cities and states. Enjoyed all my co-workers, everyone worked hard but took time to be helpful and work together as a team. My position was to support – more... several Executives and everyone's needs were important, sometimes difficult working with many interruptions. I enjoyed the fast pace of my job and to be diligent in helping others. I am a team player. – less
Transport and purchasing assistant (Former Employee), Toulouse – November 4, 2013
Pros: many advantages
Cons: work in offices
My position as transport and purchasing assistant for Lafarge has provided me with the opportunity to work in a high-pressure, team environment, where it is essential to be able to work closely with my colleagues in order to meet deadlines. Indeed, civil engineering is a fragile environment, and I participated to create the dispatch department with – more... an extreme rigor. – less
Sales and Admin Officer (Former Employee), Kotputli – September 23, 2013
. Timely delivered daily sales orders to clients with help of team . Managed inventory, sales and purchase . Coordinated with vendors and plant management to run plant effectively . Prepared and maintained data of purchase, sales and consumption and reported out to zonal office . Managed accounts and store besides sales and admin
RMX Training & Development Manager Lafarge (Former Employee), National – September 6, 2013
Pros: taking a lunch break!
Cons: commercial not understanding logistics of trucks.
Typical day would start about 7am ready to take calls if any truck / system issues occurred. Log onto systems to see what the next days work was looking like and estimate how many extra trucks would be required. Ring round all offices to get actual truck requirements or spare trucks for me to allocate to other plants. Travel to an office if anyone required – more... training or advice on truck movements. Afternoon spent allocating the trucks after contacting my hired trucks. The hardest part was making a decision what work would have to be moved to help reduce truck requirements and reduce haulage costs. Finish between 5 and 9pm depending on work load. The most enjoyable part was getting feedback from Office Managers when haulage costs reduced and loads per day increased. – less