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Good company
Eastern Regional Sales Manager (Current Employee), Central MarylandSeptember 17, 2013
Lafarge was a great company to work for and a strong company. Unfortunately they sold our division.
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Good place to work
RMX Training & Development Manager Lafarge (Former Employee), NationalSeptember 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
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Productive and fun workplace to work with
Project Coordinator, Public Affairs (Current Employee), Paris, FranceSeptember 6, 2013
A great environment
An international company which operates in 64 countries
A leading construction company
Rewarding
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great place to work
Process Intern (Former Employee), Joppa, ILJune 15, 2013
great place to start a career. everyone is very helpful and the people you work with make the job.
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 Ultimately responsible for conducting a wide-range general management operations, pertaining to personnel and stock management, housekeeping, sales
Manager (Current Employee), KZNApril 2, 2013
 Service Departments
 Cash Office Systems
 Human Relations (HR)
 General Systems
 Back Office Systems
 Management Competency
 Industrial Relations (IR)
 Receiving
 Health & Safety
 Profit & Loss (P&L)
 Customer Relations
 Management Skills
 Operational Systems & Procedures
 Stock Management and Control
 Personnel Management
 Management – more... Survival
 Customer Service Excellence – less
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cement production company caring for safety and cost reduction as well as quality
Safety Manager (Current Employee), IraqFebruary 21, 2013
I learned how to manage people,time,money and the tasks,and they work as team work, the enjoyable part of the job was when I was project manager for safety training center
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Fly Ash Tech
Fly Ash Technician (Current Employee), KSFebruary 4, 2013
Pros: advancement, benefits
Cons: playing a key role
A work day would consist of running tests of fly ash per ASTM 618. From graduation to my first job, I learned valuable knowledge about fly ash as well as extended my knowledge of concrete.
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Productive place
PROJECT MANAGER & SYSTEM ARCHITECT (Former Employee), Issy-les-Moulineaux, A8January 26, 2013
Pros: low price lunches
Cons: healthcare
Support level 3
To apply ITIL V3
Nice management
Professionals
Take an unachieved project
Succeed after hardwork
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A Typical Work Day at Lafarge North America
Dispatcher (Former Employee), Metairie, LouisianaJanuary 10, 2013
Pros: leave for dr. appts, breaks when needed, family leave when needed, attend your kid functions at shcool
Cons: we really could not leave for lunch, lunch was at your desk.
A typical work day at Lafarge begins in the early morning typical (01:00)am. From 01:00 am to 06:00, I am in the office alone. In this time frame depending on the work load, I am dispatching drivers to designated job sites, answer all phones from customers and Lafarge saleman and taking orders. Time goes by really fast, 06:00am is here. The other dispatchers – more... begin to come in for their work day. Now the day gets a little easier, I now have help. On Mondays when my co-worker gets in, he would releive me so I can get payroll completed before 09:00am. At 11:00am my work day is over.

LaFarge was a big happy family. We worked 10 hours days 6 days a week, but I enjoyed my job.

My leaving LaFarge were personal reasons. I recently remarried and relocated to Baton Rouge, La., where my husband lives. – less
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41/2 ****
Millwright, welder, operator (Former Employee), Morrison, COJanuary 9, 2013
Pros: the employees &safety were real good
Cons: better once the union was gone.
Very good place to work always learning something new .very good equipment,well kept,
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High quality professionals
Corporate Finance senior analyst (Former Employee), Paris, A8January 6, 2013
Very knowledgeable professionals
Nice atmosphere
More than 300 locations overall, creating large opportunities for WW careers
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Safe,challenging work environment with high production standards.
Heavy Equipment Operator/Maintenance (Current Employee), Perryville,MO.January 3, 2013
Pros: supervisors and plant managers working alongside you when production plant breaks down.
Cons: dirty, dusty conditions make job difficult to meet production goals.
Each day started with a safety/production meeting detailing the importance of using proper safety equipment and tools for a specific task. Challenging production standards requires the help of every employee which creates a very productive team. My co-workers are always alert and look out for the safety of others,including outside contractors and customers. – more... These qualities gives employees "Good piece of mind" and trust in one another. – less
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Sales and Production
District Sales Supervisor (Current Employee), King Williams TownDecember 4, 2012
Every morning I check daily orders.
Is the Batch plant on schedule or running behind.
Advise the Batch Plant operator which orders to be dispatched.
Following up of leads for new business
Visit current sites to ensure the customers are happy with the service.
Follow up on technical querries

I have gained a lot of knowledge on the technical side of – more... the business.

The most difficult part of the job is satisfying the customers.
At the moment I work with what I have and I have to make sure that orders are delivered on time and the product is at a required standard

The most enjoyable part is when we are supplying a large volume of concrete and when the supplying is done, The product is consistant, no delays, customer is complementing the team that was supplying. – less
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learning and growing in he company
learner electrician (Former Employee), richards bayNovember 18, 2012
Pros: leave for over time
Cons: normal hours
as a learner i was exposed to several thing according to electrician job,my artisans were reachable,helpful and
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High productivity place
Mechanical Engineer (Former Employee), AmmanSeptember 21, 2012
Nice place to get the experience, Also highly productivity and highly management techniques and planning
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A very welcoming place
Chemical engineering trainee (Former Employee), JohannesburgJuly 9, 2012
Pros: my trips to other lafarge companies
Cons: a lot of work
My day at work was always fun and busy all the time. I have learnt communication skills, to work with a group of people and work individually and time management. The company was always maneged well while I was still an employee. My co-workers were hard working people and they were very friendly and always willing to assist me with my job when I needed – more... help. There was no hardest part of the job for me because I was able to enjoy everything I did. Every task was enjoable for me because I enjoy challenges. – less
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Lafarge is a disappointement
accountant (Current Employee), SSC SouthfieldJune 26, 2012
Pros: flexible work schedule
Cons: favoritism and rude work enviroment>
There is no loyalty at this company. They use and abuse you. It's all about politics and not performance.
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Great company, great benefits
Project Lead (Former Employee), Southfield, MIMay 21, 2012
Flexible work hours
Good salary and benefits
Great people to work with
Expect a re-org ever 3-5 years
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relaxed environment, fast paced
Lead Dispatcher/Customer Service (Former Employee), Fort Collins, COApril 26, 2012
Pros: the people, customers
Cons: the long hours, 430am to 600 or 700 pm
there would be 3 people in dispatch office each day. 2 would take calls and input orders for that day or the following days. the other person would dispatch trucks. In this position we rotated out the weeks and weekends
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environnement de travail agréable
Agent de bascule (Former Employee), Lagruère, 97June 2, 2014
Une équipe trés gentille.
Adaptation trés bonne.
Travail interéssant

About Lafarge

Lafarge North America works to be the foundation of buildings, roads, and bridges across US and Canada. As North America's largest – Read more