Lafarge Canada Employee Reviews

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Terrible Organization
Administrative Support (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC25 January 2019
Most disorganized company I have ever worked for. No communication, false promises, and zero managerial support. Don't expect anyone to have your back, you're on your own. Most of the employees are just thrown into a position and expected to figure it out, don't expect training or ongoing support after any "training" is provided, which is just the most convoluted data thrown on a screen in front of you that you're expected to absorb immediately. Forget being a great employee and having a work ethic, if you're not in with the right people, don't expect a future with this company or any room for advancement or performance based remuneration ever.
Pros
Decent benefits, free food all the time
Cons
Highschool atmosphere, everyone is clueless
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Ways to Grow
Specialist (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON2 February 2019
Good company with major changes post merger. No clear culture and there are still misalignments such as job titles are not consistent and the compensation plan has been been drastically changed.
Pros
Salary
Cons
No work/life balance
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Yes you have to enjoy what you are doing
Redi mix concrete truck driver (Current Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB1 November 2018
If you do not enjoy what you are doing your day will be a rough time because everything is always changing from job to job different sites all basically have the same rules and regulations but some are not always followed so you have to bring your own rules of safety into play at every job site big or small
Pros
Sometimes management is always doing something
Cons
It's construction it's always long hours
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Do not recommend.
NABS Specialist (Current Employee) –  Mississauga, ON17 January 2019
Lafarge charged with complicity in Syria crimes against humanity.

Read the article from 2018. Everything you need to know to make an informed decision about the organization, the culture, management and the experience is there. This is a GLOBAL approach and speaks to what matters most.
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Money was good
Ready Mix Driver (Current Employee) –  Edmonton, AB11 January 2019
I worked for LAFRAUD a couple seasons. Aside from your truck being bugged for audio and video they do background checks without consent, if you find any issues with your truck and refuse to drive it, they send you home ZERO PAY THAT DAY. Drug and alcohol policy is only there for the ones they like and can manipulate. They claim safety is top priority but I've personally have never been show msds books or location, the companypolicy is WILLY NILLY at best and is only there to protect them.That being said, OLD STEEL and under qualified management, product waste and much more ......
Pros
Easy work.
Cons
Mold, back stabbing, questionable equipment
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Franceschini brothers
Heavy equipment operator (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON16 August 2018
If you're working at franceschini depot, the people are amazing.

Management however is a monkey show. Benefits are laughable for such a huge company.

Supervisors will have you doing a million different jobs that are not discussed at the beginning of your employment but you have to do them anyways.

Pay is horrendous. Unfair and just ridiculous. Really low pay for such a huge company
Pros
Great working hours
Cons
No over time, no team work, little pay
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Great workplace
Junior Project Estimator (Former Employee) –  Prince George, BC11 September 2018
Lafarge offers a great work & life balance and they appreciate that people need that. The wage was competitive with other companies in the area. There was room for advancement however the majority of the work was seasonal.
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Very good company for work for.
Ready Mix Driver (Former Employee) –  Brantford, ON28 December 2018
Looked after equipment very well, management is professional .
If u needed anything they where there for you. Like my years working there . If you needed time off they would look after your needs . And if where in need of time off for personal reasons they allways accommodate you .
Pros
Golf tournament in the summer and Christmas dinners .
Cons
Not knowing if u where going be working till .
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Nice workplace
Manufacturing Accounting Analyst, (Current Employee) –  Mississauga, ON17 September 2018
International and diversified culture. Job security is important and enhanced in the company culture. Good corporation and efficient communication between teams.
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Dont waste your time!!
Maintenance Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Exshaw, AB30 January 2019
Two faced management and a very unhappy stressful place to be employed.
Money is not worth the bs you have to put up with in the maintenance departments.
They will use you and throw you away to better themselves.
Secretive management and snakes in the grass throughout the maintenance departments.
This is your warning!!
Pros
Money
Cons
Bad management, Dust, Back stabbers
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Good place to work
Plant Operator (Former Employee) –  Caledon, ON20 September 2018
Good place to work if you do your job and don't slack off. Management is easy going. Very safety focused. Not the highest paying company but it is competitive.
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Fast paced and customer based business
Terminal Manager (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB17 May 2018
Lafarge is a very large organization with many employees in many places throughout the world. If you work in management it is not good enough to do your job as required. You can also be expected to be micro managed and if you don't comply then you will be fired.
Pros
Benefits were good
Cons
Micro management is very prevalent
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If you where knee pads , you will do well .
Labourer/Operator (Former Employee) –  Ottawa10 February 2019
Its not what you know , but who you know .
If you have relative or next of kin in management you should apply,
The nepotism is enough to make you sick to your stomach .
With nepotism in the way well equal opportunity doesn't exist.
Management is a joke , some of the management team dont have a clue of what is going on
For most of the time .
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Excellent workplace.
Project Specialist (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON11 January 2019
Working at Lafarge was interesting and a good learning curve to new employees that wanted to work in a corporation. Interesting staff members and great management.
Pros
Lots of free lunches on Fridays.
Cons
Lay offs for construction employees.
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Only 90 days in a calendar year no full time totally lame
Labourer railking operator (Current Employee) –  Richmond, BC23 September 2018
Good money they don't hire full time labor dusty hot areas watch your back full time employees have a bad attitude bad culture will not return safety rules are good money is good but temporary only 90 days in a calendar year not worth it
Pros
Good wage
Cons
Only temporary work
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Good Company
Estimating Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB11 May 2018
The management respects your opinions and tries to create a welcoming environment for your input. Tries to create a good work/life balance and has good benefits.
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producting
Concrete finisher (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB10 November 2018
always working, during the winter never really had any problems with the management, they where pretty understanding, with time off, although the pay was not the greatest.
Pros
steady work
Cons
not well payed
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Don't work for this company. Management knows nothing and blames you.
Loader Operator (Former Employee) –  Sarnia, ON15 April 2018
Management changes every year. And non of them know what they are doing. They have fired for what they call business reasons. So no mater how long you work there you can be fired for no reason. Coworker are great but always have their back against a wall. Paris low for the work expected. Only safety they care about is covering their own butt.
Pros
Good coworker
Cons
Management is always pointing fingers
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Great Place to Work, but no Security
Manager (Former Employee) –  Windsor, ON28 August 2018
Great place to work and with some great Managers, but the company lacks having Job Security as it changes up Employees or eliminates positions before having some forethought with job cuts.
Pros
Life/Work Balance
Cons
no job security
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Great place
GEA Ready Mix Trainer (Current Employee) –  Edmonton, AB12 September 2018
Currently working and will keep working as it's a wonderful place and the employees are great to work with. Career minded individuals will benefit if they want to start in the construction industry
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