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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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Good work and learning environment
Scale Operator (Former Employee) –  Thunder Bay, ON13 November 2018
It was a relaxed and welcoming environment, everyone was nice and liked to help out and demonstrate how to do things. Everything was easily accessible. Determining initial weight of trucks was sometimes a challenge as scale was off here and there which would throw off the beginning weight in the mornings. The workplace and job was very welcoming.
Pros
set hours for each day
Cons
off scale at times
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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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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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long hour hard work
Concrete mixer (Current Employee) –  Calgary, AB19 August 2018
they have shift work but not enough people to work you are away from the family and they expect you to work for them all the time so you can work up to 6 days a week and have sunday off then back to work monday. time for a change
Pros
some good guys
Cons
long hours and not enough famliy time
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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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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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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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Great Experience
Supply Chain Intern (Former Employee) –  Markham, ON30 June 2018
This was my first internship in university. I was exposed to many aspects of the industry, particularly within trucking/hauling, and my coworkers were phenomenal. The office was quiet and empty at times, but overall a good place to work.
Pros
Experience, People
Cons
Culture needs work
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Productive and great internal connection with all departments working together
Accounts Payable Administrator (Former Employee) –  Concord, ON11 May 2018
We were able to work well with all departments as we all effected each other in one way or another. We worked well together and in many ways were as close as family, as we came from a much smaller office in Markham and together grew into a much larger organization, with respect and compassion, mostly.
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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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Environnement du travail stressant et aucune vie de famille
Spécialiste logistique au service à la clientèle (Current Employee) –  Montréal, QC9 May 2018
Maleureusement, il n'y a aucun leadership dans cette entreprise... Ils n'engage pas assez de gens donc les heures supplémentaires sont normal dans cette entreprise. De plus, aucune pause n'est accordé. Il faut travailler 8 heure en ligne sans arrêt.
Pros
Repas gratuit et très bon salaires
Cons
Aucune pause
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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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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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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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Family atmosphere at work
Inside Sales Representative (Current Employee) –  Markham, ON8 August 2018
Lafarge is a large corporation run like a small family business.

There's many divisions, departments, locations despite all of that everyone is truly a team and a family.
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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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safe an great place to work. they take care of your needs
Driver water hauler base crew (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB3 July 2018
they have great people an management over all its great place. every one are team players an help you when you need great plan installed to move up in the company
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great drivers
Driver (Former Employee) –  Ft Saskatchewan28 August 2018
Company was great. Site management was not enjoyable. Steady work, great drivers to work with. Pay was fair. Work conditions were good. I wish I could have worked for them longer.
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Was a great place to work due to the people
Accounting Technician/Analyst (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ON17 July 2018
Lafarge is a huge company, and going to work was fun. The job was not as fun, but it was exciting to be amongst good hard working people. Very friendly people.
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