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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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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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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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Great place to work
Labourer (Current Employee) –  Bath, ON5 May 2018
Employers and co workers are great to work for/with.
Messy, physically demanding job, will keep you in shape.

The employers are very understanding and fair when it comes to family

Hard hats and other safety equipment provided
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Good money, long hours
Yard dispatcher (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB24 April 2018
Management does not care much about their employees. It is very good money however with that being said as it is a seasonal job it makes it very hard to have a personal life in the summer
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Overall good environment to work
Operational Support/Scale Master/RMTO Operator (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ON24 April 2018
Lafarge Canada is a great company to work for, they care about their employees and safety in general. I relocated to work in another province after several years.
Pros
Good Team of people
Cons
Salary is avarage
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Opérateur de Bobcat (Former Employee) –  Saint-Constant, QC21 April 2018
Cimenterie qui existe depuis longtemps. Les employés semblent apprécier y travailler.
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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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Concrete operator / Driver (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB8 April 2018
Union company, I was a ready mix driver, equipment you run is in poor shape +30 weather no air in the cab lots of issues with the trucks. you have to be a senior guy to get a newer truck, on call all the time never know when you work until the evening before and have no idea when you get off at the end of the day. Pay and benefits are good
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Seasonal
Ready Mix Truck Driver (Former Employee) –  Sylvan Lake, AB6 March 2018
Lafarge was a seasonal job. I was employed during the spring and summer and fall months and randomly during winter months at a call in basis. Good company
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Productive
Ready Mix Truck Driver (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB23 January 2018
You need to concentrate 100% on the job, take precaution before you deliver the concreto to the site, ensure truck is running and safe proper manner to eliminate late delivery
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Great!
Concrete Ready Mix Driver (Current Employee) –  Hamilton, ON15 January 2018
Helped grow professionally and gained traits in my field. Enjoy the many available hours, developed great relationships with employees, able to learn and adapt to different management styles
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I have been given a lot of opportunity in different division
Superintendent (Former Employee) –  Jansen, SK10 January 2018
I set up the daily pours and batched when needed specializing in high strength concrete and on site meetings everyday .I learned more batching skills and how to interact with clients on a higher scale .we stated in camp and security was very high .I was a superintendent and was very close to upper management .The workplace culture was high in safety and quality control.The hardest part of the job was making sure all employees followed rules and proper paper work for company standards and site requirements .The most enjoyable part was the completion of our contract and being a part of the project .
Pros
Playing a part in a large scale project
Cons
Trying to keep a solid employee base
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Great place to work if you’re willing to play the game!
Dispatcher/Customer Service, scale attendant (Former Employee) –  Lower Mainland, BC5 January 2018
To advance at Lafarge(lower mainland aggregates) you need to be ‘in the club’ or have the right last name. You’re just a number to such a big corporation, you have a few people that care but they leave knowing that it’s better Elsewhere, the people that are left and the new hires in management don’t seem to really care, cutthroat and people like to throw others under the bus. They don’t see the work that is done by the good workers, reward the ones that are in the club. Don’t work for the lower mainland aggregates!
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Good Company
QC (Former Employee) –  Calgary5 January 2018
Lots of hours and good pay.

Lots of different jobs and they like to move people up through the company.

Lots of room for promotion.

Would recommend Lafarge
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good job with great pay
Mixer truck driver (Current Employee) –  Calgary, AB14 November 2017
When its busy there is opportunity for a lot of overtime but the work is not year round which causes the employees lower on the seniority list to look elsewhere for winter work
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Lafarge
Employee Pension and Retirement Specialist (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ON25 October 2017
I have worked for Lafarge for 12 years and this was one of the
best companies throughout my employment. This company
gears towards excellence, compensation and benefits are excellent.
This company makes their employees feel like they belong. This
company helps developed and improvement their employees. Their focus on developing employees is great. This company invest and recognizes their .employees. I will highly recommend working for Lafarge
Pros
Opportunity to learn lots and also work balance
Cons
some long hours but you get compensated
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Disorganized and Poorly Managed
Environmental Engineer (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC2 October 2017
Managers are very rude and treat everyone poorly. Many unhappy workers and many more already left because of their inability to manage.

Do not waste your time with them. They also have been through too many mergers and they constantly let people go.
Pros
Nothing
Cons
Poor Culture
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Have a backup plan.
Ready-Mix Concrete Driver (Current Employee) –  Saskatoon, SK26 September 2017
When it's busy, it's great, the minute that changes and they don't need you, your nothing to them. Little to no room for advancement. Have concerns (like making enough hours to survive), all you get is "my hands are tied, there's nothing I can do to help you" type anwers.
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good springboard
Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB17 September 2017
Lafarge is very divisional. Construction is tough and fast pace. Management is young and progressive. There is talk of work/ life balance but corporate budgetary constraints still result in pushing the staff to the limits. This could easily be solved with more help. Coworkers and field staff are great and there is a lot of comroadery. There is a changing of the guard from old-school construction mentality to the new school mentality. The benefits are top notch and there is lots of room for advancement. It is extremely corporate and as a result, good luck working through IT issues.
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