Lhoist North America Employee Reviews in United States

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Not a lime guy, no worries, they'll use you up
Manager (Former Employee) –  TexasMarch 28, 2016
Here's the synopsis, as a professional, you'll receive little training applicable to your role. They'll gladly give you "Lime 101" which won't help you when SAP is set up incorrectly or you are asked to look the other way as they violate labor law. A typical workday wasn't the same for everyone, but it wasn't abnormal to see people at work beyond 15 hours at a stretch. Certain plant managers are on a rotating schedule.... if you don't like your current one, wait a couple of years, he's likely moving somewhere else. Company is misguided (read: greedy) and it gets them into trouble with the workforce and the market.
Pros
sales in a different part of the country will determine your employment status
Cons
getting time off for surgery, only to return and find that your days are numbered because you weren't at work
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productive environement
Load out technician (Former Employee) –  Clifton, TXMarch 9, 2016
I enjoyed my job working in the Lhoist Clifton lime plant because I was able to stay active with more than just a few things I had many jobs that would keep me moving and not in one place for too long I learned many things about production and distribution of lime material and enjoyed my coworkers.
Pros
being in my own office was nice
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Huge company with simple processes
Kiln Systems Technician (Current Employee) –  Alabaster, ALDecember 21, 2015
They are an old family owned company that needs work in management and to get with the times of modern safety and quality industry techniques.
Pros
Benefits, job security
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A great place to work for anyone who likes shift work.
Load out Operator (Former Employee) –  Burnet, TXDecember 5, 2015
In my time here I learned quite a bit about lime plants and how they operate. This was a fairly small Lime Plant and each shift consisted of 3 people plus the operator. It was critical that everyone at this plant knew all there is to know about the plant as far as, logistics, how full function of plant, and how to replace or repair all the mechanics and motors on site. All of my coworker were very helpful and made the learning experience very easy.
Pros
Excellent work environment, and freedom to take your time to learn as much as you can.
Cons
Working the overnight shifts were the worst part of this job for me.
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Plenty of work but no balance
Supervisor (Former Employee) –  New Braunfels, TXApril 22, 2015
7am to 5pm most days. There was never not something to be done. You were often looked down upon if you left after 8-9 hours.
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Good benefits & compensation
Truck Driver (Current Employee) –  New Braunfels, TXApril 10, 2015
Overall, not a bad place to work. Pay and benefits are excellent. Most of the people are pretty decent to work with and work for. Not a lot of work/life balance, though. Mostly just work with not much life.
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good
Recruiting Coordinator (Contract) (Current Employee) –  Fort Worth, TXApril 2, 2015
Good company to work for. Nice co-workers and very competative pay. Hire a lot of contractors.



A typical day is good.
The hardest part of the job is nothing.
most enjoyable part of job is work hours.
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A changing work place atmosphere
Maintenance Supervisor/Planner/Warehouse (Current Employee) –  Henderson, NVJanuary 16, 2015
Please see resume: for further details. A good place to work but very little room for advancement
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no actual major labor, but no room for drivers to advance
Local Driver (Current Employee) –  LaPorte, TxDecember 5, 2014
After two years , I've made decent friends at work but over all, if equipment and communication was better, and drivers were payed better, it would be more than just ok... driver turnover rate is ridiculously high. . . pay scale and equipment and mgmnt needs a major overhaul
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great work place
Laborer (Former Employee) –  Belton, TXAugust 29, 2014
Helpin the coustomers that come in make sure they have therir right product and helping them load it ion their truck
Pros
free lunch
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Lime production
Maintenance Electrician, Process Programmer (Current Employee) –  Ste. Genevieve, MOAugust 27, 2014
Typical heavy industrial environment. Dusty dirty work conditions. Not world class safety wise.
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Management Sucks
Production Supervisor/Maintenance Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Calera, ALJune 28, 2014
Not a good place to work. I feel like have wasted my time because they change upper management to often and the expectations are not the same
Cons
management not caring
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If you don"t have a life and want little pay for your labor then this is the place for you.
Transport Driver (Former Employee) –  TXMay 28, 2014
As a former employee I can say that working for this company you will find the meaning to the word work your a** off. You work 60 to 70 hours a week, never know what time shift will end, work every other weekend sometimes with out help because other driver run out of hours, so you will run till you run out of hours. Then wait to you see your pay check and see how long you last.( working holidays, during rain storms, in cold weather inhaling lime dust, management get the bonus and you keep working). I forgot to mention the poor equipment you drive.
Pros
work all you want
Cons
bad pay, no advancement, bad equipment, bad manager.........
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fast paced and enjoyable
laborer (Former Employee) –  Nelson, AZMay 28, 2014
amazing place to work, a lot of fun people and managers to work with and wonderful opportunity to make a living.
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good place for a beginner
Lead Equipm ent Operator (Former Employee) –  Las Vegas, NVMarch 25, 2014
most work 10 hour shifts which gives you a good amount of time off
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work
Truck driver & Heavy equipment operator (Current Employee) –  Brierfield, ALMarch 17, 2014
love job just to far to go back and forth for the amount of money i make
Pros
good place to work
Cons
union is no good there
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Extensive hours and entirely too political
Maintenance Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Calera, ALFebruary 28, 2014
The winters at any lime plant or quarry are brutally cold and the summers are extremely hot around the limestone kilns.
Pros
as much overtime as you can stand
Cons
more overtime than you can stand
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Tough work environment, hearing and respiratory hazards.
Loadout specialist (Current Employee) –  Clifton, TXJanuary 16, 2014
Altogether my time at Lhoist has been a fair learning experience. You learn how to operate much of the equipment depending on your supervisor of course. There is practically a three tier supervisor system so expect to hear about error from one of the three if not all of them. Job is itself physically demanding but with time anyone could get used to the environment, employees in my field range from 21 to 55 in age.
Pros
health benefits, free pair of boots and glasses annually
Cons
little room for advancement without degree.
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fun workplace with lots of enthusiasm
Laboratory Technichian (Former Employee) –  Irving, TXDecember 29, 2013
A typical day would be to jump into work right away and start working on our daily tasks of research. Everyone is friendly and willing to help if you need an idea or need help with your task.
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Great values bad ideals
Fleet Supervisor (Former Employee) –  New BraunfelsNovember 9, 2013
Typical day was 12 hours and you were given the tools to make sure it was 12 hours. A lot of high school cliquishness. Snitty secretaries and unreasonable expectations on learning curves. They tend to compare your performance at a couple months to someone doing the job 10 years. Upper management has little consideration for your off time and would commonly expect you to spend your time doing things for work. Very little protection from your own supervisors and a lack of a professional environment. Training lacked in the sense they would have you doing things that were advanced and expect you to immediately grasp the entire concept. The people including management themselves are good hard working people as individuals. The hourly employees were hard working and very diligent. If you don't have experience in "outdated" versions of SAP I would suggest you avoid the place. As for the people most of them are very helpful but the company's lack of ability to train in any chronological manner is a very big hindrance to being productive.
Pros
stable work
Cons
lack of training and no consideration for personal time.
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