CEMEX Reviews

Updated May 2, 2015
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CEMEX Chairman and CEO Lorenzo H. Zambrano
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  1. Company is real good overall however not competitive pay

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Reliability Engineer in Odessa, TX
    Current Employee - Reliability Engineer in Odessa, TX

    I have been working at CEMEX full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    people are great the plant

    Cons

    corporate micro manages the odessa plant way to much, can not complete new projects


  2. Helpful (2)

    commercial sales - territory manager

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    Current Employee - Territory Manager in Knoxville, TN
    Current Employee - Territory Manager in Knoxville, TN

    I have been working at CEMEX

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    fair pay and benefits, decent mid level management, great customers to work with; flexible with family demands, overall "low key" feeling to company

    Cons

    senior management seems to be totally out of touch with the lowest rungs of who works for them, both salary and hourly; appearance seems to be that unless you are "chosen" or know someone at the highest levels, you will not get promoted beyond the position you hired into

    Advice to Management

    read your 360 evals and go and back them up in the field - ask for harsh criticism, and accept it without repercussions - too many employees afraid of speaking up, many have good ideas


  3. Very variable experience

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at CEMEX as an intern

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice, welcoming people and good reputation for an intern; manager was extremely flexible and understanding and did all he could to provide learning experience, his colleagues also took time to teach me even though it wasn't their duty.

    Cons

    Senior staff were worked to the bone, many seemed to sacrifice their personal lives in an uninteresting job, wouldn't pursue a career here due to what I saw. For an intern the pay was average and there were extremely slow days where I could do nothing but send emails.


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  5. Great Experience but lack of growth opportunities

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Negotiatior in Monterrey, Nuevo León (Mexico)
    Former Employee - Negotiatior in Monterrey, Nuevo León (Mexico)

    I worked at CEMEX full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good name to work at in Mexico

    Cons

    Few growth opportunities and very few promotions available


  6. Promotions based on politics rather than merit

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    Former Employee - Sales in Monterrey, Nuevo León (Mexico)
    Former Employee - Sales in Monterrey, Nuevo León (Mexico)

    I worked at CEMEX full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    OK Pay and benefits, not unusual in the industry though

    Cons

    Life/Work balance is not good
    No career path, the same people keep rotating each other's job
    Layoffs were constant

    Advice to Management

    Take interest in the sales force


  7. Too much overhead, poor work-life balance, don't expect international promotion unless you're from Latin America

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    Former Employee - Several Mid Management In Various Departments
    Former Employee - Several Mid Management In Various Departments

    I worked at CEMEX full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Learn best practices, fast advancement on lower levels, real business exposure in smaller countries

    Cons

    Poor middle management, loyalty overrules skills when it comes to promotions, aggressive salary bargaining, international assignments nearly impossible if you're not from Latin America: truly not a global company

    Advice to Management

    Further cut bureaucracy; stop lying about results on all levels, you're just blowing a bubble; take change initiatives not just talk about them


  8. Good pay, not so good environment

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Analyst in Monterrey, Nuevo León (Mexico)
    Former Contractor - Analyst in Monterrey, Nuevo León (Mexico)

    I worked at CEMEX as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - Some of the best salaries in the market
     - Clear hierarchy
     - Being a multinational company, it gives a sense of how big businesses work
     - Great location
     - Given the right timing, a great place to improve one's career

    Cons

    - They do not care about employees other than VP's
     - Work comes first, family/social life comes second
     - Elitist environment

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees, they are what keeps the company's blood pumping...


  9. Cemex review

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    Current Employee - Manager in Monterrey, Nuevo León (Mexico)
    Current Employee - Manager in Monterrey, Nuevo León (Mexico)

    I have been working at CEMEX full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Multinational and multicultural company.
    Lots of functional areas to work, develope and interact.
    Good development programs for certain positions.
    Many places to work in many countries.

    Cons

    A lot of personnel rotation.
    Time managment a big oppotunity. A very demanding workplace in relation to time.
    Some positons requiere a lot of travel.
    Bureaucracy in the organization.

    Advice to Management

    Burocreacy is still present in many parts of the organization.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Good place to start, not to stay for a long time

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    Former Employee - Process Consultant in Monterrey, Nuevo León (Mexico)
    Former Employee - Process Consultant in Monterrey, Nuevo León (Mexico)

    I worked at CEMEX full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    nice benefits package, good work atmosphere with direct boss and colleagues, fast learning environment, opportunities to travel abroad and grow professionally

    Cons

    hierarchical, organizational uncertainty, some people seemed to be "untouchable", could be very bureaucratic and political, continuous power struggles among different groups, promotes a "work above all" kind of lifestyle that ends up burning out its people

    Advice to Management

    a more horizontal organization must be encouraged to speed up the information flow and corresponding visibility of the value chain (too many managers, few actual workers)


  11. Hard work and nothing else.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Maintenance Engineer in Monterrey, Nuevo León (Mexico)
    Current Employee - Maintenance Engineer in Monterrey, Nuevo León (Mexico)

    I have been working at CEMEX full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    In Mexico is a well recoignaized company.
    Salary higher than the national average.

    Cons

    You have to choose between your personal life or the job.
    Need 100% availability of your time.



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