CEMEX Reviews

Updated September 11, 2014
Updated September 11, 2014
37 Reviews
3.2
37 Reviews
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CEMEX Chairman and CEO Lorenzo H. Zambrano
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  1.  

    Top experience in building materials industry

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    Current Employee - Strategic Planning Junior Advisor  in  Monterrey, Nuevo León (Mexico)
    Current Employee - Strategic Planning Junior Advisor in Monterrey, Nuevo León (Mexico)

    I have been working at CEMEX full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    CEMEX is a world-class company with very competent management, unmatched in corporate Mexico.

    Cons

    The building materials industry might be somewhat limiting in terms of career evolution, when trying to switch to other fields.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Company is real good overall however not competitive pay

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    Current Employee - Reliability Engineer  in  Odessa, TX
    Current Employee - Reliability Engineer in Odessa, TX

    I have been working at CEMEX full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    people are great the plant

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    A decent company to work for.

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    Former Employee - Supervisor  in  Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    I worked at CEMEX full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Training, people you work with (most of them) are ok. Benefits are ok.

    Cons

    For some reason management is looking to catch you doing something wrong than right.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Would it matter if I did?

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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

    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Know your facts before working here.

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    Former Employee - IT Coordinator  in  Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - IT Coordinator in Pleasanton, CA

    I worked at CEMEX

    Pros

    I think if you are a new graduate and are willing to live where ever, the opportunities at Cemex are endless. You can move into different areas if you are interested and willing to relocate. Also if you want to experience other countries, this would be available.

    Cons

    1) When senior management wants something "now", they don't care if it means a lot of overtime or time away from families. You can be compensated monitarily, but you will be worked hard for it.
    2) Not a lot of communication from management down.
    3) Work/Life balance is not as depicted on website.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate more with lower levels and encourage/insist middle management communicates downward. If your website says you believe in work/life balance, then walk the talk.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great company with lack of respect for staff

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CEMEX full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Expert, professional committed ground-level staff. Products you can be proud of. Probably still the best construction materials company around.

    Cons

    No life-work balance. Staff seen as dispensable commodities and expected to do the work of 2 or 3 people. Endemic, sometimes blatant sexism - embarrassing for any man to see who has any sense of decency. Climate of fear where people are frightened to say when anything is wrong in case they are victimised or blamed for it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your staff with respect.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Great Experience but lack of growth opportunities

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

    I worked at CEMEX full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good name to work at in Mexico

    Cons

    Few growth opportunities and very few promotions available

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    The best professional and learning experience one could wish for.

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    Former Employee - Strategic Planning Junior Advisor  in  Monterrey, Nuevo León (Mexico)
    Former Employee - Strategic Planning Junior Advisor in Monterrey, Nuevo León (Mexico)

    I worked at CEMEX full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Among the pros that I found during my tenure as Advisor are warm camaraderie amongst colleagues, rich and diverse cross-functional projects and a stellar array of the industry's top talents.

    Cons

    I found it particularly hard to make an international transfer although it was something to expect during a bad season for the industry.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Excellent place to work, very solid and professional institution

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    Former Employee - Regional Commercial Sales Manager  in  Hermosillo, Sonora (Mexico)
    Former Employee - Regional Commercial Sales Manager in Hermosillo, Sonora (Mexico)

    I worked at CEMEX full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great compensation benefits and career expectations

    Cons

    Work-life balance is very unbalanced

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on work-life balance, employees will perform better

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    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 for more than 3 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Take interest in the sales force

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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