CEMEX

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CEMEX Reviews

Updated January 11, 2015
Updated January 11, 2015
42 Reviews
3.2
42 Reviews
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  1.  

    Administrative Assistant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CEMEX full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    I worked close to home

    Cons

    This company insist on "fixing what's not broken" making it hard to work for the new leadership and company that took over CSR/Rinker

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Ok to a point.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CEMEX

    Pros

    The pay is ok and it is a job during a bad economy. It is close to home and the shift schedule is a positive.

    Cons

    Hourly employees are viewed by company managers as expendable at all levels. The prevailing attitude of Cemex managers at the plant and corporate levels is that you are lucky to have a job in a bad economy. If you don't like the way we treat you, get out. True enough about the economy but not much of a calling card as an employer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Realize that without production people this company has no product to sell. Shake the third world notion that whatever level of experience you bring to the table as an employee, we can find someone to do your job for less money.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Slow growth

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Global leverage is there but due to downsizing people do not have enough time to network with those outside the country.

    Cons

    Autocratic and bureaucratic management practices are taking the toll on this company. They are not able to grow as other players in the market which has caused them to lose market share.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire young and smart people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    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 (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
  6.  

    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 (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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to learn at a really young age, but really bad culture"

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    Former Employee - Financial Risk Analyst
    Former Employee - Financial Risk Analyst

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

    Pros

    Great educated in top schools people
    A lot of responsibility to young professionals

    Cons

    Really bad culture of never question your manager
    Long working days

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    2

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    Current Employee - Design Consultant in Monterrey, Nuevo León (Mexico)
    Current Employee - Design Consultant in Monterrey, Nuevo León (Mexico)

    I have been working at CEMEX

    Pros

    one of the best payed companies in Mexico, recognition, opportunity to learn and work with BCG consultants to review straegies

    Cons

    financial crisis, company broken up, lack of direction, lack of a career plan and future in working. lack of support to pursue further education

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would be good if you kept employees informed about changes, it has been almost two years of restructuring which is a pain.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 3 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
  10.  

    CEMEX, Building the future or building someone else's future?

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    Current Employee - Process Design Junior Consultant in Monterrey, Baja California (Mexico)
    Current Employee - Process Design Junior Consultant in Monterrey, Baja California (Mexico)

    I have been working at CEMEX

    Pros

    prestige, networking, compensations, travel opportunities, global working, there is so much disorder and disaster that you are able to learn from as much as you want. there is plenty brilliant people. There are several resources that have been aquired which can lead to the knowledge of several technologies, processes and methodologies.

    Cons

    working hours are long, appraisals are few, opportunities are restricted depending on who you know and who are you famiiarly related to people.
    Disconnection amongst areas, disorder and quick reactions are a must. The only thing that doesn't change is change itself.
    Decisions in the operations are neither planned nor conciously thought. Conflicts of Interest are a day to day situation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    it is important to form people and form senior and junior management in order to preserve the business knowledge.

    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    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 (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

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