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CEMEX Reviews

Updated Jul 25, 2014
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3.2 36 reviews

79% Approve of the CEO

CEMEX Chairman and CEO Lorenzo H. Zambrano

Lorenzo H. Zambrano

(28 ratings)

76% of employees recommend this company to a friend
36 Employee Reviews
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    Ok to a point.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

    ConsHourly 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 Senior ManagementRealize 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    A decent company to work for.

    Supervisor (Former Employee) Fort Lauderdale, FL

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementWould it matter if I did?

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company with lack of respect for staff

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

    ConsNo 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 Senior ManagementTreat your staff with respect.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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

    Financial Risk Analyst (Former Employee)

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

    ConsReally bad culture of never question your manager
    Long working days

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

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

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Know your facts before working here.

    IT Coordinator (Former Employee) Pleasanton, CA

    ProsI 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.

    Cons1) 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 Senior ManagementCommunicate 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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

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

    Prosprestige, 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.

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

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    Company is real good overall however not competitive pay

    Reliability Engineer (Current Employee) Odessa, TX

    Prospeople are great the plant

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Experience but lack of growth opportunities

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

    ProsGood name to work at in Mexico

    ConsFew growth opportunities and very few promotions available

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Promotions based on politics rather than merit

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

    ProsOK Pay and benefits, not unusual in the industry though

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake interest in the sales force

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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