CEMEX Reviews

Updated October 21, 2014
Updated October 21, 2014
38 Reviews
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38 Reviews
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  1.  

    Slow growth

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  2.  

    Top experience in building materials industry

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    • Career Opportunities
    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 (more than an 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
  3.  

    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 an 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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  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.  

    Great Experience but lack of growth opportunities

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    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    Pros

    Good name to work at in Mexico

    Cons

    Few growth opportunities and very few promotions available

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    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)

    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
  9.  

    The best professional and learning experience one could wish for.

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    • Career Opportunities
    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 (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.  

    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Excellent place to work, very solid and professional institution

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    • Career Opportunities
    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 (more than an 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

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