CEMEX Reviews

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

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

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Several Mid Management In Various Departments
    Former Employee - Several Mid Management In Various Departments

    I worked at CEMEX full-time for 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
  2.  

    Great learning experience in one of Mexico's top performing companies

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director of Business Development  in  Monterrey, Nuevo León (Mexico)
    Former Employee - Director of Business Development in Monterrey, Nuevo León (Mexico)

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

    Pros

    Professional and highly skilled corporate talent workforce that CEMEX, trains, promotes and provides empowerment to develop a sophisticated series of advantages including high performance, enduring values, self building teams, innovation that derives in growth and value to all stakeholders.

    Cons

    Autocratic and bureaucratic management practices derived from a great percentage of stock held by insiders family members common in most large corporate public family controlled firms.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reinvest in talent, specially after the huge layoffs that have occurred in recent years.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Commercial Consultant

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    Former Employee - Commercial Analyst  in  Monterrey, Nuevo León (Mexico)
    Former Employee - Commercial Analyst in Monterrey, Nuevo León (Mexico)

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

    Pros

    Constant challenge, great work environment oriented to excellence, good benefits.

    Cons

    Long working hours and extreme time pressure, sometimes you get the feeling you are a robot.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Enhance motivation and more human touch with employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good pay, not so good environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst  in  Monterrey, Nuevo León (Mexico)
    Former Employee - Analyst in Monterrey, Nuevo León (Mexico)

    I worked at CEMEX as a contractor for more than 3 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Cemex review

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

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Burocreacy is still present in many parts of the organization.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Not a good place for IT guys

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Specialist  in  Monterrey, Nuevo León (Mexico)
    Current Employee - IT Specialist in Monterrey, Nuevo León (Mexico)

    I have been working at CEMEX full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    It is a nice place to work, good salary, learn a lot of things, usually follow the process

    Cons

    There are a lot of changes and the team lose person already trained, IT ( my area) is a staff area, so the company does not value the work of my team

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open your mind, not just sales matters

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Learned a lot, invested way to many extra hours.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Monterrey, Nuevo León (Mexico)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Monterrey, Nuevo León (Mexico)

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

    Pros

    Great opportunity to learn from experienced, outstanding professionals

    Cons

    Management is not interested in mantaining a healthy work/life balance for the employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Correct

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    Former Employee - Support Analyst  in  Budapest (Hungary)
    Former Employee - Support Analyst in Budapest (Hungary)

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

    Pros

    Correct company, salary was OK, work environment was good also.

    Cons

    SSC outsourced, people lost their positions.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Good place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern
    Former Employee - Intern

    I worked at CEMEX as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Great people, lots of learning.

    Cons

    Difficult to grow up if you don´t speak spanish, average pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get closer to the employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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