CEMEX (USA)

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CEMEX (USA) Reviews

Updated February 20, 2015
Updated February 20, 2015
54 Reviews
3.1
54 Reviews
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CEMEX (USA) President Karl Watson, Jr.
Karl Watson, Jr.
17 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Cemex had good benefits, and they tried to hold on to their best people even through the downturn (in 6 reviews)

  • Flexible working hours when you do not work in Houston Corporate office (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • No work/life balance (late nights are the norm) (in 3 reviews)

  • Top Management sometimes not completely engaged (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Palm Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Palm Beach, FL

    I worked at CEMEX (USA) full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people, friendly work environment, decent benefits, good USA leadership

    Cons

    Mixed messages from local management and corporate in Mexico.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There's great people who know what to do - let them do it and push back when directives from Mexico make no sense.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great ,safety contentious company to work for. If you are looking for growth for your career, make a move to Cemex

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Production Manager in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at CEMEX (USA) full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great company to work for with tons of room for growth, and compensation. Good core group of executives throughout the country.

    Cons

    Recruitment, needs some help at the hourly level.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Project Manager

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

    I worked at CEMEX (USA)

    Pros

    Very good working atmosphere and people willing teach you

    Cons

    Long periods of working, usually 60hr a week and some weekends with the on-call system

    Recommends
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  5.  

    Accurate concrete driver directions or accurate addresses to each pouring location.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Ready Mix Driver in Fresno, CA
    Current Employee - Ready Mix Driver in Fresno, CA

    I have been working at CEMEX (USA) full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    It would make a policy to build on while the city grows and new community's develop. Word of mouth using stores,empty lots, corner intersections into a 100 home housing tract, parks, to give directions with a perishable product is just plane stupid.

    Cons

    The dispatcher might have to type a little more.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    give every truck in the fleet a GPS system to work with each ready mix pouring location. Some area manager rely on their employee to talk about were the job is located. This is a daily procedure occurring in the Fresno area.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great company with room to advance if you work hard.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Professional Customer Service Representative in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Professional Customer Service Representative in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at CEMEX (USA) full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great company that likes to promote from within. If you work hard the possibilities are almost endless.

    Cons

    Decision-making from upper management can take some time. At some points is almost as if they are afraid to make a decision.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Expidite your decision making process.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Inside Sales at CEMEX

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Inside Sales Representative in Houston, TX
    Current Contractor - Inside Sales Representative in Houston, TX

    I have been working at CEMEX (USA) as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Decent pay for entry level career.

    Cons

    No direct hire. Must go through agency first. No increase upon going permanent, although agency said there would be. Position was oversold to hiring agencies by CEMEX. No commission structure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start taking into consideration what's important to your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    One of the best companies to work for.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Miami, FL

    I have been working at CEMEX (USA) full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    A lot of room to grow

    Cons

    Lack of leadership from managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Employee

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Employee in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Great exposure to all levels of origination, possibility of learning from different areas in the department as long as you seek.

    Cons

    Company is a tall hierarchy that Micro manages. Big company with different visions in each different levels of the organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to every member of the organization. Get out of the mind set "this is always how its done".

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    If you're over 40 and not one of the boys, start looking for another job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Top management is interested in hiring recent college graduates and training them in what is called the "CEMEX Way". For this group of employees, there are a lot of opportunities to acquire new skills, both formally and through mentoring, and eventually find an area of interest. There are always a hefty number of projects going on and a need for (young) people willing to work long, insane hours to meet company goals.

    Cons

    CEMEX has a long tradition of buying established companies to grow their business. Unfortunately, the employees that come along with these acquired companies are not given the value and respect they deserve. Worse, if you happen to be over the age of 40 you're looked upon as someone not worthy of retaining and you'll be disposed of at the first opportunity. It doesn't matter what you accomplished with your previous employer. If CEMEX buys the company you work for, you start at ground zero, as in you have zero years of experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management, especially departmental managers and plant managers, could use tons of lessons in civility and good manners. Also, just because someone did not start his or her career with CEMEX does not mean that the employee is not valuable and does not have good ideas. My advice to management, especially middle and upper management, is to put your egos aside and pay attention to what your employees (all of them, not just the favorites!) are suggesting. Also, expand your inner clique and open more growth opportunities for everyone, regardless of their experience or cultural background.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Great company to work for!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CEMEX (USA) full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Leadership team that truly values HR as a partner. Safety is number one, good work/life balance!!

    Cons

    Have not seen any negatives.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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