CEMEX (USA) Reviews

Updated September 9, 2014
Updated September 9, 2014
47 Reviews
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CEMEX (USA) President Karl Watson, Jr.
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    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
  2.  

    Great company to work for!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CEMEX (USA) full-time (more than an 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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    If you're over 40 and not one of the boys, start looking for another job

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    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
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    Outsourced IT makes everyone suffer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CEMEX (USA)

    Pros

    Benefits and lots of good people

    Cons

    Salary, no bonuses, to many hours, dress code (over the top), IT is terrible

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend your money where it counts technology

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Only upper management matters

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    Current Employee - Administration in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Administration in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Job security due to the fact that they don't foolw through and it is left for others like myself to do, even though it is not necessarily in my job description or it is above my pay grade.

    Cons

    Very slow in accomplishing what they set out to do

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Follow through more effciently

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Cronyism at its best

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    Former Employee - Credit Specialist in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Credit Specialist in Orlando, FL

    I worked at CEMEX (USA) full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The benefits package is nice.

    Cons

    If you're not part of the clique, then you're ousted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are more sides to every story. Those that know the truth either aren't being asked or are too afraid to say.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Sr Credit Rep

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    Former Employee - Senior Credit Representative in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Senior Credit Representative in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at CEMEX (USA) full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good co work for, good benefits,salary

    Cons

    Too many steps to get things approved

    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Good place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Laborer in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Laborer in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at CEMEX (USA) full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Kept busy, when economy is good there are as many hours as you want. They dont mind paying overtime so its the only way to make any real money.

    Cons

    Tough work. Also once the economy slows down in any way, people get let go left and right. This seems to come more with any industry that is tied to construction though.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to manage boom and bust better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Only think of employees as a number no matter how long you have been there.

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    Former Employee - Plant Manager in Seneca, SC
    Former Employee - Plant Manager in Seneca, SC

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

    Pros

    There are no good reasons I have to work for these people again.

    Cons

    They leave everything to local VPGM's who are unqualified for their position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wake up and smell the roses

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    it was a good job and good benefits

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    Former Employee - Electrician in Brooksville, FL
    Former Employee - Electrician in Brooksville, FL

    I worked at CEMEX (USA) full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    benefits, lots of hours, good pay

    Cons

    let go for staff decrease

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep employees part time if possible

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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