CEMEX (USA)

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CEMEX (USA) Reviews

Updated August 2, 2014
Updated August 2, 2014
45 Reviews

2.8
45 Reviews
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CEMEX (USA) President Karl Watson, Jr.
Karl Watson, Jr.
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  1.  

    Good work until the downturn

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    Former Employee - Plant Supervisor  in  Lakeland, FL
    Former Employee - Plant Supervisor in Lakeland, FL

    Pros

    Cemex had good benefits, and they tried to hold on to their best people even through the downturn.

    Cons

    When the economy was slow, it was looking like someone would have to die in order to move up.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Heartache at Cemex

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    Former Employee - Concrete Mixer Truck Driver  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Concrete Mixer Truck Driver in Phoenix, AZ

    Pros

    Really can't think of any!

    Cons

    Had to call tape every night at 6:00 Pm. to get start time for next day, many times after you got in at your scheduled time you were sent home! Truck boss would tell a person one thing and do something entirely different. They have been trying to get rid of union employees since the company was bought from Rinker, have union and non union plants and put a gag order in effect so that union employees could not speak with non union employees! Supervision refuses to try to work with employees! Company went from one of the best places I ever worked when it was owned by Kiewit & Sons, United Metro Materials, etc. to the worst place I ever worked when Cemex bought it out and I worked there for many years!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get new management and quit playing games!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    A fantastic place to work. Great company and people.

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    Former Employee - Territory Manager  in  Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Territory Manager in Tampa, FL

    Pros

    Continuing training, great benefits, great salary.

    Cons

    CEMEX is a supplier of building materials so in a down economy this can have (as it did mine) a negative effect on your job security.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Instead of laying off older employees you should realize their true value and retain more of them.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Sales

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Excellent colleagues, remaining pieces of Rinker culture

    Cons

    Heavy-handed management out of Monterrey

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop excellent operations and slow down on acquisitions

    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    micromanagement

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Dallas, TX

    Pros

    Large company with good company benefit programs.

    Cons

    Dealing with different levels of management my experience has been the same, very much an us versus them mentality.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Very good

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great work environment and great people.

    Cons

    None great place to work

  8.  

    Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Chemist  in  Victorville, CA
    Current Employee - Chemist in Victorville, CA

    Pros

    Schedule of 4 on 4 off and hourly pay

    Cons

    to move up one has to give up hourly pay and switch to salary

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Expect more than they are willing to pay for.

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    Former Employee - Account Manager  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    Pros

    Large company with a presence all over the world.

    Cons

    Little opportunity for advancement. They tend to hire management from outside the company or country. Huge debt and debatable plan to fix the problem.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more or expect less.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Company brings in Mexicans to run it.

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    Current Employee - Plant Manager  in  El Paso, TX
    Current Employee - Plant Manager in El Paso, TX

    Pros

    None. You really are just wasting your time.

    Cons

    All american workers are getting kicked out. Wouldn't want to stay though. Mexican management styles do not work in Texas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Admit the end is near.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Join CEMEX and see the world.

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    Former Employee - Director  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Director in Houston, TX

    Pros

    This company offers young executives a lot of opportunities for growth, education and travel.

    Cons

    Sometimes the US business unit feels disconnected from the parent company in Mexico.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Figure out some new directions for growth.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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