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Great company and work environment

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Houston, TX
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

I have been working at CEMEX (USA)

Pros

Good people. Great work environment. Interesting and challenging. A lot of growth over time. Currently suffering some drawback together with the construction industry. It has seen better day and will probably see them again if it becomes more disciplined.

Cons

Top Management sometimes not completely engaged.
A lot of nepotism going on (worldwide).

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Engage with the business. Get closer to operations.

Recommends
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 6 people found this helpful  

    Flawed Management Style

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at CEMEX (USA)

    Pros

    Before the downturn, Cemex was a very aggressive company and that made it an exciting place to work. The company also had lots of great people in mid-level management in its corporate office as well as lots of fantastic folks out in the field.

    Cons

    Though Cemex became a large global player years ago, it is still very much a Mexican company (meaning it lacks the maturity and balance of most global players). It is still largely controlled by a few families in Monterrey (and occasionally as employees we'd have to deal with some cousin or nephew of the CEO of EVP who had a position of authority far beyond his merit). All of the top execs are men from Latin America or Spain. As such, Cemex suffers from a dearth of perspective and a surfeit of testosterone. Hence it took on far more risk than it could reasonably afford. There is also a "Cacique" (strongman) top-down approach in which the little people serve the big people. There are many problems with this approach not the least of which is that it greatly impedes communication.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The problems that Cemex in the US has suffered are a result of the leadership in Mexico, not Texas. Gilberto Perez is a competent and highly intelligent leader. He deserves none of the blame for the company's current condition. He would do well to take more interest in the challenges that rank and file employees face every day and get his hands dirty in the field from time to time. The corporate leadership in Mexico must diversify culturally and should include women. It may be wise to move headquarters to a more cosmopolitan city such as Mexico City or to a major global center of commerce like NY, Miami, Houston, or London.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not very family friendly

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at CEMEX (USA)

    Pros

    Employees are nice and friendly, some level of fexibility at work depends on departments. Benefit is O.K., but not the greatest.

    Cons

    Not a very family friendly environment, there is no enough vacation time, so it will be hard for working parents.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care more about employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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