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CEMEX Reviews

Updated June 10, 2017
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CEMEX Chairman and CEO Lorenzo H. Zambrano
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  • work / life balance, too hierarchical, not agile enough, limited access to upper management if you're not director or above (in 14 reviews)

  • A lot of travelling and long hours (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Staff accountant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at CEMEX full-time

    Pros

    Decent pay and benefits.
    I enjoyed some of my coworkers

    Cons

    Poor work life balance.
    Didn't feel like the company cared about its employees


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Operations"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good people in mid management

    Cons

    Top down organization. Policy and procedure more important than results. No loyalty. Constantly reorganizing.

    Advice to Management

    Consider input from local management.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Machine Operator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at CEMEX full-time

    Pros

    Working overtime was the best thing.

    Cons

    Once you get hurt on the job they instantly fire you.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to investigate properly and not fire your employee because they get injured doing their job for the company. Its sad when a good emplyoee is terminated for an accident with throughly investigation.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "ok"

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    Former Employee - Mechanic in El Paso, TX
    Former Employee - Mechanic in El Paso, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    benefits safety ok uniforms ok tools so so

    Cons

    management don't keep up with employes with work

    Advice to Management

    stop wondering and take care of employes needs


  5. Helpful (1)

    "A decent company to work for."

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    Former Employee - Supervisor in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CEMEX full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Training, people you work with (most of them) are ok. Benefits are ok.

    Cons

    For some reason management is looking to catch you doing something wrong than right.

    Advice to Management

    Would it matter if I did?


  6. Helpful (5)

    "Know your facts before working here."

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    Former Employee - IT Coordinator in Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - IT Coordinator in Pleasanton, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I think if you are a new graduate and are willing to live where ever, the opportunities at Cemex are endless. You can move into different areas if you are interested and willing to relocate. Also if you want to experience other countries, this would be available.

    Cons

    1) When senior management wants something "now", they don't care if it means a lot of overtime or time away from families. You can be compensated monitarily, but you will be worked hard for it.
    2) Not a lot of communication from management down.
    3) Work/Life balance is not as depicted on website.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate more with lower levels and encourage/insist middle management communicates downward. If your website says you believe in work/life balance, then walk the talk.


  7. "Sales Jr. Executive"

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    Former Employee - Asesor Commercial in Mexico, Distrito Federal (Mexico)
    Former Employee - Asesor Commercial in Mexico, Distrito Federal (Mexico)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CEMEX full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good money due to the commissions

    Cons

    They think of people as disposable things

    Advice to Management

    For better results, focus on hiring great empathetic leaders

  8. "Concrete and aggregates production manager"

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    Current Employee - Production Manager in Palma (Spain)
    Current Employee - Production Manager in Palma (Spain)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free decisions on your own way to reach all types of challenges. Human Team for Materials group are Great. H&S initiatives with high broadband vision.

    Cons

    Deficient materials structure. No all departments are looking for SAME GOAL. No amount salary based on your powerfull skills. No consideration of a great member when you are doing the taskes of at least 3 persons / positions.

    Advice to Management

    Listen, listen, listen


  9. "Cemex Switzerland"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Biel, Bern (Switzerland)
    Former Employee - Consultant in Biel, Bern (Switzerland)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice ambiance, smart employees.
    Salaries are rather high, but no extra benefits

    Cons

    No career progression, management is lost. Top down culture, you must follow you boss into the wall.
    I've some seen some arguable practices, most managers would be fired in no time from other Fortune 500 companies if they would behave the same.

    Advice to Management

    Get a grip!


  10. "Great People"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Excellent passionate, driven young people.

    Cons

    Terrible leadership from older supervisors and way to much work for single employee. Terrible life-work balance.

    Advice to Management

    Actually evaluate leadership and correct bad behaviors in senior leaders.


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