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CEMEX Reviews

Updated April 19, 2017
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CEMEX Chairman and CEO Lorenzo H. Zambrano
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  • Poor work-life balance benefits (in 12 reviews)

  • No bonuses for lower than manager positions, have to work long hours, have to move constantly to grow and (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Administrative Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I worked close to home

    Cons

    This company insist on "fixing what's not broken" making it hard to work for the new leadership and company that took over CSR/Rinker


  2. "Operations Professional"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CEMEX (More than a year)

    Pros

    Opportunities for growth and travel

    Cons

    Not many cons come to mind


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Hated it"

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    Former Employee - Driver in Missouri City, TX
    Former Employee - Driver in Missouri City, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    guaranteed salary during inclement weather

    Cons

    extremely high turnover of drivers, favoritism runs the company, if you get hurt you will get fired.

    Advice to Management

    none


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  5. Helpful (6)

    "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Area Manager in Everett, WA
    Former Employee - Area Manager in Everett, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CEMEX (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Decen pay and benefits, and PTO allotment.

    Cons

    Upper level management do not care about employees and will tell you this. Your ideas are not wanted or asked for. No work/home life balance even while on vacation you are still expected to answer the phone. One particular GM ran his people on fear, and you never knew which person you would get from day to day, and you would come to work wondering if it would be your last day. They hold managers accountable for all injuries and take bonuses away due to injuries but would not let you fix safety issues because of money and also not enough man power to even do the normal every day work load. Upper management are pricing the company right out of buissness in the area and continue to loose long time customers everyday.

    Advice to Management

    They don't listen anyway and have lost a lot of great people such as myself that always gave 110% all day everyday for over twelve years. It's a sad sad place to work.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Driver"

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    Former Employee - Truck Driver in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Truck Driver in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    None .....really horrible place to work

    Cons

    Hours inconsistent jobs inconsistent offices inconsistent managers horrible pay not close to enough they don't care about employees only money racist I'm white/native

    Advice to Management

    Treat your men like people not robots give good training don't be racist


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Get a Grip"

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    Current Employee - Concrete Mixer Driver in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Concrete Mixer Driver in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at CEMEX full-time

    Pros

    Adequate union scale negotiated by Teamsters Union

    Cons

    Employees hated by paranoid employer

    Advice to Management

    Change your corporate culture to appreciate, cultivate, and efficiently communicate up with employees


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Inside Sales"

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great company to have in your resume. Easy to find a job with another company after being there a year.

    Cons

    No growth opportunity. Uneducated co workers. Micromanagers. Lousy Inside Sales director. Company views department as a joke. Not a sales role, more like customer service.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the director and accurately re name department customer service.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Ok to a point."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The pay is ok and it is a job during a bad economy. It is close to home and the shift schedule is a positive.

    Cons

    Hourly employees are viewed by company managers as expendable at all levels. The prevailing attitude of Cemex managers at the plant and corporate levels is that you are lucky to have a job in a bad economy. If you don't like the way we treat you, get out. True enough about the economy but not much of a calling card as an employer.

    Advice to Management

    Realize that without production people this company has no product to sell. Shake the third world notion that whatever level of experience you bring to the table as an employee, we can find someone to do your job for less money.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Poor Management and Unethical Practice"

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    Current Employee - Director in Dhaka (Bangladesh)
    Current Employee - Director in Dhaka (Bangladesh)

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

    Pros

    Possibly the fact that it has an advance IT system compare to other cement companies but it recently sourced that to a third party and caused a disaster.

    Cons

    Poor management, corporate governance, and unethical practice are ruining the company. They are in position of divestment worldwide.

    Advice to Management

    Care for the company and care for the employee will make you profitable not your personal intereset


  11. 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.


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