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CEMEX (USA) Houston Reviews

Updated September 13, 2017
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CEMEX (USA) President Karl Watson, Jr.
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  • Upper Management wants to lead this company as if they were in Mexico (in 13 reviews)

  • work-life balance, difficult to schedule time off if you are the only one who knows how to do your job (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Account Manager"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CEMEX (USA) full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Working without being micromanaged all the time

    Cons

    Upper Management plays favoritism

    Advice to Management

    Give everyone a fair chance to succeed


  2. "Employee"

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    Current Employee - Delivery Driver in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Delivery Driver in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CEMEX (USA) full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You have constant work all year long. Some positions open to move ahead on upper management but not as of lately.

    Cons

    The salary is below average. Long hours same pay. You see a lot money under the table to let smaller companies work for the ready mix

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees and put a better eye on our plant managers

  3. "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CEMEX (USA) full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    great learning experience for my future

    Cons

    Can be confusing at times

    Advice to Management

    Be up front


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Analyst in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CEMEX (USA) full-time

    Pros

    Great work-life balance, challenging work, no micro-managing

    Cons

    Strong Latin culture in some departments as many of the employees are from Mexico. Some people adapt well to that but others want a typical American company culture and that's not what CEMEX is, at least not in HQ.


  5. "Great Company. ready mix driver"

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    Current Employee - Ready Mix Driver in Baytown, TX
    Current Employee - Ready Mix Driver in Baytown, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CEMEX (USA) full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very good and steady income. 40hr guarantee. Above average benefits package. Very nice co-workers. $5,000 sign on bonus. New trucks. Jobs that instills discipline.

    Cons

    Can be stressful at times. Start times take some getting used to. No set start or knock off time. Average work day is 12hrs. Paid by the load.


  6. "Keep it simple."

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CEMEX (USA) (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good Benefits & Training. Many Good people throughout all departments. Wonderful safety & health programs. Top of the line facilities.

    Cons

    Low salaries & bonuses in comparison to others in the same industry.

    Advice to Management

    Think about paying your sales staff commissions like they do in many other companies. You will be very surprised at how hard your sales people will work and what great results they will generate for the company.


  7. "Work / morale"

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    Former Employee - Redi-Mix Driver in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Redi-Mix Driver in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CEMEX (USA) (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Decent benefits and decent trucks.

    Cons

    Ready mix division have terrible management and they come up with new rules/ ways to try to take money from you. Also the more hours you work the less you make per load.let

    Advice to Management

    Let plant managers actually manage the plants.

  8. "It's a Job :-/ but it can be so much more."

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    Current Employee - Mixer Driver in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Mixer Driver in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at CEMEX (USA) full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    *Cemex has plentiful work thats keeps you busy all year around.

    * Very good benefits for you and your family.

    * Very Good equipment. New and used trucks and they do a great job maintaining them.

    *Safety oriented. Paid training

    * They have over 15 plants throughout the Houstonland area so it convenient to commute from work to home.

    * 2 weeks vacation

    Sign on bonus that broken up throughout the year. Up to $5,000 for the first year only.

    Plenty of uniforms with laundry service provided.

    Guarantee 40 hours of a based hr pay for days that are cut short because rain outs, or slow business week.

    Cons

    *They pay their drivers by the load and Chinese overtime, NOT BY THE HOUR! Which makes the job competitive and stressful when working long hours.

    *Did i mention long hours? Cemex run their drivers 40-65 every week.

    * Cemex drivers aren't allowed to take brakes during working hours and aren't allow to stop to get food or anything while in the truck.

    *Horrible Dispatching and favoritism.

    *Every day that you work, you have to call in to an automatic scheduling system the night before to find out what time you are to start work as early as 2am- 9am to start your day and they have the right to work you up to 15hrs twice a week and 14hr the rest or the week to utilize a drivers 70 hour work week...

    *The Management philosophy is outdated and un-effective basically the Drivers and the batchmen can easily the plants.

    **No Wet Loads! If a driver delivers a wet load to a customer that can't be used, cemex garnish and docs that drivers check. They deduct $7 off ever load, for 30 consecutive loads for his mistake or miscalculation!**

    *Needless to say, the employee turnover rate is ridiculous.

    *Upper Management nor HR doesn't seem to appreciate nor compensate their drivers properly for the great job that they do and the long that work. SMH.

    Advice to Management

    Take better care of your drivers, they've already been taken care of you! They are the heart and soul of what it is we do so why not do more for them. Part of being a good manager or what makes good management is being a good leader and knowing how to boost Employees morality! Look for better ways to compensate the driver and it doesn't have to be just increasing salaries (Still, this must be done). Here are some options...

    * 3 weeks vacation instead of two. Cemex drivers put in a lot of hours working throughout the year. One week for a scheduled vacation and break up the other 5 days throughout the year in not enough. What's 5 more days gonna hurt?

    * Christmas or an end of the years party for the employees! Lets us to celebrate in the company's success and all the hard work we all put into throughout the year.

    Christmas bonus! Why not!? What a great gesture to give back to your employees to show your appreciation. Give to them so they may in turn, give to their families.

    * Employee of the month program is so underrated and underutilized in Corporate American these days.

    Get the picture!


  9. "overall"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CEMEX (USA) full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    growing company to work for when the economy is doing extremely bad

    Cons

    growth takes longer than you expect. as far as moving up

    Advice to Management

    pay according to people's education level and skills. Don't micromanage and make everyone feel like they are the saem.


  10. "Starter job"

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    Current Employee - Order Fullfilment Agent in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Order Fullfilment Agent in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CEMEX (USA) full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly work environment- everyone is helpful and easy to talk to
    Average benefits
    Opportunity for overtime
    Company is often involved in functions/events

    Cons

    Does not pay enough. This is definitely an entry level position that requires minimal skills.
    They say it's not a call center -__- they lie

    Advice to Management

    Check your sups, they're not all good leaders. Leaders should lead by example


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