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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
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

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 Management

Engage with the business. Get closer to operations.

Other Employee Reviews for CEMEX (USA)

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Unsatisfactory"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Everett, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Everett, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Large company with many locations

    Cons

    Poor management, industry is not doing well


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    "Flawed Management Style"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

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