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Cementos Argos Reviews

Updated 13 May 2019

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Cementos Argos CEO Juan Esteban Calle
Juan Esteban Calle
13 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great benefits and pretty good pay if loads are distributed fairly(in 5 reviews)

  • "Great benefits including an annual allowance for safety boots and a cheap uniform program; Large company with a huge focus on safety and sustainability(in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long hours and the pay by load system is a big joke if you are constantly getting crappy loads(in 4 reviews)

  • "Dispatch does nothing to even out loads or cares to do something(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "It's a simple job hauling concrete."

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    Former Employee - Delivery Driver in Frisco, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cementos Argos full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Benefits, benefits benefits benefits benefits

    Cons

    The administration is unorganized and selfish.

    Advice to Management

    see the world through the driver's eyes

    Cementos Argos2019-05-10
  2. "A big solid company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Pricing Analyst in Medellín, Antioquia
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cementos Argos full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Big company that offers an stable solution for their workers

    Cons

    Limited opportunities to develop your career

    Cementos Argos2019-05-07
  3. "Tedious work schedules, rude, discriminating bosses, you never get recognized for your job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cementos Argos full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Decent perks. - Stability. - Friendly colleagues.

    Cons

    - Discriminating bosses. - There is an underlying assumption that your job is your life and there is nothing beyond your job. Some people have to work many days in the month extra hours and weekends without extra pay. - There are no plans. Deadlines and objectives are not defined. - Unflattering workspaces. - Competition atmosphere that hinders the teamwork.

    Advice to Management

    - Value the work of your employees. - Implement a 40-hour work schedule.

    Cementos Argos2019-05-13
  4. "Great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cementos Argos full-time

    Pros

    Argos is a great company to work for! They offer a very fair, comprehensive benefits package and 401k plan. The company is very innovative and really focuses on sustainability, which is very important in the building materials industry. Argos management is innovative and is continuously working to keep positive working conditions and work/life balance for it's employees. In the regional office, management is open to flexible...

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    Cons

    Communication from top management down was previously an issue but with the new US President, this has been addressed and communication is very open and transparent.

    Advice to Management

    Continue being open to options that allow employees work/life balance.

    Cementos Argos2019-02-19
  5. "Open workspace"

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

    I worked at Cementos Argos full-time

    Pros

    Open workspace, benefits, bonus incentives

    Cons

    Not much follow up on KPIs

    Cementos Argos2018-11-04

    Cementos Argos Response

    November 7, 2018HR Generalist

    Thank you very much for your comment! With our former Performance Management process, we realize KPI and goal followup throughout the year was not always a focus. We have recently implemented a new Performance Management process through SuccessFactors that will encourage followup ...

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  6. "Overall"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Cementos Argos full-time

      Pros

      SAP, Manufacturing, People, Good benefits, long time employees

      Cons

      Office Layout, long drive, lack of conference rooms

      Cementos Argos2018-10-20

      Cementos Argos Response

      November 7, 2018HR Generalist

      Hi there, We really appreciate you taking the time to write a review for Argos! We do agree that the open office layout may not be ideal for every employee, but we hope that it does encourage communication in many instances. We agree it would great to have a few more meeting rooms ...

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    • "Good Pay"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Cementos Argos full-time

      Pros

      Good pay & benefits. People are friendly

      Cons

      No work/life balance. They pay good because they expect a lot in return.

      Advice to Management

      Understand not everyone has the same priorities as work over family.

      Cementos Argos2018-10-16

      Cementos Argos Response

      November 7, 2018HR Generalist

      Hello, Thank you so much for your review! Argos does pride itself on the Great People we have working as our colleagues, as well as offering competitive pay and benefits! We do understand that in some roles and departments more time in the office is required depending on different ...

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    • "Plant Manager"

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      Former Employee - Plant Manager in Orlando, FL
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Cementos Argos full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      Great coworkers, decent pay for drivers.

      Cons

      Drivers make more money than plant managers and have less responsibilities and work less hours since it went to pay by the load. They pile more work on you and don't compensate with more money.

      Advice to Management

      Follow through with promises you make by emails to your employees and other promise that you make. When you don't follow through you get very unhappy employees and then they don't believe in what you have to say. HR needs to do a better job on helping employees by returning phone calls and emails.

      Cementos Argos2018-10-29

      Cementos Argos Response

      November 9, 2018HR

      Thank you so much for your feedback! Believe it or not all feedback both positive and negative is an opportunity to help shape and develop company growth. With that said, here's some feedback for you - the Orlando Market will miss you tremendously! You started with us back in June ...

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    • "Interesting company"

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      Former Employee - Corporate Manager in Medellín, Antioquia
      Recommends
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Cementos Argos full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Strong reputation and part of an important group of companies

      Cons

      Sadly this company is living from its past glory

      Advice to Management

      HR is one of the biggest obstacles in its growth.

      Cementos Argos2018-10-10
    • "Forgiving but not rewarding"

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      Current Employee - Maintenance Technician in Dallas, TX
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Cementos Argos full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Not easily fired. Laid back at times balls to the wall at times. Guaranteed 40

      Cons

      Drivers earn more than anyone else here which leaves you feeling unappreciated. A lot of hurry up and wait. No room to grow. If you do grow the 1 dollar difference is not worth it.

      Advice to Management

      Be open to others opinions and thought. Don't just focus on production and bottom numbers

      Cementos Argos2018-10-05
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