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Cementos Argos Reviews

Updated Oct 29, 2019

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3.2
51%
Recommend to a Friend
68%
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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. "Batch operator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Savannah, GA

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

    Pros

    Down to earth respectable coworkers

    Cons

    Managment very political in Savannah area. Managment lets personal feelings get in the way of business

    Advice to Management

    Get your nose out the air and you might see "YOU" are running people off.

    Cementos Argos2019-10-29
  2. "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
  3. "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
  4. Helpful (1)

    "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
  5. Helpful (1)

    "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 work hours to alleviate driving time. Argos also does a lot of internal hiring, which speaks volumes about the culture.

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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
  6. "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
  7. "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
  8. "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
  9. "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
  10. "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
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