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Updated Jul 21, 2014

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Sales/Marketing Management Interview

Sales/Marketing Management
Bothell, WA

I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Terex in January 2011.

Interview Details – I found a position through an on-line resource and applied, and was contacted by a recruiter (positive experience) and screened. Based on that I was set up with an interview with the company's general manager (positive experience) who wanted me to come back and interview with a group manager. I did, and that's where it turned ugly. During the interview, she made a comment about their sales force being comprised of "white guys in their late 50's counting down toward retirement." Full disclosure: I am also in the same age/demographic group, but extremely motivated and hardly slowing down.

She realized her slip immediately and froze up; I smiled, mentioned something about being able to work with all types, but it was evident that I was going to pay for her bias and the interview turned frosty-- game over. The clincher came the next day when the recruiter called me to tell me they'd selected another candidate and "it was a coin toss" as we were "that close." I thanked her, then checked the position the next week-- sure enough it had reopened; so much for the "coin toss" candidate who allegedly got the job.

The general manager who'd passed me along left the company a relatively short time later, and I am not surprised. I was familiar with the last company he worked with and am sure he's appreciated where he is now.

I have to say I am grateful for one thing: in doing volunteer work with other "mature workers" during this period, I used this experience as an example of what can happen during the job-seeking process so it turned out to be valuable.

Interview Question – The age-bias outburst was blatent and unexpected, and frankly offensive. I doubt an interviewer would have made a similar comment regarding race, religion or sexual preference.   View Answer

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Feb 21, 2014

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My name is Natasha Valani and I work in the Human Resources department at Terex. First and foremost I would like to sincerely apologize for your interview experience with us. We
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No Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Engineer Interview

Engineer
Redmond, WA

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Terex.

Interview Details – Phone interview, went very well but no in person interview

Interview Question – What do you know about lean manufacturing?   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Easy Interview

Electrical Engineering Intern Interview

Electrical Engineering Intern
Redmond, WA

I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Terex in October 2013.

Interview Details – Applied through the college career website. Received contact in about a week. Had a phone interview where I was asked about my projects and the things I put on my resume. Then had another interview at their company. They told me I was the leading candidate, but in the end I did not get the position due to schedule conflicts.

Interview Question – Here's a schematic of one of our products that's not working. What's wrong with it? Feel free to use me (the interviewer) as a multimeter.   Answer Question


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No Offer

Neutral Experience

Easy Interview

Manufacturing Manager Interview

Manufacturing Manager
Redmond, WA

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Terex in August 2013.

Interview Details – Screened by national recruiter - followed up by panel interview at plant site

Interview Question – Bonus Points (this is what was said) - what are the wastes of lean   View Answer


No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Buyer Interview

Buyer

I applied online - interviewed at Terex in January 2013.

Interview Details – Multi step interview process, starting with a phone interview with HR, then a phone interview with the hiring manager, and a panel interview, and a follow up phone interview with folks from Corporate. There were many situational questions all aimed at determining how you would react in different scenarios. Seemed like a good company with good people.

Interview Question – What is the current stock price?   Answer Question


No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Manufacturing Engineer I Interview

Manufacturing Engineer I
Redmond, WA

I applied through college or university and interviewed at Terex.

Interview Details – Initial phone interview with a senior level manager then an in person interview about two weeks later which included going over the benefits, history of the company, tour of the factory, interview with two manufacturing engineers and lunch. Everything was done with the other two interviewees except for the interview.

Interview Question – Do you know what root cause analysis is?   View Answer


No Offer

Positive Experience

Operations Manager Interview

Operations Manager

I applied online and the process took 5 weeks - interviewed at Terex.

Interview Details – After applying for the position through an online job board, I received an email requesting that I fill out an online application. The next step was a phone screening that took about an hour. This interview was in depth and the screener was pleasant and not rushed. Next, my information was passed to a Senior Recruiter that became my point of contact. The Senior Recruiter was very responsive to my follow-ups as a panel interview with the hiring manager via phone was scheduled. Had I been a "finalist", the next step would have been an onsite interview and then.....? The process is as expected and played out over about 4 weeks (working around schedules on the panel interview).

Interview Question – The questions through the whole process were as expected with a mix of behavioral and technical/job specific questions.   Answer Question


No Offer

Negative Experience

Average Interview

Finance Interview

Finance
Redmond, WA

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Terex in December 2012.

Interview Details – Two phone interviews and two onsite interviews. I interviewed via phone initially with an internal contract recruiter acting as a gatekeeper. Second phone interview was with the hiring manager who did not ask any technical questions.

I was invited in for an onsite interview where I expected to meet the hiring manager, did not happen. I met with two individuals from operations, one finance manager, and was given a plant tour. Overall, I was impressed.

I was then invited back for a second onsite interview and met with the hiring manager (Director), a finance manager, and a VP, overall, not impressed.

No difficult questions, just complaints about the lack of visibility into their manufacturing finance system.

I felt that the opportunity would present a challenge and that I could add value with my experience and skill set so I played along and went through the process.

Final outcome after spending hours interviewing; the internal contact recruiter contacted me and informed me that I would not be extended and offer for employment.

No feedback or reasons given, which I felt was odd considering the level of the position that I interviewed for.

Interview Question – No difficult questions, just complaints about the lack of visibility into their manufacturing finance system.   View Answer


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Team Lead I Interview

Team Lead I

I applied online and the process took 5 months - interviewed at Terex.

Interview Details – The Human Resource gal called me six months after I had applied for the job. I was not going to go because of this but I decided to go anyways. She e-mailed me the wrong directions so I had to stop at a different building to get proper directions. I don't know who runs that place but they need some help, that's for sure.

Interview Question – Have you ever been told to do something by your manager that your know was wrong?   Answer Question


No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Manufacturing Engineer I Interview

Manufacturing Engineer I
Redmond, WA

I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Terex in October 2012.

Interview Details – Initially contacted through email by a regional Recruiter for Terex. Initial email was to set up a prescreening over the phone which was about 30-45 minutes long.

After initial prescreen, if you get called back for a second phone interview , it usually is about 45-60 minutes long with a hiring manager and a second person who usually is working that position, in this case a current Manufacturing Engineer I.

Typical Questions regarding Manufacturing Engineer I for both interviews
1. Describe your work history that is relative to this position?
2. What is your knowledge and experience with shop machinery and hand tools?
3. What is your experience or knowledge with pnuematics and hydraulics?
4. Explain what is lean manufacturing, tools and techniques used.

With most answers you give, relate your response to Lean Manufacturing, Kaizen, RCA, DMAIC, Value Stream Mapping, 3P and 7 waste and how you may applied them to your previous work experience and if it was successful or not.

Interview Question – . Describe your work history that is relative to this position?
2. What is your knowledge and experience with shop machinery and hand tools?
3. What is your experience or knowledge with pnuematics and hydraulics?
4. Explain what is lean manufacturing, tools and techniques used.
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