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128 Reviews

3.7
128 Reviews
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Terex Chairman and CEO Ron DeFeo
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Pros
  • Terex is a reasonable employer that understands a work/life balance (in 8 reviews)

  • Great people, supportive culture, full of career opportunities (in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • If you come from a different kind of industry you may not be familiar with the ups and downs of heavy construction equipment (in 3 reviews)

  • Company has not done a good job transitioning from a holding company to an operating company (in 4 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Horrible company & management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Receptionist  in  Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Receptionist in Redmond, WA

    I worked at Terex full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    It was a pay check, and I got more experience to put on the resume

    Cons

    I was treated so awful, and I wasn’t the only one. About half of the company is temporary workers, who get promised things and then chopped at the last minute. I had to train my own replacement, no one wants to get to know anyone because the high turn-over, it is a competitive and unprofessional environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your employees are human, try treating them that way. Stop putting people on salaries and pushing them to work crazy long hours, stop hiring temps and not giving them benefits, and simply be nice. Say good morning every now and then. To the people at the top and in corporate land, I don’t know how you sleep at night. You people are so greedy and selfish.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Incompetence is the requisite for middle management.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Design Engineer  in  Rock Hill, SC
    Former Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Rock Hill, SC

    I worked at Terex

    Pros

    Products are great. Location is great. People on the assembly line are great. Most managers are great with the exception of a few. Engineers are easey to work with.

    Cons

    Pay stinks, most advanced positions pay entry level at best. Management has got to be the most incompetent group of folks in business. Managers who run multiple plants into the ground get promoted. Those who perform stay put those who don’t perform get promoted. Merit is simply just not recognized.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try learning something and have some accomplishment before you take on a management role. They you would have something to work from. Also, promote from within and recognize those who do and those who waist air. Fire the ones who never produce especially managers. Dead weight pulls everyone down.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Corporate politics at it's worst

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Info Tech
    Former Employee - Info Tech

    I worked at Terex

    Pros

    Benifits were ok
    you can make good money if you lack any moral values

    Cons

    Politics are horrible, management will lie to your face, and the "ethics" reporting will get your position eliminated.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Unorganized with Company-wide Lack of Communication.

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    Former Employee - Finance/Accounting
    Former Employee - Finance/Accounting

    I worked at Terex

    Pros

    - Compensation/salary was fair.
    - Benefits were decent.

    Cons

    - No communication within and between departments and branches.
    - Lack of training and direction.
    - Reactive instead of being proactive.
    - Lots of "passing the buck" - no one would take responsibility and provide direction/assistance.
    - Long hours and stressful work environment.
    - Lots of internal company politics and finger pointing/gossip.
    - Managers who do not understand their subordinates job duties and don't seem to care.
    - Some activities border on the lines of being unethical/illegal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve lines of communication and provide more training to new employees. Be more proactive rather than reactive.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Terrorex

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Terex

    Pros

    Big company with lots of cash. WIll not go out of business and can buy anyone they want. Some good products.

    Cons

    complete and utter lack of strategy. No benefits package for staff - how can a company this bignot have a pension scheme? Total lack of pay scales - lots of people will leave as soon as they find a new job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If Terex wants to be "the best company in the business to work for" then stop paying lip service and do somethin about it. Lots of good people get poor pay, and lots of idiots get too much pay. Sort the balance!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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