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Terex Reviews

Updated November 23, 2014
Updated November 23, 2014
142 Reviews
3.6
142 Reviews
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Terex Chairman and CEO Ron DeFeo
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance 4/10's and everyone is pretty much held to that even salary (in 11 reviews)

  • Company where you have an opportunity to make a difference (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Business is cyclical and can have extreme ups and downs (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.  

    Learned a lot, promoted annually, Got sideways with HR and forced out of company.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer III in Moses Lake, WA
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer III in Moses Lake, WA

    I have been working at Terex full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Coworkers are the best. Pay is pretty good. Work is varied and fast paced. Benefits are average to industry. Opportunities to make a difference.

    Cons

    Poor work life balance.
    Engineers required to work a rotating graveyard 6 weeks a year.
    Sporadic plant meetings and announcements things that are not true. Leadership is mostly posturing to be noticed by the Redmond leadership.
    Production worked overtime for the first half of the year, then massive layoffs when the stock dropped after 2nd quarter results were announced (2014)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    While the stock price is important, without the people who build units, the people whose ideas make Genie a brand to be desired, you have nothing. Try focusing on morale and watch the stock price climb as a result.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Terex Response

    Dec 19, 2014Admin

    On behalf of Terex, I would like to thank you for taking the time to share your experience. It’s good to know that you find your work fulfilling, you enjoy working with your fellow team members and ... More

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Disappointing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Terex (less than an year)

    Pros

    Ability to work in a small town and small plant which is wonderful.

    Cons

    HR in the plant I work at treats the employees like they are a nuisance to her. Multiple errors in the new employee set up process, some were intentional.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Terex Response

    Dec 3, 2014Admin

    Thank you for sharing your feedback on the Terex Glassdoor page. Your opinion of Terex is important to us and we would like to share your feedback with the appropriate location. If you would like ... More

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Terex - Lack of Leadership

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Terex full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pay and Benefits are comparable with other companies; health plan is really good. Safety environment seems to be consistent with industry standards.

    Cons

    No ife-work balance. Company has values and provides lip service to them but doesn't followthrough on them. Management is management but no leadership exist. Told "contract employees" their jobs were secure then 2 weeks later lay off over 100; number has grown since then. Employees are encouraged to make quality, safety improvements - however unless management can make it "thier" idea suggestions are ignored.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be leaders and show loyalty that you ask for to the employees. Organization will only be mediocore as long as the Good Ole Boy Network exist within the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Terex Response

    Oct 16, 2014Admin

    On behalf of Terex, I would like to thank you for taking the time to share your experience. Servant Leadership is one of our core values at Terex, which means we believe in asking our team members ... More

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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Horrible company & management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Receptionist in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Receptionist in Redmond, WA

    I worked at Terex full-time (more than an 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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Incompetence is the requisite for middle management.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
  7.  

    The most dysfunctional badly managed place I have ever been in.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dungannon, Northern Ireland (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dungannon, Northern Ireland (UK)

    I worked at Terex full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Pros? what a question, free coffee is all I can think. I am not joking when I say this - management read you're private & personnel e-mails plus the instant message (which employees think is private). There is no team work and no communication in the place. A complete and utter disaster to get anything done. oh sorry this is the pros.......

    Cons

    I would not advise anyone I know to work there, such a frustrating place to be in.............. I can safely say every engineer in the place is looking for another job. Bad atmosphere throughout.
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    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    move on, you are not good at your job and you are making other people miserable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Terex Response

    Sep 12, 2014Admin

    On behalf of Terex, I would like to thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We strive to provide a positive workplace environment for all of our team members and believe we are ... More

  8.  

    Corporate politics at it's worst

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  9.  

    Unorganized with Company-wide Lack of Communication.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Terrorex

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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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