Terex
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Updated Jul 9, 2014
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3.5 109 reviews

                             

79% Approve of the CEO

Terex Chairman and CEO Ron DeFeo

Ron DeFeo

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67% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Be careful what you wish for

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFair pay and mostly nice/intelligent people

    ConsSmall company with big company problems. Growth through acquisitions has led to the use of far to many software platforms. Incompetent middle management and no sign of improvement in my department. Very much a live to work environment in accounting/tax, you don't get the same flexibility as others and most people seem OK with that. Lack of preparation for the on-boarding process, didn't really have work for the first few weeks. Corporate in general really struggles to keep quality people globally.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSome of the people in middle management positions clearly lack the leadership skills to manage others. Senior management should do a better job of compensating for this if they insist on employing such people.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Avoid this Company!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsWhen I started HR was a strong at ensuring employee rights and proper work ethics. That ended.

    ConsWhen I started a few years ago I had great hopes for a long career here. Now I see it is a dead end job. Any effort to automate processes comes with C-Level question of how many headcount can we reduce. Fear is common due to this attitude. Hearing that we need to document everything we do as a process so it can be outsourced is de-motivating.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRead the Terex values. Servant Leadership does work. Dictatorial leadership with no positive feedback does not work, as in telling your team "if you don't like it I can replace you in a week" is not a motivator.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Snowball headed for hell

    Sales (Current Employee)
    Grand Rapids, MN

    ProsCo-workers, some of the best Ive ever worked with
    Track machines we build are best in the industry and employees are proud of the product they build.
    Never boring.....things always seem to change every two years!

    ConsBig disconnect between management and workers.
    Alot of individuals talents not being utilized
    Company doesnt realize what potential this product could bring them.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSpec sheets dont sell machines, dealers with employees that know how to operate the product and relate to the end user do. You should have never got rid of the dealers that knew how to sell and service our products. Quit raising the prices, we are getting ate alive by our competition. Should maybe sell the buisness to a company that will take it and run with it.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A dead end job

    Administration (Former Employee)
    Redmond, WA

    ProsNice co-workers, decent pay.

    ConsIt is evident that management is under a great deal of stress. They cascade their unrealistic expectations to their subordinates. Old school management style.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLearn from progressive E-Commerce companies

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Grand Rapids, MN

    ProsGood benefits, work/life balance, compensation is relative to the area.

    ConsFive different managers in the last five years. Disconnect between upper management and local operation. Desire to change things last moment before production starts.

    Advice to Senior Management1. Realize who your people are and what exactly they build. We have a niche market, why try to build something that everyone else builds for more money.
    2. Let the factory sell directly to the dealers. Eliminate the factory sells to construction division who sells to dealer model. Are you really keeping costs down by doing this?
    3. Let us be innovative again. We were when you bought us out. Now its just a lets try to build what everyone else builds. There is no added value there.
    4. Don't change things at the last minute just because it looks better on paper. Put someone in the seat and let them drive it. Our machines can do what others can't. Word of mouth sells more machines than does rental houses.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Very poorly ran company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Fontana, CA

    ProsI honestly can’t think of one…beside the fact that you’ll have a job to go to everyday, and your boss will not be smart enough to know your job responsiblies or how long they should take … so work as much overtime as you want.

    ConsLazy, apathetic managers and sales people who constantly fight and bad mouth each other to there customers, and sit behind there desk sending emails and IMing all day. There are no opportunities for advancements and don’t hold your breath for a raise – you’ll get one once every 3-4 years if you complain about it enough or can put up with the BS long enough.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLearn to be leaders and not just dictators. Learn to inspire, motivate and lead by example. Take ownership of your facilities and serve. Go out and meet our customers make them feel like you care…even if you don’t.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    A lot of lip service about respecting employees and servant leadership but they don't really care about their employees.

    Senior Manufacturing Engineer (Current Employee)
    Rock Hill, SC

    ProsWorking in the AWP division wasn't too bad but Construction or Roadbuilding is terrible.
    There are some cool products that they build.
    There are some great people working there but unfortunately they don't let any of them into management positions.

    ConsI have worked almost ten years and only have 2 days more vacation than when I started. I finally found another job where they care about their employees and will be starting there in another week.
    There are many others that will be leaving as the economy picks up and more jobs are available.
    There is no chance for improvement unless you are good at playing politics and don't care about the people who work for you.
    I heard the Director of operations for all of Rock Hill said if the employees aren't upset he must not be doing his job right and that seems to be how they run things.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop thinking so much about your own ladder climbing and remember the people that are making your success possible.
    A little consistency would be nice. Why are the benifits (ie. pay and vacation) so good at AWP but not at the Roadbuilding site just 5 miles down the road.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Terex okay but needs leadership improvement

    Various Jobs (Current Employee)
    Rock Hill, SC

    ProsNice people
    Making strides toward lean

    ConsTransfers from Redmond, WA seem to have preferential treatment
    During RIFs, dismissed valuable people that should have been keep - office politics is strong
    Not very much room for growth
    Bad work condition for floor employees (excessive heat)

    Advice to Senior ManagementRealize that people are your most valuable assets
    Stop moving the outcasts from Genie to management positions in Rock Hill
    Promote fairly

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great start, little growth

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Westport, CT

    Proslots of opportunity,
    multi national company
    various career paths
    friendly people
    great work life balance
    great benefits
    this company has a lot of potential

    Consalthough a great place to start, there is little investment in people
    no training, no investment in developing the skills set of key professionals
    poor communication
    fragmented organization, no goals setting, no communicated objectives, no mentoring, no structure. managers are focused on their own personal development and careers and not so much on those who report to them.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIt is important not only to create slogans, but also to lead by them. managers should be held accountable for the success and developmenent of their team.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    A challenged manufacturing company with good people but not a lot of will to change the old habits.

    Analyst (Current Employee)
    Redmond, WA

    ProsTerex is a young, global corporation that provides opportunities for people who fit in the heavy manufacturing industry.

    ConsTerex is made up of several companies. These entities work independently, there is not a lot of collaboration within and between them. Career development is not very transparent.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIt must be a tough challenge to modernize an old us manufacturing company. Senior management needs to bring new blood, while keeping the knowledge of the people who have been working in the company for a long time.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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