Terex Interview Questions

Updated Jun 15, 2015
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    Sales/Marketing Management Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bothell, WA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Terex (Bothell, WA) in January 2011.

    Interview

    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 Questions

    • 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.   1 Answer

    Terex Response

    Feb 21, 2014 – Admin

    Hello, 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 ... More

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    Inventory Resources Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Waco, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Terex (Waco, TX) in June 2008.

    Interview

    Hire only through temp agencies. Then, after 90 days you are eligible for "conversion" to a full time employee

    Negotiation

    There was no negotiation. You either accepted the job or didn't.

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    Product Control Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Moses Lake, WA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Terex (Moses Lake, WA) in April 2013.

    Interview

    Applied within company online, got a call at my home number for 1 interview from corporate then interviewed with a panel or hr and supervisors along with managers. Most people know me well so it may be different for those applying outside the company

    Interview Questions

    • Who was my inspiration, what were my weaknesses, personal questions were the hardest. Most were questions i had already experienced in previous interviews   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    I was able to negotiate however with a cost of living raise coming up my raise was added into that

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    Global Trade Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Westport, CT
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Terex (Westport, CT) in February 2015.

    Interview

    The process was probably the most efficient I've ever seen from a major corporation. It lasted 3 weeks from speaking with recruiter to interviewing in Westport, CT and accepting job. All the staff members involved were very very professional and classy! Awesome experience.

    Interview Questions

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    HSE Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Terex in September 2013.

    Interview

    Initial interviews conducted by a recruiting firm. Slow to respond initially and I believe that the initial phone interview phase was the longest wait. After the initial "weeding" out process things went fairly quickly. I was asked to come to the local site and have an interview. It was a panel interview with the hiring manager and some HR folks. I was asked about my experience, asked about specific examples, and asked a few "routine" questions about EHS people in the field should know.

    Negotiation

    Not bad, tried to lowball somewhat on salary. In the end I got what I was asking.

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    Lean Workshop Leader Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lansing, MI
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Terex (Lansing, MI) in January 2010.

    Interview

    Went well got the job, they sent me to a clinic for a physical, the clinic was closed. Didn't believe me and tried calling the clinic. No answer, surprise! Went back the next week to complete the process. 60 mile drive!

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    Buyer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Terex in January 2013.

    Interview

    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.

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    Key Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Terex.

    Interview

    Prescreening with recruiter, in-person interview in Ohio, Phone interview, and another phone interview.

    Interview Questions

    Reasons for Declining

    75% travel just does not fit with my homelife right now.

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    Manufacturing Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Terex (Redmond, WA) in September 2010.

    Interview

    I did 20 minutes phone interview with 3 different people at the same time for a Manufacturing Engineer I at Terex. Interviews consists of standard behavioral questions. One important aspect I learn from this interview is to state the results of every project that you did after you explain the project itself.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about your background?   Answer Question
    • How do you deal with your manager if you can't finish the project on time?   Answer Question
    • Do you have experience with hydraulics, electrical circuits or pneumatics?   Answer Question
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    Manufacturing Engineer I Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Terex (Redmond, WA) in October 2012.

    Interview

    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 Questions

    • . 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.   1 Answer
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