Terex Reviews

Updated July 9, 2015
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Terex Chairman and CEO Ron DeFeo
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Pros
  • Top down strong attitude of ensuring positive work-life balance (in 11 reviews)

  • You can truly make a difference (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Business is cyclical and can have extreme ups and downs (in 3 reviews)

  • Holding company history - working to shift to an operating company mentality (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Genie is a Good organization to work for

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA

    I have been working at Terex

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Caring environment--people really care about you as individuals People including senior management listens and is open to ideas from all levels

    Cons

    Communicate the business direction more

    Advice to Management

    Grat management and leadership team, keep the caring culture alive


  2. Depends on your personality

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

    I worked at Terex

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Laid-back atmosphere, clear chain of command, not many levels of management

    Cons

    Lack of technical expertise, all the bureaucracy of a larger company, low pay considering the cost of living in the Seattle area, very little work to do (and very little expected).


  3. Production Supervisor

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

    I have been working at Terex full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great diverse culture. Everyone is nice and always willing to help. Employees seek out new and improved ideas to make work safer or faster.

    Cons

    Long hours to make production rate. Pay is not commensurate to experience and all overtime hours do not count toward your paycheck. High attrition rate.

    Advice to Management

    Give the employees more money and get rid of the bad management.


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  5. Small company feel has vanished

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    You will have many opportunities to try your hand in many different areas of manufacturing here, as roles can be loosely defined at times. This makes Genie an excellent starting place for engineers, it is somewhat easy to choose your path.

    Cons

    The small company feel and personal relationship with management that was once very rich at Genie has all but vanished. Most if not all of the plant is over worked and under appreciated, which has will continue to fuel attrition. Many things have been sacrificed to produce numbers.

    Advice to Management

    Help your employees grow rather than simply shoving them where you need them and leaving them there. Bring back accountability, and get rid of this "Pass the Buck" attitude.

    Terex Response

    Jun 30, 2015

    Thank you for sharing your comments on the Terex Glassdoor page. It’s great to hear that you feel that you can try many different areas of manufacturing and engineering, as you work on the Genie ... More


  6. Great Place to gain exposure, poor place to develop

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer I in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer I in Redmond, WA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Always open to new ideas. Job security. Dynamic work environment. Many interesting people to work with.

    Cons

    Short sighted machine maintenance, organization has poor understanding of costs (focus is on BOM cost, not cost to manufacture/process), No enforcement of standards. Salaried engineers required to work 50+ hr weeks 80% of the year. Projects not managed.

    Advice to Management

    Understand/Establish piece cost. Incentivize talented engineers, not low performers. Manage Projects using Project Management Institute standards. Encourage career development.


  7. Company has Issues

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

    I worked at Terex

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Reasonable Pay - Nice People - Good Amount of Training Available

    Cons

    - Loud Risky Work Environment - Slow Wage Increases - Out Dated Technologies - Drug Testing and Cameras = Employee Distrust Issues - Surprise Layoffs

    Advice to Management

    Need to modernize equipment and style of management.

    Terex Response

    Jun 30, 2015

    Thank you for sharing your comments on the Terex Glassdoor page. We are glad to hear you are enjoying the many training opportunities available and like working with your fellow team members ... More


  8. Over-reactive management but Fantastic Culture

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

    I have been working at Terex full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Great people to work with. Everyone is friendly and inclusive right from the start. - Potential for lots of project variability. - Good growth potential if you show promise in a given field. - If not in manufacturing or manufacturing engineering, there is a good potential for a healthy work/life balance.

    Cons

    - Management has a tendency to be over responsive to customer and higher management requests. This often results in projects getting cancelled abruptly and without consideration to the work already performed. - Pay is below average for the Seattle area.

    Advice to Management

    Justifications for business decisions are often met with cynicism since at this point the decision has already been made and thus a good point can't be recognized even if valid. If feedback from the engineers who actually work on projects was elicited before a final decision was made, this would likely go a long way to easing frustration with management's reactionary image. Fundamentally, people need to feel heard and they can't be heard after the fact.


  9. Great company to build your career in

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

    I have been working at Terex

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great opportunities for people with ambition; They will take good care of you if they think you have potential and are doing a good job; Smart and down-to-earth leadership; Great culture and teammates

    Cons

    Pay is a little on the lower end of the market; Not a lot of consistencies at times

    Advice to Management

    Take care of good employees; make sure you select the right leadership to carry on the culture.


  10. IS Admin

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

    I have been working at Terex full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There are a lot of great people and products to work with. I'm able to learn a ton of new technologies and refresh my experience with other technologies I have not used for years.

    Cons

    I haven't found any yet.


  11. IT Business Analysis, Project Implementation

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

    I worked at Terex (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Some great leaders; Work-life balance

    Cons

    Some seriously incompetent supervisors and managers; Those who are good at politics and behind the scene maneuvering can get ahead and cause frustration

    Advice to Management

    Weed out the incompetent; Bring in more professional management



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