Terex Reviews

Updated June 22, 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. Featured Review

    First 6 months

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Tampa, FL

    I have been working at Terex

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

    Pros

    My experience with Terex has been very positive throughout the first six months of employment. If you've ever been new to an organization you know what kind of challenge I'm talking about. Every hurdle has been met with a solutions based mindset with an attitude of "we can do this". I would recommend Terex to anyone who wanted to work in a place where they can realize their full potential.

    Cons

    Operational training can be a little more thorough. However, Terex has a way of hiring competent people that can handle the challenge of adversity.


  2. Great environment for taking on challenges and learning

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

    I worked at Terex full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Broad and diverse business, with tons of opportunities to contribute to improvement. International footprint provides for cultural learning and collaboration on global business.

    Cons

    The senior individual contributor can get overlooked sometimes.

    Advice to Management

    Make a plan and stick to it.


  3. Good place to work

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

    I worked at Terex (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Good place to work. Good work life balance benefits are good.

    Cons

    Upper Management needs to listen to employees.

    Advice to Management

    Be more open to communication from employees


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  5. 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.


  6. 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


  7. Internship

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Intern in New York, NY

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

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

    Pros

    Nice culture, safe environment to learn and grow.

    Cons

    As an intern, I did not find any negative aspects.


  8. Decent company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mechanic in Grants, NM
    Former Employee - Mechanic in Grants, NM

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

    Pros

    Decent pay for the area

    Cons

    Lots of management changes, needs better customer relations


  9. 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


  10. 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.


  11. 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.



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