Terex Reviews

Updated October 29, 2014
Updated October 29, 2014
137 Reviews
3.7
137 Reviews
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Terex Chairman and CEO Ron DeFeo
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Terex is a reasonable employer that understands a work/life balance (in 9 reviews)

  • Lots of opportunity to make your mark and be involved (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • If you come from a different kind of industry you may not be familiar with the ups and downs of heavy construction equipment (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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Current Internship

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in Westport, CT
    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in Westport, CT

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

    Pros

    I am gaining valuable professional experience with great people. Specially their culture is great. A lot to learn from...

    Cons

    Lack of constructive feedback

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    manufacturing engineer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Rock Hill, SC
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Rock Hill, SC

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

    Pros

    Excellent low cost benefits, great work life balance, most of the team members are are really good people!

    Cons

    The management lacks in common sense and logic most of the time. Probably driven from the top for the typical big company bureaucracy and legal reasons......

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reverse the above comment if possible. STOP leading and managing all the time via the TEREX managers text book. Lead from your mind, heart and experience..... You don't always have to be sheep.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Many opportunities for growth and development, but bureaucracy and poor support will hold you back.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 an year)

    Pros

    Most co-workers are hard working and ready to help you solve issues. Great opportunity to gain experience in lean manufacturing. Benefits are very good, including 401k, stock options, profit sharing, two week personal time, and Passport discount card. The quality of training can vary greatly depending on what department you go into.

    Cons

    Management is knowledgeable, but disconnected from work force and unresponsive. Support structure is poor and bureaucracy can be a great hinderance. There is a revolving door of managers, so you will constantly be dealing with a new boss with different standards.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Someone needs to stick around long enough to understand their work force.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Terex Response

    Oct 16, 2014Admin

    Thank you for sharing your comments on the Terex Glassdoor page. We are glad to hear that you are pleased with the Terex benefits plan. Regarding our managers, we have recently rolled out a new ... More

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  5.  

    great people to work with

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Returns Clerk in Southaven, MS
    Former Employee - Returns Clerk in Southaven, MS

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

    Pros

    great location great pay and nice people

    Cons

    none have no problem with company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    management was great at this company

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great working experience. Tons of opportunity to grow.

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

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

    Pros

    Company perks, learning development programs, knowledgable managers, team members

    Cons

    Company needs a better stream line communication in process. Too many people doing the same job - tend to overlap quite a bit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on your team members from the bottom up, not the other way around.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    Average Experience so far

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Terex

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are the reason to work here. The work is generally simple and not challenging, but at this time in my life i'm not looking for challenging work. Iw ant good pay and benefits and time with my family. Terex is a good place to work if that's what's important to you. here is room for Growth too, if you work hard and are interested in that kind of thing.

    Cons

    See above. There isn't a challenge in the work that I do, which can sometimes cause me to be a little disengaged. Also, this is one of the smaller companies in this industry, and it's not always great to be the underdog.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to find more ways to compete with the big boys out there. It will make for a stronger future.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Terex - Lack of Leadership

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    • 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

  10.  

    Career Growth is Bleak to Non-existent

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

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

    Pros

    Until a year ago Is was thrilled about working at Terex. I put in 50 hours a week and was happy to do it. Senior leadership is good in setting the direction for the business.

    Cons

    Direct Management threatens, blames you for things he did, never praises, takes personal credit for work you did. Treats team members in the region where management is much better than other region team members. Business support structures below Senior Management are never recognized unless they are in manufacturing. Morale is at an all time low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train new management to act in Terex way, and act as they would have liked to be managed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves 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 know that our team members are our most valuable assets; without them Terex would not be successful ... More

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Employee powered company with no support for managers

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

    I worked at Terex

    Pros

    Great pay - could just show up and do average and be extraordinary

    Cons

    If you did too much you were frowned on

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    By giving so much power to your workforce when they aren't even unionized you actually make it harder for your management team to do their positions

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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