Terex Reviews

Updated July 17, 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. Helpful (1)

    Work at the AWP Division if you ever get the chance, but avoid the Westport crowd.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mid-Level Manager in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Mid-Level Manager in Redmond, WA

    I have been working at Terex

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    This review is for th AWP division, which is primarily Genie Industries in Redmond. It's a group of honest, well-intentioned people who really care about each other (for the most part, of course.) It's small enough that one individual can really make a difference, but big enough that you have a satisfying scope to see those actions carried out.

    Cons

    The Terex corporate group (Westport, CT) is unbelievably backbiting and obstructive. They used to be a rape-and-pillage acquisition company that has decided it wants to be a value-adding company. This surfaces in a myriad of corporate programs that demonstrate little awareness of what's going on outside Westport executive HQ. At the AWP division, the friendliness that is such a positive can manifest itself as an unwillingness on the part of senior management to deal head-on with crappy interpersonal behaviours or political shenaningans.

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening to Team Members -- don't let yourself get isolated with just the uppermost levels of management, who all too often seem to tell you just what you want to hear.


  3. Hang in there!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westport, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westport, CT

    I have been working at Terex

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Entrepreneurial company with the chance for each individual to truly make a difference. Lots of opportunity to make your mark and be involved. Very global organization with excellent CEO who is open to new ideas and cares about the company and the team. Strong values that are demonstrated from the top down.

    Cons

    Cyclical business so need to be ready to cope with tough economic conditions. If you come from a different kind of industry you may not be familiar with the ups and downs of heavy construction equipment.

    Advice to Management

    Keep trying to pull the company together to leverage the power of one.


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  5. Good place in a tough time

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

    I have been working at Terex

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Ethics - the company has a solid and well supported ethical base. Focus - management has a first things first attitude. Change - the company is changing, improving and growing Strong Functional areas - HR, Finance, Operations

    Cons

    Our growth into an operating company has caused the birth of a large, expensive and somewhat isolated HQ. The company is still integrating many separate units that have strong cultures and diverse products. The current business environment is difficult especially for anyone associated with construction.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on the field and less on the HQ environment. Increase Communication to all levels. Be more aggressive on integration of systems and cultures.


  6. Helpful (1)

    As far as engineering experience, it was a great place to get your foot in the door.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Design Engineering Intern in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Design Engineering Intern in Redmond, WA

    I have been working at Terex

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Terex has strong engineering team from investing time and resources into developing skills for their team.

    Cons

    Like most companies, Terex has been slow to recovery from the previous economic setback.

    Advice to Management

    continue training interns, I believe they are great potential investments.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Excellent place to work besides all the change

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

    I worked at Terex

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people to work with Great experiences working with employees around the world Very passionate about what we do Many opportunities for on the job learning

    Cons

    Difficult to find a career path and work towards advancement Recession hit the company hard...multiple layoffs hurt morale severely


  8. Helpful (2)

    Production

    • 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 full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefit: medical insurance, 401k...

    Cons

    Laid off more than 1000 employee.


  9. Practical, down to earth culture - great company to work for.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Terex

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

    Pros

    Smart people, great culture, down to earth environment, accessible senior management

    Cons

    Business is cyclical in nature


  10. Terex is a company where you can really add value; very global, high emphasis on continuous improvement

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    Pros

    Ability to make a difference; approachable and insightful senior leadership; values that are more than just words; results orientation; highly ethical

    Cons

    Grown through acquisition so still working on bringing the company together -- but making great progress.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing to keep Terex a great place to work!


  11. Best place to work, Hands down

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    People, salary, benefits, Promotion, overall a great place to be

    Cons

    None to mention, this company has it all.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work



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