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Terex Reviews

Updated August 8, 2014
Updated August 8, 2014
128 Reviews

3.7
128 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 8 reviews)

  • Great people, supportive culture, full of career opportunities (in 8 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.  

    Good place to work,pay is fine,

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lean Workshop Leader  in  Baraga, MI
    Current Employee - Lean Workshop Leader in Baraga, MI

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

    Pros

    Learning environment, great culture, safety is very important, people are listened too

    Cons

    The plant shut down, huge corporation answers to shareholders, local management was fantastic,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should have left the plant that set the standard for lean alone

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Best Place to Work Ever

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

    I have been working at Terex full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    My job at Terex is truly the best job I've ever had. My manager is very supportive, encouraging, and inspiring and a great role model. My fellow team members enjoy working together and helping each other to successfully achieve our team's goals and objectives. I also have the opportunity to work with team members in other departments at my location as well as globally, which has increased my knowledge of the company as a whole. While a formal flex-time policy has not yet been established, I am fortunate to have a manager who understands the importance of work-life balance and a work environment that enables me to meet my family's needs. The opportunities for career growth and personal development at Terex are remarkable and I look forward to being a part of this company for a long, long time to come.

    Cons

    The economy has certainly taken its toll in the industry in recent years and Terex has not been immune to the changes and challenges. However, I feel that Senior Management has a good grasp of what it takes to turn these challenges into opportunities and is doing its best to find ways to improve the bottom line while maintaining a good, safe working environment for its employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work. I like the fact that Senior Management at Terex listens to their team members and is honestly interested in what they think and do. Every two years, the company conducts a Team Member Survey and makes a point of responding to employees' comments and suggestions. They also are working hard to create and maintain a diverse workforce and strive to be respectful of cultural and gender differences. This not only makes employees feel valued, it makes good business sense since happy team members work together better and are more productive. Good progress has been made, but more can be done in this area, particularly within upper management, by increasing the mentoring and career growth opportunities for women and non-majority team members.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Terex Response

    Aug 12, 2014Admin

    First and foremost, I would like to thank you for your feedback. We are glad Terex has made a positive impact on your work experience. We value your opinion and are committed to team member ... More

  3.  

    Great Opportunity

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern  in  Westport, CT
    Current Employee - Intern in Westport, CT

    I have been working at Terex as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    A very rewarding expereience. Learned a lot about the company and best business practices. Work and projects are relevant to the team's current objectives, never feel as if I am doing "busy-work." Supervisors and management act as supportive mentors and are always there when help is needed. You get to work with an array of team members, not only in Westport but from around the world. From an intern's prosepective, this is an excellent company to get started at.

    Cons

    Projects can have little to no direction. This can take a while to get used to at first, but it is the most effective way to become a better thinker and team member.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have more learning and training sessions for the intern group. Possibly one large project that requires input from each intern, due at the end of the internship. Place interns close to their direct supervisors.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Loved Working for Terex

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

    I worked at Terex full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great Legal Department
    Good people
    A good corporate environment

    Cons

    I wished I was not laid off at all during the great recession. I miss being there.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Excellent Opportunities to Learn and Grow

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

    I have been working at Terex full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Terex provides excellent opportunities for people willing to apply themselves and grow their skills. Training is provided by qualified instructors at other Terex plants or in professional/trade school settings in which they cover your tuition for applicable classes. Also have excellent benefits.

    Cons

    Some branches are affected by the ups and downs of the economy and legislative processes. They acquire many businesses and sometimes sell them, meaning your owner/employer could radically change. Some branches are very political in terms of which people can advance, creating a 'watch your back' type of environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please be more transparent when dealing with switching employee jobs, especially the justifactions for making those changes. Cross-training is an important foundation for the success of Terex, but when not used properly creates an air of favoritism and spite than ruins an otherwise excellent working environment.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Terex is a fantastic place to grow a career!

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

    I have been working at Terex full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    In first place, THE PEOPLE I WORK WITH!! * Many opportunities for growth *Great benefits *Good pay *Flexible hours *Tuition reimbursement *401K match @100% *Affordable health insurance *Healthy ways activities *Continous training

    Cons

    Some people don't realize how lucky they are to be working for this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing a great job! I love the messages and communications on the intranet. I am Terex!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Terex Response

    Jul 23, 2014Admin

    First and foremost, I would like to thank you for your feedback. We are glad Terex has made a positive impact on your work experience. We value your opinion and the diversity inherent in people’s ... More

  8.  

    Great company.

    • 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

    Pros

    Great global opportunities, strong company culture, solid values.

    Cons

    Business is cyclical and can have extreme ups and downs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Excellent, rewarding experience.

    • 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 for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good leadership, good values, and overall pleasant working culture. Compensation is fair, and job satisfaction is very high in my experience. Overall I would certainly recommend.

    Cons

    Some detractors, with negative personalities reducing overall morale. Could improve on "One Terex" culture, which isn't always evident. There's certainly potential for more team building activities to be made available across the entire business.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Terex Response

    Jul 23, 2014Admin

    My name is Natasha Valani and I work in the Human Resources department at Terex Corporation. First and foremost, I would like to thank you for your feedback. We are glad Terex has made a positive ... More

  10.  

    A great experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources  in  Düsseldorf (Germany)
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Düsseldorf (Germany)

    I worked at Terex full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Inspiring leaders at the very top, successful products, market- and customer-oriented culture, highly skilled and highly motivated workforce, good long-term growth perspectives for people, HR tools designed in U.S. headquarter are best-in-class.
    I have been working for Terex because my previous company was acquired by Terex, and I am happy to say that this journey has been a most worthwhile experience !

    Cons

    Nothing specific to tell here

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep investing in the company's human capital which is what makes the difference. It does matter whether or not good people are being retained.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Terex Response

    Jun 24, 2014Admin

    First and foremost, Terex would like to thank you for your feedback. We are glad Terex has made a positive impact on your work experience. We value your opinion and the difference in people’s ... More

  11.  

    Best company I have ever worked for!

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

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

    Pros

    Relaxed, humanistic atmosphere, great physical working environment. At Terex, you can make your job your own by coming up with new ideas and processes. Good ideas are always welcome and encouraged.

    Cons

    Lean organization, so staffing and budgets are not always available.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maintain current company culture.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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