Terex

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Terex Reviews

Updated January 28, 2015
Updated January 28, 2015
153 Reviews
3.6
153 Reviews
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Terex Chairman and CEO Ron DeFeo
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance 4/10's and everyone is pretty much held to that even salary (in 11 reviews)

  • Company where you have an opportunity to make a difference (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Business is cyclical and can have extreme ups and downs (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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  1.  

    Good compensation, family oriented environment, and a faced paced utilities business.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Terex

    Pros

    Pay Rate 15/hour +
    10+ hours overtime every week
    401K
    Dental
    Medical
    Stock Purchase plan
    Healthy Living benefit program rewards up $300

    Cons

    Branch management was incoherent at times. Always pushing bottom line sales, even after monthly set goals were met.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees correctly and they will reward you 10-fold, but only if you are willing to listen to them, all while showing them dignity, and humanitarian respect.

  2.  

    All around good place to work (Genie AWP, a subdivision of Terex).

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent work/life balance. Pace is not as fast as some other industries (consumer electronics). Company seems to actually care about employees. Corporate culture is pretty laid back. Management seems pretty open about state of the company and willing to share information. Good 401k match, Health benefits are decent.

    Cons

    You won't get rich working there. Bonuses are pretty weak. Sick time/Vacation time are same thing? Don't expect to work on the highest of the high-tech.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Broad-based professional experience

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

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

    Pros

    Enjoyed learning about international business and working with people from around the world, as well as a great internal professional community

    Cons

    Changes in the economy lead to ramp ups and slow downs that can be difficult to manage. A more streamlined HR system would make it easier to be a plant HR leader. Too much time spent in administrative work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider using the AWP model of shared HR services for all segments.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good solid company with great values

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

    I worked at Terex full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work life balance, co-operation. Tangible benefits to economy

    Cons

    Little innovation in IT department

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Management needs to improve

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    Pros

    Great coworkers, decent benefits, and great training opportunities.

    Cons

    Managers dont follow what they preach, they dont like change, there is a lot of favoritism. Although it is advertised as 4/10 you often work fridays. Pay is what the industry standard is. If youre a minority, the odds are against you for progress in the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat others how you would like tk be treated. Something their parents forgot to teach them

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Terex Response

    Jan 20, 2015Admin

    Thank you for sharing your comments on the Terex Glassdoor page. We are glad to hear that you are satisfied with the training opportunities available at the Redmond, WA facility.

    At Terex, we
    ... More

  7.  

    Excellent Company to work for

    • 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

    Culture & Enviroment are productive and engaging. You have clearly defined career paths and growth opportunities with this company.

    Cons

    May have to work on holidays during year end close.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Terex Response

    Jan 19, 2015Admin

    Thank you for taking the time to share your experience on the Terex Glassdoor page. We are delighted to hear about your experience with Terex so far. Here at Terex, we strive to create an ... More

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Terrible management not in tune with the market

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

    I worked at Terex full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits and local staff

    Cons

    Management does not listen to the field org

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Lots of good experience but lower than average salary.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    Pros

    You can work on projects that allow rapid advancements in skills.

    Cons

    Poor interdepartmental relations and bureaucracy hinders efficiency of change. The lack of accountability on low performance can frustrate those who perform well.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Was a great company to work for - Not now.

    • 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

    HR in the past truly supported the team members. Management gave opportunities to grow to those willing to accept them.

    Cons

    Now politics and backstabbing are the rule of the day. When new ideas are presented the cost is measured against headcount reduction to pay for them. Management sets goals beyond any employees ability to ensure no bonus is paid making their financial reporting better. Manager threatens, never praises, and criticizes - very unlike what Terex describes as Servant Leadership.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fix the management problems before the team members marketplace fix them for Terex.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Terex Response

    Jan 19, 2015Admin

    On behalf of Terex, I would like to thank you for taking the time to share your experience. Here at Terex we are all demonstrators and leaders of the Terex Way Values. Servant Leadership is one ... More

  11.  

    Great for gaining manufacturing 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 (more than a year)

    Pros

    4-10 schedule. Great benefits. Friendly & helpful employees. Encourages moving up in the company & usually hires internally.

    Cons

    Having to work occasionally on fridays. Underpaid for the amount of work expected. Lack of communication at times about what's going on

    Recommends

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