Terex

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Terex Reviews

Updated September 12, 2014
Updated September 12, 2014
130 Reviews
3.7
130 Reviews
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Terex Chairman and CEO Ron DeFeo
Ron DeFeo
86 Ratings

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.  

    Servant Leadership in Action

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director  in  Westport, CT
    Current Employee - Director in Westport, CT

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

    Pros

    Collegial atmosphere, employees are proud to be part of Terex, politics to a minimum. The CEO is approachable, and pays attention to employee and customer satisfaction. The company promotes and fosters an environment suitable for women with the initiative Women@Terex.
    Special focus on values and doing business ethically. Excellent leadership.

    Cons

    Having worked in other industries, I find Terex a place to stay for a long time. There is quality of life at Terex.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure that the Terex Way, and Ron's leadership style continues to be the big differentiator in the industry for employees, and customers. We can grow and achieve our goals without ever changing our identity and approach to leadership.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good life/work balance

    • 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

    The senior management is very supportive

    Cons

    Employee benefits are so-so / pay is not good.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Terex is a great place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Manager  in  Canton, SD
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Manager in Canton, SD

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

    Pros

    The main perk to working for Terex are the benefits. Specifically, great health/vision/dental, tuition reimbursement, 401(k), ESPP match, etc. Additionally, hard work and extra effort are often acknowledged. Terex is a reasonable employer that understands a work/life balance. Salary wise, Terex is offers a competitive pay. When you factor in the benefits, it is probably better than other comparable opportunities.

    Cons

    Terex could do a better job defining career progression. Also, a renewed emphasis on training is needed; both specific to current roles and not specific - to broaden employee capabilities. Terex doesn't offer maturity / paternity paid leave and employees must use vacation time and once that is consumed, unpaid FMLA kicks in.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Brighter future ahead

    • 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 10 years

    Pros

    This is a great place to grow your career if you love a challenge. The culture is very open to change. People are friendly and easy to work with. If you are improvement minded and a team player there are a lot of opportunities. Senior management is very accessible.

    Cons

    The numerous geographic locations make it a less convenient to collaborate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Speed up decisions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Global organization with small company feel

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    • 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 a year

    Pros

    Many opportunities for those willing to relocate, strong senior leadership team, solid benefits

    Cons

    There has been a lot of tenure at Terex which speaks to the culture and foundation of the organization. With that said, there is a strong resistance to change. Terex needs to start looking at technology and ways to improve processes as well as attract younger generations to its brand.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in current employees but also invest in future employees...with an open mind for innovative ideas that may be out of the box.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Design Engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Design Engineer  in  Grand Rapids, MN
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Grand Rapids, MN

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, work/life balance, compensation is relative to the area.

    Cons

    Five different managers in the last five years. Disconnect between upper management and local operation. Desire to change things last moment before production starts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1. Realize who your people are and what exactly they build. We have a niche market, why try to build something that everyone else builds for more money.
    2. Let the factory sell directly to the dealers. Eliminate the factory sells to construction division who sells to dealer model. Are you really keeping costs down by doing this?
    3. Let us be innovative again. We were when you bought us out. Now its just a lets try to build what everyone else builds. There is no added value there.
    4. Don't change things at the last minute just because it looks better on paper. Put someone in the seat and let them drive it. Our machines can do what others can't. Word of mouth sells more machines than does rental houses.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Fast paced with lots of opportunity

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Design Engineer  in  Rock Hill, SC
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Rock Hill, SC

    I worked at Terex full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Large corporation with strong processes in place. Recognized as best equipment in the industry. Nice to work from a position of buying in large quantity. Allows for expanded design opportunities

    Cons

    Fast paced, sometimes hard to keep up. Keeping up with the needs of Sales, Manufacturing, Purchasing, Customer support can be challenging if understaffed. Facility fluctuated often between under staffed, and over staffed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management stream too long. Local managements input should receive more weight. Trying to manage a facility on the East coast, from a facility on the West coast is a challenge. Completely different work force and mindset. Completely different set of tools available to work with from one facility to the next.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    senior accountant

    • 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 processes around lean management, office had a team environment

    Cons

    Headquarters staff not in line with operations

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    town hall meetings are great at Redmond, keep in touch with the team, and keep building the team don't turn away from that concept.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great 8 years with this company, has ups and downs but overall its great

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - PCC  in  Moses Lake, WA
    Current Employee - PCC in Moses Lake, WA

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

    Pros

    lots of overtime, benefits, stock options

    Cons

    overtime not optional, requesting vacation in some areas is difficult

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Love working here!!!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources  in  Westport, CT
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Westport, CT

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

    Pros

    Great people and wonderful atmosphere. Terex provides a culture which promotes a healthy work life balance. Employees of all levels are treated as equals.

    Cons

    I can't think of any cons. Terex offers a lot of growth opportunities and does a great job in managing talent within.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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