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Updated Oct 1, 2020

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Terex Corporation Chief Executive Officer and President John L. Garrison, Jr (no image)
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  • "Work/life balance is second to none(in 33 reviews)

  • "Great people and challenging work(in 27 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Work life balance and distance to Belfast(in 15 reviews)

  • "The upper management seems not knowing what they are doing(in 14 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great benefits and a laid back company structure

      Feb 12, 2018 - Analyst in Westport, CT
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Laid back - not a high pressure environment

      Cons

      Great company culture. Awesome people to work with. Lot of value focus and work life balance.

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    2. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Ok for an entry level job, but not a place to make your career

      Aug 4, 2020 - Mechanical Engineer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      I had some great coworkers-that is the biggest pro. Most coworkers are helpful and willing to teach. Decent benefits in terms of 401k match, PTO, ESPP, insurance. Schedule and work life balance were good, but that is unique to design engineering and I can't say the same for production groups. You can be very hands on if you want to be. If you are the right personality and in the right place/time, you can get decent resume building experience (but there is limited opportunities for this)

      Cons

      In terms of compensation, they are not industry leaders and relative to the area are not competitive-so you don't work here for the money. Consistent underachievement of company wide financial goals results in layoffs every few years-you won't find stability for a long term career if that is what you hope for. In terms of career development, it's hit or miss. If you are in new product development (which typically you have to earn you way there putting your time in sustaining engineering), there are better opportunities to do engineering. If you are in sustaining engineering, unless you are one of the few mentioned above, career development is not great; putting out fires of production related issues, designing brackets, using excel to make BOM and configuration changes, part manual redlines-hardly the stuff that impressive resumes are made of or that will take you places. A few managers really are great, many were just average at best, but there also some that are like frat boys in a good ole' boys club, where if you are within their circle, you have it made . Reviews entail objectives that are generically and broadly cascaded down from upper management and your performance is rated at least in part on areas completely outside of your sphere of influence. Internal career development/promotions can be challenging/frustrating. If you want a promotion, you have to basically being doing the workload of the job title that you want before you get the official title and pay scale that come with it.

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    3. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Stagnant environment.

      Oct 1, 2020 - Business Analyst 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Very good work life balance.

      Cons

      Linear advancement is almost impossible. Must move to another department in order to advance. Most positions don't have a career path.

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    4. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Decent Company

      Jul 19, 2020 - Finance 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Work life balance Friendly people

      Cons

      Could not retain good people

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Nice people

      Mar 26, 2019 - Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great people to work with, corporate setting, work life balance

      Cons

      A lot of changes recently

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    6. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Accounting

      Apr 26, 2017 - Anonymous Employee in Waverly, IA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good benefits and great co-workers

      Cons

      No work life balance - long hours, mandatory weekends and holidays. Only certain holidays worked will have a float day given. Training -here is none unless your team is well established and you are taking a job that the person who used to do it is still there to help you which is rare. Management prefer to let you figure it out with an SOP, make mistakes, and then ding you for them rather than give you adequate time and training to help you succeed. Advancement not likely unless you have maximum talent and can learn on the fly. Pay - want maximum talent for minimal wages. Will find away to minimize your merit pay and bonuses. Team members on same team are not held to same standards by accounting manager. HR - poor

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      9 people found this review helpful
    7. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Over-reactive management but Fantastic Culture

      May 5, 2015 - Senior Design Engineer in Redmond, WA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Great people to work with. Everyone is friendly and inclusive right from the start. - Potential for lots of project variability. - Good growth potential if you show promise in a given field. - If not in manufacturing or manufacturing engineering, there is a good potential for a healthy work/life balance.

      Cons

      - Management has a tendency to be over responsive to customer and higher management requests. This often results in projects getting cancelled abruptly and without consideration to the work already performed. - Pay is below average for the Seattle area.

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    8. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Solid place to work, but nothing amazing

      Sep 22, 2015 - Engineer in Seattle, WA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good work/life balance; little overtime. Every friday is a half day for engineering. You can be as hands on as you'd like in your work. There i a broad scope to what you are responsible for. You have a lot of ownership over what you are working. Comparatively little red tape that has to be dealt with.

      Cons

      There isn't really anything going on that I feel is cutting edge or really exciting. Much of the design work involves rehashing and modifying similar products to make something bigger or smaller. Business is very cyclical, so you always wonder what the future holds in those downturns. Pay is a bit below average. Members of management have explicitly told us you can make more money elsewhere and justify the below average pay with buzzwords like "coolness factor" and "vision statements".

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    9. 2.0
      Former Employee

      A company with high turnover and stressful environment - Genie Industries Redmond WA

      Aug 27, 2016 - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The only pros i can think of is their medical/dental/vision benefit is not bad compare to other companies in the area.

      Cons

      1) High turnover: Our team had about 20 people. 6 people left through layoff ( but they are happy to leave) and another 2 are gone later. 2) Limited resource: data quality is a big concern. Company is not willing to make investment on IT. Lots of manual operation. For example, customer rebate report, 100M, 40,000 rows, from column A to CJ, all manual calculation. Big errors likely 3) Poor management: My management only focus on what you can do, not on where you want to grow your career. Lots of close door meetings within managers. If you are an analyst, you do not have any chance to attend any of these meetings 4) The company growth is poor; Terex will be sold to another company because of its limited product offers and industry specific focus 5) Too much "whispered talk. The team looks solid. But lot of people hate each other. Ladies always whisper at work 6) Work Life balance sucks, specially during month end close

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      Terex Corporation Response

      Communications Specialist

      HR Response: We’re happy to know that you valued the competitive benefits you received as a team member. Though you are no longer a member of the Terex team, many of the concerns you raise could have been addressed with your manager or with your human resources representative while you were employed with us. We value the input of our team members and welcome their thoughts and ideas. Being open to feedback from team members and customers is how we grow as an organization. From time to time, managers are charged with having confidential conversations and making difficult decisions that require closed-door meetings. However, it’s equally true that managers take into consideration team member ideas and suggestions when making decisions. This is all part of managing a large, complex and competitive global organization. Thank you for writing and all the best in your future career endeavors. Terex Human Resources

    10. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Cyclicality Destroys Momentum

      Apr 26, 2016 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Terex excels at hiring for culture. It is home to many driven, entrepreneurial people with good attitudes and the best intentions. There is a lot of "gray space" around any given job and the opportunity to make an impact is there for anyone willing to be proactive. Good work life balance.

      Cons

      It is a cyclical business and though the portfolio of companies is diversified, management has never effectively managed a downturn and resorts to broad cuts rather than strategic investments. One step forward, two steps back. Compensation falls below market average. Advancement opportunities are slow.

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      1 person found this review helpful
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