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Updated January 25, 2019
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John L. Garrison, Jr
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Pros
  • "Compared to most accounting jobs the work/life balance is excellent, and there is no "busy season"" (in 29 reviews)

  • "Great people -- no "prima donnas"" (in 23 reviews)

Cons
  • "Lot of value focus and work life balance" (in 14 reviews)

  • "Upper management says "safety first" but they dont actually care about our safety" (in 10 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Design Engineer II"

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    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Terex full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great team to work with, team members and supervisor are great, a lot of work to do, great benefits overall and work life balance, great location.

    Cons

    Needs more organization, needs more people on the manufacturing floor who care about each other, need to keep placing more emphasis on safety

    Advice to Management

    Keep on the path and stick to it while still caring about the employees.


  2. "Cheap Employer"

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Oklahoma City, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Terex full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Easy work, limited duties, lots of freedom, good work/life balance

    Cons

    Low pay, poor management, don't follow their own business practices

    Advice to Management

    Take control and lead

  3. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Engineer
    Current Employee - Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ok benefits, competitive pay, company invests in itself

    Cons

    Division among segments, division within segments, lack of structural control

    Advice to Management

    Set expectations and be consistent among leadership


  4. "Money over people company"

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Moses Lake, WA
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Moses Lake, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Terex full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Decent pay. Friendly co workers.

    Cons

    Over worked. Upper management says "safety first" but they dont actually care about our safety. They only care about how many units we build them.

    Advice to Management

    If safety is first dont just say it show it. Show it by example. Be willing to drop units every week so that team leads and supervisors wouldnt even think twice about sacrificing our safety over units.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Terex AWP (Genie Ind) NPD Engineering"

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Design Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Mechanical Design Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    OK work-life balance.

    You get to work on wide range of engineering aspects of a design if you are in new product development, and are interested and push to do so. As you climb, you can manage your boss enough to focus on your main areas of interest (but you need to be stubborn about it). The engineers that follow their interest here always find a way to off-load what they don't want to do on someone 'below' them... I'm sure that's not unique to Terex.

    CEO Garrison seems to be making positive changes, taking realistic long view.

    Working here you avoid the pitfalls of market-rate pay and high bonuses offered for similar positions at nearby companies… where would you spend the money anyway?

    Career opportunities... if you go management route. Not so much for staying technical.

    Cons

    Antiquated engineering change management systems. Poor engineering policies, procedures, and controls. Little or no /real/ training - sink or swim on-boarding... which leads to "cowboys". Many pockets of Engineering Dept are populated by “cowboys” or engineers who are just ticking boxes; quantity over quality (maybe this is a 'pro' for you?). Operations/manufacturing is often resistant to change, think they are the real 'customers', over the companies /actual/ customers. 'Servant Leadership' (company tenant) is complete and utter BS -- you get ahead here by ticking boxes for your manager, not by helping those below you or those affected by your work. People often don't worry too much about people down-stream of their decisions, just as long as they are pleasant and smile they can do pretty much what they want. Just ship it!

    Ramping up engineering employment now, which absolutely means we are about to begin 'right-sizing' people within 6 months.

    Advice to Management

    Live up to “Servant Leadership” tenant… I don’t believe you will though. Also, I hope behind closed doors you are getting 'more real' about global trade-war issues about to hit us hard than you have been publicly!

    Terex Response

    Sep 18, 2018 – Communications Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to provide this feedback. First, we are glad to hear that you have noticed positive changes occurring as a result of our strategy introduced by CEO John Garrison.

    As... More


  6. "Good learning experience."

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good exposure to various business aspects.

    Cons

    Lots of overtime, continual re-structuring.


  7. "Good Place to work"

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of room for growth, 4/10 schedule

    Cons

    occasional layoffs, no overtime pay for salary

  8. "Great Place"

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    Current Employee - Engineering Technician II in Rock Hill, SC
    Current Employee - Engineering Technician II in Rock Hill, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Terex (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Benefits
    Great Culture
    Treated Fairly
    Teamwork is encouraged
    Ethical

    Cons

    Could have a more clear path for promotion


  9. "Good people, bad bones"

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Design Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Mechanical Design Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Terex full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good hours (for most employees) and fair compensation for OT on hourly workers.

    Cons

    Ever-shifting initiatives with insufficient resources to implement, siloed departments not seeing costs affecting eachother

    Advice to Management

    Cut failing business segments. Invest in engineering consistently in segments you commit to if you wish to be the market leader.


  10. "OK As long as you get in on a product design role."

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    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Waukesha, WI
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Waukesha, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Terex full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits. Usually not too long of hours.

    Cons

    Continuously changing statements about where the future of the industry and the facility are heading. Also a rash of facility closings in this business segment have created an environment where everyone should be afraid for the stability of their position.

    Advice to Management

    Stop closing facilities to consolidate production. Also, be on the look out for people who might have some un-utilized talents.