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Terex Manufacturing Engineer Reviews

Updated January 25, 2019
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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. "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.


  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. "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.


  4. "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


  5. "Good culture and variety of work, but early start time"

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer II in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer II in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good culture, hands on projects, good variety of work as manufacturing engineer. Some flexibility in project timelines and project selection.

    Cons

    Hours. Start time at 5 or 5:30 with 4 ten hour days unless it's busy season where you'll work OT Friday's. Line support can be repetitive.


  6. "Great group of people and future opportunites!"

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer II in Rock Hill, SC
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer II in Rock Hill, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The employees are great and easy to work with for the most part. Pay seems reasonable. I enjoy the type of projects I get to work on. Future growth opportunities exist.

    Cons

    Directions are quick to change. Daily "fires" easily become the major focus over long term development. Different teams often operate independent of each other while I believe there could be more cross functional teamwork.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on developing a plant to work more as a team and align to common goals. Live and act by the TBS principles we know over short term gains.


  7. "Manufacturing Engineer II"

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

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

    Pros

    Great company to start your engineering career at. A lot of freedom to design your own machines/projects while also learning how to support the production line. There is time for personal development, but you'll need to decide that yourself and find it on your own.

    Cons

    Work gets repetitive and sometimes stagnant after a couple years. Not a lot of mentoring. Most people have to figure things out on their own.

    Terex Response

    Apr 8, 2016

    Thanks for your comments. Nice to know you are learning while doing; I am sure you are making a great contribution to Terex. Although we don't have a formal mentoring program, there are many... More

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Manufacturing Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    If you enjoy hands on work this is the place for you. Pay is decent for 4-10s but not so well working between 50-60 hours.

    Cons

    When interviewing with the company and accepting a position they stated that I would be working 4-10's with an occasional Friday overtime that is un-paid. For almost the last 6 months I have been working 3-4 Fridays a month with no overtime pay.

    Advice to Management

    In the last year in North Campus at Genie our buildings have went downhill in a extreme way since the new management. We were all told that this management would make the building much better, but in reality things have got much worse and we are losing key team members because of it. As well we now care more about delivery than quality.

    Terex Response

    Aug 18, 2015

    Thank you for writing. It’s good to know that you have enjoyed the hands-on work you are engaged in at our Redmond facility.

    As you no doubt know, the manufacturing industry is quite cyclical... More


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Small company feel has vanished"

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    You will have many opportunities to try your hand in many different areas of manufacturing here, as roles can be loosely defined at times. This makes Genie an excellent starting place for engineers, it is somewhat easy to choose your path.

    Cons

    The small company feel and personal relationship with management that was once very rich at Genie has all but vanished. Most if not all of the plant is over worked and under appreciated, which has will continue to fuel attrition. Many things have been sacrificed to produce numbers.

    Advice to Management

    Help your employees grow rather than simply shoving them where you need them and leaving them there. Bring back accountability, and get rid of this "Pass the Buck" attitude.

    Terex Response

    Jun 30, 2015

    Thank you for sharing your comments on the Terex Glassdoor page.

    It’s great to hear that you feel that you can try many different areas of manufacturing and engineering, as you work on the Genie... More


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Great Place to gain exposure, poor place to develop"

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer I in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer I in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Always open to new ideas. Job security. Dynamic work environment. Many interesting people to work with.

    Cons

    Short sighted machine maintenance, organization has poor understanding of costs (focus is on BOM cost, not cost to manufacture/process), No enforcement of standards. Salaried engineers required to work 50+ hr weeks 80% of the year. Projects not managed.

    Advice to Management

    Understand/Establish piece cost. Incentivize talented engineers, not low performers. Manage Projects using Project Management Institute standards. Encourage career development.

    Terex Response

    Aug 4, 2015

    We appreciate receiving your comments and agree that Terex is a dynamic place to work and a creative and open environment. We are always looking to improve costs and standards, as they are critical... More