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Terex Mechanic Reviews

Updated August 29, 2018
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Pros
  • "Compared to most accounting jobs the work/life balance is excellent, and there is no "busy season"" (in 28 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)

    "Cool Company"

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Assembler in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Mechanical Assembler in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends

    I worked at Terex (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Learned about lean manf., learned about the 5's and how to apply to the workplace.
    Love the mechanical assembly part of the job as well as working as a team

    Cons

    Mass-lay-off after investing time and tool purchase for long-term employment


  2. 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

  3. "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.


  4. "Mechanic"

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    Former Employee - Mechanic in Westport, CT
    Former Employee - Mechanic in Westport, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Terex (More than a year)

    Pros

    The benefits are work hours are good.

    Cons

    Never know when a layoff is coming.


  5. "Decent company"

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    Former Employee - Mechanic in Grants, NM
    Former Employee - Mechanic in Grants, NM

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

    Pros

    Decent pay for the area

    Cons

    Lots of management changes, needs better customer relations


  6. Helpful (2)

    "The truth"

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Assembler in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Mechanical Assembler in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Terex (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The company itself is great, I like the products manufactured, working with engineering.

    Cons

    Mass lay off after devoting so much to the company.


  7. "Good culture and great people to work with"

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer II in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer II in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are a lot of opportunities to work cross-functionally and work with some very talented people. There are a lot of people that have worked at Genie for a long time, and a lot of people that leave end up coming back. I think that is a testament to the company culture in Redmond.

    Cons

    The production teams drive very hard. Often times this creates a lot of turnover in assembly and support teams. Salaries are generally lower than other companies in the area.

    Advice to Management

    Strive to improve morale and ultimately quality on the shop floor.

  8. "Mechanic"

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    Current Employee - Mechanic in Stockton, CA
    Current Employee - Mechanic in Stockton, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of work lined up.

    Cons

    Need to be mechanically inclined.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees like an asset. Not a number.