Terex Mechanic Reviews

Updated Aug 13, 2019

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  1. "Realistically hard work!"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Mechanical Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Terex for less than a year

    Pros

    Learned Project Management first hand.

    Cons

    Did not get to see more roles in the company.

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  2. Helpful (2)

    "Terex AWP (Genie Ind) NPD Engineering"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mechanical Design Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Terex full-time for 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.

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    Terex Response

    September 18, 2018Communications 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 a global company, we are able to offer a variety of career opportunities for our team members to explore, and we seek to understand our team member’s career aspirations and help achieve them. This is true whether there is a desire to move into management or not. In fact, one of the changes we’ve worked to implement over the past several years are the career opportunities for team members who want to remain in technical roles. We also strive to offer compensation in line with the market. You mentioned our Terex Way Values. We take great pride in our values, including Servant Leadership, and we sincerely expect our leaders, managers and supervisors to do the same. We also know that we can and must continue to improve — which is why Improvement is another of our values. It is our vision to be the best place to work in the industry, as judged by our team members. We cannot continue to work toward that goal unless team members like you have the Courage — another one of our Terex Way Values — to speak up and tell us when they see room for improvement. In fact, your comments illustrate an area where we can work to do better, which is communication and helping team members understand why decisions are made, particularly when those decisions impact our teams or individuals. Just as the quality of our team members’ experience is important to us, the quality of the machines we produce for our customers is of the utmost importance. A bedrock belief of Genie’s founders was that the customer is the center of our universe. That belief remains ingrained in the fabric of our culture at Terex AWP. That means that we do things right, every time, and ensure everything we do is high quality. If you have specific concerns about safety, quality, or processes, we encourage you to escalate those concerns so that we can fix anything that needs correcting. It’s clear that you’ve put a great deal of thought into your comments, and we appreciate your honest feedback. If you have specific concerns that we can address, or suggestions that could help us improve our processes, products, or our workplace environment for you and other team members, we encourage you to talk to with your manager, human resources, a Business Practice Advocate, or any other member of our leadership team you feel comfortable speaking with. Our hope would be that by engaging in an honest conversation, we can work with you to identify opportunities that help you achieve your career goals while driving business success for our company and our customers.

  3. "Good people, bad bones"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mechanical Design Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Terex full-time for 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

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  4. "Mechanic"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Mechanic in Westport, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Terex for more than a year

    Pros

    The benefits are work hours are good.

    Cons

    Never know when a layoff is coming.

  5. Helpful (1)

    "Cool Company"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Mechanical Assembler in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends

    I worked at Terex for 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

  6. Helpful (2)

    "The truth"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Mechanical Assembler in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Terex for 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. "Decent company"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mechanic in Grants, NM

    I worked at Terex full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Decent pay for the area

    Cons

    Lots of management changes, needs better customer relations

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

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer II in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Terex full-time for 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.

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  9. "Mechanic"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mechanic in Stockton, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Terex full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Lots of work lined up.

    Cons

    Need to be mechanically inclined.

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  10. "Mechanical Design Engineer"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mechanical Design Engineer 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Terex full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Lots of employee engagement activities and flexible time options

    Cons

    Salary not at par with others in the industry

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