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Updated February 22, 2018
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John L. Garrison, Jr
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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 (in 23 reviews)

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

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

  • Favoritism at the upper management level prevents fairness and opportunity for many deserving team members (in 8 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (2)

    "Company is on a Roll"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Terex full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Lots of interesting projects and meaningful work; excellent values that team members try to live by; down to earth management style; team culture; strong leadership that is driving results; new policies to provide flexibility; sincere efforts to support diversity and inclusion

    Cons

    So much going on that sometimes it's hard to catch your breath; if you like to stay busy and engaged, this is a good place for you

    Advice to Management

    Keep focusing on the Terex Way values and the strategies that are winning in the marketplace

    Terex Response

    Feb 16, 2018 – Communications Manager

    Hello and thank you for writing. We’re glad you have found your time at Terex to be both interesting and meaningful. We also like to hear that you enjoy the down-to-earth management style, as servant... More


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Best product, but tough marketplace competition."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Terex full-time

    Pros

    Best products in the industry. Not necessarily lowest price, but an excellent high-value proposition. Excellent team-members to work with. Forward thinking R&D that listens to customers' needs and brings new options to market.

    Cons

    Goes through lots of restructuring occasionally, whole branches and divisions can be closed, sold off or merged. Product competition is fierce. Largest competitor is Altec, a huge private company, which can accept T&C's and low margins that a public company such as Terex cannot accept, and has deep pockets that can usually outdo Terex in sales/marketing.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good fight!

    Terex Response

    Feb 16, 2018 – Communications Manager

    Hello and thank you for writing us. We might be a little biased, but we agree with you that our products are the best in the industry. We pride ourselves on delivering value to our customers so that... More

  3. "Used to be proud to work at Genie."

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    Former Employee - Office Worker in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Office Worker in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Terex full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Genie was a great environment, a company who cared about its team members. Big changes in the past year or two with new CEO. Lots of layoffs, terminations, "restructuring" (ie: no replacements) and changes to mirror parent company Terex's ways. It isn't working for Genie, who has been Terex's top money making segment.

    Cons

    Instability within the company makes it hard to fill positions. Parent company closed the local payroll office in Redmond, moving the functions to Mississippi. Majority of the employees are located in WA state. Whole departments laid off with no clear plan of "restructuring."

    Advice to Management

    Company doesn't feel so good anymore. Spent many years at Genie and was proud to say I worked there. Towards the end, I wasn't proud anymore.


  4. "Great benefits and a laid back company structure"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Westport, CT
    Current Employee - Analyst in Westport, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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.


  5. "Unstable"

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    Former Employee - Assembler in Waverly, IA
    Former Employee - Assembler in Waverly, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits and available overtime

    Cons

    Layoffs and plant closures. Would ramp up then layoff 50 people.

    Terex Response

    Feb 16, 2018 – Communications Manager

    Thank you for writing. We are happy to hear you enjoyed the pay and benefits during your time at Terex. Yes, restructuring and plant closures can sometimes occur at a cyclical manufacturing business... More


  6. "Sales Administrative"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Terex full-time

    Pros

    Good culture, great benefits, plenty of training for career path

    Cons

    The salary doesn't even come close to industry standard

    Advice to Management

    If you are serious about investing in your employees then pay them


  7. "Communications Manager"

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    Current Employee - Communications Manager in Westport, CT
    Current Employee - Communications Manager in Westport, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Teams are engaged and motivated; people are bright and thoughtful; the mission is clear and management is candid about what is expected - overall a very positive culture in which to work.

    Cons

    I can't think of any cons at this point.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on doing what you're doing. CEO John Garrison sets the tone and it's both engaging and inviting to the team members.

  8. "Great Culture & Great Benefits"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Accounting Manager
    Current Employee - Accounting Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Terex full-time

    Pros

    Team members are encouraged and empowered to identify ways to improve processes, in fact, it's expected that all team members contribute to realizing improvements...it's the culture here. Also, as a large, international company, there are lots of opportunities to work with people all over the world, travel (if desired), and take on new roles/positions (either within Waverly or at other locations).

    The benefits are great--health insurance is reasonable, good retirement matching, and ability to work from home at times.

    Cons

    Although change is great and drives improvement, at times I do wish for more stability within the Company; the last few years have been full of significant changes (reorganization of the finance function, realignment of the segments, realignment of the Global reporting structure, and implementing large-scale IT integration projects and upgrades). Each of these were key contributing factors to simplifying/improving the Company, overall, but it felt like a lot all at once. Fortunately, I think we are approaching a more stabilized state!

    Terex Response

    Feb 16, 2018 – Communications Manager

    Hello, and thank you for writing. That’s awesome that you feel empowered and encouraged to suggest improvements to our business processes—that’s the best way for us to get better! You’re right, Terex... More


  9. "It’s a job"

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    Current Employee - Shipping and Receiving in Durand, MI
    Current Employee - Shipping and Receiving in Durand, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benifits that is about it and it’s a job gets you a steady income

    Cons

    Low wages/poor management/poor work environment/bad union/very bad work cultures & core values/very bad integrity/exremly strict on attendance (doctor slips are not accepted)

    Advice to Management

    No use you pencil pushers never listen

    Terex Response

    Feb 16, 2018 – Communications Manager

    Hi, thank you for writing. We’re glad you enjoyed the benefits during your time here at Terex. We’re sorry to hear that you did not feel you were able to partake in a positive work environment. The... More


  10. "Director of Manufacturing"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Terex full-time

    Pros

    Great products and is fully engaged with Lean manufacturing

    Cons

    Too many changes at the segment leadership level to allow for a consistent strategy

    Advice to Management

    Stabilize ledaership

    Terex Response

    Feb 16, 2018 – Communications Manager

    Hi there. Thank you for writing in! We agree with you—we think we make some pretty great products, and yes, lean manufacturing is a fundamental component of our business process. Whatever leadership... More


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