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Terex Reviews

Updated June 14, 2018
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Pros
  • "Compared to most accounting jobs the work/life balance is excellent, and there is no "busy season"" (in 25 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 (5)

    "Company is on a Roll"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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)

    "Transformation underway"

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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

    Pros

    Great place to work. Zero Harm as the number one goal is very inspiring. The company is sticking to its plan to transform into One Terex. Very exciting.

    Cons

    Not always easy to know what is happening at different locations, but it is a big company.

    Advice to Management

    Drive more company wide sharing and reuse.

  3. "Parts Sales Representative"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Fort Wayne, IN
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Fort Wayne, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company with good benefits.

    Cons

    Hourly pay no incentive for performance.

    Advice to Management

    incentivize


  4. "Good Stepping Stone Engineering Company"

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing Technician in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Technician in Redmond, WA

    I worked at Terex (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    4/10 Schedule
    Great Benefits
    Work can be engaging

    Cons

    Planning is not a strong suit
    Politics
    Apathy


  5. "Great Accounting Opportunities/Environment"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Accountant in Waverly, IA
    Current Employee - Accountant in Waverly, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Positive and supportive leadership, Teamwork and collaboration is celebrated, Unified goal of continuous improvement provides opportunities to make change and receive recognition, Honest efforts by management to constantly improve work environment - including newly added flexible work arrangements

    Cons

    Corporate reporting can lead to long hours at quarter end; continuous efforts towards improvement can be seen as instability/volatility

    Advice to Management

    Continue to listen to staff on ways to improve work environment


  6. "Forward-Thinking Company that cares"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Great benefits including new flexible work arrangements, paid maternal and secondary care-giver leave, telecommuting, 401k, stock purchase options, and healthcare with vision, dental.
    - Global footprint with plenty of opportunity to expand your skills, travel, and engage with multiple cultures.
    - Talent development program enables you to take control of your career and map out your aspirations.
    - Management that seriously cares about its team members
    - CEO with a plan and the willingness to get things done
    - Great bonuses when company is doing well
    - Serious about early talent and attracting / retaining millennial workforce
    - Company is doing well thanks to the execution of its strategy and an uptick in the market.

    Cons

    - Complex corporate environment means the company is not as nimble as it could be.
    - Stuck in old ways at times, but new talent is pushing the company into new ways of thinking and doing business.
    - You may be asked to do things that do not fit your job description, which can be a con if you are not willing to wear multiple hats at once.

    Advice to Management

    - Continue to develop team members and promote from within
    - Give clear career paths at the annual reviews
    - Consider relaxing some of the corporate standards and simplifying the processes to get things done


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Excellent Accounting Office"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in Waverly, IA
    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in Waverly, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Focused on continually improving the work, workplace, morale, and opportunities. Compared to most accounting jobs the work/life balance is excellent, and there is no "busy season".

    Cons

    Some of the usual large company bureaucracy and "1 size fits all" policies. Being publicly traded means opportunity, but can require more work/hours at quarter ends.

    Advice to Management

    Continue focusing on employee morale and workplace culture- it has gone a long way in the past couple of years.

  8. "Terrible Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westport, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westport, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are decent and salaries are good

    Cons

    Management does not care about career advancement of employees.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Accounting and Finance career potential in small town Iowa"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Accounting in Waverly, IA
    Current Employee - Accounting in Waverly, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Terex's GBS Center in Waverly, IA is a finance hub in small town Iowa that offers multiple levels of career advancement potential without having to move. ~100 finance professionals work in our location. Continuous Improvement and taking initiative is valued. New flex work programs make balancing work and life even easier. Fair compensation. Leadership at the top of the company has changed the tone and direction in a good way.

    Cons

    Different segments of the company operate in different ways making it a challenge to deliver efficient and consistent internal and external services in some cases. The pace of change can be exciting, but also at times intimidating.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to differentiate recognition and awards for high performers.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Exceeded Expectations"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in Waverly, IA
    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in Waverly, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Terex promotes a positive team environment, with active support from management. Flexible work arrangements are available, from working offsite to changing daily work hours to fit lifestyle. Many career growth opportunities available at this site, as well as other sites around the globe. Mentoring programs, business acumen and other initiatives strive to make employees well rounded and able to achieve personal professional goals. Good benefit packages and continuous work to be industry leader in leave times and flexibility. Opportunities to travel and explore tax, auditing and financial analysis all available. You can really make the most of your career and thrive here if you are willing to put in the time and effort!

    Cons

    Flexibility within close periods can be difficult(about 4 days a month, can be long working days depending on issues that arise). Training relies heavily on managers; depending on your managers work load, you may be learning on the fly more than not.

    Advice to Management

    Continue bringing positive initiatives throughout our corporation to our site.


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