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Terex Reviews

Updated November 18, 2018
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John L. Garrison, Jr
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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. "Excellent company to work for good benefits room for advancement"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits pay quality of work-life

    Cons

    Susceptible to economic downturns. N


  2. "Territory Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westport, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westport, CT

    I worked at Terex full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, people, experience, awesome products

    Cons

    Politics within the organization, traveling

  3. "Materials OKC"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Terex full-time

    Pros

    Great Benefits, best manager I've had in a long time, co-workers, company treats us fairly well, and a safe place to work. I personally enjoy coming to work at Terex, knowing I am at a friendly and happy place.

    Cons

    Supervisor lacks ethics, rude, gives us more work and facilitate the duties of teother departments. Supervisor needs training and stop micromanaging our team.

    Advice to Management

    Train supervisors better, especially the Materials Supervisor T..... W....... Also, make friday's voluntary and not Mandatory. Thank you Management for listening to our concerns and we hope to see improvement.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Management needs be restructured"

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    Former Employee - Production Associate in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Production Associate in Oklahoma City, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Terex full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Co-Workers are great when you need help
    Pay is decent

    Cons

    Management does not care about employees
    Racism and discrimination is rampant among different lines

    Advice to Management

    Stop being racist, stop holding people behind, give job opportunities to people who actually worked hard and earned it instead of just giving it to people you like.

    Terex Response

    Nov 12, 2018 – Communications Manager

    Thank you for writing and providing your feedback. We take concerns like this very seriously. In a company as large as ours, when matters related to racism or discrimination arise, we adhere to a... More


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Was in field service for 3yrs"

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    Former Employee - Field Service Technician in Montgomery, AL
    Former Employee - Field Service Technician in Montgomery, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Met many Great Great service techs.

    Cons

    Working field service requires a lot of manipulation of customers. Company is NOT transparent!!! They offer "contracts" to customers stating "no travel" for inspections &/or repairs needed during inspections. That is a LIE!!! They actually have techs hide travel time in labor time!


  6. "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.


  7. 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

  8. "Great Job"

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    Current Employee - Production Specialist in Watertown, SD
    Current Employee - Production Specialist in Watertown, SD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good work environment, excellent benefits, Easy to get paid time off, lots of opportunities for growth, community and employee involvement.

    Cons

    There’s a lot of hours to work, mandatory overtime Fridays and be long and drag on.

    Advice to Management

    Make Fridays voluntary instead of mandatory.


  9. "Help in OKC"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oklahoma City, OK
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are good, Need work life balance

    Cons

    Management is too busy looking out for themselves to worry about the employees. Employees are who will grow your company. Invest your time with us, get to know us, teach us, you might just be surprised what we know.

    Advice to Management

    The CEO should make a surprise visit to OKC. The Sr. leadership team goes crazy when he is scheduled to arrive, trying to make sure everything is perfect. If everything was done right all the time, there wouldn’t be longer hours and panic before he arrives. Also, he should talk to office employees not just shop workers. We are told to go to HR, but there are so many changes, not sure who to talk to.

    Terex Response

    Sep 19, 2018 – Communications Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. First, we are glad to hear that you enjoy your benefits here at Terex. And you’re right, we believe work life balance is an important component to a... More


  10. "ME - 2"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Terex full-time

    Pros

    Everyday is something different.
    4-10's when production is down.

    Cons

    Upper management push to work more than 40hrs every week (even though we are on salary).
    Hourly positions are tired of working 60+ hours a week (Mon - Sat)

    Advice to Management

    Try harder to have work/ life balance like advertised.


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