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Terex Reviews

Updated January 14, 2018
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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
  • Work life balance is non existent (in 13 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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    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


  2. Helpful (1)

    "A decent place to work, and with a few improvements it could be great."

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Redmond, WA

    Pros

    The profit-sharing program was decent, as were the benefits including the fully-vested 401(k) matching and stock purchase program. Most of the people I interacted with inside the company were pleasant and helpful.

    Cons

    Low pay for technical jobs compared to other comparable positions in other companies. Very little transparency in salaries, to the point of a threatening policy that completely prohibits talking about compensation among coworkers. Middle management decisions seem to be driven primarily by marketing.

    Advice to Management

    Work toward more transparency, and don't let marketing drive the product development decisions (it should be the other way around).

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great company to work for but the reality is that everything will eventually be outsourced."

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    Former Employee - Buyer in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Buyer in Redmond, WA
    Recommends

    Pros

    Work week consists of four tens so you have Friday's off. Contributions towards vanpool fares. Health care benefits and a 401k plan. Personal growth can be acheived. Great culture. Great pay. Aggressive thinking. Strict attendance policy in place. Attention to quality is really important here. Year end bonuses are given if the target profits were met. Monthly team member recognition resulting in a $50 check and a parking spot. Team member safety is taken very seriously with a safety team on site at each facility. Engineer driven company. Great relationships with outside vendors. Everybody is treated with respect. A get fit and stay healthy program is in place for team members to utilize.

    Cons

    Loud enviroment. Outsourcing material to other countries. There is no stability due to the nature of manufacturing. Lack of communication among other facilities. Cross training doesn't happen as often as it should. Unclear expectations. Limited parking is available. Extremely hot working enviroment with inadequate air circulation. Difficult to get promoted if you're good at your current position. Tons of overtime is needed to meet the daily demands. Sick pay isn't offered. High turn over rate amongst the engineers. Training programs aren't always in place. Large amounts of raw waste daily. A large part of the workforce are hired as temporary employment without ever becoming permanent.

    Advice to Management

    There can never be to much communication. Expectations need to be clear.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "THANKS TIM AND RON!!!!"

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    Former Employee - Maintenance Technician in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Maintenance Technician in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It was a nice place to work with good benefits and plenty of over-time until that greedy ax-man Tim Ford took over.

    Cons

    They outsourced everything and cut the bonus program too nothing or to unreachable expectations. My manager gave bad reviews to employees and he never observed their performances and went off what upper authority(Tim Ford) said to squeeze more money out of the employees. This company lied to many people about its stability and in turn has a reduction in workforce of 1900 workers, thanks TIM

    Advice to Management

    You can't tell senior management nothing, they know it all. But, if I could give them advice, stop lying to your employees and stop being so greedy, and appreciate your working plant employees. On there backs you drive your new Mercedes and live in your gated community. Hope you and YOUR families sleep well at night, thank you


  5. "Would definitely recommend it if you're looking for an easy job... It's not intellectually challenging, though"

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer I in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer I in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The tasks that they gave me were all pretty simple. I did not have to think too much to complete my project. It's really easy to finish your project.. And, the people over there are friendly..

    Cons

    I feel that the project does not really challenge me well. I feel that I can do more than what I currently do. Over the past six months, I became bored of what I do... Really not challenging.

    Advice to Management

    You should separate the task and responsibility of a technician and an engineer


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Uncertain times have workforce ready to leave."

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    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Compensation and benefits are the main reasons for working for Terex. There are also opportunities for growth however the economy has placed a bit of a damper on that.

    Cons

    There is uncertainty within the industry due to the economy. Employee morale is low and growth opportunities have stalled. Recognition and feedback has suffered due to focus on surviving the economic slow down.

    Advice to Management

    I would advise senior management to not lose focus on employee morale. Economic times are hard but the workforce is the heartbeat of any organization. Reductions in force and short work weeks have team members looking over their shoulders and worried about the stability of the company. Reductions in force and work hours are not the only sources for cost downs and cutbacks. I urge the company to evaluate the market and economic conditions and consider postponing expensive overseas initiatives and expansions. The employees I have had the opportunity to speak with have stated that they are ready to walk away and find work elsewhere if the company continues with whittling away at the workforce.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Work at the AWP Division if you ever get the chance, but avoid the Westport crowd."

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    Current Employee - Mid-Level Manager in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Mid-Level Manager in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    This review is for th AWP division, which is primarily Genie Industries in Redmond. It's a group of honest, well-intentioned people who really care about each other (for the most part, of course.) It's small enough that one individual can really make a difference, but big enough that you have a satisfying scope to see those actions carried out.

    Cons

    The Terex corporate group (Westport, CT) is unbelievably backbiting and obstructive. They used to be a rape-and-pillage acquisition company that has decided it wants to be a value-adding company. This surfaces in a myriad of corporate programs that demonstrate little awareness of what's going on outside Westport executive HQ. At the AWP division, the friendliness that is such a positive can manifest itself as an unwillingness on the part of senior management to deal head-on with crappy interpersonal behaviours or political shenaningans.

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening to Team Members -- don't let yourself get isolated with just the uppermost levels of management, who all too often seem to tell you just what you want to hear.

  8. "Terex - Improvng the lives of people around the world.i"

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    Current Employee - Engineering Director
    Current Employee - Engineering Director
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The product is very visable . It is rewarding to see Genie Brand and Terex Brand construction equipment on job sites around the world. The senior leadership is interested in growing the company and making a difference. Terex is a "young" company meaning that there is a lot of room to grow and become really great.

    Cons

    Poor communications between the divisions. It is a symptom of the many aquisitions that make up the company as a whole. Fortunately, the leadership knows it and we are working on improving it. It will take some time and investment.

    Advice to Management

    Need to recalibrate the GM structure at AWP division.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "A challenged manufacturing company with good people but not a lot of will to change the old habits."

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Analyst in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Terex is a young, global corporation that provides opportunities for people who fit in the heavy manufacturing industry.

    Cons

    Terex is made up of several companies. These entities work independently, there is not a lot of collaboration within and between them. Career development is not very transparent.

    Advice to Management

    It must be a tough challenge to modernize an old us manufacturing company. Senior management needs to bring new blood, while keeping the knowledge of the people who have been working in the company for a long time.


  10. "Hang in there!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westport, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westport, CT
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Entrepreneurial company with the chance for each individual to truly make a difference. Lots of opportunity to make your mark and be involved. Very global organization with excellent CEO who is open to new ideas and cares about the company and the team. Strong values that are demonstrated from the top down.

    Cons

    Cyclical business so need to be ready to cope with tough economic conditions. If you come from a different kind of industry you may not be familiar with the ups and downs of heavy construction equipment.

    Advice to Management

    Keep trying to pull the company together to leverage the power of one.


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