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Terex Reviews

Updated March 22, 2019
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Pros
  • "Compared to most accounting jobs the work/life balance is excellent, and there is no "busy season"" (in 29 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. Featured Review

    "Terex Way Values"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President Global Technical Services in Roosendaal (Netherlands)
    Current Employee - Vice President Global Technical Services in Roosendaal (Netherlands)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong values that form the foundation of our company
    Excellence CEO and strategy
    Promoting from within and equal opportunities
    Cool products
    Great culture

    Cons

    Needs more structure and organizing
    Results a bit unpredictable at times
    IT infrastructure is lacking
    Too action driven
    Very high pace


  2. "Organization if poor"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Regional Business Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Regional Business Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility to work from home

    Cons

    You have to sell your lunch to afford dinner, that's how they operate at least in the business I've worked for. They do a terrible job integrating the companies they acquired, then key people leave, they lose market share, don't invest in R&D and just get way behind the market leaders. Product support is terrible, parts availability, service, and the list goes on.

  3. "Great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westport, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westport, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Terex full-time

    Pros

    Focus on safety and diversity along with delivering on commitments. Flexible work arrangements are permitted; extended parental leave benefits. They are making small strides to make Terex a great place to work. Strong collaborative culture framed by solid company values.

    Cons

    Nothing comes to mind regarding cons.


  4. "OK place to work, but upper mgmt does not invest in prime locations"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Terex full-time

    Pros

    Great pay. Flexible work hours.

    Cons

    Yearly layoffs seem to be a reoccurring theme.

    Advice to Management

    The CEO and upper mgmt teams should develop the Southaven location as a central hub for parts distribution and stop selling off product lines without obtaining new products that will bring in revenue. There are tons of products in the market that Terex can buy or invest in to grow their business. Utilize the Southaven location as the main hub for parts distribution for most product lines. Terex has a wide range of product lines such as roadbuilding, paving, cranes and aerial work platforms; however, most of these parts are not housed at the Southaven location which is a PRIME location for parts distribution since it's literally 2 miles from Memphis, TN. The company should be utilizing this location, moving parts there from other warehouses and maximizing its potential. I mean, does the company really need roadbuiding parts in a separate warehouse when they have a prime location in Southaven which is centrally located in the US? There are also other small parts warehouses like this that could be consolidated into the Southaven location. The CEO and Mgmt is not taking advantage of this.


  5. Helpful (4)

    "Supervisor"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Oklahoma City, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent Pay
    Cafeteria
    Decent medical, dental and vision benefits
    Company match up to 5% on 401K
    Company Stock Purchase Program
    Flexible schedule if you are in the right department

    Cons

    Clueless management team
    Some of the people I work with are the dregs of society, no integrity, no ambition, back stabbers. The
    CEO is incompetent and running this company into the ground. The whole management team has run this company into the ground. They only care about their share holders yet they ask you to be loyal. It is an absolute insult to the employees’ intelligence!
    Ineffective hearing practices, hire the least skilled and pay them scraps.
    Lack of upward mobility in most areas, especially on the floor.
    Long work hours for most shop floor personnel.
    Very early work hours, 5AM.
    Lack of team cohesion.
    Closed minded people galore.

    Advice to Management

    Improve your hiering practices so you can employ and retain the best quality people. Start caring more about your employees instead of being so totally focused on only satisfying your shareholders. Don’t ask us for loyalty and our best when you don’t have our future or best interest at heart. Switch up the floors hours to make the start time 6,6:30 Am instead of 5:00 AM. Create a definite line of progression for all employees. Good employees are more likely to stay if they see that they can grow with the company!!

    Terex Response

    Mar 12, 2019 – Communications Manager

    Hello, and thank you for writing. We’re glad to hear you enjoyed the compensation and benefits offering at Terex. However, we are disappointed that your experience in the working environment has been... More


  6. "Great benefits, but could incorporate more lean principles"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Terex full-time

    Pros

    401k matches 5 percent. Benefits are good

    Cons

    No space in warehouse. Has yet to be resolved


  7. "Nice place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Leader/Welder in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Team Leader/Welder in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay, 4 day work week 10 hours a day, all the overtime you can handle.

    Cons

    Lack of information and communication.

    Advice to Management

    Buddy system.

  8. "Cheap Employer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Oklahoma City, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy work, limited duties, lots of freedom, good work/life balance

    Cons

    Low pay, poor management, don't follow their own business practices

    Advice to Management

    Take control and lead


  9. "Company stuck in the past"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Terex full-time

    Pros

    Easy to get away with doing nothing

    Cons

    Have to work with some lazy people. Company aims for continuous improvement but does nothing to accomplish that


  10. "Production associate"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Associate in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Production Associate in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The hours and pay is better than what I left in Texas after 17 yrs.

    Cons

    They are on a point system and seems unfair when sick and get a point for not working

    Advice to Management

    Take into consideration that people work better when not stressed about getting fired for being off when ill.