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Terex Reviews

Updated September 14, 2017
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  • There is not much of a work-life balance at all (in 12 reviews)

  • Upper management is unresponsive to issues on the shop floor (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Good people, bad bones"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mechanical Design Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Mechanical Design Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good hours (for most employees) and fair compensation for OT on hourly workers.

    Cons

    Ever-shifting initiatives with insufficient resources to implement, siloed departments not seeing costs affecting eachother

    Advice to Management

    Cut failing business segments. Invest in engineering consistently in segments you commit to if you wish to be the market leader.


  2. "Great Place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    four days a weeks plus

    Cons

    got to make it happen

    Advice to Management

    listen

  3. "HR"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Terex full-time

    Pros

    Ability to learn lots of different things, not just limited to your current job.

    Cons

    Long term business decisions are not always made with enough information to make the best choice.


  4. "Stress"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Terex full-time

    Pros

    Hours were plentiful. Overtime a must.

    Cons

    Management. Planning was not a priority


  5. "Internship"

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

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

    Pros

    It was an awesome experience and learned a lot about the company, how they work, my future career, and I also improved some of my skills
    You can learn a lot very quickly, most employees are eager to help out and share knowledge. Managers are always there when help is needed.

    Cons

    I think hourly rate could have been slightly higher for interns


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good Experience - Great Plant Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Terex full-time

    Pros

    Implementing lean manufacturing and the Terex Production System. Lots of long term experienced employees with high technical skills. Improving safety and union relations. Had excellent environmental and chemical safety. This site designed the cranes that were manufactured here. Could be proud of the products made here.

    Cons

    New management decimated site management and engineering in waves of demotions and semi-friendly partings of the ways. Terex includes many sites and products and decisions are often out of the hands of the locations - not uncommon, just a barrier to excellence. Saw a lot of people pull of stakes to work here and the job was not as promised, e.g 2nd shift supervisor, vs 1st shift as promised.


  7. "Territory Sales Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

    Lots of autonomy in getting work done

    Cons

    Hiring practices of operations staff are lacking

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time training your people

  8. Helpful (7)

    "Accounting"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waverly, IA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waverly, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and great co-workers

    Cons

    No work life balance - long hours, mandatory weekends and holidays. Only certain holidays worked will have a float day given.

    Training -here is none unless your team is well established and you are taking a job that the person who used to do it is still there to help you which is rare. Management prefer to let you figure it out with an SOP, make mistakes, and then ding you for them rather than give you adequate time and training to help you succeed.

    Advancement not likely unless you have maximum talent and can learn on the fly.

    Pay - want maximum talent for minimal wages. Will find away to minimize your merit pay and bonuses.

    Team members on same team are not held to same standards by accounting manager.

    HR - poor

    Advice to Management

    Develop a good training plan for incoming employees instead of assuming that your accounting leads/managers have plans in place or even train. Listen next time your employees tell you in a survey that their biggest barriers on their jobs are communication and training. They don't mean Terex training videos which have little value added for individual team members jobs or group sessions on different topics.

    Define in writing your expectations and definitions. Make sure it crosses all teams and find a way to hold accounting managers to that standard instead of fudging on some team members metrics while tracking other team members down to the tiniest infarction.

    Management should follow Terex values instead of finding scapegoats for their own lack of incompetence.


  9. "Enjoyed working at Terex"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Memphis, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Terex full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Offers great encentives and benefits and on the job training.

    Cons

    At times, my position was required to travel and layoffs were a frequent concern.


  10. "Great Company"

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

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

    Pros

    Company is very focused on employee well being and safety

    Cons

    Slow moving sometimes and very strict with SOX compliance (not a con unless you are trying to make a lot of sales lol)


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