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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. "Great benefits and a laid back company structure"

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

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

    Pros

    Laid back - not a high pressure environment

    Cons

    Great company culture. Awesome people to work with. Lot of value focus and work life balance.


  2. "Unstable"

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

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

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits and available overtime

    Cons

    Layoffs and plant closures. Would ramp up then layoff 50 people.

    Terex Response

    Feb 16, 2018 – Communications Manager

    Thank you for writing. We are happy to hear you enjoyed the pay and benefits during your time at Terex. Yes, restructuring and plant closures can sometimes occur at a cyclical manufacturing business... More

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Best product, but tough marketplace competition."

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

    I worked at Terex full-time

    Pros

    Best products in the industry. Not necessarily lowest price, but an excellent high-value proposition. Excellent team-members to work with. Forward thinking R&D that listens to customers' needs and brings new options to market.

    Cons

    Goes through lots of restructuring occasionally, whole branches and divisions can be closed, sold off or merged. Product competition is fierce. Largest competitor is Altec, a huge private company, which can accept T&C's and low margins that a public company such as Terex cannot accept, and has deep pockets that can usually outdo Terex in sales/marketing.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good fight!

    Terex Response

    Feb 16, 2018 – Communications Manager

    Hello and thank you for writing us. We might be a little biased, but we agree with you that our products are the best in the industry. We pride ourselves on delivering value to our customers so that... More


  4. "Sales Administrative"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Terex full-time

    Pros

    Good culture, great benefits, plenty of training for career path

    Cons

    The salary doesn't even come close to industry standard

    Advice to Management

    If you are serious about investing in your employees then pay them


  5. "Communications Manager"

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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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Teams are engaged and motivated; people are bright and thoughtful; the mission is clear and management is candid about what is expected - overall a very positive culture in which to work.

    Cons

    I can't think of any cons at this point.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on doing what you're doing. CEO John Garrison sets the tone and it's both engaging and inviting to the team members.


  6. "Great Culture & Great Benefits"

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

    I have been working at Terex full-time

    Pros

    Team members are encouraged and empowered to identify ways to improve processes, in fact, it's expected that all team members contribute to realizing improvements...it's the culture here. Also, as a large, international company, there are lots of opportunities to work with people all over the world, travel (if desired), and take on new roles/positions (either within Waverly or at other locations).

    The benefits are great--health insurance is reasonable, good retirement matching, and ability to work from home at times.

    Cons

    Although change is great and drives improvement, at times I do wish for more stability within the Company; the last few years have been full of significant changes (reorganization of the finance function, realignment of the segments, realignment of the Global reporting structure, and implementing large-scale IT integration projects and upgrades). Each of these were key contributing factors to simplifying/improving the Company, overall, but it felt like a lot all at once. Fortunately, I think we are approaching a more stabilized state!

    Terex Response

    Feb 16, 2018 – Communications Manager

    Hello, and thank you for writing. That’s awesome that you feel empowered and encouraged to suggest improvements to our business processes—that’s the best way for us to get better! You’re right, Terex... More


  7. "Director of Manufacturing"

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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

    Great products and is fully engaged with Lean manufacturing

    Cons

    Too many changes at the segment leadership level to allow for a consistent strategy

    Advice to Management

    Stabilize ledaership

    Terex Response

    Feb 16, 2018 – Communications Manager

    Hi there. Thank you for writing in! We agree with you—we think we make some pretty great products, and yes, lean manufacturing is a fundamental component of our business process. Whatever leadership... More

  8. "It’s a job"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Shipping and Receiving in Durand, MI
    Current Employee - Shipping and Receiving in Durand, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benifits that is about it and it’s a job gets you a steady income

    Cons

    Low wages/poor management/poor work environment/bad union/very bad work cultures & core values/very bad integrity/exremly strict on attendance (doctor slips are not accepted)

    Advice to Management

    No use you pencil pushers never listen

    Terex Response

    Feb 16, 2018 – Communications Manager

    Hi, thank you for writing. We’re glad you enjoyed the benefits during your time here at Terex. We’re sorry to hear that you did not feel you were able to partake in a positive work environment. The... More


  9. "Great Start"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Westport, CT
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Westport, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I really enjoy the positive, can-do attitude and helpful nature of the people I am working with

    Cons

    A few bumps in the road during the on-boarding process and some areas need more robust processes or documentation to help new hires

    Advice to Management

    Continue to improve on-boarding process and keep building reinforcing the Terex Way Values and Mindset


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Design Engineer II"

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

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

    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.

    Cons

    Needs more organization, needs more people on the manufacturing floor who care about each other, need to keep placing more emphasis on safety

    Advice to Management

    Keep on the path and stick to it while still caring about the employees.