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

  • Favoritism at the upper management level prevents fairness and opportunity for many deserving team members (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Good work environment and good career progression"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omagh, Northern Ireland (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omagh, Northern Ireland (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Terex full-time

    Pros

    Friendly Atmosphere
    Good training for all aspects of staff
    Good career progression

    Cons

    Lack of graduates working there.

    Advice to Management

    Employ more graduates


  2. "Graduates stay clear, shop floor and management consider it."

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Omagh, Northern Ireland (UK)
    Former Employee - Engineer in Omagh, Northern Ireland (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Plenty of overtime (if your position qualifies for overtime)
    - Good company for the area, able to offer opportunities smaller companies may not

    Cons

    - Little engineering goes on here, just product design, fabrication and assembly.
    - Old fashioned, as in 60s/70s manufacturing practices. Excel 2003 is advanced as production gets.
    - Outdated software, and hardware barely fit to run it.
    - Little product development or R&D, as market leaders there should be some investment into future solutions but smaller competitors are taking the lead.
    - Team leaders are just whichever engineer has been there longest, very few people with any mentoring or development ability.
    - Health and safety a total afterthought and merely a legal obligation. HSE TMs are dedicated and committed enough but those in power have never let safety stop production.
    - HR priorities seem to be organising family fun days and ordering tshirts.

    Advice to Management

    - None, if the intention is to just run the place into the ground and ship all production to China and India, if so then everything going to plan.
    - If you actually want the place to survive start listening to people who graduated in the last 20 years. You're being left behind.

    Terex Response

    Sep 12, 2017 – Communications Manager

    “Hello, and thank you for writing. As a manufacturing company, engineering is at the core of everything that we do. We incorporate lean manufacturing principles and practices into all of our... More

  3. "Marketing"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grantham, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grantham, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Terex full-time

    Pros

    Some great people with passion and dedication

    Cons

    Genie EMEAR: some are lacking in leadership and knowledge. lack of development and progression on the lower ranks.

    Advice to Management

    Some positions Need more experienced people who have too much power and need be more about the team they lead.


  4. "Flat Hierarchy Enables Personal Development"

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    Current Employee - Marketing in Coventry, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Marketing in Coventry, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Terex empower people to make decisions and do the job they are employed to do. You are respected and trusted to deliver your expertise to the role you have been selected for.

    Cons

    We operate in a changing industry and therefore have to adapt constantly, Terex do it's best to manage this but it's impossible to keep everyone happy.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to lead and communicate the plan.


  5. "Same old meaninessential responses"

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    Former Employee - Warehouse in Dungannon, Northern Ireland (UK)
    Former Employee - Warehouse in Dungannon, Northern Ireland (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The pay is ok...but not for what you have to endure

    Cons

    Everything....absolutely everything. There is nothing I could ever find as a con about this company.

    Advice to Management

    I didn't meet anyone I would ever consider to be management. Managers as supposed to manage...lead...inspire...


  6. Helpful (8)

    "Do not work here!"

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    Current Employee - Finance in Lurgan, Northern Ireland (UK)
    Current Employee - Finance in Lurgan, Northern Ireland (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lower level staff get on well together.

    Cons

    -Managers bully their staff
    -Staff should be trained properly and put down for asking questions
    -If your face doesn't fit you will be forced out of the company.

    Advice to Management

    Guide staff to the level of perforce you require from them, don't make them feel inadequate and listen to their suggestions.

    Terex Response

    Aug 1, 2016 – Communications Specialist

    Integrity is a critical imperative at Terex. We expect all of our employees to conduct themselves with respect for others. Terex is vehemently opposed to all forms of bullying and harassment and we... More


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Worst company I have worked for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dungannon, Northern Ireland (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dungannon, Northern Ireland (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good camaraderie among low level staff

    Cons

    There is a culture of bullying which is the main method of management.
    People are unfairly and unprofessionally dressed down at every opportunity as a method of stress relief for middle management.
    HR protect these bullies instead of doing their due diligence to the alleged ethos of Terex.
    I've never come across such deeply embedded and institutional bullying.

    Advice to Management

    Reconsider the entire management structure. The avalanche of pressure is what is causing your high turnover of staff- they are taking it out on their subordinates.

    Terex Response

    Jul 15, 2016 – Communications Specialist

    Thank you for writing.

    Terex is opposed to all forms of bullying and harassment and we do not tolerate any inappropriate behavior, including verbal abuse or any misconduct that violates a team... More

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great. Good place to wiris"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Organización very well doted. Management vary depend on division.

    Cons

    Ceo is close to retired. Nobody knows the future.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "This was the worst experience ever"

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    Current Employee - Financial Services in Dungannon, Northern Ireland (UK)
    Current Employee - Financial Services in Dungannon, Northern Ireland (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good salery and benefits. But it is not worth it :-(
    Only if you have no other choice

    Cons

    - Team Leader with no Leadership skills whatsoever
    - New hires are left alone and then blamed for mistakes
    - Old system
    - Bullying and Herassment on daily basis
    - Direct managers/team leaders let their team take the fall for their mistakes
    - Feedback/improvement suggestions not appreciared
    - hired in a role and then forced into a complete different role without getting any training. Then being blamed for not be able to manage 2 full time roles at the same time
    - forced to unpaid overtime
    - no pay if you are sick
    - no work/life balance
    - no support for new employees
    - no team work possible

    Advice to Management

    Think about why people are leaving after 6 months. Hire Team Leaders with the ability to LEAD and not to bully their team. And understand that people give feedback to make Terex a better place for customers and employees. NOT to annoy their Team Leaders or the upper Management.

    Terex Response

    Jan 8, 2015 – Admin

    On behalf of Terex, I would like to thank you for taking the time to share your experience. Any form of bullying and harassment is not tolerated at any Terex location. Further, our “Terex Way... More


  10. "Very friendly and all staff are willing to help in any way."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Grantham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Grantham, England (UK)
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Genie has always been referred to me as the Genie family because it is always a happy environment, everyone works well together and everyone knows how important eachothers job is and so are more willing to 'go that extra mile' to gain the end result. Training has always been very good within the company, I have only been back with the company for three months and iI have already been on five training courses and a further two are planned within the next two months.

    Cons

    I cannot think of any cons

    Terex Response

    Dec 3, 2014 – Admin

    Thank you for sharing your feedback on the Terex Glassdoor page. We are glad to hear you are enjoying the many training opportunities available at the Terex UK location. Here at Terex, we strive to... More


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