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  1. "Money over people company"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Moses Lake, WA
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Moses Lake, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent pay. Friendly co workers.

    Cons

    Over worked. Upper management says "safety first" but they dont actually care about our safety. They only care about how many units we build them.

    Advice to Management

    If safety is first dont just say it show it. Show it by example. Be willing to drop units every week so that team leads and supervisors wouldnt even think twice about sacrificing our safety over units.


  2. "ME - 2"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Terex full-time

    Pros

    Everyday is something different.
    4-10's when production is down.

    Cons

    Upper management push to work more than 40hrs every week (even though we are on salary).
    Hourly positions are tired of working 60+ hours a week (Mon - Sat)

    Advice to Management

    Try harder to have work/ life balance like advertised.

  3. Helpful (8)

    "CEO is interested in bottom line only, he was brought in to cut jobs and that's exactly what he's doing."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Coworkers are great, they are supportive and helpful. Production lines work hard to produce a competitive, quality product. Good benefits - 5% 401k match, medical, dental, vision, and other insurance available. Employee stock purchase available.

    Cons

    Nepotism is high. People placed in roles they are not even close to qualified for, and those that are great at their jobs leave. Or the company shuts down whole departments or divisions and moves them to the south where there is cheaper labor but also lower quality. That's their choice, but they are getting what they are paying for - no experience, but cheap. There is absolutely no loyalty to employees by upper management so why employees stay loyal to Terex is a mystery. This company will be split up and sold off within the next year or two.

    Advice to Management

    Look at the divisions that make you money and see why they work. JLG, the CEO, has no investment in the company and said going in that was an attribute but he clearly has no idea and has appointed others who are clueless to the tasks at hand as well.


  4. "Career Opportunity"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Terex full-time

    Pros

    Lots of good people and teamwork on the shop floor

    Cons

    Favoritism at the upper management level prevents fairness and opportunity for many deserving team members


  5. "Production Assembler"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assembler in Waverly, IA
    Former Employee - Assembler in Waverly, IA
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Terex full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits, great people to wok with on the shop floor.

    Cons

    Upper management is unresponsive to issues on the shop floor. Layoffs, HR Dept

    Advice to Management

    Wake up, you are very good at ruining morale


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Good overall, but not for everyone"

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

    I have been working at Terex full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good culture, friendly people, and overall a solid place to work. There are a lot of "lifers" who stay with the company for a very long time (with good reason).

    Cons

    Salaries for most not on par with the area. Management reluctant to staff appropriately for cost reasons, so many people are perpetually overworked and on the verge of burning out. Too much restructuring of upper management. Unstable (very cyclical) business results in mass layoffs balanced by frenzies of growth.

    Advice to Management

    Stop restructuring so often. Stop changing overarching goals of the business so often, Build some stability around how the company is run, who is running it, and the goals that people are working towards day-to-day.


  7. "Great Culture and Mobility"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Analyst in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Terex full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    In 10 years I have met less than a handful of unprofessional people at Terex AWP - Genie. This is a surprisingly small amount of people compared to other places I've worked. Upper management is mostly approachable and the culture of LEAN improvements is prevalent. How to fix a mistake, or problem, tends to be the first question and not who made the mistake or problem. Process Improvements not People Problems. Plenty of room to move around the company and if needed move up or move to other divisions.

    Cons

    As in most companies job satisfaction tends to be directly related to one's direct supervisor or manager. Occasionally one gets promoted that shouldn't or a bad hire at the management level happens. Even a rare bad manager can cause serious morale problems and there seems to be no real way to offer feedback about upper management. Hiring a backfill position can take a long time and that puts more stress on the other employees in that department.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the Genie Culture going.

    Terex Response

    Oct 13, 2015

    Thanks for reaching out to Glass Door.

    A commitment to continuous improvement isn’t just one of our “Terex Way” values – it’s a mindset that can be seen just about anywhere you go throughout... More

  8. "Sales"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    New General Manager eager to make a difference
    Great people to work with at a division level

    Cons

    Market is weak - Corporate management even weaker
    No support from upper management at the corporate level. No one knows at a division level what the next step is.
    No room for advancement

    Advice to Management

    Acknowledge the divisions and their concerns

    Terex Response

    Sep 11, 2015

    Thanks for your comments. It’s good to know you enjoy working with the colleagues at your site location. It’s true that the market has been challenging for many of our business areas this year, but... More


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Sales"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westport, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westport, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Terex (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Benefits
    Pay scale on par within the industry.
    Strong financial company

    Cons

    Bonus system way to subjective.
    Poor communication between upper management and middle management.
    would rather layoff people than work to expand the business

    Advice to Management

    Look inside to promote as opposed to outside.
    Lean practices don't work in all manufacturing environments sometimes you have to sell the way your customer wants to buy..

    Terex Response

    Sep 2, 2015

    Thank your for writing. It’s good to know you feel the pay and benefits at Terex is competitive, which is our goal.

    We are proud of our record of promoting from within. In fact, in Westport... More


  10. "Good place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miamisburg, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miamisburg, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Terex (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good place to work. Good work life balance benefits are good.

    Cons

    Upper Management needs to listen to employees.

    Advice to Management

    Be more open to communication from employees