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  1. "Cheap Employer"

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    • 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


  2. "Sr"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Senior Design Engineer in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Contractor - Senior Design Engineer in Bengaluru (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Terex as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good work life balance. Well cultural behavior, supportive, freedom to learn

    Cons

    I never felt any downside in Terex

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Terex AWP (Genie Ind) NPD Engineering"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mechanical Design Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Mechanical Design Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    OK work-life balance.

    You get to work on wide range of engineering aspects of a design if you are in new product development, and are interested and push to do so. As you climb, you can manage your boss enough to focus on your main areas of interest (but you need to be stubborn about it). The engineers that follow their interest here always find a way to off-load what they don't want to do on someone 'below' them... I'm sure that's not unique to Terex.

    CEO Garrison seems to be making positive changes, taking realistic long view.

    Working here you avoid the pitfalls of market-rate pay and high bonuses offered for similar positions at nearby companies… where would you spend the money anyway?

    Career opportunities... if you go management route. Not so much for staying technical.

    Cons

    Antiquated engineering change management systems. Poor engineering policies, procedures, and controls. Little or no /real/ training - sink or swim on-boarding... which leads to "cowboys". Many pockets of Engineering Dept are populated by “cowboys” or engineers who are just ticking boxes; quantity over quality (maybe this is a 'pro' for you?). Operations/manufacturing is often resistant to change, think they are the real 'customers', over the companies /actual/ customers. 'Servant Leadership' (company tenant) is complete and utter BS -- you get ahead here by ticking boxes for your manager, not by helping those below you or those affected by your work. People often don't worry too much about people down-stream of their decisions, just as long as they are pleasant and smile they can do pretty much what they want. Just ship it!

    Ramping up engineering employment now, which absolutely means we are about to begin 'right-sizing' people within 6 months.

    Advice to Management

    Live up to “Servant Leadership” tenant… I don’t believe you will though. Also, I hope behind closed doors you are getting 'more real' about global trade-war issues about to hit us hard than you have been publicly!

    Terex Response

    Sep 18, 2018 – Communications Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to provide this feedback. First, we are glad to hear that you have noticed positive changes occurring as a result of our strategy introduced by CEO John Garrison.

    As... More


  4. "Help in OKC"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oklahoma City, OK
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are good, Need work life balance

    Cons

    Management is too busy looking out for themselves to worry about the employees. Employees are who will grow your company. Invest your time with us, get to know us, teach us, you might just be surprised what we know.

    Advice to Management

    The CEO should make a surprise visit to OKC. The Sr. leadership team goes crazy when he is scheduled to arrive, trying to make sure everything is perfect. If everything was done right all the time, there wouldn’t be longer hours and panic before he arrives. Also, he should talk to office employees not just shop workers. We are told to go to HR, but there are so many changes, not sure who to talk to.

    Terex Response

    Sep 19, 2018 – Communications Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. First, we are glad to hear that you enjoy your benefits here at Terex. And you’re right, we believe work life balance is an important component to a... More


  5. "Great place....but very hectic"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Terex full-time

    Pros

    Good work / life balance. Great management.

    Cons

    No bonuses or overtime. Hard to progress.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Excellent Accounting Office"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in Waverly, IA
    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in Waverly, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Focused on continually improving the work, workplace, morale, and opportunities. Compared to most accounting jobs the work/life balance is excellent, and there is no "busy season".

    Cons

    Some of the usual large company bureaucracy and "1 size fits all" policies. Being publicly traded means opportunity, but can require more work/hours at quarter ends.

    Advice to Management

    Continue focusing on employee morale and workplace culture- it has gone a long way in the past couple of years.


  7. "Great benefits and a laid back company structure"

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    • 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.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Design Engineer II"

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    • 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.


  9. Helpful (9)

    "Terex Work Review"

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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
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some great people holding it together and keeping the place going.
    Some staff who genuinely care try to get new starts on a good footing as regards training and advice.
    A few people seem to try to make it a pleasant place to work, which was nice considering the rest.

    Cons

    Work life balance is non existent.
    Backstabbing and at every opportunity by management and anyone in senior
    Culture of infighting and mistrust.
    Constant flow of staff out of the exit door.
    Staff are mostly negative and don’t seem to enjoy their work.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of some of the negative staff and the place could be rescued from its current state.
    Otherwise the place is almost unbearable after 6 months/ year.
    Clients treat staff like dirt and are allowed to get away with it as management will point the finger at the slightest hint of trouble and their subordinates will also backstab you at any opportunity. Also a culture of this happening repeatedly between departments and sites. Witnessed from day one.
     Needs rectified immediately.


  10. "Great Place to Work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Market Research Analyst in Bengaluru (India)
    Former Employee - Market Research Analyst in Bengaluru (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Work Life Balance.
    Good Compensatation.

    Cons

    Company is selling off many segments, If you are in that segment, Job can't be assure once acquization is over.