Terex

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Terex Reviews

Updated 14 November 2014
Updated 14 November 2014
140 Reviews
3.7
140 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Terex is a reasonable employer that understands a work/life balance (in 9 reviews)

  • Lots of opportunity to make your mark and be involved (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • If you come from a different kind of industry you may not be familiar with the ups and downs of heavy construction equipment (in 3 reviews)

  • Company has not done a good job transitioning from a holding company to an operating company (in 4 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great closer to the coal face but Corporate team typically not understanding real issues

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

    I have been working at Terex full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    A large company with relatively good stability and a lot of opportunity for employees. There is a strong values system and the ethical standards are high. At a local level the leadership seems to understand well the challenges of the workers and adapt where possible to make it the best it can be.

    Cons

    The Corporate team are not very good at communicating with each other or the coal face business units on things that matter. There is a lot of general direction given but it seems a one way street. Employee engagement surveys are done in the old-fashioned once every 3 years method so it is easy for leadership to lose touch with current concerns of staff

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen more, communicate in 2 directions more often

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great company.

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

    I have been working at Terex

    Pros

    Great global opportunities, strong company culture, solid values.

    Cons

    Business is cyclical and can have extreme ups and downs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Excellent, rewarding experience.

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

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

    Pros

    Good leadership, good values, and overall pleasant working culture. Compensation is fair, and job satisfaction is very high in my experience. Overall I would certainly recommend.

    Cons

    Some detractors, with negative personalities reducing overall morale. Could improve on "One Terex" culture, which isn't always evident. There's certainly potential for more team building activities to be made available across the entire business.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Terex Response

    Jul 23, 2014Admin

    My name is Natasha Valani and I work in the Human Resources department at Terex Corporation. First and foremost, I would like to thank you for your feedback. We are glad Terex has made a positive ... More

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  5.  

    Good Company

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

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

    Pros

    Benefits and compensation are good. Terex is always looking to better itself through improvement and lean manufacturing initiatives.

    Cons

    In certain departments in the company career advancement is limited. Some positions have clear levels of advancement, i.e. technician to specialist, specialist to professional, etc. but some positions do not.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more support for capital investments to improve the facilities. Seek and mentor those who desire to move up in the company, regardless of position - not just in operations.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Solid company with room to improve

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westport, CT (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westport, CT (US)

    I have been working at Terex full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great health benefits, respect for work-life balance. The co-workers are super friendly for the most part without being too social/unproductive.

    Cons

    Compensation could be improved a bit. It seems like maybe the company is about 5%-10% behind the local market. The company does nothing for recycling or green efforts even though the building is set-up to make that easy. The cafe is boring and small. Gyms at work could be cleaned up a bit and made more modern.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Have a better integration training for new engineers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Design Engineer I in Moses Lake, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Design Engineer I in Moses Lake, WA (US)

    I have been working at Terex full-time

    Pros

    Good management at current location. The people that work here are great, the moral is very high

    Cons

    Parking lot sucks. The building is old and the roof leaks. in the office space the central air often goes out so you are either freazing at your desk in the winter or sweating in the summer. Propper software for the job would be nice.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    design managers should have a good grasp of the whole system of the machines they are working on not just a specific area. Purchase software for both mechanical engineers and electrical engineers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 4 people found this helpful  

    Aging workforce full of mindless followers of 'the Terex Way' lacking in vision and drive to take it to the next level.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westport, CT (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westport, CT (US)

    I have been working at Terex full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Convenient, and secure work location with covered parking. In general, the people are nice and the benefits are very good.

    Cons

    Compensation lags the market. The values defined in the Terex Way are followed almost religiously, in cult-like fashion, to the detriment of innovative thought. Not a technology company, Leadership has anointed a leader from finance who served under the new CFO as the new IT leader and CIO - the company is already well behind the times technologically and appointing someone lacking the insights needed to lead the company in this area is not going to advance the organization. Company filled with old, white men - there's limited diversity and women primarily work in an administrative capacity or within HR and the vast majority of employees are over 40. Company has not done a good job transitioning from a holding company to an operating company. Have not been very successful in integrating acquisitions to create a unified company with a shared vision.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get your house in order, decide where the company is going; let technology play a more vital role by bringing the company into the 21st century; diversify your workforce, find ways to attract and retain a younger, more vital workforce with fresh ideas. Try to be more than a finance/capital company. AND - Succession Planning, Succession Planning, Succession Planning!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Terex Response

    Jul 24, 2014Admin

    On behalf of Terex, I would like to thank you for taking the time to share your experience. Your opinion of Terex is important to us and we will share your comments with our Westport leadership team ... More

  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Another holding company to benefit shareholders

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA (US)

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

    Pros

    Employment is reasonably stable, for permanent employees. They provide competitive health insurance benefits. Education benefits may be provided, but availability depends heavily on the personality of your manager.

    Cons

    Low pay for given job functions. Poor prospects for advancement. The company culture is promoted as outwardly positive, but is backwards and oppressive in practice. Although there is a performance bonus, it is so tiny as to be nearly pointless for non-managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management prides itself on their corporate culture, but at the ground level ambition and innovation are consistently stamped out, and business decisions are made based on uninformed intuition and personality.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Equipment Mfg company focused on Financial games rather that making equipment.

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

    I have been working at Terex full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Management team is open to new ideas that will contribute to bottom line. CEO likes to promote segment autonomy.

    Cons

    Always looking for a magic solution rather than investing the time to commit to a business strategy and philosophy that goes beyond deeper that "profits now!"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at the methodology employed by your AWP business segment. The pay-off comes from the method and AWP has been applying it for a long time to get where they are and are fully committed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 5 people found this helpful  

    Snowball headed for hell

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales in Grand Rapids, MN (US)
    Current Employee - Sales in Grand Rapids, MN (US)

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

    Pros

    Co-workers, some of the best Ive ever worked with
    Track machines we build are best in the industry and employees are proud of the product they build.
    Never boring.....things always seem to change every two years!

    Cons

    Big disconnect between management and workers.
    Alot of individuals talents not being utilized
    Company doesnt realize what potential this product could bring them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spec sheets dont sell machines, dealers with employees that know how to operate the product and relate to the end user do. You should have never got rid of the dealers that knew how to sell and service our products. Quit raising the prices, we are getting ate alive by our competition. Should maybe sell the buisness to a company that will take it and run with it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Terex Response

    Jul 23, 2014Admin

    My name is Natasha Valani and I work in the Human Resources department at Terex Corporation. On behalf of Terex, I would like to apologize for your negative experience at our Grand Rapids facility ... More

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