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Terex Reviews

Updated 12 September 2014
Updated 12 September 2014
130 Reviews
3.7
130 Reviews
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Terex Chairman and CEO Ron DeFeo
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Terex is a reasonable employer that understands a work/life balance (in 8 reviews)

  • Great people, supportive culture, full of career opportunities (in 8 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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Employee Reviews

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  1. 3 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 for 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

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Ambitious, but rubbish.

    • 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

    Pros

    The business team provide a great number of training programs to use and implement into day-to-day processes. These training programs result in a vast knowledge of lean culture and theory which is highly sought after by other employers.

    Cons

    As an engineer is little incentive to work harder and improve yourself other than self drive. Terex attempts to standardize everything, including engineering roles and salaries. This results in a group of people with varying educational backgrounds, various career goals, and various work loads all getting compensated the exact same amount which in turn leads to an extremely high turnover rate for the more ambitious and demanding positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay people what they are worth.

    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 Redmond leadership team ... More

  3.  

    I have made numerous recommendations for improvements however Management thrives on mediocrity!!!

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

    I have been working at Terex full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    For the area the pay is more than competitive.

    Cons

    There is no work-life balance as we were hired to work 4-10's but almost always work 5-12's. Training opportunities are limited at our facilty and notices come out so there can not be maximum participation. Management does not listen and act on improvement ideas in a very timely manner. There seems to be a lack of trust between Team Members and management. Also, Terex has what is referred to as "Terex Values", however management specifically doesn't following someting them; they are merely to be used against Team Members.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Build trusting relationships with Team Members and truly make an effort to do away with the blame game that happens between the 2 shifts.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion 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 Moses Lake leadership ... More

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  5.  

    Fast paced

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

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

    Pros

    Challenging fast paced work enviorment.

    Cons

    Seasonal, But they keep the productive team members, They need to practice what they teach.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start a program and see it through, To many things get started then forgot.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    A great experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources  in  Düsseldorf (Germany)
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Düsseldorf (Germany)

    I worked at Terex full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Inspiring leaders at the very top, successful products, market- and customer-oriented culture, highly skilled and highly motivated workforce, good long-term growth perspectives for people, HR tools designed in U.S. headquarter are best-in-class.
    I have been working for Terex because my previous company was acquired by Terex, and I am happy to say that this journey has been a most worthwhile experience !

    Cons

    Nothing specific to tell here

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep investing in the company's human capital which is what makes the difference. It does matter whether or not good people are being retained.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Terex Response

    Jun 24, 2014Admin

    First and foremost, Terex would like to thank you for your feedback. We are glad Terex has made a positive impact on your work experience. We value your opinion and the difference in people’s ... More

  7.  

    Great local manufacturer

    • 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 mobility between functions/businesses, strong desire to improve across the organization. Small company feel. Customer focus.

    Cons

    While there is a small company feel, we have challenges of a large company. Systems, quality, and silo departments are some challenge areas.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Mechanic

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mechanic  in  Stockton, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Mechanic in Stockton, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Lots of work lined up.

    Cons

    Need to be mechanically inclined.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees like an asset. Not a number.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great People, No opportunity for growth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources Professional  in  Westport, CT (US)
    Former Employee - Human Resources Professional in Westport, CT (US)

    I worked at Terex full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The people at Terex are great, made a lot of friends and build strong networking relationships. Lots of smart people. Summer hours and casual Fridays were a plus!

    Cons

    Pay is not competitive with the market, lots of politics, and no space for growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Believe in your people and treat them right or they will leave. Allow for more growth and development and less politics.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great Company if you don't work at the wrong facility...

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

    I worked at Terex

    Pros

    Many good people working for the Company.

    Cons

    They don't treat the people very well at the Grand Rapids, MN facility I am familiar with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start to do more than provide lip service to the idea that "people are your most valuable asset".

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Terex Response

    Jun 17, 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

  11.  

    Never thought I would be with a company for more than 5 years, but here I am, 6 years going on 7. B

    • 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 for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great people, supportive culture, full of career opportunities. You can truly make a difference.

    Cons

    Pay is a little behind the market.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some middle management need to develop their leadership/technical competencies.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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