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Terex Reviews

Updated Dec 8, 2019

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3.0
54%
Recommend to a Friend
78%
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Terex CEO John L. Garrison, Jr (no image)
John L. Garrison, Jr
74 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great people to work with, corporate setting, work life balance(in 29 reviews)

  • "Great people and lots of opportunity to lead projects right of the bat(in 25 reviews)

Cons
  • "At the very least this shows a really poor long term outlook or difficulty making the hard decisions on the part of upper management(in 14 reviews)

  • "Lot of value focus and work life balance(in 14 reviews)

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  1. "Great opportunities"

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    Former Employee - Part Qualified Accountant in Lurgan, Northern Ireland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Terex full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Open to career growth

    Cons

    Distance as it’s outside of Belfast

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work

    Terex2019-09-24
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Very hardline management techniques"

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    Former Employee - Lead Manufacturing Engineer in Dungannon, Northern Ireland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Terex full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good camaraderie with your direct peers and some very talented engineers who will go the extra mile to help

    Cons

    Very little feedback from direct bosses. Absolutely no adherence to the “terex values” that are constantly spouted and an out of control culture of management bullying that HR are either unable or unwilling to bring into check. The company has massive potential but please be wary of leaving a job to take a role with terex dungannon. If your face doesn’t fit you will be forced out of the company.

    Advice to Management

    One of the primary roles of a manager is to get the best from your team through encouragement and coaching. This seems to have been forgotten in the pursuit of ever increasing targets hence the high staff turnover.

    Terex2019-08-02
  3. Helpful (2)

    "A lot HAS to change"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great teamwork within my department, I get on very well with my direct colleagues and people in my office

    Cons

    Hostility between departments, they say there's no blame culture but its always someone else's fault Promotions are based on who they like or how desperate they are, they struggle to attract new talent None, or at best insufficient, managerial training Inconsistent day in lieu policy (it should be a day for a day, clearly management don't value YOUR time) Minimum matched pension contributions (inconsistent again..., some TM's get a better deal for no reason) If the big wigs don't like you, they will make you want to leave HR are more like PA's to the GM's They're so target driven managers will step on anyone and fudge the numbers to keep their bonuses, if you don't hit your targets you need to look at why, fixing that problem is better than desperately trying to please a director at any cost, it should not cost you your job. Get rid of bonuses, just pay all your employees fairly, many people get them that don't deserve them, many don't get them that do deserve them. Unwilling to invest in their employees, it is an uphill battle to get any training or equipment that will improve yours or your teams roles. If there is not an immediate ROI they don't want to know. Rudeness/bullying from upper management, no one will raise it because they are afraid of repercussions

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    Advice to Management

    Send your managers/leads on a proper managerial training course, not some online module with a print out certificate. Do not blame your low team member survey score on the sale of the cranes business, you must act on the results you have regardless. Try harder to attract new talent, you'll always be stuck in the past if you don't get with the times, presenteeism and minimum/inconsistent benefits are not going to cut... it anymore. When you get a complaint don't keep asking them to 'elaborate' just so you can leave the ball in their court and do nothing, they've made you aware of the issue now investigate it. Invest in your TM's, make their lives easier and they will do more for you, earn their loyalty don't demand it. You can spout the 'Terex Way Values' all you want, many managers do not follow them

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    Terex2019-08-08
  4. "Company stuck in the past"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Terex full-time

    Pros

    Easy to get away with doing nothing

    Cons

    Have to work with some lazy people. Company aims for continuous improvement but does nothing to accomplish that

    Terex2019-01-23
  5. "Finance Intern great experience"

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    Former Employee - Internship in Belfast, Northern Ireland

    I worked at Terex full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great company to begin career

    Cons

    None I can think of

    Terex2018-10-02
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Current Employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Terex full-time

    Pros

    Good location, young team, modern work space

    Cons

    Micro management style, unrealistic work load, excessive overtime expected with no compensation

    Advice to Management

    Better communication

    Terex2018-09-23
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Sales manager"

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    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Richmond, London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Terex full-time

    Pros

    Good technical products and ideas

    Cons

    Poorly executed in particular quality

    Advice to Management

    Take a longer term view and spend more on R&D

    Terex2018-08-24
  8. Helpful (2)

    "Poor Company To Work For"

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Dungannon, Northern Ireland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting work. There's a lot of freedom to work independently.

    Cons

    Production is key. There's no scope to improve the area or place, just get the machines out. Lots of backstabbing from management to the guys on the floor. Evident by the high turnover of staff in operations based roles. The place lacks professionalism and consistency.

    Advice to Management

    The place is getting bigger but the management aren't keeping up to date - this strategy won't work forever and I would strongly advise everyone to avoid an operations job from Terex if applying for one.

    Terex2018-08-13
  9. "Good start in Manufacturing"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Terex full-time

    Pros

    Prospering company with opportunities to work on a global scale. Top of the chain - many other companies feed off Terex; many instances of sub contracting on site Benefits are reasonable. The company offer a worthwhile share scheme and minimum level 1 health insurance for all employees. Opportunities for overtime + early finish on a Friday

    Cons

    The guys working on the ground to produce the products are underappreciated which is reflected in production numbers. Alot of the systems used are outdated. Data could be more effectively used to improve business performance. The financial systems used feel repetitive across channels.

    Terex2018-06-13
  10. "Great place....but very hectic"

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    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.

    Terex2018-05-21
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