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MTS Systems President & CEO Jeffrey A. Graves
Jeffrey A. Graves
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    Great Company, Great Engineers, Great Future

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Eden Prairie, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Eden Prairie, MN

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


    Excellent and challenging engineering projects. Great engineers that come together to solve extremely challenging customer projects for testing new products. Diverse assignments, outstanding people to work with, and wonderful customers that challenge us but also work with us very well. I go home feeling as though I really accomplished something I can be proud of most days.


    MTS is going through a lot of change as we get bigger. I have been with the company many years and hear a lot of complaints about the changes. I share some of them, but also recognize the need to be more efficient at what we do in order to grow. Other companies have gone through these same changes, but at MTS we are late in making the investments and are having to move fast to adapt. It's a challenging given how long many people have worked for the company. It is stressful and, for some people, depressing.

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    I love the focus on growth. For many years I have thought we should grow faster but we would not make the investments to do it. The last administration moved away from some exciting areas for growth. I see that changing now, but you need to keep the message coming, stay committed and keep investing. Do not back down in the face of complaints. Many people are excited by the direction. Make sure all managers are on board with the changes.

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MTS Systems Interviews

Updated Jan 12, 2015
Updated Jan 12, 2015

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Getting an Interview


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Interview Difficulty




    Product Manager Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5+ weeksinterviewed at MTS Systems.

    Interview Details

    Use internal contractors to contact and do initial screening of candidates. Then it moves directly to the hiring manager to will typically do a phone screen. Once your past the phone screen will be brought internal for interviews with Engineering, Marketing, Sales and management executive. They will each focus on a specific skills, knowledge or behaviors.

    They typically like to bring in about 3-5 candidates for a role before a decision is made on any of the people. Some roles will fill in about 1-2 months from start to finish while others have stretched out to more like 3 months before a final hiring decision is made.

    Interview Questions
    • With what you know about our company, could you please walk me through how you would do a SWOT assessment of MTS.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Will not negotiate Paid Time Off. Even if you are a seasoned professional you start with the same amount as a new never been hired college grad.
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MTS Systems Awards & Accolades

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America's 200 Best Small Companies, Forbes, 2009
America's 200 Best Small Companies, Forbes, 2008

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Headquarters Eden Prairie, MN
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1966
Type Company - Public (MTSC)
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
Competitors Illinois Tool Works, Moog, HIC

In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes -- and those things tested by MTS Systems. The company produces testing systems that simulate repeated or harsh conditions to determine mechanical behavior of materials, products, and structures. Its systems are used worldwide in infrastructure markets, from inspecting steel to locomotive rail testing. MTS caters to auto makers with road simulators. In aerospace, MTS tests aircraft fatigue. Services include maintenance and training. MTS also supplies industrial sensors (Temposonics) to increase machine efficiency and... More

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