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MTD Products Reviews

Updated December 6, 2014
Updated December 6, 2014
32 Reviews
3.5
32 Reviews
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  1.  

    Fast Moving, Varied Assignments

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Tempe, AZ

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

    Pros

    Projects move very fast, no chance of getting bored. You're allowed to take on as much responsibility as you can handle. You are moved around to different departments to support varied projects (good for career development).

    Cons

    The fast pace creates some design mistakes that are painful to fix. Lately, some processes have been implemented to control this issue.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good work for the area but still a dead end job if you seek a long and fulfilling career.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - General Laborer/Assembly in Martin, TN
    Current Employee - General Laborer/Assembly in Martin, TN

    I have been working at MTD Products full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Best pay for the area(Martin, TN).
    Time off during the summer months(like a teachers schedule) if you want as a full-time employee.
    Decent health insurance benefits. (Anthem PPO)

    Cons

    No union so pay isn't even close to industry standards.
    Incompetent leadership ensures you'll work a lot of long hard hours(i guess this could be a plus for some).
    You'll feel very expendable as they talk a lot about safety then proceed to put you in many unsafe working conditions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop putting hard working people in unsafe conditions and increase wages to reflect that we are working for a multi-BILLION dollar company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Micromanage you to death

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MTD Products full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, most coworkers are great

    Cons

    Management doesn't know what they are doing and micromanage the heck out of you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give the employees some autonomy.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Temp to hire

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Temp in Willard, OH
    Current Employee - Temp in Willard, OH

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

    Pros

    The people on the floor at Willard are amazing. They are what makes working there worthwhile and fun (most days). Tools and safety equipment are in abundance.

    Cons

    Floor leadership lies to us about little things like why we work OT at the last minute.
    It takes YEARS for most temps to get hired into the company.
    Floor leadership targets temp workers for weeks, or longer, to see if they will walk out/quit.
    Workers, both company and temp, get moved around too frequently. Learn a job, get exceptional production numbers after a time, then get moved to a new job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    --Hire the temps that actually work and actually care that they have a job in your company. Do they show up during inclement weather when most of the company employees call off? Do they try their best on a daily basis?
    --Stop moving workers who perform well at a particular task. If someone is good at assembly, leave them there. If someone is good at fabzone, leave them there. If someone is good at floating, let them float! Production and quality will go up consistently if workers are utilized where they perform the highest!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great Learning Experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineering Intern in Martin, TN
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineering Intern in Martin, TN

    I have been working at MTD Products as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Compensation for a college student was a plus
    Learned many valuable skill including but not limited to: Management, Continuous Improvement, became more proficient withAutoCAD software, Leadership, communication, organization, time management, cost schedules, design, etc

    Cons

    There aren't many cons to MTD

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good stable company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Valley City, OH
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Valley City, OH

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

    Pros

    Good people, stable, low stress

    Cons

    Too many managers and directors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't make marketing the leaders or product development

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Family style compnay

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator II in Valley City, OH
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator II in Valley City, OH

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

    Pros

    Friendly. Open. Company is focused on making money, but not at the expense of employees

    Cons

    IT is still old school

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change is good!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    I like MTD

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Database Administrator in Valley City, OH
    Current Employee - Database Administrator in Valley City, OH

    I have been working at MTD Products full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good people work around you.

    Cons

    Long commute. Moving people around a campus.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Large Private Company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Small enough to know a lot of your co-workers (if you try), and large enough to make a visible impact to business strategies and processes. Overall a very comfortable environment and everyone is very friendly, for the most being. Most of the people I know that work there have a true desire to help the company succeed. A lot of folks that work there are older, and retiring but HR has started bringing in some new fresh young talent. Executives are very pro change, and are striving to keep the "family culture" alive while the old-timers retire and new blood takes over. If you introduce yourself to them they will always greet you in the hallways and refer to you by name.

    Let's not forget the awesome cafeteria that's located on the 2nd floor of the building. BEST COFFEE EVER.

    Gym is also available on campus

    Cons

    Pay is not to industry standards
    Resources are often scarce
    Everyone prays for SNOW :(

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep things new and exciting... Change is good.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Too many friends

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Machine Operator in Shelby, OH
    Current Employee - Production Machine Operator in Shelby, OH

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

    Pros

    MTD is family orient as well as Christian based, which both are a good thing to have in todays times. The benefits are better than most companies.

    Cons

    children, Shelby MTD is run by children. How can you have respect when you have group leaders that went to high school together and all party and post on Face Book. Most of the time these people were late to work on a daily basis. You cant expect employees to follow simple rules if group leaders cant adhere to them. Go figure they even got the bigger raises and none have higher than a high school education,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management can be friendly for the most part but they too can be to tight and pass up people who could actually advance but don't fit in the right click.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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