MTS Systems
3.3 of 5 18 reviews
www.mts.com Eden Prairie, MN 1000 to 5000 Employees

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MTS Systems President & CEO Jeffrey A. Graves

Jeffrey A. Graves

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70% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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It's an excellent place to work as an Intern

Research Intern (Current Employee)
Eden Prairie, MN

I have been working at MTS Systems as an intern for less than a year

ProsInteractive work and wonderful social activities for Interns. Interns are provided housing with subsidized rates.

ConsI didn't come across any cons for this company as an intern.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great place to intern

Mechanical Engineering Intern (Former Employee)
Eden Prairie, MN

I worked at MTS Systems full-time for less than a year

ProsSpeaking as a mechanical engineering intern,
-hands on time in lab working on company product
-got to design fixtures for various tests
-learned a lot

My experience was that you get out what you put in - I worked hard and my supervisor appreciated it.

Cons-some tests involved tedious amounts of lab work (tasks became repetitive but was necessary to collect enough data)
-initial learning curve was steep

Overall far more pros than cons

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Eden Prairie, MN

I worked at MTS Systems full-time for more than 3 years

ProsBig company lots of opportunity.

ConsPay raises very slow in coming.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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DING DONG! THE WITCH IS... GONE!

Development Engineer (Current Employee)
Eden Prairie, MN

I have been working at MTS Systems full-time

ProsWith Jeff Graves at the helm and Rich Baker by his side, I am extremely optimistic about the future of the company... finally! Layoffs hopefully are a thing of the past and we have smart people guiding the company. We are once again competing based on quality and innovation rather than trying to be the cheapest around. At the "lower end," the company is still pretty relaxed with self motivation and passion driving innovation. As an engineer, you don't have to "clock in at 8 and clock out at 5," but instead, you get your work done and more often than not, you WANT to stay past 5 to see your project succeed. I am once again excited about MTS's future...

ConsWe still are currently understaffed and struggling to pick up the pieces after the "old regime's" layoffs. The last layoff wasn't "cutting the fat" anymore and hit close to home. It let go quite a few people with irreplaceable knowledge. Hopefully, this never happens again.

Advice to Senior ManagementStick to your word and gain back our trust.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Very underwhelming experience in the finance organization.

Finance Organization (Current Employee)
Eden Prairie, MN

I have been working at MTS Systems

ProsMTS provides a solid work culture from the base of employees and the product line. It is a forward thinking company with a strong engineering aptitude and a good, friendly place to work.

ConsI reported to the CFO at the time who lacked the ability to instill a strong sense of unity and culture within the finance organization. The culture supported and perpetuated by this individual was cut-throat and enabled a strong sense of distrust. She often disregarded long-term employees and had little value for historical practices. Her behavior was such that very few trusted her and felt no or minimal support to fulfill their roles. As such, the finance organization was viewed by others outside the organizations as a necessary, but uncooperative association and the CFO did little to enhance a positive image. If you're looking for a finance position, look outside MTS. Look to those who have already worked within the organization and be diligent in getting feedback. Perhaps the environment has changed over the recent years.

Advice to Senior ManagementPromote a positive culture within the firm, solidify management skills of the management team and work to reduce employee voluntary turnover. Make this a positive environment to work.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Disappointing

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Eden Prairie, MN

I have been working at MTS Systems

ProsGood benefits, pretty good work life balance

ConsNo room for career growth

Advice to Senior ManagementNeed less managers and more workers

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Pretty solid place to work.

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Eden Prairie, MN

I have been working at MTS Systems

ProsGood benefits, good people, interesting products, pretty good track for promotion, easy to move to other positions in the company, not too high pressure or stressful, flexible schedules

Consslightly below average pay, pretty dependent on a slumping automotive industry, office gossip, as a developer who works almost exclusively alone on projects it makes it difficult to gather new technical skills and development ideas that one would normally acquire through working together with a group of developers

Advice to Senior Managementdo a better job of working with customers in new markets to develop testing methods that they need to grab a new market share, clean up the technical support structure

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great place to work on innovative prodcuts

Software Engineer (Former Employee)
Eden Prairie, MN

I worked at MTS Systems

ProsVery experienced team of engineers to work with
Some really challenging and innovative projects
No micromanagement
Excellent work life balance

ConsPay is very average
Career progression could be slow at times

Advice to Senior ManagementNone

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good place to work if you are an engineer.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Eden Prairie, MN

I have been working at MTS Systems

ProsSmaller company so you get exposed to a lot. Not a lot of rules.

ConsMicromanagement in some departments. Lack of vacation time. Too much doomsday talk.

Advice to Senior ManagementDon't bring up layoffs at every meeting or how bad the economy is. Trust your employees - get out of their way. Focus on growing the business instead of micromanaging the inside!

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great technology; OK management

Systems Engineer (Current Employee)
Eden Prairie, MN

I have been working at MTS Systems

ProsCool technology and products. Good technical people.

ConsUnclear career paths. Tendency for senior and middle management to not fully comprehend the consequences of strategic/tactical decisions.

Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on identifying trends 5-10 years out and make strategic investments now.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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