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MTD Products Interview Questions

Updated Oct 18, 2017
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    Summer IT Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at MTD Products (Cleveland, OH) in October 2017.

    Interview

    Pretty standard two-step interview process. First interview was with an HR rep, who asked me about relatable experience. Second interview was a conference call with various IT department managers who asked me the same questions. Received a call the day after the second interview informing me that I was offered the position.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a time in work or school where you faced a problem and how you went about solving it.   Answer Question

  2.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at MTD Products.

    Interview

    first round is HR phone call screening, about 20 mins, they asked about why you choose this company and about computer skills. second round in on-site interview, about 1.5 hours. they are nice.

    Interview Questions

    • what do you know about our company
      what classes you are having now
      what do you learn from your class   Answer Question
  3.  

    Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Valley City, OH
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at MTD Products (Valley City, OH) in March 2017.

    Interview

    I had a brief phone interview with an HR representative to discuss the basics including an overview of my experience, desired salary, interview process, expectations, and next steps. I then had two panel interviews in person, about 45-60 minutes each, back-to-back. One was with my chain of command and the other with other managers I will support as well.

    Interview Questions

    • They asked about my experience, industry knowledge, expectations, etc. Nothing out of the ordinary and no off-the-wall questions.   Answer Question

  4.  

    Web Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Valley City, OH
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at MTD Products (Valley City, OH) in August 2016.

    Interview

    The interview process included an initial screening at a career fair, then the in-person portion of the interview consisted of a half-hour interview with HR, a one-hour technical interview with 2 developers, a one-hour portion with the entire team (where I was asked to brainstorm test cases for a simple app), and finally, a half-hour interview with 2 managers.

    The behavioral-based questions were standard interview questions (walk us through your resume, strengths/weaknesses, what would a former boss say about you, etc.). The technical questions were smaller algorithm problems in Java that I completed on a whiteboard. They were patient and more interested in seeing how I thought through each problem than whether or not I arrived at the "right" answer.

    Overall, a very positive experience.

    Interview Questions

    • What would a former boss/manager say about you?   2 Answers

  5.  

    Paralegal Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cleveland, OH
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at MTD Products (Cleveland, OH) in May 2016.

    Interview

    Phone interview then 4 hour personal interview. Very personable staff and HR representative but no final determination, just leave a person hanging despite 2 follow up emails and indication that the interview went well. Company is family owned and the campus is large and online reviews by employees were overall positive. Not sure where I lacked in presentation or qualifications but that shouldn't deter someone from applying - still hearing good things about the company overall.

    Interview Questions

    • Interview also included a lunch with the team which is rather awkward in trying to eat and answer questions fully let alone ask questions while others are eating.   1 Answer

  6. Helpful (1)  

    Telecom Expert Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Valley City, OH
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at MTD Products (Valley City, OH) in August 2015.

    Interview

    Painful. I sat in a room with 5 junior IT guys while they probed me about expert level knowledge I had. The interview was more about these five guys not being found out by someone smarter. The company has implemented a new call center platform, and it hasn't worked in the year it has been installed. The people who made that decision did so against the advice of someone who knew better. The someone who knew better is gone, and there are now IT people sitting around trying to figure out how they keep their jobs, but they can't hire a person who will tell the truth about what they have done.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you handle a call center platform that hasn't worked since it was installed a year ago?   2 Answers

  7.  

    Demand Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Valley City, OH
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at MTD Products (Valley City, OH) in May 2015.

    Interview

    Applied online to company posting. I heard back from HR a few days later to set up a short phone screening. In person Interview May 2015, Onsite interview with HR and Demand Planning director. Asked to do a personality screening online.

    Interview Questions

    • Standard interview, back ground, what did you do? What do you know.? What software have you used?
      Pros- Easy interview, very friendly.
      Cons- No response, never got any feedback about the position.Posting was simply removed.   Answer Question
  8. Helpful (2)  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at MTD Products in April 2015.

    Interview

    Interview process was streamlined and easy. Overall three sessions. The first interview is a telephone call with HR and then two on-site interviews with managers. The last two will be group interviews with many different people asking you questions.

    Interview Questions

    • Name a situation in which you felt overwhelmed and how did you overcome it?   Answer Question

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    Seasonal Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Valley City, OH
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at MTD Products (Valley City, OH) in March 2015.

    Interview

    There was no interview I got a call from Randstad and the employee said to come in for a interview and, all I did was fill out my paper work and next thing I knew I was employed.

    Interview Questions

    • Have you done call center work before   1 Answer

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    Anonymous Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at MTD Products.

    Interview

    Very unorganized. Did two separate phone interviews with two separate HR managers as the first was leaving. The position I initially applied for was offered to someone the day of my initial phone interview. Odd but why not at least tell me then? My time is valuable too. The second HR Mgr. then has me come in to interview for a management position in which anyone can on paper say I'm not qualified for. While constantly having to do all follow up during the entire process and well past their stated follow up date, I finally received confirmation the company feels they need more experience. Of course they do. I feel like they brought me in as a last resort, not a true candidate. It all worked out though as it's better off on both sides. I'm sure part of it was bad timing with their transition.

    Interview Questions


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