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MTD Products Product Tester Interview Questions

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Product Tester Interview

Anonymous Employee in Brunswick, OH
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Application

I applied in-person. The process took a week. I interviewed at MTD Products (Brunswick, OH) in January 2009.

Interview

To become a product tester you must A) start out as a temporary employee at one of the main temp agencies in the area (Reserves Network in Brunswick) or B) be related to someone important at MTD. MTD is a very family oriented company and knowing people definitely makes a huge difference. If you have a relative, especially a close one on your resume or application it puts you ahead if you have the basic qualifications. After working as a temporary/seasonal employee during the summer for approximately 2 years you will probably be hired in if you are reliable and hard working and a spot opens up. It can be earlier if someone quits, usually during the winter months when people decide they don't want to put up with the cold. Put in your application at the MTD website (a resume isn't really necessary, just fill out the fields on the site), and when a position opens up the testing department manager will call you into his cubicle to ask you questions like "What will you do if you see someone doing something they shouldn't be doing?". The correct response is to bring it up the chain of command (the answer I gave which he liked). You really only have one interview with the testing manager and then you are interviewed by the HR person, who asks some basic questions.

Interview Questions

  • "How do you feel about working in extreme weather conditions all year round?" +
    "Are you willing to work extra hours, including 12 hour days to meet a production rush?"   1 Answer

Negotiation

They don't negotiate for product tester unless you are a shift supervisor or are interviewing for product tester and shift supervisor. Its going to be the same starting wage unless you are being hired from another part of the company (internal hire), have left on good terms and came back again or some special circumstance. You will know how much you will be paid before they make their hiring decision.

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