I have been working at Middleby full-time (More than 10 years)
Great company growth and continued strong sales
Smaller organization with very tight budgets
Advice to Management
Invest in R&D and allow your employees to use more of their time for outside the box thinking
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Middleby (Greensboro, NC) in April 2016.
I went through a third-party to preserve confidentiality since there was an incumbent in place. The interview was conducted off-site with the VP of Operations. Overall, the interview was fairly standard, though I wish I were able to view the facility at the time.
In the end, we both mutually agreed that it wasn't the proper fit at the time. They were looking for someone with more tactical experience as a short-term turnaround artist. (Clean house, radical change, etc. and then turn it over to the next manager) I was looking for a longer-term career move.