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MTD Products Reviews

Updated August 3, 2017
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Robert T. Moll
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Pros
  • Lots of great people in the company who are supportive (in 8 reviews)

  • This is a great place for someone to work if they have a good work ethic (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Disconnect between factory floor, middle management, and senior management (in 5 reviews)

  • Senior management was too far removed from the actual product and was misled by middle management on how things were actually progressing (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Corporate Quality Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Love it just too far from home

    Cons

    1.5 Hour drive daily too much

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. "Employed by an Independent Retailer for MTD/Cub Cadet."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at MTD Products full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Learn new skills daily, good atmosphere for the most part, family owned/small company makes for a more personal experience, have fun while doing our jobs, meet new people, trade shows are great life experience

    Cons

    Doesn't pay enough to support a family. Workload for each person equals workload of multiple people at other jobs.

    Advice to Management

    We work very hard and do tasks that we weren't hired to do all the time so that your company succeeds and grows, so better pay would be wonderful and appreciated!

  3. Helpful (2)

    "It's a paycheck"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Valley City, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Valley City, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at MTD Products full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great if you just want to blend in and not get noticed.
    Super easy, unchallenging environment helps keep your mind fresh.
    Health benefits are good.

    Cons

    Promotions are based on one of (or a combination) of the following: Are you a family member? A friend of a family member? A friend of management? Your religious views align? Your political views align? You enjoy calling numerous meetings in lieu of action and accomplishments?

    If you are young, energetic, desire to learn and grow this place will kill your spirit and soul as you work and grow yet people with no relevant experience are routinely hired to work beside you and promoted ahead of you for no legitimate reason.

    Advice to Management

    Promote based on skills and work ethic - not your family or friends. Embrace technology - brick & mortar retailers are dying. Perhaps you will retain younger energized talent if you embrace those two suggestions. Plus it's not 1950, let employees work from home. Oh, and praying for favorable financial circumstances at quarterly meetings is gross. Not what prayer is meant for.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Comfortable place to work for mediocre employees"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at MTD Products full-time

    Pros

    Relationship based organization, family friendly

    Cons

    Nepotism, value loyalty above ability, accepting of bullying if done by long term employees


  5. "MTD values the employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MTD Products full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    MTD values both the individual employee and the collective workforce. Benefits and perks are great. There's never a question about what the company stands for, its values or its mission. Family owned = family values.

    Cons

    I can see how some might be intimidated by the strong family history, connection and values but for those that are open to it, it means a great place to settle in to a career.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to strive for innovation and don't be afraid to take a few risks.


  6. "Lots of politics, but room to grow if you make strategic connections. You definitely get out what you put in."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, hard to get fired. Beautiful campus with a free gym. Great cafeteria too. Can be a fun place to work if you know the right people.

    Cons

    Impossible project timelines, cheap products that are over priced, they don't have a good discount/hookup for employees to get products, very political, lots of favoritism/nepotism.

    Advice to Management

    Talk to your employees more!


  7. "Started strong. Fizzled fast."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Valley City, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Valley City, OH
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at MTD Products full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Friendly. Very good benefits. Not 'stuffy.' Will promote from within.

    Cons

    Family run and family usually get the jobs/promotions.

    Advice to Management

    No advice. They're gonna do what they're gonna do.

  8. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at MTD Products full-time

    Pros

    Great core values and family oriented company.

    Cons

    None that coke to mind


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Awesome benefits"

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    Current Employee - Inbound Sales Representative in Valley City, OH
    Current Employee - Inbound Sales Representative in Valley City, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MTD Products (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great beneifits, family run, close to home

    Cons

    Bad work life balance, we are just coggs in a wheel that can be replaced. They don't promote from within unless it's a entry level to an entry level


  10. "MTD"

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    Current Employee - Engineering Technician in Valley City, OH
    Current Employee - Engineering Technician in Valley City, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at MTD Products full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very stable and unbelievably hard to get fired.

    Cons

    Pay is not great and incompitence excessive.


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