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MTS Systems Eden Prairie Reviews

Updated July 1, 2017
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Eden Prairie, MN

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MTS Systems President & CEO Jeffrey A. Graves
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  • Upper management too focused on growth (in 10 reviews)

  • time managment, work-life balance, travelling, distance (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Systems Engineering Technician"

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineering Technician in Eden Prairie, MN
    Former Employee - Systems Engineering Technician in Eden Prairie, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work environment, good folks. relaxed atmosphere

    Cons

    Management very top -down. Out of touch with the people

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the people on the floor. be in touch with them.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Really..."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous in Eden Prairie, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Eden Prairie, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at MTS Systems full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Hard to think of any.... health coverage is average, wages are average, 401k match is average, cafeteria is okay, work is interesting.

    Cons

    Well, lets start with they let good, highly talented managers walk right out the door and then turn around and offer a higher position to a terrible manager that recently turned in notice. What are you people thinking?! The dead weight around here that should be trimmed somehow they manage to get promoted and everyone is left shaking their head in complete disbelief. They've stopped paying bonuses into our 401k plans, they have leaders that are clueless with no schooling background trying to lead the way but they can't even read the map. These clowns would have a hard time running a profitable popcorn stand at your local county fair. Stay away and if your stuck here for now like I am look for opportunities to free yourself of this life draining place they call MTS.

    Advice to Management

    Do us all a favor and quit. Find another company to go ruin. Learn that people work harder for a company that shows appreciation for there employees then one that constantly beats them down. Stop making people work OT when there's NO work to do. An upper manager once made the comment that we're all just monkeys with wrenches but I've never seen this person do one thing good for this company and it's truly sad.

  3. Helpful (5)

    "MTS?"

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Designer in Eden Prairie, MN
    Current Employee - Mechanical Designer in Eden Prairie, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at MTS Systems full-time

    Pros

    Cheap to live here vs. pay. Getting off early or getting (non) paid days off is easy.

    Cons

    The company has no long term vision. Its all short sighted gains to get to the next quarter. Crack down on poor folks on the manufacturing floor is very unfair. They don't sell a product you can just "buy" off the shelf. Everything is custom designed and made for every customer, which means little profit margins.

    Advice to Management

    You sell, then get out of the way and let us design and build.


  4. "Intern"

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    Former Intern - Intern in Eden Prairie, MN
    Former Intern - Intern in Eden Prairie, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at MTS Systems as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They had a structured intern program that let us learn more about the company as well as great people to mentor you along the way. I definitely got more feedback and interaction with other employees than I did at other internship positions.

    Cons

    The food in the cafeteria is not that great. Some full time employees were concerned about too many changes taking place with new upper management.


  5. Helpful (4)

    "Marketing"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eden Prairie, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eden Prairie, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at MTS Systems full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great Customers, Great Products and very cool industry

    Cons

    Management is the worst I have ever seen. Middle managers do their best to keep people happy, but are constantly told to do more with a lot less and treated horribly by upper management. Worst company to work for in the region by far. Stay far away.

    Advice to Management

    Start over again. This happens about every 2 years anyways and it is time again to start over completely with everyone above the front line employees.


  6. Helpful (5)

    "Delayed 10-K filing, conduct violations! Here we go again!"

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    Current Employee - Lead Software Engineer in Eden Prairie, MN
    Current Employee - Lead Software Engineer in Eden Prairie, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at MTS Systems full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    the employees are top notch but completely demoralized.

    Cons

    Now the latest news. Not a surprise to anyone who knows how the China group was set up without our help here in Eden Prairie. They have known about these problems for years. Here we go again. Just like the all the stuff that happened in the past with violations a few years ago. Nothing has changed. Its not just words here its fact now. just look at what they did in China and the latest news.

    Advice to Management

    Be careful. everybody wants to win but not at all costs. it affects us all. we just want to go to work. don't let greed lead to bad decisions like turning a blind eye in China. we will get caught.


  7. Helpful (9)

    "A disaster"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eden Prairie, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eden Prairie, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at MTS Systems full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very talented and brilliant people. The only reason anything every gets done correctly is because the workers are usually more brilliant than management is inept.

    Cons

    Management is inept, narcissistic, unaware of the issues their employees face, and instead of giving people the tools they need to do their jobs, management just says "work smarter not harder". HR has no interest in trying to resolve any issues with management. I suspect that many of the positive reviews given here are just planted by HR.

    Advice to Management

    Clean house.

  8. "Software Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eden Prairie, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eden Prairie, MN

    I worked at MTS Systems full-time

    Pros

    Good compensation. Interesting work. Highly competent colleagues.

    Cons

    Upper management too focused on growth.


  9. Helpful (6)

    "No Morals And Unhappy people!!"

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing Technician in Eden Prairie, MN
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Technician in Eden Prairie, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at MTS Systems full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Ok benefits nice lunchroom. Ok compensation

    Cons

    HR Department needs to look at Resumes and put in departments that fit there work history!! Not just fill holes, and be upfront about mandatory overtime!! Not keep it secret until your hired!! Very unhappy workers! Like a walking dead factory!! Miss managed and terrible communication!! And not giving exit interviews is pretty rare? If you ask me its rotten!! They need to clean house and get it back to the way it was!! This place is a joke!!

    Advice to Management

    Time to refocus on the people not the bottom line!! Your turnover is to high!! losing talented people because you don't know to run a company!!


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Engineering"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eden Prairie, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eden Prairie, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at MTS Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with, great products.

    Cons

    Poor management, not given time to do job correctly, understaffed.


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