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Mettler-Toledo Reviews

Updated Dec 11, 2019

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3.6
66%
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Mettler-Toledo CEO Olivier A. Filliol
Olivier A. Filliol
177 Ratings
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  • "Upper management hard to talk to(in 15 reviews)

  • "40 years and no cons would do it all over again(in 9 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Solid starting job"

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    Current Employee - ftts 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mettler-Toledo full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Lots of hands on learning. Has a school level teaching atmosphere

    Cons

    The beginning for me was a little slow. I was working with technicians a lot in order to learn one of the major products and it just took going to job sites and sitting through maintenance. The people at those sites were so kind though I can’t complain too much

    Advice to Management

    Ensure for an in person breakdown of what the program will entail towards the beginning of the program. This can help establish expectations and goals going forward

    Mettler-Toledo2019-08-27
  2. Helpful (4)

    "Full time employee"

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    Mechanical Engineer in Lutz, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Mettler-Toledo

    Pros

    There are some great pro's working for a large corporation. Insurance starts day one. Including medical, dental and life. It's a very clear work environment with a standard M-F 8-5 schedule. The on site cafeteria is nice, as well as the game room, and the gym with showers.

    Cons

    Yikes, this is where things get weird. Parking, be careful, you will be towed by the company for being parked in specific areas. They will gloat and post pictures across the company's email of your car being towed. Again weird, walking in the staircase. If you are on your phone, they will give you a final written warning for safety procedure violation. With that in mind, 5S, which eerily looks like SS, is taken... to the extreme. If the work area isn't to someone's standard, again, they will email blast it to everyone. It seems like a strategic bullying tactic. They use shame and humiliation to get the results they are working towards. Community is non-existent. They specifically condemn employees from communicating anything outside of work. They don't allow anyone to post information on community events, activities, or gatherings. Word of mouth communication isn't openly stopped from my experience. You don't have to worry about your valuables, because there are cameras watching you at all times, inside and outside of the building. Back to the parking..... they are watching.

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    Advice to Management

    Bullying is a fear tactic that is not appropriate for the workplace, please stop this abuse. Cleanliness has its place, but it doesn't equate to efficiency in every case. Maybe you can allow employees to have more than two pictures of their families in the predetermined area you expect them to stay in for the entire day, 5 days a week, 52 weeks a year, minus the standard holidays. 5S has bread negative feelings... about the company and how they feel about the employees and their families. That being said, it is a decent place to work. And I appreciate my team. I just don't understand why employees are treated like this.

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    Mettler-Toledo2019-11-24
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to Start a Career"

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Mettler-Toledo full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Employees are friendly and willing to share knowledge, work hours are never more than 40 a week for most groups (excluding some finance teams), opportunities for travel as the company is global, easy review process in comparison to other places I've worked despite Mettler supposedly being a "high performance culture". Mettler did institute a parental leave policy that includes fathers, which is a nice feature of the... benefits package.

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    Cons

    While starting pay is often consistent with market rate, employees regularly agree that raises are poor. For example, last year a rating of 4/5 was enough to get a 2.25% raise for an employee below the midpoint of their salary band (where raises should be better than average). This doesn't even keep up with inflation of roughly 3%. The work culture is mixed as well. Work from home is either discouraged or outright... banned depending on group, Dress code is relatively strict (no jeans, etc) at the main location in Columbus (though other locations are significantly more progressive). 2 weeks starting vacation is roughly on par with other Columbus employers, though far from leading.

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    Advice to Management

    Work Environment and Compensation at MT has fallen to the rear of the pack in Columbus. Colleagues are leaving for Chase, Cardinal Health, Nationwide, etc for this reason.

    Mettler-Toledo2019-11-08
  4. "Good company"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative 

    I worked at Mettler-Toledo full-time

    Pros

    Some mobility, depending on what department you work in. Customer service department could be a difficult one to get promoted from.

    Cons

    Depending on the manager, scheduling time off seem impossible at times.

    Advice to Management

    Management should be more flexible with time off scheduling

    Mettler-Toledo2019-11-09
  5. Helpful (2)

    "Entry level company"

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    Current Employee - Field Service in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Mettler-Toledo full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    vacation time and holiday schedules

    Cons

    If you are a high performer you will gain so many “extra” tasks that the only way out is to quit. Compensation is below market, raises and benefits are below market, overall a very rich company that makes their money by cutting things from employees. Quality and work life balance are not words mettler toledo understands.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people instead of burning out high performers. The turnover is high because of recent cutting benefits and low salaries

    Mettler-Toledo2019-11-04
  6. Helpful (2)

    "Great people, in a slow moving company"

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Mettler-Toledo full-time

    Pros

    Interesting products. The people great and the location makes for easy commutes

    Cons

    Very slow moving company. Middle management can't make decisions

    Advice to Management

    Encourage your middle management to make swift decisions and take risks. If every decision has to be de-risked 100% then nothing gets done.

    Mettler-Toledo2019-10-11
  7. Helpful (2)

    "Ok Company for Entry Level Field Service Engineers"

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    Current Employee - Field Service Engineer in Lutz, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Mettler-Toledo full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Ability to manage your own flight, rental car, and hotel bookings. Keep what per diem you use despite that it is on the lower end of the scale compared to other companies. Company car is provided.

    Cons

    Pay is low compared to what other companies pay their field service engineers. Bonuses were once upon a time great, but that is definitely no longer the case. Dispatch department is in constant flux, which directly affects customer scheduling. Field engineers are always getting sent to jobs well outside their regions and confirmation from customers is frequently not received. No room to grow unless you... move to the headquarter's location. There are not multiple tiers of field service engineers (i.e. Level 1, Level 2, etc). Someone that has 14 year experience is the same as someone with 5 months experience. Annual raises are not even enough to keep up with the inflation rate of the economy.

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    Advice to Management

    Bring back the old bonus structure. Adjust per diem so that it is competitive with other field service engineer jobs out there. Add in different levels of field service engineers with pay scales that co-align. There should be no reason why a 14-year field service engineer that specializes in multiple disciplines get paid less than a new hire with ZERO experience. There is a reason why the company is losing... its senior personnel. Make more of an effort to keep techs within their region. Several of the field service engineers are getting burned out (especially ones that have been working a month or more straight with no weekends off).

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    Mettler-Toledo2019-10-08
  8. "Truly Global Setup and Welcoming Culture"

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    Current Employee - Head of Pricing Excellence in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Mettler-Toledo full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    -->Collaborative Culture -->Great Diversity --> Global exposure for most roles and functions --> Employee friendly policies -->Management that invests time for people development -->Cross-Functional development and international rotation programs

    Cons

    --> A little too serious ;).. But it surely is changing in recent years with lots of employee engagement & fun events.

    Mettler-Toledo2019-09-16
  9. Helpful (3)

    "Manage and Facilitate Courier Service"

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    Former Employee - Field Service Courier in Newton, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Mettler-Toledo full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good amount of vacation time

    Cons

    Poor management and bad decision making by upper management

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees and do not make them work in deplorable conditions.

    Mettler-Toledo2019-09-27
  10. "Excellent company and plenty of opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Product Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mettler-Toledo full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Clear path for growth, excellent benefits, no micromanagement

    Cons

    Occasional politics in the hierarchy with tenures

    Advice to Management

    More feedback to employees Continue the low micromanagement

    Mettler-Toledo2019-08-20
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