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Mtd Southwest Reviews

Updated 14 Jul 2018

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5 Ratings
  1. "Great place to work!"

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    Former Intern - Industrial Designer in Tempe, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Mtd Southwest for more than a year

    Pros

    Really friendly work environment

    Cons

    Have some strongly opinionated engineers that have worked there for a long time and only want to do what they are already comfortable doing making it really difficult for anyone else to suggest innovative change or pivots in manufacturing to stay competitive and relevant.

    Mtd Southwest2018-02-15
  2. "Director of New Product Development, MTD Southwest"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tempe, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Mtd Southwest full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Product Offering but are of poor quality

    Cons

    Very poorly managed and allow people to undermine your initiatives. They severely overestimated sales forecasting, which invoked many cutbacks!

    Advice to Management

    Allow people to

    Mtd Southwest2018-07-14
  3. "Product Marketing Line Manager"

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    Product Marketing Line Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Mtd Southwest for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Working with products, defending MTD's market share in Gas String Trimmers, great people, working with motors, benchmarking against competition, direct access to Senior Management, working and leading cross function teams, weekly updates on program progress.

    Cons

    Little knowledge of working with Gas engines in a high altitude environment (engines were manufactured in Nogales Mexico which is not the optimal altitude for many individuals in North America) Little innovation.

    Advice to Management

    Develop a growth plan for all Product Marketing Line Managers for advancement, develop a mentoring program, develop a training program for those individuals with limited knowledge of gas powered products.

    Mtd Southwest2017-01-22
  4. "Awesome company"

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     in Tempe, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mtd Southwest

    Pros

    MTD is an amazing place to work. I've worked here for almost 29 years and have never regretted one moment of it. The people are very friendly, upper management are wonderful, down to earth people. Additionally, the pay and benefits are great too. We have several employees that have worked at this facility for as many years and even longer than I have. That should tell you something.

    Cons

    Not a lot of growth opportunity here locally, but the corporate facility is much larger, with much more opportunity. MTD also has several other facilities in the U.S., as well as globally.

    Mtd Southwest2016-03-03
  5. "Good place to hop up the ladder"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Mtd Southwest full-time

    Pros

    Stable work. Low performance expectations. Great place to work if you don't aspire to climb up the ladder too far. There is a steady stream of people who work at the corporate office that stop in for about a year or two before bouncing back to the Valley City, OH headquarters. So if you are in the Valley City office, great place to get some experience and jump up in position. Some really good people to work with at... the lower levels. Conflict is shunned. The company will likely be there for as long as gasoline outdoor power equipment dominates the market. Troy-bilt and Cub Cadet are good brands and carried by the big box stores.

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    Cons

    This is a family owned business and you will see about three family names running the whole place. There is a steady revolving door of people with different directions they will take you and you will follow. Interesting that you work on lawn and garden equipment in the desert... Conflict is shunned.

    Advice to Management

    None, never found they took the time to even hear you out.

    Mtd Southwest2015-07-28
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Hostile work place. Profit over quality."

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    Work Horse in Martin, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Mtd Southwest

    Pros

    They can't keep employees so they're bound to hire you soon.

    Cons

    They don't care about employees and quality. Mostly consisting of a negative work environment and no chance to advance unless your close friends or family with the hierarchy. Worst place i ever worked.

    Advice to Management

    Don't treat people like they're disposable. If your gonna go through the trouble of having a quality control, listen to them when they say parts aren't good.

    Mtd Southwest2015-01-14
  7. "Great company."

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    Current Employee - Sales & Marketing in Tempe, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mtd Southwest full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great people. Honest company. Business casual. Happy working environment most of the time.

    Cons

    don't expect raises. not a lot of room for advancement

    Advice to Management

    Don't let your desire to perfect the system crush the culture

    Mtd Southwest2014-02-11
  8. "Love working here"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Tempe, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Mtd Southwest full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great environment, enjoy the people and if you work hard the company supports your growth. They offer good benefits!

    Cons

    No complaints. Enjoy working there.

    Mtd Southwest2012-09-11
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