MTS Systems Corporation Employee Reviews

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Frustrating and Chaotic
Mechanical Assembler (Current Employee) –  Eden Prairie, MNJune 15, 2018
A typical day at work consists of very little direction or communication from leadership. What is communicated is often times incorrect and there is no accountability. There are very smart people who work there but they are under-utilized, under appreciated and becoming fewer and farther between. The hardest part of the job is compensating for those who don't know how to do their respective jobs and create more work for those who have the knowledge. The most enjoyable part of working at MTS is the unique and interesting systems that are built and tested there.
Pros
Unique and Interesting systems
Cons
Poor Managment, Miscommunication, No accountability, Unorganized, Under-appreciated staff
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Terrible place to work
IT Leader (Former Employee) –  Eden Prairie, MNApril 16, 2018
Current leadership is running the company into the ground. A poorly executed large acquisition saddled the company with debt, but boosted ego of top leaders. Bad place to work. Terrrible environment.
Pros
Nice lunch room
Cons
Poor leaders
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Very Busy
Employee (Former Employee) –  Eden Prairie, MNApril 5, 2018
Very Busy, lots of turnover, uncertain future based on high level business decisions. High management turnover and directional changes require frequent adaptation.
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Technology and innovation great strengths. Supervisors, not so much.
Anonymous (Former Employee) –  Eden Prairie, MNApril 4, 2018
MTS is an innovative company. At the cutting edge of testing equipment/solutions. Unfortunately, supervisors and managers leave much to be desired. For a company not yet at the $1b sales threshold, the company is very top heavy at the executive level. However, backfilling positions at any level below supervisor requires an act of Congress. Hiring criteria for supervisors seems to consist of pulling in people who were not good fits at their previous company. Those supervisors, while maintaining they are open to suggestions, are not. Those supervisors, while saying they have an open door policy, are dismissive of concerns presented in such meetings. Perhaps MTS has become a place to start one's career/use as a launching pad, but not to remain more than 3-4 years.
Pros
A great place if you are an engineer. Cutting edge testing technologies.
Cons
Supervisors
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Good company
Flagger/Laborer (Current Employee) –  San Diego CaMarch 11, 2018
It's a great company to work for but its alot of racial things going on inside the company. Picks and choosing of upgrades in the company unless your a family member or friend not enough hours not money
Pros
Nothing
Cons
Cut throat
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Great company for Engineers and Innovators
Internal Communications & Social Media (Former Employee) –  Eden Prairie, MNJanuary 2, 2018
MTS makes fascinating products and is a great company for engineers or anyone who is interested in engineering. The company's morale leaves a lot to be desired.
Pros
Interesting products
Cons
Shareholders are more important than employees
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Poor place to work
Valve Technician (Former Employee) –  Eden Prairie, MNDecember 6, 2017
Good people to work with, interesting systems they build. Poor Management From The CEO down, short term business focus.Forced overtime that makes no sense. Workers have no say just do as your told. MTS needs to clean house on the management and get back to the good company it use to be years ago.
Pros
Good Benefits and pay
Cons
Poor Management from the Top down, forced overtime when there is work to do.
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Company Closure
Senior Project Engineer / Sr. Mechanical Engineer (Current Employee) –  Lexington, NCOctober 9, 2017
This was formerly known as Roehrig Engineering before MTS Systems acquired it. MTS Systems kept the site open for 3.5 years before deciding to close this site and absorb the products into their headquarters.
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Human resources team rocks!!
Talent Acquisition Specialist (Former Employee) –  Eden Prairie, MNAugust 30, 2017
MTS is not only about working as a team but having FUN as a team and networking within other teams!! A lunchroom on-site is TERRIFIC!! Outside patio is a bonus
Pros
Team outings and lots of lunch gatherings
Cons
deadlines are a no go - try to beat the deadlines before the deadline
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Was a great job
Lead Driver/Trainer (Former Employee) –  Byron Center, MIAugust 28, 2017
Driver manager doesn't care got sick and they cut me no job love the dispatch, owner is reachable just call great company it is to bad they hire anyone was a great work place mechanics are top notch
Pros
Money, home life, tractors and traliers, benefits
Cons
Dont care
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productivity and fun work environment
Bus Operator (Former Employee) –  El Cajon, CAAugust 18, 2017
a typical work day would include the completion of daily task critical to the job i love to learn how to better communicate with clientele and form positive relationships and bonds
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Fun but expensive products
Product Manager (Former Employee) –  Minneapolis, MNAugust 17, 2017
Product are high performance but expensive. Company must figure out how to standardize sub-assemblies to attain cost advantage while maintaining mass customization.
Pros
Nice people to work with
Cons
Inability to implement strategy
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public servant
Bus Operator (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CAAugust 16, 2017
Being a bus driver is challenging. You have to learn many things such as pre-trips, airbrakes, etc. The great thing about transit is that they do paid training. Before you get behind the wheel they pay for your test and license, (about $3000 in total). You need to learn all of San Diego if not, you get lost! And there is nothing worse than a bus full of angry passengers!
Pros
Free commercial DL
Cons
split shifts
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Bad Management Culture
Senior Application Engineer, Global Materials (Former Employee) –  Eden Prairie, MNAugust 15, 2017
Management has got into a vicious cycle of micromanaging everything to meet monthly and quarterly goals.

No-one seems to listen to people that actually do the real work
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MTS is an excellent company to work for - excellent shared values.
Transducers Engineering Lab Research Assistant (Current Employee) –  Eden Prairie, MNJuly 26, 2017
MTS Systems Corporation Inc. is an excellent company to work for; it has shared values that easily attract any serrious minded employee - accountabillity where one is empowered to make daily decisions and accept responsibility for his/her performance, intergrity, respect, amongst many. At MTS, we are constantly appreciated for hard work, innovation, and passion. Of prime importance and interest to me, the company thrives to invest in employess, technology and solutions so as to meet and exceed our customers' expectation.
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Challenging and Exciting
Designer (Current Employee) –  Eden Prairie, MNJune 22, 2017
MTS Systems Corp. is a manufacturer of testing equipment solutions for a broad variety of industries. My exposure was in the Ground Vehicles department where we designed and assembly Rolling Road Systems for Aerodynamic testing inside of wind tunnels. This type of work proved challenging and exciting due to the size and complexity of the testing rig.
Pros
Flexible Hours, Full Service Breakfast and Lunch Caffeteria
Cons
Non-work related chatter, back stabbing, poor personel management, poor project leadership
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It was ok to work at MTS
Company Driver (Former Employee) –  Kansas city ksMay 16, 2017
Well one is for sure there MTS lot is small, so you have to learn to park Trailers real close to gather, if you like tight holes, you will like MTS, only way to make a living there is to put a lot of hours in, if you like working a lot of hours, you will like MTS
Pros
You drive fairly new trucks
Cons
17 dollars hr
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Good Company with Great Potential
Test Technician (Former Employee) –  Eden Prairie, MNApril 22, 2017
As the title infers MTS has high potential but is poorly managed. MTS' exists in an incredible industry and has a quickly growing business. However, many inefficiencies exist; call it growing pains.
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Not an example of a acceptable workplace
Calibration Technician (Current Employee) –  Farmington Hills, MIApril 20, 2017
Avoid MTS systems in Farmington Hills MI. at all cost. I have several years experience in the field and this is not how an A2LA laboratory is supposed to run. I have never seen such a display of inappropriate business behavior nor lack of concern over general quality of products. I find it sad to see the MTS name brand tarnished on a daily basis.
Pros
None
Cons
Too many to list.
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Good
Manufacturing Engineer (Former Employee) –  MNApril 17, 2017
It's very nice working with MTS & I would like to recommend to thi8s company.They are very friendly nature when they are working with outsource.........
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