Bus Operator (Former Employee) – San Diego, CA – 16 August 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!
MTS is an excellent company to work for - excellent shared values.
Transducers Engineering Lab Research Assistant (Current Employee) – Eden Prairie, MN – 26 July 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.
Company Driver (Former Employee) – Kansas city ks – 16 May 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
Human Resources (Current Employee) – Eden Prairie, MN – 27 January 2017
I have been with MTS for almost two years. When I interact with the employees across the business I am reminded how smart and passionate my co-workers are. I especially appreciate their desire to help our customers. Like most companies, MTS has cultural and political opportunities. Perception is reality; therefore, if I perceive the challenges and change negatively, I will say it's bad to be at MTS. However, I perceive the challenges and change positively. It's not easy to do this at MTS, and it wasn't easy to do it at my past employers.
Mostly a lot of smart people working together to solve one of a kind problems
Some of the political biases halt collaboration and inclusion
Technician (Former Employee) – Eden Prairie, MN – 26 November 2016
After being contract for a year and half I should have been brought on and permanent. Management would not hire me but wanted to contract me again. They kept me at contract for the benefits they would have to pay
no time off at all. working 5 days at 10 hrs. and everyone else worked 4 days
Electrical Drafter/Designer (Former Employee) – Eden Prairie, MN – 19 September 2016
Pros -Very flexible when it comes to family schedules. -A few of the staff are welcoming.
Cons -Don't get comfortable. Very unstable. -They use consultants to avoid severance packages. -Current software is 20 years old. -Nothing documented well. Culture is very "tribal knowledge". -Older employees not as welcoming. -No room for advancement. -Separation for contract/consultants very unprofessional.
Material Handler (Current Employee) – Eden Prairie, MN – 18 September 2016
Short staff is a problem and management isn't doing much about it. Incompetent employee(s) is also an issue. Both issues are significant in a lot of the overtime hours. It doesn't seem to be acknowledged closely.
The overtime at least is extra money.
Monday-Friday feels miserable. Not much of a life.
All in all a good place to work. I learned a lot about the shipping process. The coworkers were fun to be around, management was decent. It was not a hard job at all, and the coworkers made it enjoyable.
Technician (Former Employee) – Eden Prairie, MN – 18 August 2016
Had wanted to get a position here for years, and was very disappointed when I finally was hired. The mentor/trainee system is flawed, with every mistake and misstep logged in your file. The mentors have no experience in training others, and if they go to management with a complaint, it's taken as fact with no input from or interaction with you. Pay and benefits are fairly good, but not worth getting cussed at all day by your trainer while management looks on.
I have been part of MTS for last 6 months and implemented the service scheduling project . I had a lot of learning from the CRM , FICO integration perspective. We had a wonderful team to work with, and the management was very much cooperative.
Manufacturing Engineering Technician (Former Employee) – Eden Prairie, MN – 21 May 2015
The ability to work with minimal supervision was a plus. I learned how to break down and build up hydraulic pump units from the reservoir to the motor and all of the tubing required into a full assembled operational unit. Hardest part was standing all day on your feet. The most enjoyable part of the job was the community within our satellite division,