Blendtec Reviews

Updated February 25, 2015
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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    Overall great company to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Blendtec full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Blendtec provides not only great amenities for the employees, they also work hard to maintain a positive culture. We receive a quarterly bonus that is based off the profitability of the company. Any one that has worked at other companies can see that this environment and company is outstanding.

    Cons

    With the growth of the company a lot of departments are working there way from the ground up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NA

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. It's an enjoyable working experience. Challenging but my boss spends time working me through machine work.

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    Current Employee - CNC Operator in Orem, UT
    Current Employee - CNC Operator in Orem, UT

    I have been working at Blendtec full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Quarterly bonuses
    Great benefits
    Friendly work environment

    Cons

    Pay is okay, but could be better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more money to have more in depth training for machinists.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful

    Great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Blendtec full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing benefits (on-site bistro, 24-7 fitness center, free personal trainer, on-site massage therapist, on-site health clinic, free blender, discounted products, etc) and competitive pay. Bonuses are quarterly and are also excellent. Co-workers are fun and talented people to work with. Lots of internal hiring/promoting. Company growth/outlook is high.

    (Honestly baffled by the negative reviews...yes there are annoyances but there is no such thing as a company that runs exactly how you want it to, or that provides as many employee benefits including quarterly bonuses. And no i'm not upper management. But I am older and I've been in the workforce long enough to see that BT is a great company.)

    Cons

    Parking is terrible, bc there is no place to park. Nepotism is pretty obvious and there are a couple people who seem to make things more difficult than they need to be and/or unpleasant.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Would love to have more flexibile scheduling company-wide. Some dpts come in early and leave early...would love the same! But that's just a wish list. Blessed to work here!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 4 people found this helpful

    Don't do it!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Blendtec part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Somewhat decent salaries, competitive benefits package, bistro (onsite cafeteria), onsite clinic, free blender. Some real friendly, talented people..

    Cons

    As a family "run" company, it will NEVER be a success. Sure, the business is profitable because they have a half decent product but signing up for a career here is a dead end. The arrogance and egos at play will keep a good company down. They fire any good talent they have that dare to question the idiocy and incompetency of management.

    Employee turnover is extremely high! And why wouldn't it be in such an environment. There is NO attempt at company culture whatsoever. The weekly ra-ra speeches saying everything's going great are a joke. It's their way or the highway. Employees are expendable, not developed or invested in and treated as replaceable parts to a bigger ignorant machine.

    I laugh at the "great company to work for" review attempts by employees. Those aren't fooling anyone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get out of your own way and let the talent you have do their jobs as they were hired to do.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    It feels great to be acknowledged for my abilities and effort. I have never been compensated the way I am at Blendtec.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Team Lead in Orem, UT
    Current Employee - Team Lead in Orem, UT

    I have been working at Blendtec full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    They have excellent benefits and pay. They truly value their employees and customers. Blendtec builds an outstanding product that I truly believe in and backs it up 100%. One of the few companies still around that gives quarterly bonuses and pays people what they are really worth. Small hometown feel with worldwide growth. One of the few powerhouses out there that doesn't treat their employees like cattle. The CEO and owners treat everyone like family. You see them everywhere really getting involved. Any day of the week, you can sit down in the Bistro and have breakfast or lunch with any of them and they will welcome you with open arms regardless of your position or tenure. You can even wander into the Giant Blender that is attached to the CEO's office without feeling like an intruder.

    Cons

    Some of the employees' inability to move forward into the realm of growth and prosperity. Change is never easy, but it is rewarding. They'll come around.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up! You have our support because you really make us feel valuable to the team. GO TEAM BLENDTEC!!!! Give out some Blendtec swag! I would be honored to represent my awesome company by sporting Blendtec clothing! 400 walking billboards.....what could be better???

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful

    Can't Wait to Go to Work Each Day!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Junior Buyer
    Current Employee - Junior Buyer

    I have been working at Blendtec full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Blendtec is a fantastic place to work! When I started (about 3 1/2 years ago), I was amazed at how coming to work felt like going to a family reunion. You have your co-workers you love and some that are that "annoying cousin" you just work with, but still love to death. I have been amazed at how easily my managers have allowed me to grow and to expand my knowledge. I have worked in two different departments within this company. Blendtec has education reimbursement and many other benefits that I have not had available from other companies I have worked for. They really encourage you to be your best and to improve. They also encourage employees to get out and have fun spreading the vision. I have participated in some of the races Blendtec has sponsored and on their running team. Those are experiences I wouldn't trade for anything! They have a great vision of how they can only become better, by having their employees become better. It is fun to see the changes and continuous improvement/innovations. It is very cool to be able to go somewhere and know that I was a part of the creation of the blender they are using. Blendtec is a place that you can proudly tell your friends you work! People are always interested and excited to talk to you about where you work.

    Cons

    Just growing pains. Change happens. I have watched people come and go. I have been part of restructuring and switching computer systems. While they had their headaches, they have all eventually ironed out to fantastic results that you can't imagine how you ever lived doing them any other way and surviving. I have never woke up in the morning dreading going to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are many talented people that hide in the woodwork that don't know how to find out how to switch departments or don't ever hear about the new opportunities. Better communicating internal and external job postings to all employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful

    Pure Opportunity

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Public Relations
    Current Employee - Public Relations

    I have been working at Blendtec

    Pros

    In my time at Blendtec I was given opportunities that I couldn't have received anywhere else. There were many who I worked with and worked for whom I felt truly cared about my well being and my family. I felt validated and valued as I brought new perspective to traditional Blendtec operations.

    The product is innovative and lends itself to great sales, marketing, engineering, and production achievements and opportunities.

    Great continual learning opportunities as well through their Seven Habits certification and Blending 101 Classes.

    Cons

    There is no such thing as work without stress or frustrations at times, and Blendtec is no different. There were times I felt frustrated or demoralized when applying for other positions within the company, and even felt that I was unfairly passed up. However, with open dialogue and communication, those frustrations were resolved. I wish there had been more of that type of communication.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep dialogue open and remain approachable regarding employee concerns. Continue to view employees as people with families.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    Great people, I couldn't ask for more from a company of this size.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Orem, UT
    Current Employee - Engineer in Orem, UT

    I have been working at Blendtec full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Always innovating, empowering people and promoting employee’s development. My job is challenging and rewarding. I love coming to work every day, even on Mondays.

    Cons

    It’s hard to find a negative aspect of a company when you’ve witnessed the effort management puts into making employees happy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep it up

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful

    Blendtec Review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Orem, UT
    Current Employee - Engineer in Orem, UT

    I have been working at Blendtec full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fast paced, innovative and exciting environment. Company cares about employees and their health and wellbeing, as is demonstrated by onsite clinic, gym, personal trainer ect.. Company has great products and core values that are easy to get behind, made in USA, healthy living. Great team to work with.

    Cons

    Has some quirks being privately held by an entrepreneur, this results in some unusual processes that can be good or bad depending on position in company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire good people and empower them to do their job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    Growing company with lots of potential.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orem, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orem, UT

    I have been working at Blendtec full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits package. Quarterly bonuses - in 5+ years I've worked here the company has never missed paying out a quarterly bonus. Company is focused on hiring from within whenever possible so there are a lot of opportunities for upward movement. Other perks - free gym and personal trainer, on-site massage therapist, on-site medical clinic, on-site Bistro.

    Cons

    Growing pains - company has been growing very rapidly which has caused issues in nearly every department. Recently converted to a new ERP system that had MAJOR issues.
    It's a privately owned company so the owner, Tom Dickson, can really sway how things are done (commonly called "The Tom factor"). A fair number of his decisions are based on emotion instead of data. He can also make knee-jerk decisions to hire people for critical positions that should be based on their qualifications - not hired because they used to be Tom's neighbor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to evaluate all supervisors, managers, etc for performance. There are a few managers that have not been replaced despite years of obvious poor performance. This really damages employee moral.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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