Blount International Reviews

Updated March 24, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    This is a very political company.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukie, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukie, OR

    I worked at Blount International

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The pay is good, and the benefits are good. These are pretty much the only pros I can think of about this company.

    Cons

    The employees at this company will stab you in the back if you're not watching out for yourself. It's a very 'kill or be killed' environment.


  2. it was wonderful until we bought companies and decided to move. NOW no one knows what the hell is going on. T

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    Current Employee - Supervisor in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at Blount International

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    was wonderful before the move. pay ok

    Cons

    you won't get promoted for hard work. if you can plant your lips on someones ass then it might happen

    Advice to Management

    your workers make you or break you. and now you are broke


  3. Helpful (3)

    Good People, Bad Decisions

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR

    I worked at Blount International full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Blount has fairly competitive salaries, good benefits, great people to work with, high percentage of long term employees, and ongoing education opportunities if you are seeking an associates or bachelors.

    Cons

    Lack of flexibility with work schedule, poor advancement opportunities, horrible communication/collaboration between departments, extreme low percentage of women in management positions, knee jerk reactions in decision making leading to frequent failure

    Advice to Management

    This company is management heavy with a bunch of yes men. Listen to your little people, they do all of the work and have great insight on long term goals.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    A great place to work, in an old school manufacturing company.

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Portland, OR

    I have been working at Blount International full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Feels like a family at work, people really dive into the work, great company in the Pacific NW, with a great reputation. - Great experience - Josh Collins is a great asset to the company along with most of his senior leadership team.

    Cons

    - Old Boy style progression of employees - The product amount to limited growth in a commodity market, and efforts to break into to new segments has been lackluster. Efforts to grow through acquisitions have been hit or miss.

    Advice to Management

    - Think long term, and look for competitive strategies regarding investment in manufacturing excellence. Management is too focused on short term solutions, and the progressive managers are ostracized, and isolated. - This company has so much potential to be truly world class in a lot of aspects, but needs world class talent in the middle ranks.


  6. Helpful (1)

    My expereince at Blount International was less than I expected it to be.

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    Former Employee - Recruiter
    Former Employee - Recruiter

    I worked at Blount International full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Both the assigned work schedule and the compensation offered are excellent for those individuals wanting/needing day shift/regular office hours for working by.

    Cons

    Available options for communication with members of the ET. , Department Managers, and Staff, are poor to weak at best. Resources offered to perform job duties with were scarce, in some instances incomplete, and overall inadequate for the end user.

    Advice to Management

    Listen more, talk less, exercise an open door policy, and practice professional business etiquette when in the presence of others.


  7. Ok enough, but limited advancement opportunities

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Blount International

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Solid, regular work, good benefits, open to improvement and change. Good working culture with a desire to meet and exceed goals.

    Cons

    Management can be rigid and often misunderstand feedback as complaints. There is not much room for advancement unless you curry a lot of favor for years. Even with a combination of experience and education, you are likely to be passed over.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize talent when you have it and cultivate that.


  8. Helpful (2)

    Could be a great place!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukie, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukie, OR

    I worked at Blount International full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Huge cafeteria. Huge and modern workout room. Great team of people.

    Cons

    My direct manager was really nice, and very helpful. Unfortunately, s/he isn't the type of person one can share stuff with. S/he redirected it and attempted to relate a personal view or story.

    Advice to Management

    Share the 'me' time. Really listen to your subordinates. Play nice.



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