Blount International
3.0 of 5 19 reviews
www.blount.com Portland, OR 1000 to 5000 Employees

Blount International Reviews

Updated May 2, 2014
Blount International – Kansas City – “Double head mill”

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3.0 19 reviews

                             

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Joshua L. (Josh) Collins

(13 ratings)

35% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    My experience here has been demanding, confusing, and unfruitful after two years of service.

    Parts Puller/Packer (Current Employee)
    Kansas City, MO

    ProsYour base pay gets bumped up pretty quickly after your first year, and the overtime is abundant. Their 401k is unlike any other company I have been with. They have excellent benefits and good people to work with.

    Cons1. You top out pretty quickly here. There are individuals here who haven't received any raises for over a decade. After year one, you are stuck in your pay grade.
    2. Policies change without notice here.
    3. The turnover ratio here is high.
    4. Associates are not held accountable in their actions at all in there work. If you can get away with just doing a little, then you can.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI have spoken with associates from Blounts' all across the US and have heard great things. Here in Kansas City they remind us of our P4 beliefs and ethics, but falls flat on action.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Blount has a lot of potential if they get the right management in plave

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood benefits package. Lots of overtime.

    ConsNo one gets in trouble very often for not doing their job.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTell people to stop talking and do their job

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A challenging and great place to work

    Manager (Current Employee)
    Portland, OR

    ProsComp/benefits. Great teammates that really care about the quality of work that they do as well as the products they manufacture and sell.

    ConsWork/life balance
    Missing processes in many if the different areas including planning, logistics, accounting, project management, and Admin in general. Plenty of opportunity for improvement.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep recruiting and retaining top notch personnel

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Not a good experience.

    Maintenance Machinist (Current Employee)
    Portland, OR

    ProsThey pay pretty good money for maintenance personnel. and benefits aren't bad.

    ConsThey just shut down another plant in the area and over 200 people just got laid off. I am in chain maintenance and i am one of the layoffs.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDont make promises you cant keep.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    I was hoping for a good career move and now I just have to move.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Kansas City, MO

    ProsJob Security. Good employee discount.

    ConsToo much manditory OT with no end in sight. Managers are only concerned with end of month and end of quarter numbers and not the OT impact on emloyees. Micro managing at its best. HR issues.

    Advice to Senior ManagementOT should be dropped and Headcount needs to be increased. This would save the company money and increase their capacity. A plant manager that has experience in running a big facility needs to be brought in to turn around the KC location. The currrent management does not have the knowledge or experience to get this location to the next level. Listen to the employees sugestions.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsBlount is a great company that provides employees with plenty of opportunities for advancement and training. Compensation is better than most comparable descriptions.

    ConsThe company is large and with that comes bureacracy. Even with the current emphasis on lean, continuous improvement, and change, there is still a culture that embraces "this is the way we've always done it" - but that's changing rapidly.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue doing what you're doing. Changing the culture takes time - it's working.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Fnatastic company to work for with very nice coworkers; fun and nice benefits.benefits

    Corporate Accountant (Current Employee)
    Portland, OR

    ProsThe various people you get to work with and in my position that's a broad cross-section. Excellent benefits. Excellent work hours: flexible. Since it's a manufacturing company "you" are actually making something. A very broad array of employment needs. Excellent and nice management.

    ConsSlow upward mobility: people like the place and tend to stay a long time. I've been there over 6 years.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCreate a broader spectrum of advancement opportunities.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

    Supervisor (Current Employee)
    Kansas City, MO

    Proswas wonderful before the move. pay ok

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

    Advice to Senior Managementyour workers make you or break you. and now you are broke

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    Don't like the environment

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThey offer good benefits. They have employee events, like Ice Cream Wednesdays, costs 0.75 per scoop, and yearly picnics and other things like that.

    ConsNo bonus plans. I have never met more rude people at the manager level and above since I started with this company. Everyone is waiting to stab someone in the back. I haven't worked here long, and don't intend to for much longer.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop encouraging the atmosphere of politics.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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