Blount International

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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)

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 ManagementAdvice

- 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.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    My experience here has been demanding, confusing, and unfruitful after two years of service.

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    Current Employee - Parts Puller/Packer in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Parts Puller/Packer in Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at Blount International full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Your 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.

    Cons

    1. 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 ManagementAdvice

    I 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

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

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Blount International full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits package. Lots of overtime.

    Cons

    No one gets in trouble very often for not doing their job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tell people to stop talking and do their job

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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