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Kennametal/ISA New Castle

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Current Employee - Hourly in New Castle, PA
Current Employee - Hourly in New Castle, PA

I have been working at Kennametal full-time (More than 10 years)

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

They are very safety oriented. The employees on the floor are hard working, honest, and are closer to you then family at times. Benefits are covered by employer.

Cons

There are a lot of management changes. Safety policy changes are daily. There is no bond between upper management and floor employees. They took away our Christmas bonuses that we counted on as part of our salary. They lead temporary employees on. They bought ISA without knowing the ins and outs of the company they were buying. There is no HR.

Advice to Management

Lead, follow, or get out of the way.

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  1. Very exciting.

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    Former Employee - Lead in Bentonville, AR
    Former Employee - Lead in Bentonville, AR

    I worked at Kennametal full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    401 K, Vacation, Climate controlled,good pay,medical,dental.
    Safety oriented. Excellent Lean manufacturing program.

    Cons

    Unfair in promotions of female employees. Promoted male employee with less qualifications and less senority because he was sports oriented, which appealed to plant manager at the time.

    Advice to Management

    Don't set in your office. Get out on the floor and see what people do.

  2. Not the employer of choice

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Mill, SC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Mill, SC

    I worked at Kennametal full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pays some of the bills.

    Cons

    Minimal pay increase once a year and that only covers the increase in insurance costs. Nothing extra for your pocket. NOT family friendly at all. You are just a seat filler to the company. Nothing more. They do not care about the individuals. Lower level mgmt is horrible. If you ever move you you have to check your conscience at the door. No room for compassion. There are better companies out there. This one better get with the times quickly. Must learn how to allow employees to balance work/family. Don't be sick either. No sick time and you get charged and "event" for missing work. Even with a doctor's note. Too many cons to name.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the "little" people. Reward those that work hard. Make family a priority. Pay better.

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