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Blendtec Reviews

Updated April 11, 2017
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  • Everything is run on a short term mentality, customers get pushed to the wayside while the executive team trips over dollars to pick up dimes (in 7 reviews)

  • Not enough compensation per blender, long hours (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Production"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production in Orem, UT
    Current Employee - Production in Orem, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best blender around. Love learning and Implementing lean manufacturing principles. Love the people I work with. The business has made changes for the better and headed in the right direction. I just love my job and coming to work. :-)

    Cons

    I don't really see any cons just opportunities to learn and grow from. :-)

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good TEAM work. I know I enjoy seeing upper management come around and get to know who we are. :-)


  2. "Account Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orem, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orem, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Blendtec full-time

    Pros

    Working at Blendtec has been an amazing experience. Boss is trusting and fair, but expects employees to work hard. Current leadership has company heading in positive direction. Competitive pay, wish there were more bonuses.

    Cons

    Definitely some growing pains. In December of 2015 they had a pretty big layoff with past leadership. Normal Corporate red tape, but they are trying to better the culture.

    Advice to Management

    None


  3. "Line lead"

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    Former Employee - Line Lead in Orem, UT
    Former Employee - Line Lead in Orem, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Blendtec full-time

    Pros

    Great company, employees and managers. Great spirit and forward thinking. Gym, Bistro and awesome benefits to help their employees. Worked there for 2 1/2 years but quit to help out my parents back home.

    Cons

    More leadership and kaizen/pdca training for teams. We did it individually but there is a lot to learn so anything to keep up with it would be great.

    Advice to Management

    Trust your teams and accept every outcome as a tool to learn and improve.


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  5. Helpful (6)

    "Marketing Position- Say no to Blendtec"

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    Former Employee - Marketing in Orem, UT
    Former Employee - Marketing in Orem, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Blendtec full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Coworkers are excellent people, but are dwindling quickly due to layoffs and finding other, better jobs.

    Great product. Amazing customers.

    Free Blendtec after 90 days.

    Cons

    Management is terrible. There is zero vision in this company. Everything is run on a short term mentality, customers get pushed to the wayside while the executive team trips over dollars to pick up dimes.

    It is family owned, which is a terrible situation. Members of the family get treated like royalty while this ship sinks.

    There are two "sister" companies: Blendfresh and GEO, that get 90% of the attention from the Blendtec executive staff. Management is always trying to piggyback the sister companies onto everything that Blendtec does, causing confusion in the marketplace and makes all marketing efforts for Blendtec vain. There isn't enough cashflow to do anything in marketing anyway. It's always about what's free to do or what we can trade product for.

    They will let your coworkers go and you will inherit all the additional responsibility with no additional pay.

    In summary: It's got the mentality of a poorly run startup with the responsibility of a much larger company.

    Advice to Management

    Step down, give ownership of the company to someone that knows what they are doing.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Regional Outside Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orem, UT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orem, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Blendtec (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Potential income, time off, sales experience

    Cons

    Travel, 1099, huge fluctuation of salary, not given control of territory

    Advice to Management

    I would advise to avoid working here


  7. Helpful (10)

    "Such Potential"

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    Former Employee - Graphic Design in Orem, UT
    Former Employee - Graphic Design in Orem, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Tremendous potential for growth and success. Friendly, hard working people. Casual environment & high tech facility. Real brilliance in the engineering dept., with talent, and innovation that is unrivaled in the industry.

    Cons

    Nepotism and arrogance at the top levels has led to a "don't rock the boat" mindset among managers, and sort of a yes-man culture. That, paired with cluelessness from the pilots about how to turn the ship around, has this company destined for obscurity and irrelevance, if not total catastrophe.

    Advice to Management

    The best thing this company could possibly do is convince the family in charge to retire. Completely new ownership could save the brand, and the technology. Blendtec is an example of the right product in the wrong hands, and until it lands in the right hands, the company will continue to struggle and flounder, while other brands eat their lunch.


  8. Helpful (3)

    "Team Lead"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orem, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orem, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great Culture, good perks, on site Bistro and clinic.

    Cons

    No communication, people never know where to draw the line.

    Advice to Management

    Trust that other people can get their job done, improve your own department not the others.


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Short Term Job... at Best"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orem, UT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orem, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Blendtec full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Blendtec makes some amazing products - some of the best blenders on the market. After 90 days you get a free Blendtec blender. It's worth spending a little extra to upgrade to one of the top-of-the-line models. My advice, as soon as you get your free blender start looking for another job. Odds are your days are numbered there anyway.

    Cons

    The company has had multiple CEO's hired and fired over the past several years.
    The company has no active CEO, COO or President. Just a self-appointed Executive Team (Counsel)
    The current Execute Team are not experienced enough to handle a company of this size. Decisions are made by committee so there's no one person to take the blame if things go wrong.
    The company repeatedly has cash flow issues due to poor financial decisions resulting in mass layoffs. Some of the best, most talented people are the ones let go, keeping either low wage employees, or friends of the executive team.
    Negative culture with serious trust issues for their employees
    Mass layoffs occur yearly. There's a reason for so many negative reviews

    Advice to Management

    The owner is a brilliant engineer. He's grown the company to an impressive size. The company will only reach it's full potential if Tom allows someone else to come in and take it to the next level. The CEC will NOT accomplish this. Now is time to bring in real senior leadership.
    Start to value, trust and empower your employees and they will work hard to grow YOUR company. Continue to find fault, place blame, layoff people off, and make self serving decisions... and the entire house of card will come crashing down.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "sales rep"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orem, UT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orem, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    good money sometimes, free food

    Cons

    long hours, poor management, faulty products, market saturation


  11. "Customer Service Representative"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Orem, UT
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Orem, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Blendtec (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great product, fabulous entry-level position.

    Cons

    A bit repetitive after awhile.


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