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Blount International Reviews

Updated August 10, 2017
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Joshua L. (Josh) Collins
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Pros
  • Offered good benefits, including a profit share that went towards 401k (in 9 reviews)

  • Good people to work with, on average relaxed atmosphere (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • There is something to be said for taking care of your most important asset, people (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Continuous Improvement Coordinator/Employee Services Supervisor in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Continuous Improvement Coordinator/Employee Services Supervisor in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Take good care of their people. Lot's of opportunities for driven hard-working individuals. Recognize strong talent. Above average compensation.

    Cons

    Horizontal alignment in Manufacturing leadership is lacking, but getting better. Performance management a little on the weak side.

    Advice to Management

    Create a clear vision and expectations that the manufacturing team can work towards, and address those that refuse to work toward the common goal.


  2. "Highly disrespectful interview by an inexperienced, arrogant HR un-professional"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    None that I know of.

    Cons

    Had an interview with an extremely inexperienced HR person, I have never been so disrespected by an HR department in my career. This person could not even describe the job nor could they articulate the questions or hold a reasonable conversation.

    Advice to Management

    I like the products you produce, however if the inexperience in your HR department is an indication how this company is being run, I do not want to be a part of it. Just wanted to let others in the job market know what they have to look forward to!!!

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Was pretty good"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I worked with amazing people who I truly miss...

    Cons

    They shut my location down...so yeah.


  4. "R and D"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Blount International full-time

    Pros

    Cool products, wide range of possible opportunities

    Cons

    Arrogant management, losing business left and right.

    Advice to Management

    Quit buying companies and destroying them.


  5. "Neutral"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some great people, flexible work environment

    Cons

    Difficult to advance, projects prone to scope-creep


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Machine Operator"

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    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    This company bought out my old company Carlton Company and held onto it's employees for 5 years or until a clause ran out of the old owner's will and then proceeded to lay off 200 employees. I will say that this company has some nice people that work there and gave us a severance pay (only good thing about this company).

    Cons

    This Blount International had expectations that were unreal and made existing employees miserable to the point of quitting. I survived this and am thankful I did not make the move to it's old plant and was laid off. The IT people hired to see if we were doing as much work load as we could, should of been on the floor to run the machines that they thought we ran so bad. I would never work for a plant that has no regard for employees that work for them.

    Advice to Management

    I don't think your weekly meetings will improve your company's bottom line and can't wait for your company to sink.


  7. "Good company"

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Design Engineer
    Former Employee - Mechanical Design Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Offered good benefits, including a profit share that went towards 401k.

    Cons

    Project Ownership wasn't clearly established.

    Advice to Management

    Hire good Project managers.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "little mobility ok benefits"

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    Current Employee - Night Auditor in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Night Auditor in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Blount International (More than a year)

    Pros

    decent benefits, but they rarely let you use them

    Cons

    difficult to get to get promoted or get a raise

    Advice to Management

    say thank you every once and a while to the people who really built your company


  9. Helpful (5)

    "A Company stuck in their glory days"

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineer
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I worked at Blount International full-time for over a year. The SLT talked about great plans for the future. Great opportunities for operational improvements are possible. There is great upside if only the "New Ownership" and management can develop an environment of trust.

    Cons

    After they were taken back to a private company there developed an environment of fear and mistrust. Many employees developed a Silo/Bunker mentality. The vision that the SLT had spoken about has become just hollow promises. Many of the higher and mid-level managers jumped ship or retired as a result of the current plans approved by the Lehman Brothers style operation coming from the "New Private Ownership" I do not hold out much hope for their future until the current owners

    Advice to Management

    I am sorry that have been put into a very bad position from the "New investment banker ownership" Try to remember that your people are your best assets. One of the Ps in your P4 program.


  10. "Great place to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work for!
    Good training system! They offer great workshop for lean manufacturing. I learned a lot from the company.

    Cons

    None that came to my mind


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