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Blount International Reviews

Updated July 31, 2018
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  1. "Excellent Company!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Blount International full-time

    Pros

    Excellent company to work for. Great benefits. Room for advancement in certain areas. Performance bonus for field management.

    Cons

    Lack of communication between field and office, allow office employees field time. Increase upper management personnel, too much work for one person for each area. Need to find quality personnel for positions within the company.

    Advice to Management

    Improve employee morale, field trips for office personnel, better advancement opportunities.


  2. "Manufactoring"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Blount International full-time

    Pros

    Supportive management, easy production metrics, no mandatory overtime

    Cons

    When they have temp workers, they keep them as temps for a long time, sometimes years without hiring. Many potential good employees come and go.

    Advice to Management

    No bonuses and small pay raises

  3. "Poor Leadership"

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    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They have really good benefits when they want to.

    Cons

    Poor management fires worthwhile people while keeping and hiring hind kissers

    Advice to Management

    Learn the jobs on the floor


  4. "Maybe not my happily ever after"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukie, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukie, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Blount has compedative pay, educational aid and I like having a set schedule. Clean, safe work environment with room for advancements.

    Cons

    Once was a great family atmosphere, now it's all about profit. People, including myself started working here with every intention of being a "lifer". Now it seems like it is seen as a stepping stone.

    Advice to Management

    Consistancey! Blount employees generally feel like they are give information, but never what they seek. Also rumor control is not our strong suite. In my experiance the floor has run ramped with gossip way before the company shares any information. VERY harmful to moral.


  5. "Mediocre Environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Blount International full-time

    Pros

    Great co-workers. Great team. Great experience through projects.

    Cons

    Difficulty in internal hiring. Have to "flatter" the right people to go up the ladder.


  6. "tool & die maintenance"

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    Former Employee - CNC Machineist in East Portland, OR
    Former Employee - CNC Machineist in East Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    good pay and flexible shifts

    Cons

    rotating shifts tight work spaces


  7. "A great company to work for."

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    Former Employee - Continuous Improvement Supervisor III in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Continuous Improvement Supervisor III in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Blount International full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Large company with a small business feel. This is a great place to work.

    Cons

    Communication during change or transition periods could be cleaner.

    Advice to Management

    Over-communicate during transition periods and times of uncertainty. Even if it's only to say I have no new information at this time.

  8. "Great job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Blount International full-time

    Pros

    Pay, benefits, positive atmosphere

    Cons

    Lack of camaraderie experienced at smaller companies. Everyone kinda keeps to themselves.

    Advice to Management

    More interdepartmental team building


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Worst place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Blount International full-time

    Pros

    Offers some flexible time although that changes any moment.

    Cons

    No recognition of hard work. Boy's club. Poor HR. Worst IT department ran by military background leaders with similar approach.


  10. "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Blount International full-time

    Pros

    Free coffee, hot cocoa, tea, workout room

    Cons

    Don't appreciate the workers as much as they should. Add a bunch of middle managers and upper managers but get rid of lower down people that do the work because we have to cut back the budget.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the people that are doing the work!


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