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Blount International Reviews

Updated November 30, 2017
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Pros
  • Offered good benefits, including a profit share that went towards 401k (in 9 reviews)

  • The floor employees are actually really good people that have a better understand of life than management (in 7 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. "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!


  2. "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.

  3. "Could be better"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Blount International full-time

    Pros

    Lots of great people work there

    Cons

    Management top heavy, not enough workers doing the actual work


  4. "No motivation"

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    Current Employee - Welder in Oregon, IL
    Current Employee - Welder in Oregon, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Blount International full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Your paycheck will not bounce. The insurance isn't horrible. The floor employees are actually really good people that have a better understand of life than management.

    Cons

    There is no need for motivation here. It won't matter how good or bad you are you'll get and keep a job. They have no advancement in position or pay no matter how much you learn. They do not believe their employees should be able to work 40 hrs and survive.

    Advice to Management

    Listen actually listen to your employees. While I understand there are a lot of unmotivated people management deals with daily, it does not benefit employees to learn more just to work more. Some of us would like a life outside of work a family.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "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!!!


  6. 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.


  7. "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.

  8. "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


  9. "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.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "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.


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