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Blount International Reviews

Updated November 10, 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. "Great company"

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    • Senior Management
    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. "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.

  3. 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!!!


  4. 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


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great people, but the company is changing"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Long history, developed processes, experienced and dedicated people, good benefits, excellent training

    Cons

    The company culture and benefits have been changing the past several years


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Blount"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It's a very diverse group

    Cons

    Not very stable at the moment

    Advice to Management

    None


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Supply Chain Intern"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Suppy Chain Intern in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Suppy Chain Intern in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Dynamic team to work with.
    -Lots of free Food.

    Cons

    No cons. Absolutely a great place to work

  8. "Overall Working experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - SAP Consultant in Portland, OR
    Current Contractor - SAP Consultant in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Blount International as a contractor

    Pros

    nice place and well-being at work, nice mates

    Cons

    no meetings with Management being contractors, once in a while would be good.

    Advice to Management

    keep in touch with contractors as well


  9. "Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Intern in Portland, OR
    Current Intern - Intern in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Blount International as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Everybody is very friendly. People answer interns' questions. Also, the office has some 3D printers. The company got me set up on their databases and were very helpful in teaching me how to use their systems. The company gave us really cool tours of their manufacturing floor and of a distribution center. Also we had the opportunity to sit in on Kaizen events; we even received LEAN training while we were there and it was so fun.

    Cons

    Sometimes employees at Blount can be very busy and will not get back to interns very quickly on an email. Still, I had the chance to use my waiting time to be proactive on my projects or learn other things from all the experts in the office.

    Advice to Management

    When you try to be a one-stop shop provider, your supply chain complexity gets a bit out of control. Also, it's really important to integrate new acquisitions' information systems and record important process knowledge. I would also challenge management to improve their marketing efforts of some of their fantastic and innovative products such as their battery-powered self-sharpening chainsaws.


  10. "Worst Job I've Had"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits. I get a paycheck.

    Cons

    I would give it one star if I could. Incompetent leaders, misguided employees, no loyalty. Cheap company team events, no direction to where this company is headed in the future, every day wondering if it will be your last.

    Advice to Management

    Stop pretending everything is okay


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