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Blount International Reviews

Updated March 6, 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)

  • Old Boy style progression of employees (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Fnatastic company to work for with very nice coworkers; fun and nice benefits.benefits"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Corporate Accountant in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Corporate Accountant in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The various people you get to work with and in my position that's a broad cross-section. Excellent benefits. Excellent work hours: flexible. Since it's a manufacturing company "you" are actually making something. A very broad array of employment needs. Excellent and nice management.

    Cons

    Slow upward mobility: people like the place and tend to stay a long time. I've been there over 6 years.

    Advice to Management

    Create a broader spectrum of advancement opportunities.


  2. "Great experience working there last summer as an intern."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Amazing caring management team that were very approachable. They care about people in the company.

    Cons

    I was pretty satisfied with all my experience.


  3. "Blount cares and listens to their employees."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I feel engaged and my opinion matters. Our CEO, Josh Collins is engaged and leads with humility. I like that we are focused on continuous improvement and strive to create a cohesive global team. There is great communication within the organization. I really enjoy attending our Kaizen report outs every week and I like that these are video conferenced globally and recorded, and that all employees are invited and encouraged to attend.

    Cons

    I do not have anything I don't like at Blount.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to engage with your employees and listen to our opinions. Keep the lines of communication open.


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  5. "Business Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst
    Current Employee - Business Analyst
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Company, great work life balance

    Cons

    Average Salary, I don't see any other constraint.

    Blount International Response

    Aug 28, 2015 – Blount Representative

    Thank you for your feedback. We are happy to hear you are enjoying your employment with Blount International. Keep up the great work.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Manufacturing employee"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Had a great experience working there!

    Cons

    I did end up working grave yard shift which is not as ideal.

    Blount International Response

    Aug 28, 2015 – Blount Representative

    Thank you for your feedback. We are happy you enjoyed your time working at Blount International. We continue to strive to create an environment where all Team Members feel they are valued ... More


  7. "Blount"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Manager in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Blount is a great place to work

    Cons

    Staffing levels over the last few years has been variable.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on track. Continue to try to minimize production variation and impact to people.

    Blount International Response

    Sep 23, 2015 – Blount Representative

    Thank you for your candid feedback. We are pleased you are enjoying your employment with Blount. Keep up the good work.


  8. "Blount International"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The companies leaders are aligned with the companies mission.

    Cons

    I haven't found any major issues.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!

    Blount International Response

    May 25, 2016 – Blount Representative

    Thank you for your feedback. We are happy to hear you are enjoying your employment with Blount International. We continue to strive to create a respectful environment where all Team Member ... More


  9. "Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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. Helpful (1)

    "Supply Chain Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • 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


  11. "Great company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


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