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Blount International Reviews

Updated March 6, 2017
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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. "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.


  2. "Sales Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This companies is a leader of cutting market. Respect your employees and give a worth.

    Cons

    You have to handle to older employee.

    Advice to Management

    Respect all of than and show all time friendly.

  3. 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


  4. "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.


  5. "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


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Summer Student"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Shipping/Receiving in Guelph, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Shipping/Receiving in Guelph, ON (Canada)
    Recommends

    Pros

    Good work environment, everyone was friendly and the hours and wage were very good compared to other student jobs around. Learned to drive narrow aisle forklift.

    Cons

    Only afternoon and night shifts were available.


  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. Helpful (1)

    "Manufacturing employee"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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


  9. "BLOUNT"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - A/P in Guelph, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - A/P in Guelph, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Team environment and employee focussed. Great benefits and a very safe environment.
    Education paid for once course is completed and easy to get diplomas and or certificates.

    Cons

    To find a con one would have to be extremely picky. Sometimes employees would get too much input into things where it creates problems that do not need to be brought forward.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing. Try and reward employees that work harder and create incentives to those who show initiatives.


  10. "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.


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