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"A great place to work, in an old school manufacturing company."

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Portland, OR
Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Portland, OR
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

-Feels like a family at work, people really dive into the work, great company in the Pacific NW, with a great reputation.
- Great experience
- Josh Collins is a great asset to the company along with most of his senior leadership team.

Cons

- Old Boy style progression of employees
- The product amount to limited growth in a commodity market, and efforts to break into to new segments has been lackluster. Efforts to grow through acquisitions have been hit or miss.

Advice to Management

- Think long term, and look for competitive strategies regarding investment in manufacturing excellence. Management is too focused on short term solutions, and the progressive managers are ostracized, and isolated.
- This company has so much potential to be truly world class in a lot of aspects, but needs world class talent in the middle ranks.

Other Employee Reviews for Blount International

  1. Helpful (4)

    "My experience here has been demanding, confusing, and unfruitful after two years of service."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Parts Puller/Packer in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Parts Puller/Packer in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Blount International full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Your base pay gets bumped up pretty quickly after your first year, and the overtime is abundant. Their 401k is unlike any other company I have been with. They have excellent benefits and good people to work with.

    Cons

    1. You top out pretty quickly here. There are individuals here who haven't received any raises for over a decade. After year one, you are stuck in your pay grade.
    2. Policies change without notice here.
    3. The turnover ratio here is high.
    4. Associates are not held accountable in their actions at all in there work. If you can get away with just doing a little, then you can.

    Advice to Management

    I have spoken with associates from Blounts' all across the US and have heard great things. Here in Kansas City they remind us of our P4 beliefs and ethics, but falls flat on action.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Good People, Bad Decisions"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Blount International full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Blount has fairly competitive salaries, good benefits, great people to work with, high percentage of long term employees, and ongoing education opportunities if you are seeking an associates or bachelors.

    Cons

    Lack of flexibility with work schedule, poor advancement opportunities, horrible communication/collaboration between departments, extreme low percentage of women in management positions, knee jerk reactions in decision making leading to frequent failure

    Advice to Management

    This company is management heavy with a bunch of yes men. Listen to your little people, they do all of the work and have great insight on long term goals.

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