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Updated May 16, 2022

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3.5
65%
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73%
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Very ethical

    Apr 18, 2022 - Key Account Manager (KAM) 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    good work environment, customer focus and employee focused

    Cons

    Be prepared to multitask, but still fun!

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  2. 2.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Good Entry Into Corporate, After 2 years + You Should Look Elsewhere

    Apr 28, 2022 - Digital Marketing Analyst in Latrobe, PA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    They will hire you at a competitive rate and with good benefits right out of college Employees are generally kind to one another There are good learning opportunities available and good experiences in the corporate world (for someone just starting their career)

    Cons

    Work-life balance is not great (but depends on what department you are in and who you work for/with) - you may be expected to be available and willing to do anything and everything for anyone at any given moment of the day or night Very old-school mentality and unwilling to progress to today's world Reluctant to promote employees, hire from within, or give raises Incredibly disorganized Some "higher-level" employees are given the opportunity to stop progress and cause problems for multiple departments and HR/Management does nothing to stop this, even after many complaints from nearly everyone in a department You are just a number - you will be let go if you are not determined to be valuable in times of low revenue

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    3 people found this review helpful
  3. 2.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Management does not communicate.

    May 16, 2022 - Technical Process Operator 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Pay is good for 3rd shift.

    Cons

    Management does not communicate to the employees. They have no formal training or orientation process for new employee. The company will just hire a warm body for a job. Management believes the employees are easily replaceable.

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  4. 4.0
    Current Employee

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    Mar 28, 2022 - Chemist 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Flexibility, flexibility, flexibility, flexibility, flexibility.

    Cons

    Opportunity, opportunity, opportunity, opportunity, opportunity.

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  5. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Good company to work

    Mar 15, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good leadership, provide the equal opportunity

    Cons

    Need to improve the processes and policies

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  6. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Good company

    Mar 9, 2022 - Inside Sales Representative 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Strong management, communication between departments, advancement opportunities

    Cons

    Some positions within the company still require daily in office work

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  7. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

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    Jan 15, 2022 - Key Account Specialist 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Lots of freedom to set schedule and where you go during a given week. Good teamwork and collaboration amongst sales team.

    Cons

    Terrible at getting better operationally in our plants. Very hard to navigate through delivery issues. Benefits and vacation time are meh, take it or leave it, nothing special, pretty stingy if you ask me.

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  8. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 8 years

    Unhealthy work environment

    Mar 29, 2022 - Chemical Specialist in Huntsville, AL
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Not working on an assembly line if your on the chemical side..

    Cons

    Hazardous work conditions.. Toxic work environment.. Poor management… Unfair pay for the job at hand.. Favoritism.. Unreasonable work load.. Expected to work Holidays.. Work/life balance is ridiculous..

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  9. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Good job to work at

    Feb 15, 2022 - CNC Machine Operator 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    You have co workers to help you if needed

    Cons

    Sometimes machines go down which ruins everything

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  10. 2.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    No

    Jan 4, 2022 - Chemical Vapor Deposition Engineer 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Literally nothing other than time off.

    Cons

    Offered 10 days vacation but 12 hour guys only get 6 and a half. Terrible health insurance with bare minimum coverage and premium pricing. Mandatory if at least 12 extra hours or on top of your 84 regular bi weekly hours. No communication, company does literally nothing for their employees. No picnic no Christmas dinner no bonuses. This job needs a union. pay is terrible for the kind of expertise it takes on these machines., and furnaces.

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Kennametal Reviews FAQs

Kennametal has an overall rating of 3.5 out of 5, based on over 578 reviews left anonymously by employees. 65% of employees would recommend working at Kennametal to a friend and 56% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -6% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Kennametal employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.4 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Kennametal. This rating has improved by 1% over the last 12 months.

65% of Kennametal employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Kennametal 3.3 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.5 for culture and values and 3.3 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Kennametal to be culture, benefits, career development and the cons to be senior leadership, management.

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