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Kennametal Reviews

Updated February 19, 2017
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Pros
  • Great people, laid back and friendly atmosphere (in 13 reviews)

  • Good money for the area, good benefits, decent time of with rotating schedule of twelve hour shifts, unlimited overtime (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • Initially the work life balance is a bit disturbed (in 6 reviews)

  • To much un-certainty with upper management (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Needed a change"

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    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Rogers, AR
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Rogers, AR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay was good, work was mostly steady

    Cons

    Its a carbide plant very dirty work conditions. Little room for advancement and those who advance from the shop floor often find themselves back on the floor or out the door. layoff are frequent and seniority does not matter. 5, 10 20 years, no difference.

    Advice to Management

    Bring back the security of working there. Make it a fun place to work. The way it was 10 years ago.


  2. "Good company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kennametal full-time

    Pros

    Culture, people, compensation and good robust systems

    Cons

    slow and too many old people in top management makes company very slow in taking decision which the sole reason why company sales have declined in the recent past


  3. "HR Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kennametal (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    nice people, good production. Even the biz is not good for recent years, I would still think this is a good one to work. Not the top level, of course, but it's a good one.

    Cons

    lots of changes recently, org restructure, people left recently


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  5. "Kennametal INC"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kennametal full-time

    Pros

    The salaries are competitive at Kennametal

    Cons

    The extended work hours make for a difficult work life and personal life balance


  6. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great experience! Friendly environment. Learned a lot more as an intern compared to my courses.

    Cons

    Did not always feel as if I had enough to do. Other than that. I have no complaints.

    Advice to Management

    Not all types of interns (ex:engineering, etc) have structured programs. This needs to be looked at.


  7. "Good or bad it's all about you"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Latrobe, PA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Latrobe, PA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Kennametal (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    No stress, no responsibility. If you know very little but pretend to know everything and keep bluffing. This is your dream place.

    Cons

    If you know a lot and try to speak based on facts, this is your nightmare.

    Advice to Management

    Live in your dreams. Good luck.


  8. "Love the work culture"

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Latrobe, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Latrobe, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work culture, Better opportunities

    Cons

    shrinking market share of the company

    Advice to Management

    Concentrate on company expenses and increase profits


  9. "Design Engineering"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Solon, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Solon, OH
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible and interesting work, and varies day to day

    Cons

    Current Manager cannot help with work, spends a great deal of time on personal business

    Advice to Management

    Hire old team lead back into manage group


  10. "Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Benefits Analyst in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Benefits Analyst in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kennametal (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Their benefits and salary are good.

    Cons

    Not alot of opportunity for growth.


  11. "Machinist jobs at kennametal"

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    Former Employee - CNC Machinist in Solon, OH
    Former Employee - CNC Machinist in Solon, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kennametal full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great pay great benefits everybody is up beat bosses are easy to talk to

    Cons

    A lot of downtime programs aren't always right management has different levels they have to go through to correct something so you could possibly be doing nothing for a long time

    Advice to Management

    Nothing really to say



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