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Kennametal Reviews

Updated February 20, 2019
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  • "Plant manager, production manager, quality manager- all mangers incompetent, seriously" (in 7 reviews)

  • "Though the top management is good and transparent but the lower managements play bad games with the employees" (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Mechanical Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kennametal full-time

    Pros

    Excellent work environment with many resources to help you grow in your career.

    Cons

    Occasional "red tape" that can make it difficult to get things done.


  2. "Brazer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bedford, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bedford, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good coworkers a lot of vacation time good pay for area

    Cons

    Only one break hot in the summer new lower pay scale

  3. "Inept Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Kennametal full-time

    Pros

    Decent pay but not consistent

    Cons

    Expensive benefits. Blame Game when Sales lag from Upper And Mid Managers.


  4. "Manufacturing supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing Supervisor in Henderson, NC
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Supervisor in Henderson, NC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very Good place to work

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  5. "What once was............"

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    Former Employee - Former Vice President in Latrobe, PA
    Former Employee - Former Vice President in Latrobe, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Kennametal full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    None - there is nothing left

    Cons

    Just a shell of its former self - Cardosa destroyed the company


  6. "Production supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kennametal full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work so far

    Cons

    Reviews are not fairly done


  7. "Supervisor"

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

    I worked at Kennametal full-time

    Pros

    Great technology and top-notch talent

    Cons

    Can often times be too focused on short-term results.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in technology

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    "manager"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good company, lots of upward potential to move up, and lots of learning opportunities

    Cons

    too many changes in top positions, and executive management is clueless in the industry

    Advice to Management

    learn, listen and observe your employees' struggles. there are a lot of good people working for you, help them to do better


  9. "Gurley plant"

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    Current Employee - Mill Operator in Gurley, AL
    Current Employee - Mill Operator in Gurley, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kennametal full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    Haven't saw any downsides yet


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Sales engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Kennametal full-time

    Pros

    Large company with a good reputation helps to sell.

    Cons

    4 CEOs with different philosophies in 5 years

    Advice to Management

    Try to stabilize