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Kennametal Reviews

Updated September 20, 2017
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  • To much un-certainty with upper management (in 8 reviews)

  • Though the top management is good and transparent but the lower managements play bad games with the employees (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "OK place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kennametal full-time

    Pros

    Work Life balance encouraged. Good pay for HS diploma education. Voice strong ethics.

    Cons

    Hire through temp agency. Keep as temp more than a year.
    Uncertain future with plants closed.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Review"

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    Current Employee - Product Engineer in Latrobe, PA
    Current Employee - Product Engineer in Latrobe, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have no pro to offer

    Cons

    Poor health benefits
    Poor education benefit
    No career path guidance
    Performance reviews are pointless

  3. Helpful (1)

    "IT Management"

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

    I worked at Kennametal full-time

    Pros

    Salary and benefits are competitive.

    Cons

    Tumultuous environment. Management strategies change with the wind. Culture is chaotic, employees are nervous and don't feel appreciated.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on a direction long enough for it to get traction. True change takes time.


  4. "cnc milling setup operator"

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    Former Employee - CNC Machinist in Solon, OH
    Former Employee - CNC Machinist in Solon, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    pays very well and good bennies

    Cons

    to much mandatory overtime,and lack of training

    Advice to Management

    none


  5. "Kennametal"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kennametal full-time

    Pros

    Good People to work with

    Cons

    After ATI was purchased by Kennametal the new management was not the greatest and facilities were shutdown and people were laid off . After being there for 10 years I was laid off int 2016.. Others that were laid off had been there 30 plus years.

    Advice to Management

    Support your employees


  6. "Words from management are full of deceit"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good place to work and ok benefits

    Cons

    Bought out my company in Houston and closed down the plant.


  7. "Good for a while"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kennametal full-time

    Pros

    Growth opportunities, Tuition Reimbursement, HR team

    Cons

    Compensation, Bonus structure, Evolving strategy

  8. "Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    not a sweat shop... laid back atmosphere

    Cons

    Limited opportunities for advancement. Too many lay-offs/terminations


  9. "Machinist Dream"

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    Former Employee - V Axis Machinist In the Milling Department and Solon Ohio in Solon, OH
    Former Employee - V Axis Machinist In the Milling Department and Solon Ohio in Solon, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employees in management or overall pretty good. Very understanding of just about anything related to family. Some of the workers were very knowledgeable and some were not but for the most part you could get just about any question answered. The play was great the vacation days the holidays and the first thing I noticed when I walked in the doors from day one is that everybody is smiling and very friendly. Most machine shops are not this way

    Cons

    Don't really have any cons other than the fact that they were getting rid of 25% of the company because of economic reasons I would say that that would be it or the 40-minute drive to get there period but I didn't mind it too much

    Advice to Management

    To not put so much stress on the team leads... or at least come up with questions to filter some of them out because quite a few were constantly stressed out and in fear of their jobs being taken away from him which transcended down to the workers.


  10. "Great People"

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

    I have been working at Kennametal full-time

    Pros

    Have had great personal development. Great people

    Cons

    Nothing to share that is a con


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