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Kennametal Reviews

Updated February 4, 2018
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Pros
  • Good working environment, I have heard that the compensation is also good and working here will give you alot of exposure (in 10 reviews)

  • Good Work Life Balance, High Technical Exposure, Food (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • To much un-certainty with upper management (in 8 reviews)

  • Plant manager, production manager, quality manager- all mangers incompetent, seriously (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Love the work culture"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Definitely the best company I have worked for on my list"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kennametal full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Higher education funding
    Management adores you, if you're one of the best at what you do
    Flat level management or hierarchy

    Cons

    Majority of the workforce is aging and they lack zest to achieve something
    Less number of mid level experience guys in the structure

    Advice to Management

    Increase the number of mid level experience guys, so both new and old people can communicate and learn better. Currently there is a huge generation gap which creates communication gap

  3. "Stay Away!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    They give you a an ornament at Christmas.

    Cons

    Poor morale, no loyalty to employees, will suck the last bit of life out of you!


  4. "Applications Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Applications Engineer in Latrobe, PA
    Former Employee - Applications Engineer in Latrobe, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, Pay, Benefits, Advancement

    Cons

    Very dependent on the stock market. If the stock price gets low you get laid off.

    Advice to Management

    Too many leaders and not enough people that actually do the work.


  5. "CNC set up/operator"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - CNC Machine Operator
    Former Employee - CNC Machine Operator
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good, competitive pay, good working conditions, good benefits. Safe place to work.

    Cons

    A lot of overtime, 7 day work weeks are common. No sense of direction or plan when it comes to what work needs to be done.

    Advice to Management

    Be more organized. Focus on planning. Find a way to reduce mandatory over time by creating more of a voluntary overtime culture.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunities for anyone that wants to work hard and learn the product

    Cons

    Big company slow communications sometimes

    Advice to Management

    Treat everyone with respect just never know when it might come back on you otherwise


  7. "Machine operator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good pay and the best job ive ever had. Im blessed they took a chance on me although its not for everybody i personally really enjoy it

    Cons

    Not much room for advancements once you get A pay, i wish they gave their employees better raises and employee bonuses would also be a great thing

    Advice to Management

    Always stay humble an kind sometimes authority an power can go to your head

  8. "supply chain professional"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kennametal full-time

    Pros

    knowledge of machine tools,ethics, values

    Cons

    nothing to say much because

    Advice to Management

    nothing


  9. "Operator"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Weldon, NC
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Weldon, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent pay for area. Cnc equipment

    Cons

    Management stinks. Benefits steadily decreasing. Work schedule.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your employees. Just maybe some will stay.


  10. "middle management"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kennametal full-time

    Pros

    great people, good upword opportunities

    Cons

    a lot of turnover in the last 4 years


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