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Kennametal Reviews

Updated December 2, 2017
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Pros
  • Good Work Life Balance, High Technical Exposure, Food (in 10 reviews)

  • Good working environment, I have heard that the compensation is also good and working here will give you alot of exposure (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. "Great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very safety orientated. Clean nice environment. Decent pay and benefits. Good work life balance.

    Cons

    No advancement. Not recognized and promoted for your skills. Promotions are not earned based on product knowledge and experience. They hire people who don't have a clue on what we do. Managers do not grow you.

    Advice to Management

    Start promoting from within. The people who know what they are doing and who have grown your company are leaving. You are loosening your competitive edge. Retain and promote your talent.


  2. "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

  3. "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.


  4. "Good for a while"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  5. "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


  6. "HR"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kennametal full-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours and work from home

    Cons

    Heavy on upper management. Never complete a process

    Advice to Management

    Make people accountable for their responsibilities


  7. "Press Operator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Kennametal full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good Benefits, set schedule, good pay for area

    Cons

    Corporation controlled, lack management, no room for advancement

    Advice to Management

    There is a difference from skilled operators than regular operators.

  8. "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


  9. "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


  10. "Production Quality Control"

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    Current Employee - Production/Quality Control in Traverse City, MI
    Current Employee - Production/Quality Control in Traverse City, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cheap Insurance benefits - innovative products

    Cons

    Main concern is money - production and shipping workers deemed expendable

    Advice to Management

    More than just making money in running a successful business


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