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Kennametal Reviews

Updated March 22, 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. "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


  2. "Kennametal Intern"

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    Former Intern - Engineering Intern in Solon, OH
    Former Intern - Engineering Intern in Solon, OH
    Recommends

    I worked at Kennametal as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The people were very nice and my mentor was extremely helpful. The facilities were great.

    Cons

    The work got boring after awhile.


  3. "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.


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  5. "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


  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. "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.


  8. "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


  9. "Lead/supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Goshen, IN
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Goshen, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for.

    Cons

    Could get hot in the summer


  10. "Product Design Manager"

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    Former Employee - Product Design Manager in Latrobe, PA
    Former Employee - Product Design Manager in Latrobe, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good mid-sized organization providing competive compensation and benefits

    Cons

    Poor senior leadership has caused them to become derailed temporarialy. They can and should bounce back.

    Advice to Management

    Consolidate and get focused on core competencies.


  11. "@ Kennametal"

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    Current Employee - Project Intern in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Project Intern in Pittsburgh, PA

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

    Pros

    A best working environment and culture.

    Cons

    I think everything is fine in kennametal



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