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Kennametal Reviews

Updated June 19, 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. "Manufacturing Engineer"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Kennametal as an intern

    Pros

    Good experience with this company

    Cons

    No bad experience with this company


  2. "Love the work culture"

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    • 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

  3. "powder milling"

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    Former Contractor - Powder Milling in Fallon, NV
    Former Contractor - Powder Milling in Fallon, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kennametal as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    the daily task set out are easy to learn. the work enviornment is one that is fun and interesting. you can be the supervisor of your own work.

    Cons

    you have to learn and catch own quick because there are a variety of task to knock out within 4 hours. and you also have a package number deadline at the end of each day

    Advice to Management

    keep being strict but also lean enough for the employees to be comfortalbe and feel free and relaxed.


  4. "Good company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Kennametal full-time

    Pros

    Awesome company to work for

    Cons

    I don't have any cons for this company


  5. "Strong Focus on Human Value"

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    Current Employee - Senior Corporate Recruiter in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Corporate Recruiter in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Kennametal has a strong sense of ethics and doing what's right for their employees and their customers. Their commitment to talent development shows they posses the self awareness to recognize that building a great company means building great people first.

    Cons

    Communication is the key to success.


  6. "Challenging work with rewarding experiences and exceptional people."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunities to drive big improvements.

    Cons

    Processes slow us down. Infancy of true cross functional collaboration...conflicting metrics.

    Advice to Management

    Continue down the path of clear prioritization and investment in core businesses.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Awesome company with a great culture."

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    Former Employee - IT Analyst in Latrobe, PA
    Former Employee - IT Analyst in Latrobe, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The pros are the culture, high salary, employees, headquarters, respect and access to higher level management when needed.

    Cons

    The cons are far from the city, growth not the best, job opportunities limited, prestige, but other than those it is a great company to work for.

  8. "Amazing Workplace and people"

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    Former Intern - Technology Consultant in Latrobe, PA
    Former Intern - Technology Consultant in Latrobe, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1) Friendly people
    2) Good cafe
    3) Great opportunities

    Cons

    1) Latrobe is not a place to live.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Decades of growth and satisfaction"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Latrobe, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Latrobe, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    For me the career at KMT has been full of opportunities for growth. Post-hire training is never a problem - just ask for it if its not already on your schedule. Benefits and compensation are all on par with most companies of a similar or larger population. The breadth of products and industries served make the chances of doing what interests you highly possible whether it be scientific/technical, manufacturing/logistics, administrative/HR, sales/marketing, or IT.

    Cons

    I could say location (cold and relatively long Winters), but HQ in Latrobe PA is only one of many global locations, so the argument could be moot. Otherwise, I can not think of a con!

    Advice to Management

    The CEO's history includes manufacturing, wherein he understands our products and our customers. As long as we keep that experience and knowledge base predominant in the leadership team, we should continue to grow prosperously.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Quality professional environment"

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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 (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The company has structured practices and resources to develop and promote internal talent that are comparable to world class organizations that are much larger in scale and revenue. These practices are called out in the company's core operating system... and are made a company priority.
    Kennametal also actively solicits employee feedback with an annual anonymous employee survey (delivered in many languages). And managers are expected to make improvements from the feedback.
    This company also puts a lot of emphasis on ethics, safety, and being a good contributor to local communities. (We're actually encouraged to volunteer.)
    Having worked across multiple industries, I can honestly say, this kind of commitment to employees is not common.
    And it shows in the employees... this company is full of really smart people who care about what they do and how their work makes a difference.

    Cons

    If you are looking for a place to coast through your work or just put in your time... this won't be the place for you.


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