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Kennametal Reviews

Updated October 18, 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)

  • 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. "middle management"

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    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


  2. "Great place to work"

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    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.

  3. "The job is okay"

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    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Nashville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good money and plenty of overtime

    Cons

    Management needs to be replaced. This company won't hire any temporay employees on permanently.

    Advice to Management

    Watch your employees. Stop letting them get away with not doing their job.


  4. "Financial Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Istanbul (Turkey)
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Istanbul (Turkey)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Institutional company, good office environment, generic softwares are being used, benefits are paid on time, only highly skilled people are employed.

    Cons

    There is a strict headcount limit, sometimes employees are confused with their job descriptions, no one ever knows exactly what they are doing sometimes.

    Advice to Management

    Clarify the job descriptions a little bit, employ enough people to cover all necessary tasks in the office. Provide some additional benefits to employees like professional trainings, motivational arrangements like team building parties etc.


  5. "Clique driven face fit place to work"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Kingswinford, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Kingswinford, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very organised, good systems and plenty of help and training. Nice office and location. Car parking. Makes big shouts about being ethical

    Cons

    If your face doesnt fit you are in trouble, any issues then management will believe and support the long serving member of team even if evidence is contrary. Very favourite driven, same people get best perks. Salesman get bonuses off the back of office staff hard work. Company is based in switzerland to avoid paying uk tax which didnt sit well with its si called ethical policies

    Advice to Management

    People make mistakes, dont have someonee that finds them, "outs" them publicly for then others to laugh at.


  6. "Kennametal Bangalore"

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    Current Employee - Mid Level in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - Mid Level in Bengaluru (India)
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Work Life Balance, High Technical Exposure, Food

    Cons

    Annual Hike is Poor, No Social Activities, Promotion is very Rare


  7. "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.

  8. "Good Company ..Work Life Balance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kennametal full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work..with good work life balance

    Cons

    Big CTC but small take amount take home


  9. "Diversity"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Ludhiana (India)
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Ludhiana (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Multi cultural company with ethics, wide range of best in class products & full of opportunities for talented people.

    Cons

    I have never in my career worked thinking of a company cons rather emphasize on the strong points, so I don't think of any cons

    Advice to Management

    Continous innovation to sustain in the competitive market


  10. Helpful (1)

    "good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bengaluru (India)

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

    Pros

    canteen, work, helping team, saturday holiday

    Cons

    no growth in knowledge, difficult to leave kennametal once addicted here

    Advice to Management

    nothing


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