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Kennametal Reviews

Updated October 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)

  • 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. Helpful (1)

    "Good or bad it's all about you"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Latrobe, PA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Latrobe, PA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Kennametal (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    No stress, no responsibility. If you know very little but pretend to know everything and keep bluffing. This is your dream place.

    Cons

    If you know a lot and try to speak based on facts, this is your nightmare.

    Advice to Management

    Live in your dreams. Good luck.


  2. 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

  3. "Design Engineering"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Solon, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Solon, OH
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible and interesting work, and varies day to day

    Cons

    Current Manager cannot help with work, spends a great deal of time on personal business

    Advice to Management

    Hire old team lead back into manage group


  4. "Analyst"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  5. "Lead/supervisor"

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


  6. "Production Quality Control"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  7. "Product Design Manager"

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

  8. "Corporate Takeover"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative/Inside Sales in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative/Inside Sales in Nashville, TN

    Pros

    Large Company
    Innovative
    Benefits were pretty good

    Cons

    Made promises that were not kept
    Bought out Stellram and laid off most of the employees


  9. "Engineer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, KY
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Kennametal full-time

    Pros

    Great people scattered throughout the company.

    Cons

    Corporate streamlining/outsourcing has left many locations without reliable soft resources like HR and IT support, accounting and EHS

    Chaotic business structure: clear divide between the cutting tool business and everything else

    Bloated reporting and performance metrics that dont work well with the different kinds of products made

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees regardless of how high on the ladder they are. Make efforts to boost morale instead of pushing harder and reward people for putting in the extra effort instead of expecting everyone to give 150% 100% of the time.


  10. "Too much to do, too little time"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Everyone is very smart and dedicated.

    Cons

    Not the best people to work for. Too much micro-managing from people that don't know what is going on.


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