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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. "@ Kennametal"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    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


  2. Helpful (2)

    "A good job if you have no creativity or desire to do something..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Latrobe, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Latrobe, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kennametal full-time

    Pros

    It is very easy to come and do a little bit of work and make it home in time to see your family. Very little stress.

    Cons

    Not enough work to do
    Talent is wasted
    Revolving door of young people coming and going because they are offered jobs that are never actually quite what they are billed to be.
    No innovation
    HR is a disaster


  3. "Good company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    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


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  5. "Excellent Experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Meaningful work as intern
    Great people, laid back and friendly atmosphere
    Those around you really care about helping you grow as a person and grow your career

    Cons

    Company currently in struggling market, naturally creating a sense of unease around the office. Main campus is in Latrobe, PA which is about an hour outside the city of Pittsburgh, can be a long commute if living close to the city.


  6. "Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I worked with really good employees

    Cons

    there is significant leadership turnover.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Oh well"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kennametal full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, good benefits. learned a lot. Coworkers were great.

    Cons

    Culture changed a lot, Many of their talented people were fired or they quit.

    Advice to Management

    A good employee is the greatest asset.


  8. "Marketing Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Director in Latrobe, PA
    Former Employee - Marketing Director in Latrobe, PA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pays well, good vacation, excellent people

    Cons

    Limited resources, stagnant culture, inability to prioritize


  9. "Sales Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Remote, OR
    Former Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Remote, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great products and value customer solutions. They have dedicated and committed work force. Seem to be working through organizational issues

    Cons

    Very challenging, frequent reorganization and struggle with consistent strategic direction. Matrix organization implemented several years ago led to silo mentality b


  10. "Planner"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Specialist in Rockford, IL
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Specialist in Rockford, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good management! Excellent work schedule. Safe and healthy environment. Good pay and good benefits. Everyone knows how to do their jobs. Good team.

    Cons

    Things change very quickly. You never know about decisions that are made by the corporate. There are not many cons. It is a very nice place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Management is quite professional, does not need advise.


  11. "Was and will once again be a great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    New CEO is cutting away the fat

    Cons

    Ineffective managers still find corners to hide

    Advice to Management

    Get your hands dirty



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