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Updated Nov 24, 2022

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Found 566 of over 629 reviews
3.8
74% Recommend to a Friend
84% Approve of CEO

Found 524 of over 629 reviews

3.8
74%
Recommend to a Friend
84%
Approve of CEO
Kennametal CEO Christopher Rossi (no image)
Christopher Rossi
102 Ratings

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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Good support

    Nov 9, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Most people work hard to help in all situations

    Cons

    Can run into roadblocks with projects

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  2. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    Great people. Shaky Upper Leadership

    Nov 17, 2022 - Safety Manager in Bedford, PA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    People, Site Leaders, Team friendly environment.

    Cons

    Upper management has a lot of turnover.

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  4. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 10 years

    Stable Manufacturing

    Oct 27, 2022 - Director in Latrobe, PA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Global market leader, significant recent modernization investments

    Cons

    As a publicly traded company, major investment firms can drive stock price more than performance

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  5. 2.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Good Entry Into Corporate, After 2 years + You Should Look Elsewhere

    Apr 28, 2022 - Digital Marketing Analyst in Latrobe, PA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    They will hire you at a competitive rate and with good benefits right out of college Employees are generally kind to one another There are good learning opportunities available and good experiences in the corporate world (for someone just starting their career)

    Cons

    Work-life balance is not great (but depends on what department you are in and who you work for/with) - you may be expected to be available and willing to do anything and everything for anyone at any given moment of the day or night Very old-school mentality and unwilling to progress to today's world Reluctant to promote employees, hire from within, or give raises Incredibly disorganized Some "higher-level" employees are given the opportunity to stop progress and cause problems for multiple departments and HR/Management does nothing to stop this, even after many complaints from nearly everyone in a department You are just a number - you will be let go if you are not determined to be valuable in times of low revenue

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  6. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Good Employer

    Oct 17, 2022 - Senior Engineer in Latrobe, PA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule and location.

    Cons

    Heavy on leadership positions. Sometimes slow to make changes.

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  7. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Decent place to work

    Oct 23, 2022 - Plant Manger in Nashville, TN
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great group of people to work with.

    Cons

    Matrix organization. Direction from to many leaders.

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  8. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Enjoy working here

    Sep 13, 2022 - Operational Excellence Manager 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great team to work for

    Cons

    Old equipment and no processes

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  9. 5.0
    Current Employee

    As Engineering Manager

    Aug 19, 2022 - Engineering Manager 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Kennametal is very traditional metal company

    Cons

    It is organized well and It's an ethical culture.

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  10. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Great Company

    Aug 4, 2022 - Director 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible schedule and great management

    Cons

    Pay and raises could be better

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  11. 4.0
    Former Employee

    8

    Jun 23, 2022 - Mfg. Engineer 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    sells great products and made in usa

    Cons

    management of product inventory, removes parts numbers too soo

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Kennametal has an overall rating of 3.8 out of 5, based on over 629 reviews left anonymously by employees. 74% of employees would recommend working at Kennametal to a friend and 64% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has improved by 5% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Kennametal employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.6 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Kennametal. This rating has improved by 3% over the last 12 months.

74% of Kennametal employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Kennametal 3.5 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.7 for culture and values and 3.4 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Kennametal to be culture, benefits, career development and the cons to be senior leadership, management.

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