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Purchasing Department is total chaos

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Former Employee - Buyer  in  Portland, OR (US)
Former Employee - Buyer in Portland, OR (US)

I worked at Blount International as a contractor for more than a year

Pros

They give free bagels and bananas

Cons

Too many chiefs, not enough Indians

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Make sure your Directors are not micro managing staff, allow them to communicate freely and not be so paranoid when their team is trying to ressolve issues. Hire experienced staff, and put the kabash on Managers and staff making fun of others in the work place who have physical impairments. Make sure your Management team knows not to swear at other staff members and belittle them in front of others. When someone in the department makes a mistake it should be a learning experience, one particular Manager sends e-mails to everyone letting them know you have made a mistake, too much backstabbing. Lastly, the training program really is terrible for new hires, and hiring interns doesn't help in getting work done right.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Fnatastic company to work for with very nice coworkers; fun and nice benefits.benefits

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    Current Employee - Corporate Accountant  in  Portland, OR (US)
    Current Employee - Corporate Accountant in Portland, OR (US)

    I have been working at Blount International full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The various people you get to work with and in my position that's a broad cross-section. Excellent benefits. Excellent work hours: flexible. Since it's a manufacturing company "you" are actually making something. A very broad array of employment needs. Excellent and nice management.

    Cons

    Slow upward mobility: people like the place and tend to stay a long time. I've been there over 6 years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a broader spectrum of advancement opportunities.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Sinking ship

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    Former Employee - Distribution Center Supervisor  in  Kansas City, MO (US)
    Former Employee - Distribution Center Supervisor in Kansas City, MO (US)

    I worked at Blount International full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    There was no upside to the job. There was no structure, The goal for the day was always changed dureing the day.

    Cons

    The company is bleeding out with temp labor. Their communication to mamgement staff is lacking. They have no foundation to build up the comapny. All their management staff was hired after they bought 3 companies and moved to a new building. They had no plan in place on how they wanted to complete a move let alone 3 new acquisitions. After 8 months into the move they still have 0 standard operating procedures and are basically winging it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To build your policies and procedures and manage your people through them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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