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Great company

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Blount International full-time

Pros

Blount is a great company that provides employees with plenty of opportunities for advancement and training. Compensation is better than most comparable descriptions.

Cons

The company is large and with that comes bureacracy. Even with the current emphasis on lean, continuous improvement, and change, there is still a culture that embraces "this is the way we've always done it" - but that's changing rapidly.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Continue doing what you're doing. Changing the culture takes time - it's working.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Other Reviews for Blount International

  1.  

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  2.  

    Sinking ship

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