Blount International

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Blount International

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukie, OR (US)
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukie, OR (US)

I worked at Blount International

Pros

Blount International has a good track record with employees instilling longevity and loyalty. There were many people who were 20+ years and retired and as many 20+ years and still working.

Cons

Blount International keeps employees and tries to grow them in their knowledge of company key metrics. However some people learn how to just get buy and sort of float through the system without giving 100%

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Blount is trying to buy certain competitors but they are in a commodities business. The bottom dollar will win most of the time. They need to innovate something spectacular and relative to their current customer base.

Recommends
Approves of CEO

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    Ok enough, but limited advancement opportunities

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Blount International

    Pros

    Solid, regular work, good benefits, open to improvement and change. Good working culture with a desire to meet and exceed goals.

    Cons

    Management can be rigid and often misunderstand feedback as complaints. There is not much room for advancement unless you curry a lot of favor for years. Even with a combination of experience and education, you are likely to be passed over.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize talent when you have it and cultivate that.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Very sad

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

    I worked at Blount International full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    A global company with a lot of potential, a lot of great talent throughout the organization, one of the best Continuous Improvement programs I have witnessed in the industry, the CEO (Josh Collins) leads by example and takes the time to know every employee.

    Cons

    While the rest of the company is positioned to succeed, Blount's supply chain is struggling. Horrible hiring practices has led to filling management positions based entirely on "feel" and not solid education / skills / experience. The morale in the supply chain is the lowest seen at any company I have worked for. Communication is nonexistent and favoritism is played on a daily basis. They have lost a lot of good talent this year due to the ignorance of poor leadership and poor project execution.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Effective Communication and Change Management will do wonders.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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