Blount International

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Blount International Reviews

Updated 20 July, 2014
Updated 20 July, 2014
20 Reviews
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20 Reviews
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Joshua L. (Josh) Collins
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    A great place to work, in an old school manufacturing company.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer  in  Portland, OR (US)
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Portland, OR (US)

    I have been working at Blount International full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    -Feels like a family at work, people really dive into the work, great company in the Pacific NW, with a great reputation.
    - Great experience
    - Josh Collins is a great asset to the company along with most of his senior leadership team.

    Cons

    - Old Boy style progression of employees
    - The product amount to limited growth in a commodity market, and efforts to break into to new segments has been lackluster. Efforts to grow through acquisitions have been hit or miss.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Think long term, and look for competitive strategies regarding investment in manufacturing excellence. Management is too focused on short term solutions, and the progressive managers are ostracized, and isolated.
    - This company has so much potential to be truly world class in a lot of aspects, but needs world class talent in the middle ranks.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good People, Bad Decisions

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Portland, OR (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR (US)

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

    Pros

    Blount has fairly competitive salaries, good benefits, great people to work with, high percentage of long term employees, and ongoing education opportunities if you are seeking an associates or bachelors.

    Cons

    Lack of flexibility with work schedule, poor advancement opportunities, horrible communication/collaboration between departments, extreme low percentage of women in management positions, knee jerk reactions in decision making leading to frequent failure

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This company is management heavy with a bunch of yes men. Listen to your little people, they do all of the work and have great insight on long term goals.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    it was wonderful until we bought companies and decided to move. NOW no one knows what the hell is going on. T

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    Current Employee - Supervisor  in  Kansas City, MO (US)
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Kansas City, MO (US)

    I have been working at Blount International

    Pros

    was wonderful before the move. pay ok

    Cons

    you won't get promoted for hard work. if you can plant your lips on someones ass then it might happen

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    your workers make you or break you. and now you are broke

    Approves of CEO
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    This is a very political company.

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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

    The pay is good, and the benefits are good. These are pretty much the only pros I can think of about this company.

    Cons

    The employees at this company will stab you in the back if you're not watching out for yourself. It's a very 'kill or be killed' environment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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