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

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  • 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 (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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    • 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 (less than an 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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    Purchasing Department is total chaos

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

    I worked at Blount International as a contractor (more than an 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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