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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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    My expereince at Blount International was less than I expected it to be.

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    Former Employee - Recruiter
    Former Employee - Recruiter

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

    Pros

    Both the assigned work schedule and the compensation offered are excellent for those individuals wanting/needing day shift/regular office hours for working by.

    Cons

    Available options for communication with members of the ET. , Department Managers, and Staff, are poor to weak at best. Resources offered to perform job duties with were scarce, in some instances incomplete, and overall inadequate for the end user.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen more, talk less, exercise an open door policy, and practice professional business etiquette when in the presence of others.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    A great place to work, in an old school manufacturing company.

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    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
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