Blount International

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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
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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.

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    Anonymous Employee  in  Milwaukie, OR (US)
    Anonymous Employee in Milwaukie, OR (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Blount International in May 2011.

    Interview Details

    Get a phone interview with the HR and follow by a phone (panel) interview with the hiring managers. The first interview consist an online personality test and the phone conversations took about 1.5 hours to complete with the same HR person.
    Then, it followed by a phone interview with the hiring managers. Second phone interview is cutting short and seems to be in a rush and the atmosphere is somewhat formal.

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Website www.blount.com
Headquarters Portland, OR
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1979
Type Company - Public (BLT)
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue £500 million to £1 billion (GBP) per year

Folks at Blount International have their work cut out for them. The manufacturer produces cutting chain, guide bars, sprockets, and accessories for chainsaws, concrete-cutting equipment, and lawnmower blades. Blount's lineup is sold under brands Oregon, Carlton, Tiger, and Windsor to outdoor equipment OEMs, including Husqvarna, and the replacement and retail markets. Subsidiary SpeeCo supplies log splitters, post-hole diggers, and other agriculture add-ons. End users are professionals and consumers engaged in forestry, lawn and garden, farming, and construction activities... More

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