Kennametal Reviews

Updated 6 Aug 2020

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3.5
67%
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  1. "Clique driven face fit place to work"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Kingswinford, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kennametal full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very organised, good systems and plenty of help and training. Nice office and location. Car parking. Makes big shouts about being ethical

    Cons

    If your face doesnt fit you are in trouble, any issues then management will believe and support the long serving member of team even if evidence is contrary. Very favourite driven, same people get best perks. Salesman get bonuses off the back of office staff hard work. Company is based in switzerland to avoid paying uk tax which didnt sit well with its si called ethical policies

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  2. "Buyer"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Buyer in Kingswinford, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Kennametal part-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Look after New starters,No loyalty for long time employees

    Cons

    No loyalty for being long time employee over 38 years of working at kennametal

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  3. "Good company"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Bangalore
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Kennametal full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, fixed hours travel

    Cons

    Employee engagement poor , no structure for career development

  4. "Cutting tool industry"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - BE MECHANICAL ENGINEER in Bangalore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Kennametal full-time

    Pros

    Good work environment, Friendly atmosphere

    Cons

    Stringent work timings, target oriented

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  5. "good job"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Quality Inspector in Houston, TX

    I worked at Kennametal full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    good people to work with

    Cons

    cutback of job i had

  6. "Operations"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Operational Excellence 

    I worked at Kennametal full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good work environment. Flexible schedule

    Cons

    No urgency and need to focus on customer

  7. "Solid company, consistent policies"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Benefits Manager in Fort Mill, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kennametal full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    People, fairness, solid industry outlook

    Cons

    Scattered geographically, manufacturing based heritage is antiquated

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Just work-don't expect anything in return except some taunts from your manager for not working more."

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kennametal full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You can have good learning and can move into areas of knowledge other than your expertise.

    Cons

    Many people are not willing to share any documents or knowledge with new joinees. Many dirty politics by management Managers want something more from you - always! Not much work life balance. No shift allowance for working in night shift and have to pay additional amount for cab.

  9. "Culture"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Kennametal full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    A lot of planning environment. Counting on experts to plan the strategy

    Cons

    No execution. Plans could not move forward.

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  10. "Mixed Picture"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Latrobe, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Kennametal full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Opportunity for development and advancement; generally competitive pay; committed to safety and ethics

    Cons

    Wildly cyclical business creates significant uncertainty; constant austerity mentality; tendency for decision paralysis; constant organizational upheaval and 'modernization'; rotating C-suite

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