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Kennametal Reviews

Updated 11 Jul 2019

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3.4
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62%
Recommend to a Friend
79%
Approve of CEO
Ronald De Feo
71 Ratings
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  • "To much un-certainty with upper management(in 9 reviews)

  • "Plant manager, production manager, quality manager- all mangers incompetent, seriously(in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Clique driven face fit place to work"

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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

    Advice to Management

    People make mistakes, dont have someonee that finds them, "outs" them publicly for then others to laugh at.

    Kennametal2017-09-14
  2. "Buyer"

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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

    Advice to Management

    Be honest and listen to employees

    Kennametal2016-09-11
  3. "Head Product Management"

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    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Bangalore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kennametal full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Fantastic and Open Culture , Growing and adapting environment

    Cons

    at this point nothing to say

    Advice to Management

    NIL

    Kennametal2019-06-29
  4. "R&D Manager - Materials Science"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bangalore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kennametal full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Very Progressive and technology oriented

    Cons

    nothing that i can think of

    Advice to Management

    NA

    Kennametal2019-06-29
  5. Helpful (2)

    "Company closed"

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    Former Employee - CNC Operator in Rockford, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It was a good place to work, company it's been closed

    Cons

    Nothing , all good.Good pay, good benefits

    Advice to Management

    Need new machines and better pay

    Kennametal2019-06-20
  6. "Manager-Manufactring"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bangalore

    I have been working at Kennametal full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Ethics company Career growth Easy to approach senior management Nice tiffin and lunch at free of cost Flexible management

    Cons

    Increment less Slow process in decision making

    Kennametal2019-06-22
  7. "Pay doesnt reflect risks"

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    Former Employee - Production Operator in New Castle, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work with fork trucks, Bobcats, blow up metal to fuse it with other metal.

    Cons

    The metal I was fuzing was vanadium aluminum. The vanadium (V205) is highly toxic, and causes health problems. Explosions that happen on accident, this being a safety focused company, isn't very safe... The pay should be way higher just because of the various dangers, and very real health risks just breathing in v205.

    Advice to Management

    Hike those wages up way higher, or do the work yourself. The high turn around ring around the rosey is clearly because of money vs work. Dealing with heat/cold, flames shooting out of walls, things blowing up when it's not supposed to, all the hazards plus breathing in crap that will give you a smoker's cough in minutes, and land you in the hospital later. Job pay needs alot more than 14 an hour.

    Kennametal2019-06-20
  8. "Don't work here It's not worth it"

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    Current Employee - Material Handler 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Kennametal full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    benefits and some of the people

    Cons

    The managers don't have a clue what they are doing and upper manage is just as bad. They don't listen to concerns or problems they either ignore them or brush them aside. This company is only about the money and numbers. That is what an employee is to them is just a number. The ethics are a joke. They say they are ethical company but they treat their employees like crap. There is not time for a family life. They take...

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    Advice to Management

    Pull you head out of your rear -end and listen to your employees and do the right thing or company will close.

    Kennametal2019-07-11
  9. "Best Company to work and settle"

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    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Bangalore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good food, safety culture, good support for new ideas.

    Cons

    Generation gap will not ready to update for new system easily. comfort making people lazy not updating to new work culture practices. Work from home , flexible timings etc

    Advice to Management

    utilize young talents. give responsibility to performers.

    Kennametal2019-05-23
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good work, terrible management"

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    Current Employee - Electronics Technician 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Pay, if you can put up with the politics and management incompetence

    Cons

    Management doesn't have a clue

    Advice to Management

    Get a grip,

    Kennametal2019-05-16
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