Assembly/Grind Operator (Former Employee) – Clackamas, OR – February 8, 2016
I enjoyed working for Blount, was disappointed for plant closer and to be laid off. Start shift with communitcating to previous shift on about production, what's needed, and how equipment is running. I learned further knowledge about manufacturing products and working in a production warehouse. I enjoyed working with my management, whom were strong leaders and good at communicating to staff members, my co workers were also enjoyable as they were good with team work and communication. The hardest part of the job I would say is when a machine would break down in the middle of production. The most enjoyable part of the job was finishing production and meeting quotas.
Productive and fun place to work. Great people to work with!
Tooling and Equipment Machining (Former Employee) – Portland, OR – January 14, 2016
A typical day is learning something new or a better way from my peers. Its challenges throughout the day keep a person motivated. Management cares and motivates each individuals talent. Hardest part of the job would be within yourself, not to get discouraged at yourself.Most enjoyable is the relations you create with other co-workers and the challenges each job creates. Gratifying!
Maintenance (Former Employee) – kansas City, Missouri – June 1, 2014
Allthough the Company in the start of my 10 years with the Company,it was a very decent and good place overall to work all the staff office and plant worked well together but as the company grew faster than what was able to absorb and employees became throw aways and certain people that made the company moved forward leaving behind the employees that made it all happen..Certain people with there own agendas became hungry to fullfill there needs with disregard as to how they got there...the company as a whole is a very good Company ,,but the in line people are suffering...Management has taken a deffinate down turn..
Technical Support Specialist Assentient (Current Employee) – Portland, OR – December 27, 2012
theyare changing things a lot most of it does not work. managment at carlton is below average and they are being moved to areas that they dont know nothing about and or fired work moral is very low do to this witch makes it a very diffacult work envierment
Laborer (Former Employee) – Mesa, Az – May 24, 2014
Typical day would consist of meeting at 5:30 a.m. to discuss production from the past day and what is expected for the present and future. Associates are assigned areas and responsibilities. Then work will be done at 4 p.m
Chrome Manufacturing Specialist Level II (Former Employee) – Milwaukie, OR – March 22, 2014
a typical day at work is whatever you learn its pretty much basically always the same every day... only when you have deviations or a machine issue is it ever different. They have classes they require you to take, but don't have a time limit to when you have to take them for the most part at the lower positions. I learned my whole department in four years basically with moderate initiative to learn everything. Management was pretty good got along with all of the supervisors that I had. Co-workers were easy to work with for the most part. Occasionally there was an odd one in the bunch, and only on a really off day were they ever even somewhat difficult to be around. The hardest part of the job was keeping up with rate unless you have the know how to fix the machines you were working on. The most enjoyable part of the job was knowing basically what you were getting into on a daily basis. the repetitive nature of it made it easy to get through the work week for myself personally, and with that being able to see if you could improve upon your numbers from day to day.
paid lunches, fitness center health benefits, compensation