Kershaw Sucks Customer Reviews and Feedback
Kershaw Knives designs, sources and manufactures a wide range of knives, including pocketknives, sporting knives, and kitchen cutlery. Kershaw is a brand of Kai USA Ltd., a member of the KAI Group, headquartered in Tualatin, Oregon, United States.
User "Casual Guru" writes a negative "Amazon" review on Kershaw 1550 Blackout knife on August 17, 2016:
"Junk. Speedsafe won't pop the blade open into a locking position, it just partially flops open. Not at all like my first Blur from 2011 that snaps open crisply and solidly locks into place. Very dissatisfied. On it's way back. I am buying another Tanto-style Blur w/ serrated edge in the hope that it'll be like my first but if this one is any indication of QA then I won't hold my breath. *EDIT* based on this purchase and the quality issue out of the box I opted not to purchase another product from this company - I'll look elsewhere for another EDC."
Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor says"Work environment can be toxic and there is a language barrier."
Knife assembly (Former Employee) says"This place goes through a hiring agency, so where your paid through aerotek, and someone makes money off of your salary, and contracted. Then the hiring agency is all about sales, like an insurance company. Will set up interviews over phone, and never send you the details to meet if you dont qualify, but over the phobe they act like you are. So what kind of company does this. They are scam artist, both aerotek and Kershaw knifes.NoneHiring agency"
CNC Operator (Former Employee) says"Due to its products, it is very boring when you run a product in several months. The Vietnamese leader of night shift is so rude and there is not friendship in a such work environment."
CNC Machinist (Former Employee) says"barely can understand supervisor and co-workers. Long hours and due to long hours not sufficient lunch break. ........................................"
Assembly Worker (Former Employee) says"Loading metal of various types and cutting then grinding them out to specifications, finishing and assembling for shipping. The shifts are a bit strange, the people are nice, mostly, they seem to go in groups. Not a bunch of employees, straight to the work and do it well, over and over again. Not a bad place to work and not many advancement opportunities. Strict policies and casual attire, pay is ok if you live local and can trade time, some overtime but not to be relied on. They make knives etc. They do make a range of really good stuff. Good products and lifetime repairs. A good fit is required."
Grinder Operator (Former Employee) says"I'd say Kershaw was one of my best jobs ive ever had! met alot of great people learned alot of different job experiences. But due to a disability they fired me which i think is wrong! but i really miss working there thats for sure."
Production Planner/Master Scheduler (Former Employee) says"Hardest part of the job was getting ERP systems to work properly so we could believe the data that was in the system. The Server was not adequate to run the software after we upgraded to a new version of Made-to-Manage. Management and culture was not good. The daily question was "Who was going to be thrown under the bus next?"Small company - you got to know everybody! Privately owned.Poor work/life balance, below average wages, management was not open to new ideas or any changes!"
Inspection (Former Employee) says"An ok place to work. In my department there was no opportunity for overtime. They are flexible if you need time off to go to the Dr or have an appointment.Good vacation time build up.pay raises don’t keep up in accordance with minimum wage increases for long term employees"
Assistant Line Leader (Former Employee) says"For the most part, a great place to work. At the time, the line leads were very knowledgeable, great to work with, and understanding. They would help you when needed. Just became monotonous, although it is an assembly job. Since it was a temp. job, almost all temps at the time were let go.Paid Lunch, Knowledge on how knives are builtMonotonous, Boring"
Warrant Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) says"Working in the Warranty Department was a great experience to my background as a customer service representative. While employed I was able to build up a great rapport with clients and turning their unsatisfying experience to a great one by complying to keep their loyalty to the quality of the product. However the leadership that was onsite for this department was not professional and handled customer issues in a very derogatory way and caused many conflicts with other departments. This lead to temporary employers to lose advances in any position to stay on-board.Steady scheduleLeadership lacking communication skills"
Supervisor (Current Employee) says"There was a time when my coworkers were amazing. We had crews of workers singing in unison, busting out tons of work. It was a legitimately fun place to work. But, then the company started changing things. They decreased our pay without a word. They fired our manager, who was truly one of the best managers I've ever seen right at a crucial time. They launched a new computer system and handled the changes so badly that a third of our people quit. They limited our Gatorade in the summers. They took away our ice cream. They took away our potlucks. They took away weekend shift. They screwed swing shift's hours for months on end. They took our pay, which was already low. They increased they cost of our benefits. The raises are pathetic. They hire the wrong people into higher positions. When they are done using you, they demote you. They don't care about you even slightly. You will be used if you work here for low pay."
Receiving Inspector-Assembler (Current Employee) says"You can put together knives or Inspect knives. It's truly a place for a person to learn all about knives from beginning to end. You can start off by working in assembly to packaging to inspection to shipping.discounts on kniveswatch how much toilet paper you use"