Crane Co. Employee Reviews

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Great place and great people
Quality Manager (Current Employee) –  Signal Hill, CAFebruary 18, 2019
Not easy to get in but once you do, the people will push one another to be better. Management has a great tool for managing mentorship and employee growth.
Pros
Employee recognition, work life balance
Cons
Advancement based on ability to relocate
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2.0
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Not a plant person
Production Operator (Former Employee) –  Marion, NCJanuary 29, 2019
Friends in high places type of work atmosphere. If you work hard you're expected to work harder to pick up the slack of those around you and then watch them get rewarded come raise or promotion time.
Pros
Work inside out of the weather
Cons
A lot
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What you learned.
Assembler Specialist Senior (Former Employee) –  Lynnwood, WAJanuary 27, 2019
I've worked for Crane Aerospace 16+ years. up until the last 6 months of me being there. The culture of the place went down hill. Most enjoyable part about the job. Was the different units i worked on. I thrived on making on time deliveries.
Pros
I'm quite so i can focus.
Cons
Not real good at communicating. Working on that.
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5.0
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It was manageable at times until there was work overload
Box opener/Shipping Clerk (Former Employee) –  Burbank, CAJanuary 22, 2019
The work was great and easy to manage, once in a while I'd get a curve ball that threw me off my algorithm, but nothing too much. Being a friendly person, I got along with almost everyone I met, which made it a lot easier when needing to help each other in any work situation.
Pros
Hours where semi flexible when clocking in and out, especially with overtime.
Cons
When the work rush hit, it hit hard.
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2.0
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No direction
FORMER SENIOR ACCOUNTANT (Former Employee) –  FLORENCE, KYJanuary 13, 2019
Upper management is not in touch with reality. There future outlook does not make any sense. No clear logical future direction. Benefits were not half bad. There is high turnover in the plant and office to the point where it makes it very hard to complete your job. Accounting is having functionality problems with complying with gaap. Quality is all but gone from production and moral is at an all time low. Professionally speaking, you will be disappointed if you come to work here.
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Benefits
Cons
Company future direction, Lack of leadership, Moral, Low salaries, No advancement
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Tenatious innovator that lead the TQM and CFM divisional cultural change!
Manufacturing Manager (Former Employee) –  Lynnwood, WAJanuary 6, 2019
As a young manufacture engineer that was promoted to production and then manufacturing manager, I was able to promote and lead the continuous flow/ JIT manufacturing, and leading divisional efforts in promotion and establishment of the SSD division's TQM philosophies
Pros
Top management support
Cons
No balance between work and family life.
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Dismal Morale, Poor Management, and Terrible Communication
IT (Current Employee) –  Lynnwood, WADecember 9, 2018
Pros

Observations apply to the main Lynwood site
Co-workers within the group are often excellent. Full-service cafeteria on-site.

Cons

Departments have no direction, frequently receiving different direction from different levels of management, none of which seem to talk to each other (or even like each other). Morale has plummeted in the last several months with a large number of employees leaving and more hunting. Frequent in-fighting between departments and decisions made both on a department basis or jointly between groups are often disregarded and ignored. Backstabbing is par for the course.
Some groups have been through a re-org upwards of four times in a 1-1.5 year span, which has caused nothing but chaos. New managers and directors have conflicting ideas of what groups should be doing, throwing the ground-level workers into disarray.
Management is incredibly micromanaging, hindering daily work and further lowering morale. Even worse, many managers can be straight up rude to their employees and fellow managers and employees' opinions or input are frequently disregarded. It is a regular occurrence to hear manager's denigrating their employees or other departments. Any complaints to HR result in no changes and even retaliation.
Very little is documented and what is, is either old or often ignored by both management and employees. Attempts are often made, often in overly long Kaizens, to rectify the issue but the documentation and process changes that come from these are often incomplete or worse, just incorrect. As a result, the work that comes from these are
  more... often disregarded.
Employees are actively fleeing certain departments, only to find that requests for transfers and different roles are being denied out of spite from their current managers. These employees are then looking outside of the company for safe harbor.
Lastly, everything in the facility is ancient. Equipment and software is a mishmash of hardware long past its expiration date and operating systems and software from the 90s. Very little is being done to address this as groups from IT, Engineering, and Corporate build bunkers and trenches to defend their kingdoms.
On a benefits note; there isn't much. Insurance is overpriced for what you get and is worse if you have a spouse. Work/life balance is all over the map, but tends towards the non-existent based on your role.
Importantly, Crane uses PTO, wherein all leave pulls from a (very slow to build) pool of hours. Kid is sick? Too bad, that's your vacation time. Caught Strep or Bronchitis and can't come in or don't want to spread it? There goes your Christmas vacation. Employees frequently come in sick in order to not use their time up, getting others sick in turn. It's shocking to me that a "modern" company like Crane uses a PTO system that's so hostile to its employees.
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Advice to Management

You need to actually cooperate with each other. The lack of/conflicting direction issued to employees, combined with the just poor behaving of management in general is tanking morale and causing the company to bleed employees and talent. With the lack of knowledge sharing, losing employees is going to cripple the company
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Order Entry is a great job
Order Entry (Former Employee) –  Williston, SCDecember 7, 2018
Order Entry was a fantastic job. My co workers was very nice & made me feel welcome. My manager & director was something totally different. They put all orders off on me, while they played favorites with certain folks. Alot of times, they treat their hardworking individuals like they don't exist and the ones who was joking all the time they get all the glory. Despite all that, it's a great start for someone who don't mind doing all their work and somebody else's.
Pros
Great Atmosphere, Pay
Cons
Poor management team, No communication
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Good Products, Fast paced Production
Sr Buyer (Former Employee) –  Burbank CANovember 28, 2018
Crane Aerospace design and produce great products
Crane is capable to overcome production shortages because the company has skill people in production that can help overcome suppliers errors.
High Management Turn Over creates confusion and leads to poor decisions.
Pros
Salary, Benefits
Cons
Stress
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4.0
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good
control valve i&c (Former Employee) –  GeorgiaNovember 16, 2018
Typical days were at nuclear plants. Solving diagnostic issues, working on maintenance issues. Learned to be safe and observant. Management was good. culture was typical nuclear. Hardest part was dealing with people that did not have proper skill sets or training for the duties at hand. most enjoyable part was going to different locals across the country.....meeting unique characters.
Pros
provided work
Cons
no security, low pay
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Does not invest in infrastructure or employees
Regulatory Test Engineer (Former Employee) –  Williston SCNovember 4, 2018
Lack of investment in this business will be its downfall. Low labor costs and constant pressure to reduce spending. Does not follow OSHA regulations or National Electrical Codes.
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Nuclear Value Technician
Valve Technician (Former Employee) –  Kennesaw, GANovember 2, 2018
A lot of long hot days in PPE gear and a job that if you did not pay attention to instructions and follow procedures , you could wind up severely injured or dead. Communication was lacking and lots of turn over. The pay was great and per deuim was also great but traveling all over the US and staying in hotels 4-8 weeks at a time really got old.
Pros
Great wages
Cons
Dangerous work
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Poor Place to work
Technical Writer/IT Help Desk (Former Employee) –  Joliet, ILOctober 31, 2018
Assisting local and remote users with technical questions. Writing materials and adding documents to KB using share point. I think management was okay; never provided a budget for training. The hardest part of the job was travel and out dated office equipment. I did enjoy the writing and learning share point.
Pros
Free coffee
Cons
Very Poor Benefits
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5.0
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amazing place to work
RF Technician (Former Employee) –  West Caldwell, NJOctober 22, 2018
clock in do what your asked to do clock out get paid job is really something else wish my contracted hadn't ended so much overtime so much hours but they pay once that check came in carried so much weight you could cash it same day!
Pros
a lot of hour
Cons
none
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3.0
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No remove to advance
Material Handler (Former Employee) –  Marion, NCOctober 9, 2018
Good job but there is no remove to grow once you hit your finally hire on pay raise. It does have ovens that heat plastics and I did get sick from the fumes that licked into the building. The plant is very hot in the summer months and ok in the winter months. The reason is because the plant doesn't have AC.
Pros
easy job, low stress, ok pay
Cons
hot, can't move up into better position, could have better pay
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Great productive work environment
Data Entry Associate (Former Employee) –  Williston, SCOctober 8, 2018
It was easy job, if you very detail oriented this job is for you, employees are great. Supervisor listen to you if you have problem and are pretty good at helping you out as well I can't say they lazy because they're not.
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productive and fun with ping pong table
ASQ Certified Quality Engineer (Former Employee) –  Burbank, CASeptember 22, 2018
dynamic and perfect place to grow if you have potential. It has so many good training program for their employees. good culture.
Productive and fun place to work
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Some good, some bad
Operator (Former Employee) –  Marion, NCSeptember 20, 2018
Old equipment, little or no new manufacturing technology in use
Old building, very hot during summer, cold in winter (water leaks all around)
High turnover
Mandatory weekly and weekend overtime leaving very little time for life outside work

Good benefits
Above average starting wages
Operators are great individuals with a lot to offer
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Typical, boring, aerospace job
Power Electronics Design Engineer II (Former Employee) –  Lynnwood, WASeptember 12, 2018
There isn't much to say except the pace of work is slow, there is little to no mentorship, advancements and career growth opportunities are limited especially if you want to stay local.
Pros
Good pay, good benefits.
Cons
boring
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crane is a good company to work for
Lead Assembly And Test Technician (Current Employee) –  Montgomery, TXAugust 26, 2018
crane is a pharmaceutical valve company that is a nice clean work place everyone gets along with each other and its a good place to work at. there is other vale line at the facility.
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