Crane Aerospace & Electronics

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Crane Aerospace & Electronics Reviews

Updated Mar 30, 2014
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2.5 71 reviews

50% Approve of the CEO

Crane Aerospace & Electronics President Bob Tavares

Bob Tavares

(22 ratings)

36% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • 9/80 Schedule - every other Friday off(in 9 reviews)

  • Great people who generously give their time and resources back to the community(in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • A work life balance is neither promoted or attainable in this organization(in 5 reviews)

  • Lame Richard Crane slide is used for all presentations and no one reads it(in 4 reviews)

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsInteresting stuff going on in the company. Very friendly and smart people to work with. Good compensation in pay. They will work with you to make sure you are happy with your internship.

    ConsSlow to change to be competitive with other companies. Need to be more innovative to create new job opportunities.

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    Very demanding workload and long work hours.

    Planner (Current Employee) Burbank, CA

    ProsLots of opportunities to advance and gain knowledge.

    ConsLong hours and lower to average pay

    Advice to Senior ManagementAcknowledge the employees who work hard to keep company going with monetary rewards. Bonuses need to be reality when sales goals are exceeded and not a mirage in the distant realm of possiblity.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Words you don't often hear...

    Engineering (Current Employee) Redmond, WA

    ProsGreat people who generously give their time and resources back to the community. Interesting customers. Honest and ethical leadership. A clear understanding that people have lives outside of work. Love my job.

    ConsCompany has very demanding customers and it needs better mentoring programs.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSince we spend 1/3 of our life at work, keep working hard to make us a successful company. Don't forget about the importance of fun.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Professional and well established corporation.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsCompetitive salary and benefits, offer flexible schedules.

    ConsCan take a long time to advance in career.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEncourage and help current employees advance.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    This is one of the most enjoyable and comfortable positions and companies I have worked for.

    Senior Manufacturing Engineer (Current Employee) Lynnwood, WA

    ProsThey care about their employees over all and treat them with monthly treats. Flexibility to move around to other positions is good. The management at the lower level is more understanding of mistakes. They want to get to the root of the problem rather than crucify the employee. This is a non union shop and there is no desire of most of the employees of ever considering union introduction.

    ConsCurrent trends in management may be more restrictive in many freedoms that employees used to have. However, there was some time to much laxity on the floor, so some tightening was necessary, but this can go a little too far. The pay increase rate is not as high as other companies during this good time. They are very successful in stock holders increased revenue but they do not share that growth with the employees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWhen there is a very good year, like last year, management should share some of that plenty with at least their "good" employees. If they can't do that, there better be a good explanation why not. Even their normal employees should see some increase in pay. This last year there was no increases. That is not good practice. Crane loses their talent to Boeing all the time.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good Company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsI've been working at Crane Co. for eight years and I enjoy the people. Most of the people I work with are delightful. Most of the engineers are among the very best in the business.

    ConsNone that I can think of. I have really enjoyed my time with the Crane Co. I've learned alot.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat people to work with/for.

    ConsRecent managment changes creating unrest.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEmployees do not like termoil in their work enviornment. This has driven many valuable employees to other companies.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great industry exposure, workload can be brutal, new mgmt appears promising

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Redmond, WA

    Pros-Hard working employees
    -9/80 Schedule - every other Friday off
    -Small size - Lots of opportunities to get hands dirty in every aspect of the business
    Flexible work hours
    -Products are literally life changing (Electronics Group)

    Cons- Work load & expectations vary by solution and boss
    - Off Friday's can be expected work days depending who you work for
    - Lacking development for the increasing young engineer population - Eng 1 v Eng 4 has similar expectations with no official training/on-boarding
    - Technology / Equipment is 15-30 years old

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet on the floor. Understand the highly regulated industry we are in . Spend the money to get back to basics and invest in the entire business. Allow the team to make it ugly without fearing repercussions.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    HAVE you ever tried changing old habits? Quite hard isn't it?

    Employee (Current Employee) Redmond, WA

    ProsLots of nice people. Interesting products. Opportunities to solve technical problems and work with customers. 9/80 work schedule. Education reimbursement and conferences. Highly ethical company. Kaizens. Nice campus. Feels like a small company not a gigantic global corporation.

    Hi-Rel Power is our core business.

    I'm really enjoying my time at Crane Co.

    ConsMost of the mean and cranky people have decided to leave to leave the company and it is nice not having to hear them constantly complain about things that are out of their control. I'm just being honest. That's how they made me feel, I'll miss them but things are better without the constant "me first" attitudes. I'm not judging their behavior but I'm glad they are gone and wish them the best.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe future is looking bright.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great, well-rounded position!

    Mechanical Engineer Intern (Former Employee) Lynnwood, WA

    ProsVery professional, high level work environment.
    Talented technical experts and experienced veterans.
    Welcoming environment, genuine friendliness towards new employees.

    ConsUnclear expectations of assigned work.
    Little in the way of performance evaluations.
    Old computer systems.
    Steep learning curve for computer programs.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCrane tends to be very resistant to change, which causes it to use some outdated tools and processes.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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