Crane Aerospace & Electronics

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Crane Aerospace & Electronics Reviews

Updated September 14, 2014
Updated September 14, 2014
77 Reviews
2.6
77 Reviews
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Crane Aerospace & Electronics Co-Presidents Bob Tavares and Brendan Curran
Bob Tavares and Brendan Curran
25 Ratings

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
  • Half the time work/life balance was ok, the other half it was pretty terrible (in 6 reviews)

  • Long hours and lower to average pay (in 5 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Disfunctional

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Crane Aerospace & Electronics full-time

    Pros

    flexible schedule
    few good people to work with
    9/80 work schedule
    my supervisor

    Cons

    HR
    Sr. Management
    No bonus program for others except Exec.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Current Employee - Engineering  in  Lynnwood, WA
    Current Employee - Engineering in Lynnwood, WA

    I have been working at Crane Aerospace & Electronics full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good location if you live south of Lynnwood. Relaxed atmosphere. Good place to work if you want to contribute your specified share, then go home. They do allow "work from home" for Engineers and those who are tied to PC's all day.

    Cons

    Easy to get stuck in one role. No professional development budget to stay current in field. New Engineers have no incentive to remain beyond a few years at most. Little possibility of affecting a positive change in methods, tools, or ideology. Noisy work environment makes it difficult to get any serious work accomplished (thankful for work-from-home policy).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk to your Engineers, Managers, and Technicians in person. There is currently no reasonable dialogue between employees that are new and/or eager to engage in new challenges.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Internship

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Crane Aerospace & Electronics as an intern

    Pros

    Interesting 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.

    Cons

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

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    New president show's great hope

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    Current Employee - Administration  in  Lynnwood, WA
    Current Employee - Administration in Lynnwood, WA

    I have been working at Crane Aerospace & Electronics full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    New president shows hope for the companies future, He says the right things. Amazingly high profit for Aerospace.

    BTW, the president of Crane Aerospace and Electronics is NOT Bob Tavaris, it's Brendan

    Cons

    Most of the perc's for working at Crane Aerospace are gone. there is no stock options, bonus plan, the retirement plan has been cut nearly in half, turnover is very high. Especially in Burbank, the facility is an old army barrack. Horrible facility. We had record sales the last couple of years, still the merit pool was 1%.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend the money, fix the aging buildings, replace the old DOS based test equipment, etc. Focus on employee retention.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Very demanding workload and long work hours.

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    Current Employee - Planner  in  Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Planner in Burbank, CA

    I have been working at Crane Aerospace & Electronics full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to advance and gain knowledge.

    Cons

    Long hours and lower to average pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Acknowledge 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Difficult to stay positive on outlook of company when management is unwilling to change old habits

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Crane Aerospace & Electronics full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Off Fridays and PTO time provided. Engineering team good to work with.

    Cons

    Continually high expectations from management with no signs of slowing down.

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to work

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    Former Employee - Electronics Technician  in  Fort Walton Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Electronics Technician in Fort Walton Beach, FL

    I worked at Crane Aerospace & Electronics full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Friendly, easy going, good people.

    Cons

    may encounter instant, no warning layoff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Decisions should be made after consulting the people they effect.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Live to Work

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    Current Employee - Supervisor  in  Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Burbank, CA

    I have been working at Crane Aerospace & Electronics full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Nothing positive of a company that has no identity. Two different companies acquired to make up the Crane Burbank organization, and neither care about the actual Crane Company. The two different entities continually belittle each other to the detriment of the overall organization.

    Cons

    Poor leadership at the top. They beat down the middle level managers and supervisors, and it's expected that the work force to work 6 days a week at a minimum of 10 hours a day. You make an honest mistake and your job is threatened. While leadership and clerical staff enjoys the holidays off, the assembly and direct support teams are forced to work to reach quota's.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Words you don't often hear...

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    Current Employee - Engineering  in  Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Engineering in Redmond, WA

    I have been working at Crane Aerospace & Electronics full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great 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.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Since 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Professional and well established corporation.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Crane Aerospace & Electronics full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Competitive salary and benefits, offer flexible schedules.

    Cons

    Can take a long time to advance in career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage and help current employees advance.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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