Crane Aerospace & Electronics

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Crane Aerospace & Electronics Reviews

Updated August 25, 2014
Updated August 25, 2014
74 Reviews

2.5
74 Reviews
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Crane Aerospace & Electronics Co-Presidents Bob Tavares and Brendan Curran
Bob Tavares and Brendan Curran
23 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.  

    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
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    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
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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    The first 20 years were great while the last 3 years were the worst of my 35+ year engineering career.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Elyria, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Elyria, OH

    I worked at Crane Aerospace & Electronics full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The Elyria, Ohio site has some great people working there. Flexibility in working hours is allowed to the extent that it will not effect customer deliverables.

    Cons

    The management team is wrapped up in charts and graphs with no value put on workers. Management has eliminated all 20+ year experienced employees in an effort to reduce operating costs. All work that can be digitized is being out sourced to over seas company s. Many manufactured parts are being out-sourced also. Most managers are looking for "yes-men" to staff their departments and they will eliminate employees that disagree with their ideas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put the value back into your workers rather than your charts and graphs. Just "look at" what can be accomplished by good employees in this country rather than out-sourcing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Crane does not care about it's LT people

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    Former Employee - Comppany In General  in  Lynnwood, WA
    Former Employee - Comppany In General in Lynnwood, WA

    I worked at Crane Aerospace & Electronics full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Most of the people that "work" there are great people.
    Good location right off the freeway and close to bus routes.

    Cons

    Poor opinionated management and HR staff. HR = higher-up relations definitely not hard-workers relations.
    Management lays people off who do not deserve to be laid off. Do not have just cause.
    FYI, some those managers have since left the company themselves! (Is actually a Pros)
    Work people to near death and to the point of wanting to and seeking other companies to work for.
    Have no regard for tenure and long time dedication to the company.
    No to poor wage increases.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get real! Focus on problems, not people. HR do not just believe what a biased manager has to say, look at facts and see what co-workers have to say about someone before allowing a biased manager to let someone good go. Work on HUMAN RELATIONS and facts and not biased opinions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Work you to death with no life/work balance or appreciation.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA

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

    Pros

    It was a short commute.

    Cons

    Too many to share. Office politics, lousy supervisors, lean to the starvation side. Company didn't care about the employees only the bottom dollar. Vividly remember one company meeting in which the upper management stated we had a record growth year but no raises would be given! It was like don't let the door hit you in the butt on the way out. Mass exodus of quality workers. Miserable place to work with nasty people in my department.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of your antiquated close-minded, old school ideas and treat your employees like you care (even if you don't fake it) instead of like a bunch of chained monkeys.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Burbank used to be a great place to work

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    Current Employee - Administration  in  Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Administration in Burbank, CA

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

    Pros

    There are alot of hardworking people who really care about what they do and who are dedicated to doing a good job!

    Cons

    The definition of productivity seems to be to work 6 days a week! There are never any positive comments that come from above....everything is always negative.....even in a good month. Metrics are Red or not Red. No comments are ever made about metrics that are not Red....no ataboy...no Good Job!!! HR is worthless....there are many open positions not being filled....also management doesn't seem to realize that PEOPLE are needed to complete the work. The amount of work that needs to be completed is not appreciated so the plant is hugely understaffed. Not enough planners, buyers material handlers, engineers to do just the basic blocking & tackling that needs to be done....hence.....work 6 days a week and feel exhuasted all the time.....never a comment about work life balance.....Oh yeah..almost forgot.....work our asses off for a 1% raise that was delayed in coming.....in a record profit year for Crane!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start replacing yourselves. Never seen a more incompentent bunch. Can't see beyond a 3 month quarter. No regard for employees.

    Doesn't Recommend

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