Crane Aerospace & Electronics

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  1.  

    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 (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
  2.  

    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 (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
  3.  

    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 (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
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  5.  

    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 (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
  6.  

    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 (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
  7.  

    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 (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
  8.  

    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 (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
  9.  

    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 (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
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    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 (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
  11. 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 (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

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