Crane Co. Reviews

Updated August 26, 2015
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  1. Corporate

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in White Plains, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in White Plains, NY

    I have been working at Crane Co. (More than a year)

    Pros

    Summer months are calm if it's not a month end close.

    Cons

    Old school structure. Reluctant to change. Way too many processes being added to slow down production.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more quality people externally and start to get with the times. Way too many advancements out there to be made that can help internal processes flow better. Too many people here with long tenures that don't want to change the old school process.


  2. Needs Leadership Change

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good industry recognition for some products; routinely hire graduates

    Cons

    Business Systems (Kaizens, KPI's,, etc.) are not used effectively and implementation of improvements falls short due to overworked employees, lack of investment in equipment, automation, technology and training; information communicated up does not reflect reality. Highly matrixed organization with high rate of turnover in C-suite level management has very negative impact on strategy development. Top heavy management structure combined with high turn over does not allow for long term growth strategies, empowerment of mid management, focused improvements or stability in the organization. Company highlights technology and the Crane Business Systems as a consistent and positive focus across the companies however Excel and PowerPoint seem to be the technology of choice with most companies running with systems that are 20-30 years past their prime. Short sighted approach to long term growth. This is a company that serves the Shareholders to a fault. Out of touch with the markets served, trailing far behind competitors in many businesses, no readily apparent plans to be a more competitive employer.

    Advice to Management

    Rethink the organizational structure. Commit to investing in growth through a strong focus on strategy and investment in employees, empowerment, real technology and capital equipment.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Finance Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Crane Co. full-time

    Pros

    Highly educated, accomplished colleagues who took pride in their work. Room for advancement. Encouraged to push myself to reach goals.

    Cons

    Senior management at corporate was totally out of touch with rest of company. Practiced Lean Six Sigma to a fault, resulting in overworked, underpaid employees and non-existent work/life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Make work/life balance a priority for all employees.


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  5. Helpful (4)

    Awful Managers to Work For Business Model that is unYeilding

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Crane Co. full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Co-workers were very good and tried their best in a very limiting environment

    Cons

    Managers condenscending, unprofessional, and don't want to get involved. No pay increases for exceptional work because managers take all the credit. The company values are somemthing to live by..not used as a facade to keep shortcomings prevalent and a matter of SOP. Turnover is extremely high and they wonder why! Crane doesn't listen to their customers and find decreasing market share...slowly but surely Crane will become a non-factor in several business segments.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees. Business model should be malleable and change with the opportunities. Too much bickering, back-stabbing by all managers is a loss of energy, motivation, and enthusiasm. Crane is tired, past it's time, and lots of double talking by managers and no follow-up.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Disconnect in ideology and actuality

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Strong compensation package. Willingness to invest in the business and business improvment. Intelligent workforce and management. Well documented policies. Global opportunities.

    Cons

    Below average relocation policy. Rigid view of career progression. Limited training and development support. Little to no personal connection between the organization and employees (at all levels). No real company culture, more a combination of many organizations under one umbrella. Limited ability to move between companies.


  7. Helpful (3)

    Great employees...Poor management

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good salary and benefits, Great co-workers who are always ready and willing to help one another. Great products.

    Cons

    Still an "Old Boys Club" even though management tries to deny it. Management can be disrespectful and lack management skills. No Work/Life balance. No chance of advancement. Stressful, authoritative structure. Too many managers not enough workers. Most employees are dissatisfied and waiting for the opportunity to leave when the economy improves.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees. Set realistic goals. Show some respect.



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