Crane Co.

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Crane Co. Reviews

Updated September 8, 2014
Updated September 8, 2014
22 Reviews
2.9
22 Reviews
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Crane Co. President, CEO, Interim CFO, and Director Eric C. Fast
Eric C. Fast
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  1.  

    OpEx Manager

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    Current Employee - CBS Manager
    Current Employee - CBS Manager

    I have been working at Crane Co. full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good Experiences, Good People, Forward Looking.

    Cons

    Small Company, Bureaucratic at times, Bad Locations. But, considering they are a manufacturing company that is understood

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More Authority and Power to Middle management

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Best retail experience in 20yrs

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Crane Co. full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    amazing product to be proud of

    Cons

    retail division of company was sold off

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Stressful

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Crane Co.

    Pros

    Benefits are OK, 401K and PTO's are a plus

    Cons

    Philosphy of Management is, "Do as your told regardless if it is right or wrong." Stop management by fear. Extremely poor treatment of employees. Poor communication.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have lost credibility with your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Look elsewhere

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Crane Co.

    Pros

    Good pay and good benefits

    Cons

    Management is disrespectful, stress level through the roof, no work/life balance, management is never satisfied

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too many managers, not enough workers,

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Good place to work!

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Crane Co.

    Pros

    - Management is receptive to change
    - Work-life balance
    - Good work environment
    - Strong support from colleagues

    Cons

    - Management lacks big vision or does not share with employees
    - Lot of effort is put to just maintain status quo.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1) Build a strong plan to integrate acquired companies or it will end up eroding value.
    2) Have a great vision so that people feel proud of working for Crane.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great employees...Poor management

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Crane Co.

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stressful.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Crane Co.

    Pros

    You get challenged and have opportunities to learn.

    Cons

    Can be overburdened with work.

    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Was great while it lasted

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Crane Co.

    Pros

    nice company, good people, beautiful products

    Cons

    laid off along with many others

    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Old boys network where traditional mindset prevails but it's getting better.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Crane Co.

    Pros

    My manager was stellar. HR does a good job trying to identify and promote good talent but some departments still try to keep their A players for themselves. Top management (ie Fast, Mitchell, duPont, etc.) are second to none; ethical, honest, hardworking, and have the company's best interests at heart. Overall, a great place to work with small pockets of localized bad behavior but you'd find that everywhere. They're doing a great job at ferreting those out and working to resolve the issues.

    Cons

    Slow moving and slow to embrace anything outside the norm; working from home, telecommuting, etc. Despite much talk of initiatives to promote from within even if a stretch for the candidate, it didn't seem to happen much.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    While strides are being made in communication to the field and sharing the wealth during up times while top management tightens the belt during the lean times, management needs to remember that everything they do is watched and scrutinized. The corporate jet is a major pain point in the field and while it may be necessary, we don't feel that Mr. Fast's explanations were sufficient when asked. Many felt like questions surrounding the perq were brushed off. In years when we were charged with cutting costs and every expenditure had to be justified down to the dollar, it seems that cutting out something as costly as the jet would have saved ten fold the costs we were struggling to cut over the course of two years.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    OK

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Crane Co.

    Pros

    Benefits are pretty good at this place

    Cons

    Lack of support is not always there

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the employees better.

    No opinion of CEO

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Outside the headquarter offices of Crane Co. Located at 100 First Stamford Place in Stamford, Connecticut. (Photo by Coolcaesar - available under under CC-BY-NC-SA 3.0 & GFDL, v1.2)

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