Crown Holdings Reviews

Updated June 24, 2014
Updated June 24, 2014
25 Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great for those ready to retire or just starting out

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative Services
    Former Employee - Administrative Services

    I worked at Crown Holdings full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    This company offers great benefits and is a great place to end your career. If you have years of experience and want somewhere that hasn't changed in about 25 years, this is the place for you to sail into retirement.
    If you have little experience and a college degree and want to get your foot in the door somewhere that will be impressive to others in manufacturing industry, this is the place for you to get a good foundation.
    Will allow you to know how to handle many things you would never learn at other companies, because they keep hiring for professional positions down to a minimum.

    Cons

    If you are young, ambitious and looking for a career to fill the years between entry level and retirement, this is not the place for you.
    Do not appreciate high performers if your demographics do not match up with the majority of this company.
    Very little opportunity for advancement
    Very little diversity, employee relations events, and emphasis on positive work/life balance
    Inundated techniques, policies, procedures and technology
    Poor communication across divisional lines

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Move into the 21st century with compensation and technology
    Start caring about your people who make that beautiful corporate campus possible
    Don't have corporate holiday parties and dinners when you won't give your local plants a budget to do anything for the production workers
    Acknowledge your employees with tenure, you have 40 year employees and all they get is an email to pick out a piece of crap, you should do BETTER!
    Hire less VPs, Directors, and fluff workers at the top and allow the plants to have the manpower to be successful without overworking loyal employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Slow Year

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

    I have been working at Crown Holdings full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Crown Toledo has some great people to work with, and the work is easy for the maintenance department. The benefits here are 'meh'. They do offer a small pension after four years of service, which is better than other companies offer. Their health insurance is paid for by the company and they offer tuition reimbursement for improvement. After two years employees receive 60% of their pay during layoffs.

    Cons

    There isn't any room for advancement. What you're hired in as is what you'll stay. Work can be slow fairly frequently with reduced hours - prone to layoffs. If you haven't made your two year mark it can be tough to get by when work is slow.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Ok for now

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

    I have been working at Crown Holdings full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Could be worse for sure. One of the better jobs in this area. Benefits are pretty great.

    Cons

    Management are worthless. Safety and training are talked about like they are important but unless you are in the chosen few they don't really care.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    How about hiring some management who can actually deal with the employees rationally. And hire some management who have done the jobs on the floor instead of hiring from the outside and getting people who have never done anything other than sit in an office.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    A decent place to work for my first thirteen (13) years, then everything at Plant #058 changed for the worst.

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    Former Employee - Forklift Driver  in  Aurora, IL
    Former Employee - Forklift Driver in Aurora, IL

    I worked at Crown Holdings full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    For semi-skilled work, the pay and benefits were decent. The other workers were mature and easy to get along with. It was nice to have a lot of days off, since we worked twelve-hour shifts only three or four days each week.

    Cons

    Crown Cork and Seal is an old American manufacturer headquartered in an old American city (Philadelphia). At Plant #058 in Aurora, IL, many of the production machines were designed and built back in the 1950's. This company is getting hammered by state-of-the-art, foreign competition. If you are offered a job there, it's probably because they just fired another poor fellow who couldn't handle a sudden doubling of his work load. My advice is to not get on board this sinking ship.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Very simple. Just follow the Golden Rule with your workforce, especially the elderly, long-term employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    Decent company, limited room for growth.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Crown Holdings full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Cafeteria that has hot food breakfast and lunch. Pretty good work life balance. Most employees are friendly. Good for a couple of years out of school.

    Cons

    Office politics higher than most companies. Have to be very careful what you say. Limited room for growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop people with higher ambition as opposed employees who stay there for life.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    OK to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Employee  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Employee in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Crown Holdings full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Pay and insurance
    Most of the employees at the plant are nice to work with

    Cons

    Corporate Office give themselves promotions and raises while they hold back the people who actually make them look good

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of your good ole' boy network

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    Sucked

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Crown Holdings

    Pros

    Got a paycheck
    Kept me busy

    Cons

    People are rude union workers
    Lazy people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    RR Donnelley

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Pressroom Shift Supervisor
    Former Employee - Pressroom Shift Supervisor

    I worked at Crown Holdings full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Big Company that sucks @#$%

    Cons

    You never have a day off and they don't care

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You should take care of your employee's better

  10.  

    Disappointing experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Crown Holdings full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Good benefits
    - Faithful and committed employees (from staff to managers)

    Cons

    - Limited opportunities for career advancement.
    - Lack of a consistent and impartial feedback process with no actual focus on professional development and/or improvement
    - Old fashioned company not open to diversity or change
    - Business has been flat in North America for several years with reduction in the number of plants in US and Canada

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Review HR policies to include anonymous 360 feedback for managers and above
    - Assess company culture and tone of the top with regards to diversity

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    A sound and secure career

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Aurora, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aurora, IL

    I have been working at Crown Holdings full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Interesting product that the company produces.

    Cons

    No updated engineering for air conditioning the warehouse.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work that reduces the employee turnovers and very little to no layoffs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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