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Good place to from. Far from.

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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 3 years)

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

At Crane in Redmond, generally good co-workers in most departments. Many long term employees who can teach you the "Crane Way".
Plenty of opportunities to pick up responsibilities after co-workers resign.

Cons

Management doesn't show appreciation for the employees. It's entirely focused on cutting cost and sending profit to Crane corporate in Connecticut. When the economy was tough, employees had little choice but to put up with it.
Turnover is increasing. With the improving economy, good employees are more able to leave for better places to work. As a result, the concentration of mediocre to poor talent is going up
There aren't signs that mgmt will remedy the problems. It reinforces the perception that the well being of the rank and file isn't a concern..

Advice to Management

Recognize your employees are your most valuable asset, and start acting accordingly. If the economy continues to improve, and if it becomes an "employee market" (as versus an "employer market"), Crane will lose talent. And will have a very hard time attracting replacement talent. You must make changes or your reputation as a place to work will become a bigger albatross around your neck. Don't let that happen. Turn it around. Performance appraisals and merit increases are coming in the next few months. Don't be cheap with the merit pool. Ditch the failed experiment with "forced ranking", good companies have abandoned it.

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  1. bad place to work

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    Current Employee - Production in Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Production in Burbank, CA

    I have been working at Crane Aerospace & Electronics full-time (more than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    good vacation
    pay is ok

    Cons

    don't expect to have a home life
    abusive management

    Advice to Management

    be kind to your employees don't work them to death

  2. Great, well-rounded position!

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    Former Intern - Mechanical Engineer Intern in Lynnwood, WA
    Former Intern - Mechanical Engineer Intern in Lynnwood, WA

    I worked at Crane Aerospace & Electronics as an intern (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very professional, high level work environment.
    Talented technical experts and experienced veterans.
    Welcoming environment, genuine friendliness towards new employees.

    Cons

    Unclear expectations of assigned work.
    Little in the way of performance evaluations.
    Old computer systems.
    Steep learning curve for computer programs.

    Advice to Management

    Crane tends to be very resistant to change, which causes it to use some outdated tools and processes.

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