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Good working environment...salary and working hour/expectations/load don't align

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Morton Grove, IL
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Morton Grove, IL

I have been working at John Crane full-time (more than an year)

Pros

Very family oriented. Flexible working environment with understanding managers as long as you meet deadlines and execute projects on schedule. Made great friends here and was in direct communication with my department manager and director quite often. Opportunity for training and career development here.

Cons

Was expected to work upwards of 70 hour work week or do whatever it took to get my job done. The position was slightly mis-represented. The work load grew on a local level as well as on a nationwide level.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Trust your employees to evaluate and prioritize their own projects. Stop micro managing. Executives - step out of your offices every once in a while to take a look at manufacturing employees moral (not good).

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Moral at all time low,

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Morton Grove, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Morton Grove, IL

    I have been working at John Crane full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Holidays, vacation time, 401K match,

    Cons

    Every time we get new management they fire all the executives and staff and hire in new people(friends) who know nothing about the daily grind needed to keep the company running. It seems that if you have the spare time to socialize with the incoming Mgt then your on the A team. They should realize that the people who spend their days walking the hallways and shaking hands are not working. We have some excellent executives and managers who have learned the business by working it. They keep firing them and everyone is in fear of speaking up or losing their job. So much backstabbing by everyone including the new Directors/VPs and execs to move ahead. What was once a friendly place to work is now a miserable place to come just to pay your bills. It's a real shame as there used to be so much teamwork, now it is just a blame game.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Way too many executives and way to few workers. They need to come out of mahogany row and get to know the people that are out there keeping the company running every day. Listen to the workers not the people climbing over each other to make a name for themselves. The old management knew your names and your jobs. It's a shame that working there no longer has any joy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    It's Amazing this Company makes Money!!!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer II in Morton Grove, IL
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer II in Morton Grove, IL

    I have been working at John Crane full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    20+ years ago there were opportunities for growth. They had a full pension, profit sharing, paid for schooling, 401(k), and promoted from within. The only thing left of all of that is the 401(k). The pension system was frozen in 2009. Benefits keep getting worse.

    Cons

    Management is completely inept, from the president on down through the VP's, managers and supervisors. There is no direction whatsoever. When you purchase large machine tools that cost in excess of a nice 4 bedroom house, you might want to make sure they will fit thru your largest industrial door and your shop aisles. This actually occured. They had to install a larger door and knock down another interior wall so they could place the machine n the area they wanted it. All of this was discovered on the day the machine was delivered!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    How about sitting in fewer meetings and actually getting out into the shop and seeing what it is your company is making. Dig in and make real improvements. And start paying people their market value to get quality people to stay and invest themselves in the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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