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A good company

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Staff  in  New York, NY
Current Employee - Staff in New York, NY

I have been working at Konecranes

Pros

Good Stable Company Financially
Excellent Benefits
Reasonable Work Environment
Management respects employees contributions
If you can make it through the grind, you'll always have a job.

Cons

Expectations of Sales and Growth not connected to market reality
Work hours can be overbearing
The grind is incessant and can become unreasonable

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Work and life balance are important. Management must re-look at the expectations of the Service Group and determine what's really important.

Recommends
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  1. 7 people found this helpful  

    Attitude over aptitude

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technician  in  Novi, MI
    Current Employee - Technician in Novi, MI

    I have been working at Konecranes

    Pros

    Competitive rate of pay, good exposure to all local industrial processes, steady work even through the recent economical slow down.

    Cons

    Virtually all current upper mangement were promoted up through the ranks by virtue of their ability to just say "yes" to almost anything suggested by their supervisors. Most have not performed the daily functions that we actually invoice for, some never, and have a distorted view at best of what actually goes on day to day. Management's egos play the biggest part in decision making, and there is an open sense of entitlement among them. Perception or looks has always been considered more important than substance in offerings to the customers.
       Technicians and lower management are treated as livestock basically, with job duties that are difficult, dangerous, and sometimes unacheivable. Poor IT systems, tool inventory, information sharing, cooperation, and planning are big parts of this problem. Mandatory 24+ hour shifts have been implemented at times, more due to lack of planning, than any real necessity. Liability replaces safety, with the only effort being introduction of new forms to be filled out by the technicians that serve no other purpose than to put the fault of any accidents in the "employee misconduct" category.
       No experienced technician has made much progress towards management level positions. The few technicians that were promoted spent little time in the field and were either related to existing management, or fit squarely in the aforementioned "yes" man category. Current technicians, and some lower management see the system as broken beyond repair, and just go through the motions of their positions. Moral is low, and non-compete agreements keep unsatified employees from moving on. Non-compete agreements may be a reason upper management feels no need to show respect or concern for subordinates also.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Corporate allows managers to squelch any critique of themselves. This has to stop, and all complaints of mistreatment taken seriously and unbiased. Certainly trends towards whats described here can be identified using past inputs, and problems. Individuals with actual leadership qualities, and working knowledge of this industry need to be placed in key roles, and let to do their jobs as they see fit. Most Konecranes managers are nothing but puppets of their supervisors.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Konecranes, yeh it is a job.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Novi, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Novi, MI

    I have been working at Konecranes

    Pros

    The people you work with in the field are a good bunch of guys. Expertise level is unrivaled in the industry. Company truck to commute to and from work.

    Cons

    On call basically 24/7 with no added incentive to do so. Management has no clue how to run a bnusiness. Benefits are suspect.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees, they are the ones who are communicating with the customers on a day to day basis.

    No opinion of CEO
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