John Crane Reviews

Updated June 10, 2015
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Pros
  • Worried about work/life balance and taking actions to improve (in 3 reviews)

  • Great job to have that allows balance of personal and work life (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • The employees no longer trust management because they continue to not act on their promises (in 4 reviews)

  • Low pay, management plays favoritism, and can only progress in career by sucking up (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Out of touch with the 21st century.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - CNC Machinist in Morton Grove, IL
    Current Employee - CNC Machinist in Morton Grove, IL

    I have been working at John Crane

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Birthday holiday, good 401k, other than that not much, decent pay. Decent safety program when not used in lies to employees.

    Cons

    Top heavy on management, micro management of everyone, starts a lot of improvement projects but gets easily sidetracked with nonsense, management lies to employees, merit raises the same across the board and always very low, management treat employees with low regards, in a bid to save a few bucks management has done away with family interaction, many clueless employees that have tenure and have learnt to work system, company pushes to run as if it is located in the UK, mary new employees out of school that do not get trained properly. Narrow industry in fossil fuels, treats employees as a number, not a person... Etc.

    Advice to Management

    Look and listen to your common employees, be honest with your employees, stop with the fluff because employees see through it all.


  2. Helpful (2)

    good company-bad management

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    can't find one good thing to say about management

    Cons

    benefits too expensive, high deductible, management don't care about people, no way you can advance in the field even with diploma- only with "backing", no future

    Advice to Management

    change your behavior- you are not Gods


  3. Helpful (3)

    Sr NC Programmer

    Current Employee - CNC Programmer in Morton Grove, IL
    Current Employee - CNC Programmer in Morton Grove, IL

    I have been working at John Crane

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

    Pros

    If you want a job where you will go nowhere and make no more money than when you started-John Crane is the place for you. Also you must enjoy getting talked down to and totally unappreciated

    Cons

    there is absolutely no way to let other people know just how terrible this job is. Its a total waste of time and you should by all means continue searching for another job-anything would be better-A fluffer for the porn industry would be better honestly.

    Advice to Management

    Realize that you are unneeded and your direct reports probably know far more than you. Your company has a terrible reputation in the industry for a good reason. This is an awful job and I wouldn't suggest it to my worst enemy


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  5. Solid Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Morton Grove, IL
    Current Employee - Analyst in Morton Grove, IL

    I have been working at John Crane full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great teamwork among departments to get the job done. Investing in the infrastructure to maintain the building and the image of the company. Engineering is top notch that gives John Crane a competitive advantage over its competitors. Management is respectful in their business dealings with their direct reports.

    Cons

    Need to standardize processes -- different departments use different methods/processes to do the same task. No holiday bonus.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the teamwork emphasis but focus more on standardizing procedures so processes are consistent. Consider a holiday bonus -- it goes a long way in improving the morale of the employee.


  6. Helpful (2)

    HORRIFIC experience!

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Morton Grove, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Morton Grove, IL

    I worked at John Crane full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    There were absolutely no pros, in my opinion. I left as soon as I found another position at a fortune 100 company.

    Cons

    -Management is insulting
    -Leadership lacking (to elaborate - people are in higher positions due to politics)
    -Systems are lacking basic infrastructure to communicate w/ one another (everything is manual)
    -No organization or concrete vision/mission
    -No work/life balance
    -If you have allergies or asthma, be careful, the building is old and has mold.

    Advice to Management

    Promote people based on credentials and experience. DO NOT insult people.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Great atmosphere and family like employees

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

    I have been working at John Crane

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

    Pros

    Family oriented group. Good work balance.

    Cons

    Poor performance based merits and annual salary increase.

    Advice to Management

    Better compensation


  8. Helpful (3)

    Good people are leaving fast!!!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manufacturing (Former Employee) in Morton Grove, IL
    Current Employee - Manufacturing (Former Employee) in Morton Grove, IL

    I have been working at John Crane full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Safety is #1 priority. If you are smart you can learn a lot fast and find much better pay somewhere else.

    Cons

    Management (British) wants you to do more and pay less every year.


  9. Helpful (3)

    Like Being in Prison!

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

    I have been working at John Crane full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    There really aren't many pros. You can work your 8 hours and go home to your family IF you're not in management. The people are truly enjoyable to work with, below the management level. It's a sense of "We're all in this together".

    Cons

    Salaries are so bad, that even new employees fresh out of college don't want to come here. The ones that do are gone within a year. Benefits get worse each year. Health insurance premiums are horrible. Management takes no responsibility for their failings. It's always the people below them that are at fault.

    Advice to Management

    Current management is so inept that no amount of advice would ever help. They need to clean house from President on down through the operations managers.


  10. Helpful (3)

    RUN AWAY WHILE YOU CAN!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Morton Grove, IL
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Morton Grove, IL

    I worked at John Crane full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Friendly people and no stress. John Crane is an incompetent company but they are always going to be stable because of their stable industry.

    Cons

    Don't make a career at this company. Everyone here is looking to leave and for good reason.

    Compensation is terrible and even in a good year, those pay raises often don't meet inflation.

    Benefits are the worst in the industry and the pension program ended 5 years ago. Most older employees here are just binding there time till retirement.

    The culture is toxic because John Crane time & time treat their employees with no respect

    Advice to Management

    All the hardworking employees have left. Only people left are waiting to cash out there pension.

    Make the pay raises based merited of the supervisor's reviews. Why are the raises just random numbers assigned by upper upper management. The supervisor needs to have say in the matter.


  11. John Crane is an industry leader and has held majority of market share for decades. Very good medium sized company.

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

    I have been working at John Crane full-time (More than 5 years)

    Positive Outlook
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Design engineering was interesting. Learned about hydraulics and component design. Many hats, design, analysis, test, customer support, customer visits.

    Cons

    Would like to have been on more customer sites, installing product, trouble-shooting performance issues. That is the best way to understand the customer and the performance of the product.



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