Konecranes Reviews

Updated June 30, 2015
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Konecranes President and CEO Pekka Lundmark
Pekka Lundmark
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Pros
  • lol) Can be fun at times, other Techs are good to work with (in 4 reviews)

  • There is good people working here (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Lack of leadership on managment in Houston office (in 2 reviews)

  • Expectation to work very long hours (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Working for Konecranes

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - New Business Development
    Current Employee - New Business Development

    I have been working at Konecranes (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    This is a great company to work for. I have worked for them for 13 years. The best thing about them is the people you meet and the opportunity available to you. This company is always growing so there are always opportunities available to you. They do hire from within first so if you want a certain position you have a good chance of getting it over someone else. The benefits working here far surpass the competition. This is the place to be in the crane world.

    Cons

    The hardest part about Konecranes is that it is always changing. Konecranes continually grows which of course is a good thing in business. However if you are a person who does not like change then I do not recommend this company to you. With growth comes change. You always have to adapt and recreate the successes.

    Advice to Management

    Adapt to change, and listen to everyone. Don't use yourself as an example of success. Be humble.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Technician/inspector

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Service Technician in Columbia, SC
    Current Employee - Service Technician in Columbia, SC

    I have been working at Konecranes

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

    Pros

    high volume of work, recession proof job, hard to get fired

    Cons

    mismanagement, weekend work, terrible customers

    Advice to Management

    pay top performers more


  3. Helpful (1)

    Horrible Culture / Nepotism Allowed

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Service Manager in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Service Manager in San Antonio, TX

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Decent Pay , Good 401k Retirement

    Cons

    Inside politics between Branch Management and Service Supervisor.. Arrogant Service Supervisor creates a hostile branch environment. Definitely a case of nepotism bewteen someone at corporate level and Service Supervisor.District Management not engaged with employees and oblivious to underlying issues within branch.

    Advice to Management

    Remove the negative culture within the branch to increase morale.Train branch mangement on HR procedures and policies. Productivity will improve ultimately making the branch more profitable by putting more dollars on the bottom line.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Terrible Place, Run Away, Dis-honest Co., Lies

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Milwaukee, WI

    I worked at Konecranes

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

    Pros

    Wish I could think of something

    Cons

    They will make sure you do not earn bonus, they will lie and give credit to other people for your sales, women are not treated fairly, upper management made inappropriate remarks with no HR at the location. They play dirty!!

    Advice to Management

    Finland needs to look at management staff.


  6. Helpful (2)

    SS

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Service Supervisor
    Former Employee - Service Supervisor

    I worked at Konecranes full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Cool people to work with

    Cons

    Crappy attitudes from long term employees


  7. Helpful (2)

    Painfull

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Finance in Springfield, OH
    Former Employee - Finance in Springfield, OH

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

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

    Pros

    Good benefits. The pay and time off are excellent. They seem to care about team.

    Cons

    Management cannot get their act together. It takes months to fill relatively simple positions like controller and regional controller positions. Drag their feet for months from Friday me good candidates and then stop the process and delay in an offer. They have lost at least one prospective employee this way.

    Advice to Management

    Get your act together. If you intend on filling a position fill it. You look disorganized and confused.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Buyer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Konecranes full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    friendly environment, manageable work-schedule

    Cons

    It started off fine with management, but before I left it was micro-managed to the extreme.
    Not much room for growth and opportunities unless you transfer out of the department


  9. Helpful (2)

    Broken Promises

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Service Technician in Santa Fe Springs, Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Service Technician in Santa Fe Springs, Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Konecranes

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, lots of overtime, good co-workers at technician level, lots of training, freedom to learn how to run a business almost on your own.

    Cons

    Working for the West Coast District. Even worse, working for the Santa Fe Springs branch. Untrustworthy co-workers at inspector level and above. Broken promises, lots of traveling, no pay raises, management thinks its more important be a salesman than fix the customers equipment and having to do rework when jobs are not followed through or set up properly. Working overtime 12-16 shifts when supervisors don't send you with all the parts needed. Management cares more about the bottom line than about safety. They preach safety but ignore it when it costs them more money. Supervisors are disrespectful to all employees. Nothing is private. If there is no work, you go home, pay ends for the day. Not guaranteed 40 hours a week. Threatening to sue you and terminating your employment when you respectfully turn in you 2 weeks notice.

    Advice to Management

    Try to figure out why there is a mass exodus of workers in the past 2 years. Think about who is running the WCD.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Love this company and our company president and our branch and district leadership

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Certified Cranes Inspector
    Current Employee - Certified Cranes Inspector

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great opportunity, good pay, really good benefits, especially the health insurance. A very safety oriented company.

    Cons

    Quite a bit of turn-over at branch levels, so there are always open positions.

    Advice to Management

    Do exactly what Tom has empowered you to do. Take care of your people. Its not hard, you have the resources and if you don't know what to do there are other managers out there who know exactly what to do and will train you. Just ask, they will help you and coach you to be successful, Always remember, Love people (Tom's first requirement), be humble, serve your people and they will bend over backwards for you. You are a servant first, then a manager. Believe me it works.


  11. Great company to work for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Watertown, WI
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Watertown, WI

    I have been working at Konecranes full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They hold a very high quality standard and have a great work enviroment to work in. The employees are nice and willing to assist you with problems as needed

    Cons

    Some of the management can be to driving and/or go back on their word.



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