Konecranes Reviews

Updated August 13, 2015
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Konecranes President and CEO Pekka Lundmark
Pekka Lundmark
44 Ratings

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. Land of opportunity

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    A company with scope and opportunity for someone that is type A and eager.

    Cons

    Stress and Change must be something you thrive in


  2. not bad

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good company to work for

    Cons

    lower end of the salary range


  3. Management Development

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - District Management Development in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Former Employee - District Management Development in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast paced, travel for training work with lots of vendors. Really hands on at your branch. The pay is great and your allowed about 10 hours overtime a week

    Cons

    High stress job, pressure from businesses to get a technician out. End of the month grind to get jobs out.

    Advice to Management

    Coddle us more. You throw us into a position of power at 6 months as a service supervisor and expect us to sink or swim.


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  5. Awesome!

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Service Technician in Novi, MI
    Current Employee - Service Technician in Novi, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Pay..Good Bennies...knowledgeable helpful bosses..gps tracking in work trucks so if you break down someone will know right where you are and they can come and help you.

    Cons

    Not enough hours in the day to perform all the necessary maintenance and repairs that keep our customers satisfied.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work training us and helping us through the difficult parts of this most challenging and rewarding occupation.


  6. Service Branch

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Konecranes full-time

    Pros

    The people you work with are great The family atmosphere makes it fun to work The name brand recognition and company image High levels of responsibility Company vehicle

    Cons

    Manipulation of numbers by middle management Lip service to safety and hypocritical repercussions Revolving door of personnel, both salary and hourly Average pay with unrealistic bonus

    Advice to Management

    Pay appropriately for talented technicians Visit the local offices to remove the wool Deconstruct the conflicting interests built into the operations


  7. Crane Technician

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Supervisors were all fantastic. Great training. I'd work for them in a higher position in the future.

    Cons

    Lower pay but better benefits than competitors. Those benefits are slowly disappearing though. Real growth is only in Ohio. Normal confused salesmen. The branches spread themselves rapidly to the point of not enough techs sometimes. Becoming very corporate controlling and political.

    Advice to Management

    You are making a lot of money and have employees that won't leave easily. Often your employees are worth much more than you pay them. Good on you for keeping them.


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    Service Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Service Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Service Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent company, good future business

    Cons

    demanding position, high expectations for performance


  9. Helpful (1)

    Simply Speechless

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Company outside of the West Coast Region.

    Cons

    The worst management I've ever experienced. WCD has had a massive turnover of technicians, inspectors and office personnel in the last 2 years. Operation managers fired for fraud and criminal activity by corporate because senior management in the West Coast Region turned a blind eye on it despite the warnings from their staff members. Strictly focused on numbers with no regard to customer service or respect for their people.


  10. Helpful (2)

    Technician/inspector

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Service Technician in Columbia, SC
    Current Employee - Service Technician in Columbia, SC
    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


  11. Working for Konecranes

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    Current Employee - New Business Development
    Current Employee - New Business Development
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    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.



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