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Crane Aerospace & Electronics Electrical Engineer Reviews

Updated May 3, 2017
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Pros
  • Good people to work with an good company (in 11 reviews)

  • Great people who know what they're doing (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • Sometimes work life balance suffers (in 8 reviews)

  • The Corporation, Upper-Management, and HR have little respect for the employees and view them as generally as a necessary evil (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Electrical Engineer IV"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Electrical Engineer in Lynnwood, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Electrical Engineer in Lynnwood, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Crane Aerospace & Electronics full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Well developed and adhered to engineering processes, great team support and interaction, appropriate management involvement in development, not too much, and not too little

    Cons

    Product development times are long, and long time between projects

    Advice to Management

    More research alongside delelopment


  2. "Electrical Engineer II"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer II in Lynnwood, WA
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer II in Lynnwood, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Crane Aerospace & Electronics full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I have very few positive things to say about working at Crane.

    Cons

    Crane as a corporation, and similarly the direct engineering management, have little to no interest in developing their products or their employees. After years of working at Crane I gained very few skills and was left with almost no transferable knowledge. From what I was a part of and what I saw others working on it was clear to me that Crane did not want to develop new products or invest in forward thinking technologies. It seemed to me that management was more interested in squeezing every last penny out of the exiting products by re-packaging them and selling them off as new designs.

    Having taken this position as my first full-time position after school I deeply regret it. I am again, years later, looking at entry level positions simply because Crane allowed no growth for me. I suggest avoiding this company unless you are happy to work for a company that will happily stifle your growth as a way to pigeon hole your career such that when they decided to lay you off you will be stuck looking for work until they come back around to you months later and offer you the exact same position.

    Which you might just end up taking out of desperation.

    I have seen this happen to several people and refuse to be one of them.

    Advice to Management

    Try thinking further ahead than the end of the month.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great People to work with!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer II in Marysville, WA
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer II in Marysville, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Crane Aerospace & Electronics full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people who work at the Crane Lynnwood Site are great! Friendly, knowledgeable, and once you prove your reputation, there is room to move around, up or down, to where you want to be.

    Cons

    Salary and other compensation is not up with today's standards.

    Advice to Management

    Make employees feel like they are important and the things they are doing are important.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Not much respect for professionals"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer II in Lynnwood, WA
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer II in Lynnwood, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Crane Aerospace & Electronics full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fridays off every other week. There's a few managers who are people-oriented and nice to work with.

    Cons

    meetings meeting meetings, now a bunch of teamwork training because the management thinks professionals don't need any skills except teamwork. Pretty contradictory when you see how the management continually ignores advice from the workers. When a schedule is being created for a new program they don't ask the professionals their opinion about the length of tasks, they just dictate a schedule to you. Don't respect their opinion. Don't even ask their opinion. That's teamwork? No. That is just dictatorship.

    Advice to Management

    management should respect their employees instead of trying to find ways to insult them.


  6. "Change for the better but still plenty of chaos"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Electrical Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Electrical Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Crane Aerospace & Electronics full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Every other Friday off. People are nice.

    Cons

    Turnover is incredibly high. 4 Engineering Managers in 2012! Compensation is getting better but the salaries are lower than market. Salaries are determined by corporate and handcuffs the local office.

    Advice to Management

    There needs to be communication within leadership and set some structure so that there is a system of accountability.


  7. "SUPER VALUABLE INTERNSHIP"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Electrical Engineer in Lynnwood, WA
    Former Intern - Electrical Engineer in Lynnwood, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Crane Aerospace & Electronics as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Lots to do
    meaningful work
    R&D
    Supportive senior level engineers
    Supportive management
    Great environment
    excellent pay
    Awesome team work envirnment

    Cons

    Location and Old Building
    Cafeteria
    slow computers

    Advice to Management

    Keep at it and don't be afraid of expanding