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Crane Aerospace & Electronics Reviews

Updated February 16, 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 9 reviews)

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

  • Little to no change in daily tasks over the two years I worked there (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Pleasant place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Crane Aerospace & Electronics full-time

    Pros

    Enjoyed working with my co-workers, good hours and benefits

    Cons

    Detachment of management from their workers allowed for a loss of communication to needs


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    "A stressful enviroment"

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    Former Employee - Supervisor in Lynnwood, WA
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Lynnwood, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Crane Aerospace & Electronics full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The pay is good for the industry and the quality of the blue color employees is good

    Cons

    Advancement opportunities are far and few between, the general policy is to hire from the outside for management or non-manufacturing positions. Little to no mentoring takes place of the employee. The middle management style is to manage from behind closed doors and bury their heads when a problem does arise. Management is also very quick to throw subordinates "under the bus", if they feel it will save their hide.
    As a Supervisor you are nothing more than a babysitter (was actually told that by an HR Specialist). You have no authority, or support to be a Supervisor. You only job is to be a cheerleader and to tell everyone how great of a company it is. HR is also so terrified of lawsuits that they will put up with even the most unproductive,disruptive, and subversive employee instead of dealing with them.
    The Corporation, Upper-Management, and HR have little respect for the employees and view them as generally as a necessary evil.
    Do not expect any support from middle managers when you are trying to do your job, they rarely have enough care to get up from behind their desks


  3. "Finance Department"

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    Former Employee - Accounting in Chandler, AZ
    Former Employee - Accounting in Chandler, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Crane Aerospace & Electronics full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Close relationships with your location co-workers. Small business feel to your location.

    Cons

    MicroManagement from Corporate Offices that do not know how the division location operates in the day to day business transactions. Ignores or eliminates what they cannot fix or understand. Policies are not followed equally from case to case causing huge issues and inconsistencies throughout. Lack of support from Managers up to the Corporate Management. Lack of communication is a huge issue for this Company and it causes many more errors and situations that could have been avoided. Unnecessary stress is caused frequently.

    Advice to Management

    Trust in your employees and acknowlege the good ones - turnaround is harder on the employees than on the Management. Keep your good employees happy and they will fill the voids where needed - give and take by both sides. Appreciation pays off with big rewards for everyone.


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  5. "Crane Aerospace & Electronics - Need to Expand Business Line"

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    Former Employee - Systems Test Engineer in Lynnwood, WA
    Former Employee - Systems Test Engineer in Lynnwood, WA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Crane Aerospace & Electronics is a well rounded established OEM supplier of niche type aircraft components. I liked Crane as they are a well balanced company with engineering and manufacturing all onsite.

    Cons

    Perhaps not enough strength of demand in aerospace parts. The components/systems they do supply are not always required by aircraft companies. Consequently, business can be slow, markets may not require their product and employees may not be in demand for employment. Crane has had several layoffs at various periods of time. It would be desirable if Crane had a better and stronger diversified business class of product line to keep employees employed, even when market is slow in a certain product line.

    Advice to Management

    Recommend expanding new business of aerospace product line systems.


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    "Stuck in a rut"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Everett, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Everett, WA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Crane Aerospace & Electronics full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great co-workers to work with.

    Cons

    There was no looking forward regarding the development of new products. Management seemed stuck on the status quo. Wanted to change things but were unwilling to support any changes. The benefits were disappearing faster every year.


  7. "Working as a young design engineer"

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    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

    Most of the coworkers were friendly and the management allowed for a decent flexibility with your schedule. The work was fairly autonomous.

    Cons

    Little to no mentorship. Little to no change in daily tasks over the two years I worked there. No interest in risk taking or pushing new technologies and ideas.

    Advice to Management

    Take more risks and listen to the younger engineers.


  8. "Crane Aerospace Work Enviornment"

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    Former Employee - Final QC Inspector in Wayne, NJ
    Former Employee - Final QC Inspector in Wayne, NJ
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good Pay, Allow for independance and responsibility in working enviornment. Good mix
    of variety of duties in each department. Managers are generally respectful toward employees.

    Cons

    Poor ledership in Management. Lack of proper training programs in place. Poor ommunications between management and employes.

    Advice to Management

    Crane Management needs to keep employees more informed on how the Company is progressing in it's goals, and how the employees fit in and can assist as a team to reach the Company Goals.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Lean does not always work"

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    Current Employee - Supply Chain in Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Supply Chain in Burbank, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Crane Aerospace & Electronics full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good product line and new product in the works

    Cons

    Procees improvements are a joke just an illusion to impress customers if they only new rhat they dont work and crane is behind 20 years of current lean processes

    Advice to Management

    Go a year with out a kazen and and learn from the employess you might be in for shock they actually might know more then you think


  10. "Production Test"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits as an hourly employee.

    Cons

    Mandatory overtime. Oily and dirty in Test area.


  11. "Lack of direction"

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    Former Employee - Buyer/Planner in Seattle Heights, WA
    Former Employee - Buyer/Planner in Seattle Heights, WA

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

    Pros

    plenty of business, and manufacturing.

    Cons

    lack of direction and oversight.



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