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Crane Aerospace & Electronics Reviews

Updated July 18, 2017
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  • 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. "Crane Aerospace Burbank, operations production"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company. Lots of hard working and caring people. Lots of opportunities to show you are smart and driven if you are interested in upward mobility. Overall highly recommend; you won't find a better company to work for.

    Cons

    Communication between different functional departments could be improved. Lack of alignment on goals and priorities is counter-productive.

    Advice to Management

    Take on initiatives to improve interdepartmental communication and better align goals so all team members work together efficiently.


  2. "Constant frustration"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you are lucky, you get to team up with some hard working smart people who will do whatever it takes to get the job done right. The complexity of problem solving is very appealing.

    Cons

    Too many! You learn everything not to do in a company here. Upper and middle management lack insight and foresight. Always fire fighting. No one cares enough to fix the deep rooted problems because everyone is surviving just above water. Always answering to unrealistic schedule and goals with disillusioned planning. Compensation is not correlated with ability, work productivity or dedication. People burn out easily and without appreciation then they leave.

    Advice to Management

    Need complete overhaul.

  3. "Quality"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    flexible hours and good salary

    Cons

    old style (Bad) Process Management, hard to change...


  4. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I love the people I work with and the company is always looking ahead. Very stable and the Redmond site is always planning fun events for the employees.

    Cons

    There are always little things with every big company but nothing that would make me look elsewhere for a job.


  5. "More focus on growth"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Burbank, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    great team and learned a lot

    Cons

    making the same things over and over


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Used to be a great company to work for but not anymore!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lynnwood, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lynnwood, WA
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Good people to work with.

    Cons

    They stopped caring about their employee's and overworked them causing a lot of Stress and a negative environment - management and employee turn over was getting out of control. I worked there many years and at the end no longer wanted to go...they also keep taking employee perks away instead of increasing them or even maintaining them!

    Advice to Management

    Quit overworking all your employee's and hire help!


  7. Helpful (3)

    "DON'T WORK HERE"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Crane Aerospace & Electronics full-time

    Pros

    A good place to put on your resume.

    Cons

    Pay, benefits, management, HR, work environment, raises, almost everything about Crane is a con.

    Advice to Management

    Stop treating your employees like garbage.

  8. "Inspector 2"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The Benefits were great. Boss was very nice. Coworker were helpful, but you have to ask for help.

    Cons

    If you come in from the agency it take for ever to become perm employee. Training on soft ware not available.

    Advice to Management

    You MUST have a 4 year degree. min.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Electrical Engineer II"

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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

    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.


  10. "Great people but high turnover"

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    Former Employee - Senior Buyer in Fairview Park, OH
    Former Employee - Senior Buyer in Fairview Park, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You are treated like a professional. You are exposed to learning opportunities to increase your professional knowledge. A good place to work.

    Cons

    No clear career direction. The company communications could be better. High turnover even in management positions. It was hard to plan long term.

    Advice to Management

    Connect with the employees.


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