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Updated January 8, 2018
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Pros
  • 9-80 work schedule - nice to have a 3 day wknd every now and again (in 15 reviews)

  • Great people to work with and good pay (in 12 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)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Great people"

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    Current Employee - Test Engineer I in Fort Walton Beach, FL
    Current Employee - Test Engineer I in Fort Walton Beach, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with/for. Management is extremely supportive, flexible, and forward-thinking. 9-80 work schedule is great.

    Cons

    Highest health insurance plan still has a $2500 deductible which is more a result of the insurance marketplace due to the ACA than a fault of the company's.


  2. "Program Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    Great team and good location

    Cons

    Traffic in Redmond area is bad

  3. "Crane"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Job security is amazing

    Cons

    Management is misdirected and a hole lot of finger pointing and it's not job going on

    Advice to Management

    None


  4. "Great opportunities for development"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer III in Lynnwood, WA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer III in Lynnwood, WA

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

    Pros

    Good management is fairly rare. if you wind up on the right team you'll have a manger that cares about finding the right jobs for the right people and the right people for the right jobs. This is rare and invaluable. Make it a difficult company to leave, even for better pay.

    Cons

    Compensation average for industry, could be more competitive. Company's business decisions are shortsighted. Significant disconnect between executive level and direction, and the real company. Lame corporate mission statements, strange acquisitions. Growth seems a secondary priority.


  5. "good company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    friendly employee, great team work

    Cons

    Depends on goals could be hard to advance


  6. "Good opportunity"

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    Former Employee - Engineering Manager in Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Engineering Manager in Burbank, CA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Good growth opportunities if you are willing to work hard and make things happen by taking things into your own hands. No hard lines between positions so you can really do anything if you are willing to learn.

    Cons

    Not good for those looking for a very process driven, regimented company culture. Overall company infrastructure is not focused on enough.

    Advice to Management

    Operate less lean if you want to retain staff or accept the fact that staff will leave and deal with it


  7. "Kaizen ! Kaizen ! Well half way embraced anyways."

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    Former Employee - Electronics Technician in Lynnwood, WA
    Former Employee - Electronics Technician in Lynnwood, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Production staff is competent and capable.

    Cons

    Kaizen is a swear word here ! Halfway done right but, the people chosen for the Kaizen do not work in the cell so you get an accountant telling you how to do your job when they have no clue what you make.

    Management is a joke ! Medicated supervisor runs amok until they send her out to get her meds adjusted. No real leadership from any manager. All about making the numbers for the month.

    Bonuses for managment and higher ups ! Less benefits and pay for all the minions is the trend since 2010. Stock prices never been higher but you wouldn't know by all the hiring freezes and wage freezing.

    When you get a 1% raise 6 months late but your supervisor buys a brand new 70k diesel truck that he commutes to work in, that's perspective of Crane aerospace Lynnwood.

    Advice to Management

    Capture the tribal knowledge that is leaving your company. Hire within .
    Get rid of toxic leadership and especially toxic HR !!!!

  8. "Good job"

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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 Crane Aerospace & Electronics full-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours, nice work-life balance

    Cons

    9/80 schedule removed, lots of old technology


  9. "Sr Quality Management Systems & Compliance Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Senior Quality Management Systems & Compliance Analyst in Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Quality Management Systems & Compliance Analyst in Burbank, CA

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with and good pay.

    Cons

    Minimal training upon hire or position change. High turnover rate.

    Advice to Management

    Generate training material that preserves each business function and position.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "software engineer"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Lynnwood, WA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Lynnwood, WA
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    easy work life, no stress.

    Cons

    dont learn much, not recommended for RCGs.
    old techmology, even uses floppy disks.
    lots of documentations and reviews, again this leads to not much too learn, hard to find other jobs after working there.


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