Crane Aerospace & Electronics Reviews | Glassdoor

Crane Aerospace & Electronics Reviews

Updated September 4, 2018
188 reviews

Filter

Filter

Full-timePart-time

3.3
StarStarStarStarStar
Rating TrendsRating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
Brendan Curran
36 Ratings

188 Employee Reviews

Sort: PopularRatingDate

Pros
  • "9-80 work schedule - nice to have a 3 day wknd every now and again" (in 15 reviews)

  • "Good people to work with an good company" (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • "Sometimes work life balance suffers" (in 9 reviews)

  • "Little to no mentoring takes place of the employee" (in 4 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. Featured Review

    "awesome place"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Electronics Technician in Lynnwood, WA
    Current Employee - Electronics Technician in Lynnwood, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    work was always good and never boring

    Cons

    none just a normal nice place to work

    Advice to Management

    none


  2. "Inspector"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Super environment, heavy investment taking place

    Cons

    Can not think of any

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Dismal Morale, Poor Management, and Terrible Communication"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Observations apply to the main Lynwood site

    Co-workers within the group are often excellent. Full-service cafeteria on-site.

    Cons

    Hoo boy.

    Departments have no direction, frequently receiving different direction from different levels of management, none of which seem to talk to each other (or even like each other). Morale has plummeted in the last several months with a large number of employees leaving and more hunting. Frequent in-fighting between departments and decisions made both on a department basis or jointly between groups are often disregarded and ignored. Backstabbing is par for the course.

    Some groups have been through a re-org upwards of four times in a 1-1.5 year span, which has caused nothing but chaos. New managers and directors have conflicting ideas of what groups should be doing, throwing the ground-level workers into disarray.

    Management is incredibly micromanaging, hindering daily work and further lowering morale. Even worse, many managers can be straight up rude to their employees and fellow managers and employees' opinions or input are frequently disregarded.

    Very little is documented and what is, is either old or often ignored by both management and employees. Attempts are often made, often in overly long Kaizens, to rectify the issue but the documentation and process changes that come from these are often incomplete or worse, just incorrect. As a result, the work that comes from these are often disregarded.

    Employees are actively fleeing certain departments, only to find that requests for transfers and different roles are being denied out of spite from their current managers. These employees are then looking outside of the company for safe harbor.

    Lastly, everything in the facility is ancient. Equipment and software is a mishmash of hardware long past its expiration date and operating systems and software from the 90s. Very little is being done to address this as groups from IT, Engineering, and Corporate build bunkers and trenches to defend their kingdoms.

    On a benefits note; there isn't much. Insurance is overpriced for what you get and is worse if you have a spouse. Work/life balance is all over the map, but tends towards the non-existent based on your role.

    Importantly, Crane uses PTO, wherein all leave pulls from a (very slow to build) pool of hours. Kid is sick? Too bad, that's your vacation time. Caught Strep or Bronchitis and can't come in or don't want to spread it? There goes your Christmas vacation. Employees frequently come in sick in order to not use their time up, getting others sick in turn. It's shocking to me that a "modern" company like Crane uses a PTO system that's so hostile to its employees.

    Advice to Management

    You need to actually cooperate with each other. The lack of/conflicting direction issued to employees, combined with the just poor behaving of management in general is tanking morale and causing the company to bleed employees and talent. With the lack of knowledge sharing, losing employees is going to cripple the company


  4. "RF Technician"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - RF Technician in Chandler, AZ
    Current Employee - RF Technician in Chandler, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work hours, co-workers are nice. Decent pay.

    Cons

    Poor management and lack of communication to employees.


  5. "Best work environment I’ve ever had!"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technician II in Lynnwood, WA
    Former Employee - Technician II in Lynnwood, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cares about employees, if your a good worker you’ll move up in no time.

    Cons

    Normal grumpy people, but nothing to really complain about


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Large company with small company feel...."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People/coworkers are great.
    Flexibility & Work/Life Balance
    Mission/Type of work

    Cons

    Small site, lots of responsibilities in many areas.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Typical Corporate America"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering in Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Engineering in Burbank, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting job with decent pay.

    Cons

    Going downhill just like the majority of all other Corporate America jobs.

    Advice to Management

    No point providing any advice. Management won’t listen and I’d just be wasting my time.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Mass exodus"

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

    I have been working at Crane Aerospace & Electronics full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great coworkers trying to get the job done despite cost cutting efforts depriving them of the tools they need forcing them to use and share very old equipment.

    Cons

    You got to be really good at kissing micromanaging very controlling managers ... if you want to be promoted or assign you to a position that matches your skills. If they like you they will make you their shining star. Working hard does not get you anywhere here but more and more work. Employees overall morale is down at least at Lynnwood site. Management prefers to hire students fresh out of college instead of promoting within the company as a result young maniable inexperienced work force willing to do anything to please being build and tribal knowledge being lost and unhappy workforce.

    Advice to Management

    Be impartial to all employees and start listening to them. Bad and rude managers need to be demoted to a position that does not require people’s skills , not everyone is cut for this type of position. Invest in the equipment needed and stop trying to save so much money upfront on production cost that you end up spending more trying to fix issues later during production that could have been avoided with little more money upfront.


  9. "Chef/Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    Greet people, Great Company to work for

    Cons

    Limited menu and old equipment


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Supplier Quality"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supplier Quality Engineer in Lynnwood, WA
    Former Employee - Supplier Quality Engineer in Lynnwood, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Some really great and creative people work there.

    Cons

    Management is fixated on the bottom line and youth. They do not value knowledge and experience; which is a problem in the aerospace industry. So much disrespect for experienced employees.

    Advice to Management

    Get a clue and stop treating your employees like dirt. One of these days the customers will discover the short cuts you've taken.


Showing 188 of 201 reviews
Reset Filters