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Updated December 12, 2017
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Pros
  • Really great business system that drives improvement (in 4 reviews)

  • Good people working extremely hard to make a difference, meet exceedingly difficult goals (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Safety"

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    Current Employee - Safety
    Current Employee - Safety
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Crane Co. (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people at your site are probably wonderful

    Cons

    Everybody above your site is not so wonderful. And they are all slaves to investors. This company is 100% focused on growth, and little else.


  2. "Welder/technician"

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    Former Employee - Tech in Bolingbrook, IL
    Former Employee - Tech in Bolingbrook, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Crane Co. full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots to learn. Multi role in a lot of other shop positions. Decent break schedule. Most shop employees were nice. Very good equipment to follow through with job tasks. Can make a decent wage.

    Cons

    It's manufacturing and this place ships most of their products out at the last day of the month. The last day of the month is very stressful, very poor planning. Management is left to be desired. Management has the leisure life while the real team employees (shop) works tremendous amount of hours; doors are usually opens seven days a week. Twelve hour shifts are generally routine for the shop employees. Bonuses are advertised but usually never given and if so they are greatly reduced from phony projections. Bonuses usually get wiped out by causes that have nothing to do with company production possibilities ; Usually waiting on parts upstream from outside vendors sometimes across the world. So bonuses are just hot air from management to pump up production. Human resources will hang you if you give them a slight chance.

    Advice to Management

    Your competitiveness in the world wears on your employees.

  3. "Typesetter"

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    Former Employee - Typesetter in North Adams, MA
    Former Employee - Typesetter in North Adams, MA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Crane Co. (More than a year)

    Pros

    None.
    Unless you are looking for overtime pay (and subsequently no life).

    Cons

    This is a terrible place to work. Employees are worked to the bone and treated like subhumans for little pay. You had to clock in on a computer with ID and password and I was routinely docked one minute's pay for having a typo, which would make me "late". One. Minute. There were over six months of mandatory overtime including weekends per year. No support of a healthy work-life balance. At the time I left we weren't even allowed to eat snacks at our desk only at pre-set break times because, "if you're eating you're not typing and if you're not typing you're not working." I'm also not working when my blood sugar drops and my stomach is growling and all I can think about are my precious snacks because I have a fast metabolism and don't carbo load before every shift.

    Advice to Management

    “And what happened, then? Well, in Whoville they say – that the Grinch's small heart grew three sizes that day. And then – the true meaning of Christmas came through, and the Grinch found the strength of ten Grinches, plus two!” If the Grinch can do it, so can you. And then you could stop seeing all your employees as faceless robot minions and actual people.


  4. "Production Position"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Really great business system that drives improvement

    Cons

    Did not have the best manager which lead to a poor experience


  5. "Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Crane Co. full-time

    Pros

    Good compensation package, work/life balance.

    Cons

    Limited career opportunities within the company


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Only if you have too."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Crane Co. full-time

    Pros

    Met many good people there.... till the company drove them away.

    Cons

    Horrible management. Treated like cattle.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Machine operator"

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    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Williston, SC
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Williston, SC

    I have been working at Crane Co. part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Any where that give me a chance I just need a good paying job.

    Cons

    I hate my job they don't pay anything Im just looking for a good job I'll be happy to work at.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "It was ok"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Crane Co. full-time

    Pros

    Most people were very nice.

    Cons

    Very difficult person to work with.


  9. Helpful (10)

    ""must make room before you grow""

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    Former Employee - Vice President/GM in Piqua, OH
    Former Employee - Vice President/GM in Piqua, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Crane Co. full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Learned a ton from the business system. Enjoyed my co-workers - a real misery loves company type of environment.

    Cons

    Way too much bureaucracy. I was a business unit executive at one of their sites. The company only cares about the here and now, makes future plans but then discards at the first sign of adversity. Doesn't care about customers in the least bit, only cares about what they can grab right now. Growth strategy is last in company values and usually is just thrown out the door. Over burdened with reporting up to corporate, daily walk thrus, weekly reports, monthly reports, endless action plans. The beatings will continue until moral improves type of environment. Everything Crane touches it shrinks the sales.

    Advice to Management

    Look at the turnover rate of 15%+. Most people do not last over 2 years in management. How does this service the customer? Stop drinking the koolaid of the Crane Business System. Don't call harvesting a growth strategy.


  10. "Awesome"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Crane Co. full-time

    Pros

    Very Awesome place to work

    Cons

    There are no negative's working here


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