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Crane Co. Reviews

Updated February 14, 2017
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Crane Co. CEO Max H. Mitchell
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Pros
  • Super willing to help out whenever needed and answer any questions I asked (in 4 reviews)

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

Cons
  • lack of training, lack of time, no work life balance (in 5 reviews)

  • Management is disrespectful, stress level through the roof, no work/life balance, management is never satisfied (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "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


  2. "See resume"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Customer Service Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Crane Co. full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Interface with consumers. Great working environment.

    Cons

    Nothing, Nothing, Nothing, Nothing. Nothing

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  3. "Life at Crane Co."

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    Current Employee - Material Handler
    Current Employee - Material Handler
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great atmosphere. Coworkers are great, very helpful. If you succeed, they succeed. Work is not easy, but not hard. Pay is great for type of work you actually do. Benefits are good. Fairly easy to move up, if you are willing to put the work in. Schedule is great for someone with a family. Normal work schedule is 4/10 hour shifts with the occasional12 hour shift.

    Cons

    Work can be monotonous. Too many temps. They have adopted the "puppies and rainbows" outlook. Work load can be alot sometimes.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your veteran employees. Look at things through your employees on the floor eyes.


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  5. "Stay far far away from this place"

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

    Pros

    None. Absolutely none at all. None. Absolutely none at all. None. Absolutely none at all. None. Absolutely none at all.

    Cons

    Environment is a disgrace. People suck. Processes suck. You have been warned. Stay far away. I promise you can do much better working for a sanitation department.


  6. "Buyer Planner"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Co workers were friendly and helpful. Most everyone there helps each other out.

    Cons

    lack of training, lack of time, no work life balance.

    Advice to Management

    create more time to train


  7. "Managers Way Over Their Head"

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    Former Employee - Project Management in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Project Management in Omaha, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are in line with market, but nothing to write home about.

    Cons

    Processes cloud the very issues at hand and those issues are literally painted over and never really solved. Lack processes to identify the very root of the matter and solve it. Managers get way in over their heads and after ignoring team members find themselves in a situation where they are demoted and let go, or want to get back to their former job. It is better that they are let go because they have lost all credibility.

    Advice to Management

    Square pegs don't fit round holes.


  8. "Fast paced environment with good benefits"

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    Former Employee - Material Handler
    Former Employee - Material Handler
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Crane Co. full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The pay is pretty good for a manufacturing job with lots of overtime and friendly co-workers and decent management. I liked working here.

    Cons

    I worked at Crane Co for 23 years previously and had to leave due to my wife getting relocated. Their hiring practice has now changed to temp only and I was let go after 6 months due to slow down in orders. I think I should have been given some consideration for full time employment for the fact that I had worked there for so long previously.

    Advice to Management

    You will get a better caliber of worker hiring full time employees and have less turnover than you do with temps in my opinion


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Field Service Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Field Service Engineer in Kennesaw, GA
    Current Employee - Field Service Engineer in Kennesaw, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Travel to different nuclear power plants both domestic and international. Meat new people at every job site and cultures.

    Cons

    Make promises that they never keep. Lies to employees way too often. Always seems to change job descriptions to better suit themselves instead of staying within the job outline.

    Advice to Management

    Stop lying. Tell those things they think we want to hear to keep us from leaving and going to their competition.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Nightmare CEO"

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    Former Employee - Vice President in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Vice President in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Crane has one of the best Business Systems in the fortune 500 but not the talent or leadership to properly execute it with the lost of Tom Perlitz who was in charge of corporate strategy and the development of the Crane business System...

    There some very interesting businesses here...

    Cons

    The CEO is a nightmare who uses intimidation and fear to motivate employees... He doesn't listen to his executive teams and is threatened by anyone who challenges his ideas or authority... He is an ex-automotive executive who thinks simplistic business models apply across all businesses regardless of channel or market... He behaves one way in front of the board and is a nightmare to deal with one on one. He h put the health of several executives at risk. He is very jealous of others success and competitive with those that work for him and talks constantly about his legacy with his inner circle...

    They only target to be in the top 50% of pay and they work very hard at the corporate level to minimize pay of their employees...

    Advice to Management

    Upgrade with a modern CEO with understands to value of people and the complexity of running a successful diversified... Move to a more modern culture of respect curiosity and sound business models...


  11. "Retail Rep"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in McLean, VA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Laid back work environment working with a quality product that people want.

    Cons

    not much room for advancement in the retail division

    Advice to Management

    The retail shops don't get a whole lot of attention. I dont know if they still have them around.



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