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Crown Equipment Reviews

Updated April 4, 2019
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  • "Engineering offices are in a small town in Ohio" (in 7 reviews)

  • "Best way to get promoted is to know someone, next best is tenure" (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Process Lead"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Crown Equipment full-time

    Pros

    Flexible Schedule
    Great Co-workers
    Clean, safe work environment

    Cons

    Small town with very little to do with free time

    Advice to Management

    Continue putting employees and family first.


  2. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Crown Equipment full-time

    Pros

    The company is good and nice

    Cons

    Benefits really, really suck and are expensive

  3. "Good Company, couple of nitpicks"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Crown Equipment full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Friendly people and clean facilities in a small town.

    Cons

    Management can be micromanagers and growth opportunities can be hard to come by.


  4. "Good paying, good people."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mast Assembly in New Bremen, OH
    Current Employee - Mast Assembly in New Bremen, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Crown Equipment full-time

    Pros

    Pays well compared to other employers in the area for factory work. Training is fair, allowing new hires and existing employees to succeed. Coworkers are generally good people. Management is decent, and understanding of outside family life.

    Benefits are fair, but could always be better like anything else.
     "Crown Challenge" events get you FREE extras like $20 gift cards, lunch provided by Crown, and other things. Opportunity for advancement/transfer is available with time spent with company.

    Cons

    None really. It can get HOT in the summer season on the floor, but they offer free vend for water when it's really bad.

    Advice to Management

    None


  5. "All about money for the company, disconnected from employeers"

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    Former Employee - Field Service Technician in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Field Service Technician in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Crown Equipment full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Company van, company phone, company tablet. Decent benefits, depending how much you want to pay out of your check. Heavy into safety.

    Cons

    Poor training, all training is done by watching short videos that don't give enough information to perform work properly, there will be no help given while training. Better have tons of experience as a mechanic before applying for job, otherwise you will not get any help figuring out where parts and grease zerks are located. During training they teach you how to do preventive maintenance on trucks that should take 6 hours to complete properly, but in the real world they only give you and 1 1/2 hours to complete work. Plan on spending thousands of dollars to supply all tools needed to do job. Must be OK with being tracked 24/7, tracking units installed in all company vehicles. Must be willing to work in all types of conditions, dark, dirty, noisy, and moving very heavy tires and other equipment. They claim the job is 40 hour work week, but if you don't work OT you will end up ON THE LIST. You will need to watch your back some lead technicians will throw you under the bus.

    Advice to Management

    Change training procedures to match real world work.


  6. "zone leader"

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    Current Employee - Zone Leader in Celina, OH
    Current Employee - Zone Leader in Celina, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Crown Equipment full-time

    Pros

    decent pay for the work . not production

    Cons

    mandatory on some weekends. very bottom of management.

    Advice to Management

    pay your lower management more. Theres alot of hard work that goes unnoticed and unrewarded.


  7. "Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Crown Equipment full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Top level management really does care about employees.

    Cons

    HR tends to favor family and has different rules for different people.

    Advice to Management

    Treat people consistantly

  8. "Mechanical Engineer II"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Crown Equipment (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good work environment and people.

    Cons

    No flex time as of now.


  9. "Comfortable work environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This company takes care of its people very well. Most departments are well staffed allowing employees to really succeed in their area of focus. What is considered a messy situation here is nothing compared to what I've witnessed in my past.

    Cons

    There is quite a bit of politics involved that doesn't always help a situation. The PTO is bad.

    Advice to Management

    Allow PTO to roll over. Standardize PTO policy to restart on first of year. Include a few floating holiday days for the additional holidays. Lean on your experts, not those neccesarily with the most time in the company.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "People Come First"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service in New Bremen, OH
    Current Employee - Customer Service in New Bremen, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Crown Equipment full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Crown really values their people. Crown understands that they will be better positioned if they spend the time and money in training their employees to further train more new people. Crown's culture creates a self-sustaining environment that only produces growth.

    Cons

    They have full benefits, but it's a little on the costly side. Most family benefits are expensive these days though.

    Advice to Management

    My manager is wonderful, I had to work from home a few days to deal with a sick kid and that was no issue. I then got sick myself and had to stay home another couple of days and again no issues. Crown management really cares about people first.