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Crown Equipment Reviews

Updated November 13, 2017
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James F. Dicke II
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Pros
  • Great people with great work ethic (in 8 reviews)

  • Crown is a family-owned company that values employees, development, design, and community (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • No room for growth or advancement (in 5 reviews)

  • Also, being located in New Bremen has it's pros and cons (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Purchasing Intern"

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    Current Employee - Purchasing Intern
    Current Employee - Purchasing Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some of the best experience I have gained from an internship

    Cons

    Not a ton of daily work - waiting around for tasks


  2. "CX at Crown"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Crown Equipment full-time

    Pros

    Very low turnover, excellent advancement opportunities.

    Cons

    Family owned and some have a hard time thinking outside of the box.

  3. "Base of company good, but lacks in several areas"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Crown Equipment full-time

    Pros

    offers several benefits, lots of areas to advance in,

    Cons

    not flexible with work schedule, benefits costly, hard to move up unless you know someone, very traditional work enviroment

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees


  4. "Student Seasonal Employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Crown Equipment part-time

    Pros

    Other employees were very helpful. Family oriented culture.

    Cons

    Payment per hour was too low.


  5. "Crown in general"

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    Current Employee - Plastic Operator in New Knoxville, OH
    Current Employee - Plastic Operator in New Knoxville, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing Benefits not just for yourself but for your kids/family.

    Cons

    Crappy Management and Supervisors that show A LOT of favoritism.


  6. "Those in charge"

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    Current Employee - FITTER/WELDER in Celina, OH
    Current Employee - FITTER/WELDER in Celina, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The job itself isn't bad.

    Cons

    The pay for the type of work we perform is below standard. The people "IN CHARGE" on the floor are non professional, poorly trained and leave us constantly guessing what is going on. Their 401k match might amount to 3% which is very stingy for a company of it's size. No improvement to our vacation, personal days (and no sick days at all) since I've been there.(10+ years) If you need a job go ahead and apply, but if you are currently employed, make sure this move would be in your long term, best interests.

    Advice to Management

    You need to screen the people you put in charge of the loyal workers on the floor. Not the persons that hire in, miss work, come in late and have a lack of respect for the company and their own family member.(s) This does nothing for morale for the honest workers. Therefore, how can we have a positive work attitude and respect for those that are suppose to be "our leaders".


  7. "Line cook"

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    Former Employee - Line Cook in New Bremen, OH
    Former Employee - Line Cook in New Bremen, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay, everything else sucks.

    Cons

    Crappy insurance, crappy management, there isn't too much that is good about the company.

    Advice to Management

    Stop with the nepotism, it shows greatly and makes the company as a whole crappy. due to
    This... maybe take more of HR's power away as well.

  8. "Quality Support"

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    Former Employee - Quality Support in Kinston, NC
    Former Employee - Quality Support in Kinston, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Professional atmosphere, great hours, excellent employment opportunity.

    Cons

    I did not find any cons in the work place


  9. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Bremen, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Bremen, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent, stable company which is still family owned. Opportunities for advancement if you work hard. Safety oriented, excellent facilities.

    Cons

    Benefits are pretty poor, especially for families where both spouses work here. Pay raises do not offset the rising costs of health care, making it difficult to afford. Bare minimum for vacation/pto/maternity leave, no in house child care.
    Also, being located in New Bremen has it's pros and cons. It's a great place to raise a family, but it is very difficult to move into this area if you aren't "from here". This has nothing to do with Crown, it's a small town mentality, but I can see why people don't stay. If Crown wants to retain the young employees they are recruiting from other areas they need to try to engage them in activities/friendships outside of work.

    Advice to Management

    What Crown's upper management believes the culture is and what it actually is are two different things. Conservative values are excellent, but they can also put you in a box. Try some things outside of that box and see what happens, I think you'll be surprised.


  10. "Weld Manufacturing Engineer"

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

    I have been working at Crown Equipment full-time

    Pros

    Good people to work with.

    Cons

    The area is very country


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