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Crown Equipment Reviews

Updated May 11, 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 6 reviews)

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

  • There are other career opportunities to pursue in New Bremen, OH since the headquarters is located there (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Great company, great people, farmtown"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Embedded Software Engineer in New Bremen, OH
    Current Employee - Embedded Software Engineer in New Bremen, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Crown cares about it's people. There is a big emphasis on training and self improvement. Lots of opportunities to learn. The pay is fine for a starting position. Never had personal issues with coworkers.

    Cons

    Benefits could be better. The area is standard small farmtown and the company owns most of the buildings and businesses in town. If you don't like that atmosphere, this isn't the place for you.

    Advice to Management

    Continue hiring the same kind of people that you have so far.


  2. "Great place to work but watch for bad managers."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in New Bremen, OH
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in New Bremen, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay, schedule, educational opportunities, coworkers were great.

    Cons

    Some supervisors and group leaders run their shift on a buddy system that runs thick. If you're a good employee but not in their group, it will be frustrating.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees who have legitimate complaints about group leaders or supervisors that could benefit from leadership training.


  3. "It's a Boys Club for sure"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - CSS in Portland, ME
    Former Employee - CSS in Portland, ME
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    okay pay, professional environment, good work life balance

    Cons

    lots of men. no women in upper management. not much room for growth unless you move

    Advice to Management

    promote some women, NBO is a boys club and honestly uncomfortable for girls to go to.


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  5. "Good Company, but Culture is Inconsistent and Lacks Direction."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Professional in New Bremen, OH
    Current Employee - Professional in New Bremen, OH
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Systems were pretty good. A lot of growth opportunity in Mfg, and Branch. Pay is solid. 40 hours, no more. They support many families and take care of a lot of communities. Safety was paramount in manufacturing, and you have to respect that. Crown makes a quality, long lasting product, and their commitment to that branding is exceptional.

    Cons

    The culture consisted of discipline for everything an employee did not do right. This was stifling, and ultimately resulted in resentment toward management. No promotion of coaching in some facilities. $180 bi-weekly for an HSA plan with a $4k deductible...pretty bad. No profit sharing or bonuses. No real consistent aim communicated down from senior leadership. Many processes and leaders just seemed that they were stuck in the 1980's. A lot of Fat in this place, and problems are just kicked down the road. Rather than swiftly terminating someone who is inept or is hurting the culture, the company just pushes the problems around the tri-county area.

    Advice to Management

    The place is so big and overgrown, that I would not know where to start. Some of the leaders are great, and then the next one would be better off released.


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    "Worst Mistake of my Life!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Advanced Quality Engineer in New Bremen, OH
    Former Employee - Advanced Quality Engineer in New Bremen, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Crown Equipment full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I got paid for doing little to no work

    Cons

    Everything, hired to provide technical expertise to new product line/launch. Ignored and given meaningless task to perform to appear busy. This company has no concept of how to design and develop a new product. Repeatedly ignored because I had more experience than the inept managers, made them look bad, incompetent.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the "Crown " culture, it is out dated and out of touch with reality. Read the reviews posted on this site. Lots of good feedback on how to improve your business.


  7. "MANUFACTURING ENGINEER/MACHINING"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer/Machining in Kinston, NC
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer/Machining in Kinston, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Crown Equipment full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Family oriented company with great feel.

    Cons

    Kinston kind of runs by the seat of its pants.

    Advice to Management

    Do whats right it will pay off in the long run.


  8. "Great Company"

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

    I have been working at Crown Equipment full-time

    Pros

    Opportunity of movement
    Care about employees
    Location (NBO) is a perfect area to raise a family
    Great People
    Facilities are well kept and safety is top priority
    Family owned

    Cons

    Subpar Benefits - minimal vacation, holiday bonus, and medical compensation
    Slow project movement
    Behind the times in dress code & offering flex time

    Advice to Management

    Define roles better to prevent confusion. Leadership is too involved in the actual work that they should entrust their teams with.


  9. "Field technician"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Field Technician in City of Industry, CA
    Current Employee - Field Technician in City of Industry, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, pays OK.

    Cons

    Work very physically demanding.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Dont work here if you want to keep your sanity"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Knoxville, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Knoxville, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Crown Equipment full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pay and you dont have to work much overtime on the weekends. Easy work, you dont have a supervisor that has a clue on what you are doing.

    Cons

    Worse management I have ever worked for. Favortism and no pension just 401k for retirement to go with your overpriced insurance. HR harrasses employees baesd on non baeless informatio aka just go by here say of favorites not on actual facts. Managers are very uneducated in their departments. Managment hired based off of interpersonal relationships not qualifications.

    Advice to Management

    Clean house. Hire people based off of qualifications.


  11. "Love it!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Zone Leader- Drive Component's in New Bremen, OH
    Current Employee - Zone Leader- Drive Component's in New Bremen, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Crown Equipment full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work! Very laid back and plenty of room to advance! Wish I would of started sooner.

    Cons

    None, can't think of any thing and the only reason I'm saying this other than nothing is this app has a 20 word minimum for the "cons".

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


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