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Crown Equipment Reviews

Updated November 29, 2018
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  • "Engineering offices are in a small town in Ohio" (in 7 reviews)

  • "Also, being located in New Bremen has it's pros and cons" (in 6 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. Helpful (2)

    "People Come First"

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    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.

  3. "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.


  4. "Great Company"

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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 (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


  5. "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.


  6. "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.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Poor Leadership"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Co-workers who strive to work with integrity.

    Cons

    Multiple problems have been reported within this company regarding harassment, yet nothing has been done. Turnover is extremely high and thus clients are not taken care of. The kool aid mentality is prevalent among tenured Managers while newer employees are rightfully alarmed by the White Good Old Boys Club mentality. This is the first job I disliked and it was due to the latter which allowed me and others to be harassed and bullied.

    Advice to Management

    Deal with Managers who are inappropriate with employees . You have lost incredible employees and will continue to lose more by keeping problematic Managers. Do extensive non bullying/sexual harassment training and stick to it. Do not allow retaliation. Your Managers are aware of what they can and cannot get away with. Loyalty to tenured employees is admirable, but not when they mistreat or demean others. Much of this is due to the bully culture of Crown and the insecurity that developed in these Managers who probably were also bullied and know no other way to work. They take their frustration out on newer employees. Employees are not objects to be picked up on or bullied. Respect your employees by listening to and protecting them. They need to be safe in order to succeed. If they succeed, the company will succeed. The problem is so big that outside assistance in training, reorganizing, and cleaning house is needed.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Disorganized"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay is okay. That's really the only pro I can think of in my department.

    Cons

    Disorganized
    Lack of follow through on almost everything.
    Boring

    Advice to Management

    Learn to communicate properly and follow through in a timely manner.


  9. "Seasonal Worker"

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    Former Employee - Seasonal Worker in New Bremen, OH
    Former Employee - Seasonal Worker in New Bremen, OH

    I worked at Crown Equipment (More than a year)

    Pros

    For a summer job they kept everything laid back and was a joy to work there. Great job for in between school.

    Cons

    Some of the work can be very tedious.


  10. "Great personal focus"

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

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

    Pros

    Great people. Strong community focus. Innovative company. Fair pay. Great training programs. Did I say Great people? Yes, they are. Designs are innovative.

    Cons

    HR is very 1980s. HR works FOR the company, and doesn't care about the employees. Many old school employees that don't like to change.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees