Crown Equipment Reviews

Updated May 24, 2020

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Crown Equipment Chairman and CEO James F. Dicke II (no image)
James F. Dicke II
101 Ratings
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  • "I was told I would need to move to New Bremen, OH if I wanted to do anything other than an admin position(in 9 reviews)

  • "Small town with very little to do with free time(in 8 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Highly Recommend"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Designer/Currently Retired in New Bremen, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Crown Equipment full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Working together as a team, being recognized for your accomplishments, awesome training and interesting jobs, amazing products, professional, caring management and employees. Good communication. Great pay and benefits.

    Cons

    We had some growing pains, but Crown is always three steps ahead of the game.

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    Crown Equipment2020-05-07
  2. "Knowledgeable management"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Shop Service Technician in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Crown Equipment full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Management is very knowledgeable and quick to assist if there are issues

    Cons

    No air conditioning in warehouse

    Crown Equipment2020-05-25
  3. "Sales"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Account Representative 

    I worked at Crown Equipment full-time

    Pros

    Great opportunity, with a lot of potential upward movement.

    Cons

    Very strict, and by the book.

    Crown Equipment2020-04-28
  4. "This a good company to work for and has a lot of good people."

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Crown Equipment full-time

    Pros

    There is a lot of freedom once you start getting the hang of things. Raises are decent. Company vehicle and gas card. They will take chances on people with little experience if they believe you are a good fit.

    Cons

    Crown has very aggressive sales tactics. As a road technician, you are on the front lines and get the blunt force of customers frustration. The sales man usually stops by once and is never seen again. You are expected to sell more work as a technician. However, the aggressive sales seem to be how crown stays in business.

    Crown Equipment2020-05-12
  5. "Good training."

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Forklift Mechanic in Des Moines, IA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Crown Equipment full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Decent pay, not the top in the area by any means.

    Cons

    Raises and promotions are hard to come by. It all comes down to what branch you are at.

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    Crown Equipment2020-05-01
  6. "not the best management"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Breakout in Greencastle, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Crown Equipment full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    the pay was worth the stress

    Cons

    team leads and management were all about them selves

    Crown Equipment2020-04-21
  7. "Good People, bad management structure"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineering Coop in New Bremen, OH
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Crown Equipment full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The lower level engineers are all pretty good and very helpful. There was a definite emphasis on learning for the coops. Pay is great for coops initially.

    Cons

    Management is notoriously disloyal and doesn't reward the really good employees with promotions. You have to bide your time and kiss butt for advancements all while being constantly told how great and what privilege it is to work there, makes for an odd culture.

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    Crown Equipment2020-04-12
  8. "Great company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Web Applications Developer in Troy, OH

    I have been working at Crown Equipment full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Traditional style business with friendly atmosphere

    Cons

    No flex time offered to employees

    Crown Equipment2020-03-13
  9. "Great Learning Environment"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Co-Op 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Crown Equipment full-time

    Pros

    Supportive learning environment, great opportunity to be involved in multiple levels of engineering/ development

    Cons

    Communication is sufficient, but not always efficient

    Crown Equipment2020-02-26
  10. "Good company for the complaicent"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lead Field Service Technician in Concord, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Crown Equipment full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    competitive pay, reasonable vacation, reasonable insurance, 401k, and engaging work.

    Cons

    little to no advancement opportunities, training is lacking in multiple areas leaving techs untrained in specifics yet expectations are still present as if trained, safety guidelines are not always followed by management in instruction,

    Crown Equipment2020-03-03
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