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Crown Equipment Reviews

Updated June 18, 2018
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James F. Dicke II
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Pros
  • "Crown is a family-owned company that values employees, development, design, and community" (in 8 reviews)

  • "good benefits, very clean work place" (in 6 reviews)

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

  • "Engineering offices are in a small town in Ohio" (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Welder"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Welder/Fabricator in Celina, OH
    Current Employee - Welder/Fabricator in Celina, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Plenty of overtime available and I enjoy the work I do

    Cons

    I can't think of any cons

    Advice to Management

    Can't thinking any advice for management


  2. "Good place to work ... benefits are so so"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Crown Equipment full-time

    Pros

    Decent pay ... always something new ... can u take home

    Cons

    Training once hired is 6 week course one week here one full week in Kansas city then here then there for 6 weeks ... hard to do with family .... health insurance for spouse only allowed if she is unemployed

    Advice to Management

    Tweek benefits and maybe pay more for top of the line guys

  3. "Great opportunity for advancement"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Parts Customer Care
    Current Employee - Parts Customer Care
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture of integrity and taking care of customer needs. Moving from one position to another is not difficult. I started as field service technician and moved to parts customer care. Soon I will have the opportunity to move to another position if I so choose. Overall positive atmosphere to work in. The employees at the branch build a strong bond with each other.

    Cons

    Vacation - You don't get any vacation days your first year. After your first anniversary you get 40 hours of vacation...year two you get 80 hours. You stay at 80 hours until year 5. Dealing with stubborn or rude customers happens from time to time.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing and continue to grow the branch.


  4. "Great for some - not for all"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Crown Equipment full-time

    Pros

    Crown is great if you fit in small-town culture, and you're an execution-oriented person. They do take good care of their people.

    Cons

    It's not an org that's overly willing to accept points of view from those that are not long-timers, or from the area. The culture that made them grow from a small company has made them what they are, but will be an impediment to making it the next step into a technology-centric world. Not a very transparent culture.

    Advice to Management

    Be inclusice. Companies that are inclusive do better. And not just culturally, n=but intellectually. There's a lot to gain from the insights of others' experiences.


  5. "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.


  6. "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 a year)

    Pros

    Great Company to work for

    Cons

    Location of the company make it hard to get talent


  7. "Big Company With Family Atmosphere"

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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

    Great products and services to be proud of
    Very fairly treated

    Cons

    No stock ownership
    Hard to terminate poor employees

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing

  8. "Good Company"

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

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

    Pros

    Great culture and training opportunities

    Cons

    Slow to change, remote location

    Advice to Management

    More top-down communication is needed


  9. "Hostile work environment"

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

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

    Pros

    Co-workers, customers, field service technicians,

    Cons

    Majority of time spent: reporting and fighting harassment from Management ; keeping track of unpaid commission; trying to keep upset customers (due to Crown disorganization) happy; waiting for promised qualified managers to replace offensive and inexperienced managers.

    Advice to Management

    Words matter little when they are not not followed up with actions. Implement proper sexual harassment training and conduct it through a safe source (not through the Manager who was reported for inappropriate behavior). When you say Crown wants to create a safe and comfortable working environment for women, follow through with action. Take ownership of the bully culture that both men and women have reported and correct it. You’re loosing too many good people because you want to retain Managers who know no other employer except for Crown. In the end, your business suffers.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Avoid"

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    Former Employee - Account Representative in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Account Representative in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great family company
    Good benefits
    Nice friendly folks
    Established

    Cons

    Disorganized
    Slow to respond
    Turnover
    Tenured employees running things due to time with company rather than job skills.

    Advice to Management

    Take a good hard look at San Francisco branch. Turnover is a problem and should be addressed.


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