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John Crane Reviews

Updated October 26, 2017
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  • and upper management has even bigger blinders as to what goes on with their own shop floor (in 7 reviews)

  • in the location where I work , there is no much room to grow , medical insurance is expensive for a family (not the employee only) (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "It is a very good place to work and explore all of your potential!!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engineering Level in Morton Grove, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Engineering Level in Morton Grove, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at John Crane full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Work is very study but in the busy mode, and this is very good.
    - Work is very fun and the best place to learn something useful and new every day.
    - It is a big place to explore your full potential.
    - Bonus usually is very good.
    - Most of the people are very friendly and helpful.

    Cons

    - Always work flow is very busy and never slowdown.
    - Incentives such as benefits could be better.
    - Promotion is a very slow process.

    Advice to Management

    - Do more incentives.
    - Promote people who are working v. hard and contributing to John Crane,


  2. "Listen to the people"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Morton Grove, IL
    Current Employee - Engineer in Morton Grove, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at John Crane full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good people for the most part, hard working. Good benefits.

    Cons

    The customer service levels from the customer service group, have declined over the last year Management doesn't always listen to the people who do the work. Not a lot of room for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Don't just promote someone because they have been there for a few years or longer. Promote truly capable and experienced people. Listen to your employees

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Norcross, GA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Norcross, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at John Crane full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent company to work for. Powerful, innovative. Great to move up from within. They're safe and take care of their employees.

    Cons

    The communication between the seal division and the other divisions can be difficult. It only affects a few employees directly.

    Advice to Management

    Consolidate systems to make drawing, spec'ing, pricing, ordering, between brands easier


  4. "Intern Experience"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at John Crane (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Enriching engineering environment. Ability to learn and pursue outside interests.

    Cons

    Competitive to receive internship offer.

    Advice to Management

    None


  5. "Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at John Crane full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The people I work with are great and committed to serving customers.

    Cons

    Lack of leadership. So much work asked of so few people.

    Advice to Management

    Prioritize the workload.


  6. "Interesting."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at John Crane full-time

    Pros

    John Crane is a great stepping stone.. That's all..

    Cons

    Low pay, no diversity, no growth, no bonus.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of the lower level employees they keep business flowing.


  7. "Rewarding"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Morton Grove, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Morton Grove, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at John Crane full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Salary, bonus, benefits and the opportunity for advancement on a global scale. Industry provides a broad range of challenging and rewarding opportunities.

    Cons

    Dead weight to be eliminated in all areas. Went thru major restructuring on the operations side sending many manufacturing jobs overseas.

    Advice to Management

    Become visible

  8. Helpful (1)

    "If it sounds to good to be true...."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baton Rouge, LA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baton Rouge, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at John Crane full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    John Crane offers above average pay and a pretty good benefits package. Two weeks vacation to start is also nice. Some of the people are friendly.

    Cons

    The worst thing about John Crane is the Management. I have never in my life seen a place run the way this place is. It blows my mind that someone can be in charge of something that they know nothing about. The pay is good, that's how they reel you in. The politics of working here make me sick. There is ZERO morale here at the Baton Rouge Branch. Management shows favoritism to a small group of employees. They basically run the shop. It is definitely a good ole boy system. If you are not one of "the boys" you will hate this place. Everyone here is looking for another job, so there are always openings. Think twice before taking a position here if you want to be happy. There is no moving up here. It is definitely a dead end job.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees. They know their job. They are the ones that do the work every day. You can not sit behind a desk sending emails all day and expect to know the in and outs of a business. Times have changed ! You can not answer every question with "that's how we have done it for the last 20 years"


  9. "Service"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at John Crane full-time

    Pros

    Nice competitive wages for the industry.

    Cons

    Management structure sometimes confusing.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Time to broaden my horizons"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - CNC Machinist III in Morton Grove, IL
    Current Employee - CNC Machinist III in Morton Grove, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at John Crane full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    I have worked at John Crane, as a machinist,for over nine years. The best the company can offer is salary and benefits.

    Cons

    The shift in the economy caused the company (somewhat) of a financial setback. Many employees received a lay off. There is a constant shift in new management and ideas. It is a dysfunctional working environment.

    Advice to Management

    Be more personable and be more involve with the manufacturing processes


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