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Konecranes Reviews

Updated May 4, 2017
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Konecranes President and CEO Pekka Lundmark
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Pros
  • Good benefits and good potential to advance within the organization (in 13 reviews)

  • the Technicians are very fun people to work with, the office staff can be snaky but are good to work with for the most part (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Expect you to work long hours, but no reimbursement on time off or pay - it is just expected of you (in 6 reviews)

  • No territory structure so it's very easy for others to earn the credit of your hard work (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Project Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in New Berlin, WI
    Current Employee - Project Manager in New Berlin, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits Package
    Room for Growth

    Cons

    Work Overload at times
    Lacks Inner company communications

    Advice to Management

    Hold Employees Accountable


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Office Staff"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Earth City, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Earth City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Konecranes full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are good. Pay is about average.

    Cons

    Power struggles in office staff.

    Advice to Management

    Sales goals are the most important to Senior Management & managing the office staff is not.


  3. "Administrative Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Leetsdale, PA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Leetsdale, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I enjoyed working with the people and doing the work I did.

    Cons

    The location of the business was small and needed a bigger place.

    Advice to Management

    I enjoyed working with you.


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  5. Helpful (7)

    "If you're family with the big boss you're untouchable."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Service Technician in Novi, MI
    Former Employee - Service Technician in Novi, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Konecranes full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They feed you lunch for 2 weeks while at training.The trainer in Houston was really knowledgable and definitely is someone that should represent the company.

    Cons

    They make you expense everything,upper management is so disconnected from each other and their in the same building,your sleep will suffer due to their cheapness of getting you a flight to training,everything management says is to get you to come work for them.Don't expect to get treated with respect if they find out you're a veteran.

    Advice to Management

    Cut off the head of the snake and start over.Get management that has a clue what's going on within the service center.


  6. "Director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Director in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Konecranes full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great company, lots of new products and services. Konecranes is the largest crane manufacturing and service company in the world.

    Cons

    Konecranes is in the material handling business, which is cyclical. They have always come out of every downturn in great market position.

    Advice to Management

    More communication with employees helps employees feel more engaged in the workplace, and minimized time spent on rumors.


  7. "Retired manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Retired Upper Middle Manager in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Retired Upper Middle Manager in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excelent benefits. Care about employees and make special accomodations for good employees. Tons of growth opportunities as they continue to grow faster than they can find good people. The best crane company in the business. Nice to work for the market leader.

    Cons

    Like many very large companies change is slow. Preference for ideas originating in corporate headquarters in Finland. Hard for them to find good people with overhead crane experience.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to push decision making to lower levels As long as they are within a clear framework from up above. Keep pay inline with peer companies.


  8. "Acounting lerk"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Accounting Clerk in Springfield, OH
    Current Employee - Accounting Clerk in Springfield, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great employee benefits, good place to work

    Cons

    use employment staffing companies and it takes awhile to be hired.


  9. "Purchasing"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Purchasing in West Allis, WI
    Former Employee - Purchasing in West Allis, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Konecranes (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great Company to work for

    Cons

    lower pay scale than competitors

    Advice to Management

    less micro managing in dept


  10. Helpful (5)

    "No life at this company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Service Technician in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Service Technician in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Konecranes (More than a year)

    Pros

    You get to make good friends, the benefits and 401K

    Cons

    Management blames the employees for everything, the Service Supervisor lies to the technicians. If you upset the service supervisor he cuts your hours and has you doing crappie jobs and puts you on call every week and sometimes 3 days straight when there is others that haven't been ok call in over 3 months, it is so he can prove something. The office management hides everything wrong from the corporate office so they think everything is ok. You won't be able to see your family.

    Advice to Management

    Treat the technicians like they are people.


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Phila, PA
    Current Employee - Manager in Phila, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Konecranes full-time

    Pros

    Quality People and supportive management. No micro-management and career opportuntiies.

    Cons

    pay and bonus potential could be better

    Advice to Management

    Continue how company was built


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