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Konecranes Reviews

Updated March 11, 2019
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Pros
  • "The company promotes those who want to do well and come to work with good attitudes" (in 10 reviews)

  • "Fun company to work for, great customers, amazing experience, company vehicle, company cell phone, good benefits" (in 18 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long hours, high stress, minimal time off (often need to work weekends - even if just for a few hours you are still on call), high burnout rate" (in 9 reviews)

  • "Hard work- but work was never meant to be easy" (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Management"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - N/A
    Current Employee - N/A
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Konecranes core values make you want to work here. Konecranes has a clear vision and mission that they want to accomplish and it is completely centered around a world-class customer experience. If you like a growth organization that's committed to non-complacency and striving for continous improvement, this is a great place to be. If you're status quo or just looking to get by and collect a paycheck, there are better places out there for you.

    Cons

    Being a growth organization is not easy as it is a constant effort to try and get better every day. This can wear on some people, but growth is how you attract and retain talent over the long-term.

    Advice to Management

    Remember people are our greatest asset, period. Our products and services are amazing but so are our people.


  2. "Safety First"

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    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative

    I have been working at Konecranes full-time

    Pros

    safety is first priority and work life balance

    Cons

    None at the moment

  3. "Okay pay and good benefits"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Purchasing Administrator in West Allis, WI
    Current Employee - Purchasing Administrator in West Allis, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Everyone who works there is very nice and helpful.

    Cons

    Pay is average for an entry level position.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Just a number"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Service Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Service Sales Representative
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some very local good people to work with.

    Cons

    Konecranes randomly pulls people out of roles and moves them to other roles. They also have chosen to "adjust" the payroll for the sales people to a lower salary (significantly lower for some) with small commission and a limited sales scope. The new program is universal with no accounting for tenure or experience, and is marketed as unlimited earning potential, but they limit what you are allowed to sell and get commission for.
    Konecranes used to be very focused on taking care of the people that work for them, but over the last few years has drastically moved to focusing on the bottom line and doing "more with less". Unfortunately this is still an extremely top heavy company and the cuts are being covered by the people on the street.

    Advice to Management

    Remember that if you take care of your people they will take care of you.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Profit > people"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Service Manager
    Current Employee - Service Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Fast-paced
    Industry leader
    Lots of opportunity to learn new things and grow if you’re willing
    Good compensation

    Cons

    Service branches run too lean in an effort to sustain profitability
    Minimal opportunities for advancement - mostly side to side possibilities
    Very steep learning curve with limited training because everyone else is too busy
    Long hours, high stress, minimal time off (often need to work weekends - even if just for a few hours you are still on call), high burnout rate

    Advice to Management

    Konecranes has such an amazing potential to grow, but I believe some of the managers have lost sight that as we grow our staffing needs to be able to handle it. We are asked to grow 12% yet lessen our planners hours by 10%. Anything other than a standard way of doing things is best back into submission, instead of encouraged to help growth. The overall vision of the company is fine, but mid-level management has lost sight of that vision in an effort to maintain profitability. My advice to them is to understand that sometimes taking a short-term loss is well worth it to get a long-term gain. Keeping your best people happy and letting their ideas be heard goes a long way to keeping those people around- they are what will propel your company to growth. And take the chance to learn what those people’s day-to-day looks like instead of passing down decrees from a mountain - even if you have done that role in the past everything has changed.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Serice Technician"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Service Technician in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Service Technician in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The service techs and inspectors are close-knit and knowledgeable

    Cons

    There is a disconnect between management and the techs/inspectors. Management and planners are not aware of the challenges the field employees face.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Waste of time"

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    Former Employee - FITTER/WELDER in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - FITTER/WELDER in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, and hours of work

    Cons

    They will work you to death and then replace you onece you hit your year

    Advice to Management

    Keep the people you hire and not fire or let go based on emotions

  8. "Great company with good management"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in New Berlin, WI
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in New Berlin, WI
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Challenging job, perfect for engineers. Supportive management.

    Cons

    Engineers get challenged into making equipment that was sold one way but was actually not confirmed to be achievable.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Administration"

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

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

    Pros

    The people you work with are amazing and extremely talented. The benefits are really good and the 401K is outstanding. The vision for the company is great.

    Cons

    Remember that the administration is vital to your organization. When it comes time for the raises and the District Managers are told that the maximum is 4% but then it goes to 3 % allowable is what is told to the managers except for admin which was told 2.5%. Constant pressure about numbers from higher up not how to with no help. You will always be criticized for making mistakes. The pay is really low for administrators.

    Advice to Management

    Remember that even though you are growing, don't forget to remember the outstanding people that helped get you there. I am gone and I continue to see amazing, I mean amazing people, even high up management leave. This is bad as these people were inspiring to the ones who worked for them. The replacements are just number driven and really could care less about you.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Business Development"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Konecranes full-time

    Pros

    Great Salary
    Freedom of Sale

    Cons

    Management
    Family environment and culture