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Great industry exposure, workload can be brutal, new mgmt appears promising

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA (US)
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA (US)

I have been working at Crane Aerospace & Electronics full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

-Hard working employees
-9/80 Schedule - every other Friday off
-Small size - Lots of opportunities to get hands dirty in every aspect of the business
Flexible work hours
-Products are literally life changing (Electronics Group)

Cons

- Work load & expectations vary by solution and boss
- Off Friday's can be expected work days depending who you work for
- Lacking development for the increasing young engineer population - Eng 1 v Eng 4 has similar expectations with no official training/on-boarding
- Technology / Equipment is 15-30 years old

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Get on the floor. Understand the highly regulated industry we are in . Spend the money to get back to basics and invest in the entire business. Allow the team to make it ugly without fearing repercussions.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
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    HAVE you ever tried changing old habits? Quite hard isn't it?

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    Current Employee - Employee in Redmond, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Employee in Redmond, WA (US)

    I have been working at Crane Aerospace & Electronics full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Lots of nice people. Interesting products. Opportunities to solve technical problems and work with customers. 9/80 work schedule. Education reimbursement and conferences. Highly ethical company. Kaizens. Nice campus. Feels like a small company not a gigantic global corporation.

    Hi-Rel Power is our core business.

    I'm really enjoying my time at Crane Co.

    Cons

    Most of the mean and cranky people have decided to leave to leave the company and it is nice not having to hear them constantly complain about things that are out of their control. I'm just being honest. That's how they made me feel, I'll miss them but things are better without the constant "me first" attitudes. I'm not judging their behavior but I'm glad they are gone and wish them the best.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The future is looking bright.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Change for the better but still plenty of chaos

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Electrical Engineer in Redmond, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Electrical Engineer in Redmond, WA (US)

    I have been working at Crane Aerospace & Electronics full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Every other Friday off. People are nice.

    Cons

    Turnover is incredibly high. 4 Engineering Managers in 2012! Compensation is getting better but the salaries are lower than market. Salaries are determined by corporate and handcuffs the local office.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There needs to be communication within leadership and set some structure so that there is a system of accountability.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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