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Konecranes Reviews

Updated 11 Nov 2019

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3.5
76%
Recommend to a Friend
85%
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Konecranes CEO Panu Routila (no image)
Panu Routila
68 Ratings
Pros
  • "Constant learning, very stable and constantly growing company, very good benefits(in 21 reviews)

  • "good work culture and very good environment(in 17 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)

  • "Poor management, extreme lack of professionalism and procedures/systems training(in 8 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in West Bromwich, England
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Konecranes full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Excellent company to work for.

    Cons

    No bad points to disclose as very happy.

    Advice to Management

    A very well managed company overall.

    Konecranes2018-03-20
  2. "Misery and arrogance"

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    Former Employee - Administrative in Ashby de la Zouch, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Konecranes full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Coffee machine and free fruit

    Cons

    Substandard management Zero support and patronising arrogance

    Advice to Management

    Stop focusing on your own comfort

    Konecranes2019-10-13
  3. "Field service technician"

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    Former Employee - Field Service Technician in Gateshead, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Konecranes full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    job security and company van

    Cons

    Long unpredictable hours, pressure to do overtime and night shifts, on call, long hours, minimal support from office, all techs are undervalued, “us and them” attitude towards office and tech staff, stressful, minimal training provided, poor pay, high turn over of staff

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees, invest in training and you might be able to hold on to staff better Also wage is behind most other competitor businesses

    Konecranes2018-11-08
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Long hours"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Konecranes full-time

    Pros

    Plenty of overtime available, personal use on company van, limited personal use on company mobile, large company so job is relatively secure.

    Cons

    Any career advancements go to managers families. Long hours, low basic wage, constantly sourcing parts due to planning failures, 24 hour call out regularly, work in lots of different uncomfortable environments (hot, cold, rain etc), safety goes out the window when a job needs to be completed. No thank you's or rewards, even when the company is doing financially well, yet managers get bonuses. No work life balance... as to make a good wage you have to constantly work.

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    Konecranes2017-10-05
  5. Helpful (3)

    "Kone Cranes"

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    Engineer in Aberdeen, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Konecranes

    Pros

    Non the company employes unqaulified people gives them 4 to 5 days training puts them in a van to carry out inspections / service

    Cons

    Having worked for them in various locations including New Zealand, America and the UK I found their main interest is money. The lower middle management are picked not for their hands on experience and knowledge so can offer no technical support to the engineers. Training is kept to a minimum how can you put out an "engineer" on a crane after 4 days training.

    Advice to Management

    Instead of looking at the bottom line look at the service you offer you own most of the market. Put experienced people in the relevant positions to support engineers on the ground.

    Konecranes2016-08-22
  6. "konecranes"

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    I have been working at Konecranes

    Pros

    good company to work for

    Cons

    unpredictibilty of work with long hours

    Konecranes2015-10-20
  7. Helpful (4)

    "Most people work with 1.5 times there workload"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Konecranes full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    They are prepared to spend lots of time/money in new IT systems but not in there resources of peoples times, Excellent record in safety.

    Cons

    As previous people have noted the Finnish culture/ way of doing things does not suit every country & they need to let go of their ultimate control of everything. There is low morale in this company and I will be glad to leave next year.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees and don't be afraid in Finland to stand up for what you believe in. Give employees enough resource to do their jobs properly and get some much needed job satisfaction.

    Konecranes2014-12-09
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Solid company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Electrical Technician in Winchester, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Konecranes full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Family atmosphere, Company training, Company vehicle, Benefits, Job security, Growth within the company

    Cons

    Pay is sub par, service Industry, hours are unpredictable

    Advice to Management

    Raise your hourly pay just a bit and you will see the loyal, hard working techs stick around. I would be back in a heart beat if the right occasion came up. Not a bad company to invest your time in.

    Konecranes2019-11-02
  9. "Old habbits die hard"

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    Current Employee - Analyst 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Konecranes full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Stady, hard to get fired

    Cons

    Very formal processes, heavy byrocracry, management problems

    Konecranes2019-11-11
  10. "Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Pune
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Konecranes full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good working culture and helpful colleagues

    Cons

    Not worth engineering tasks for engineers

    Advice to Management

    Improve management

    Konecranes2019-10-19
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