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- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I worked at Crown Holdings full-time (more than 3 years)Pros
This company offers great benefits and is a great place to end your career. If you have years of experience and want somewhere that hasn't changed in about 25 years, this is the place for you to sail into retirement.
If you have little experience and a college degree and want to get your foot in the door somewhere that will be impressive to others in manufacturing industry, this is the place for you to get a good foundation.
Will allow you to know how to handle many things you would never learn at other companies, because they keep hiring for professional positions down to a minimum.Cons
If you are young, ambitious and looking for a career to fill the years between entry level and retirement, this is not the place for you.
Do not appreciate high performers if your demographics do not match up with the majority of this company.
Very little opportunity for advancement
Very little diversity, employee relations events, and emphasis on positive work/life balance
Inundated techniques, policies, procedures and technology
Poor communication across divisional linesAdvice to ManagementAdvice
Move into the 21st century with compensation and technology
Start caring about your people who make that beautiful corporate campus possible
Don't have corporate holiday parties and dinners when you won't give your local plants a budget to do anything for the production workers
Acknowledge your employees with tenure, you have 40 year employees and all they get is an email to pick out a piece of crap, you should do BETTER!
Hire less VPs, Directors, and fluff workers at the top and allow the plants to have the manpower to be successful without overworking loyal employeesDoesn't RecommendNegative OutlookDisapproves of CEO
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Application Details
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1+ week – interviewed at Crown Holdings in April 2013.Interview Details
Received a referral from an ex-co-worker and had an extended phone interview with an HR recruiter who had also worked for a mututal previous employer. The frustrating part was that the posted jobs were very narrow in their scope and the HR representtaive expressed his frustration on the ability of his organization to widen their parameters.Interview Questions
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Crown Holdings wants to pop a top on profits. The company is a leading global manufacturer of consumer packaging; steel and aluminum food and beverage cans and related packaging are Crown's primary lines. Its portfolio includes aerosol cans, and various metal vacuum closures marketed under brands Liftoff, SuperEnd, and Easylift, as well as specialty packaging, such as novelty containers and industrial cans. Crown also supplies can-making equipment and parts. Its roster of customers includes Coca-Cola, Cadberry Schweppes, Heinz, Nestlé, SC Johnson, Unilever, and Procter...