Pall
2.5 of 5 60 reviews
www.pall.com Port Washington, NY 5000+ Employees

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Updated Apr 13, 2014

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35% Approve of the CEO

Pall President & CEO Lawrence D. Kingsley

Lawrence D. Kingsley

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33% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Not a place for career development

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Pall full-time

ProsVarious products and many smart and technical people working around. Stock purchase plan is OK. Winter shutdown is a good time for Christmas season.

ConsToo many directors/VPs/SVPs, way more than any big companies I worked. Old management team from Dr. Pall's time is extincting, many of current middle/high level managers are excellent masters of office politics learned from their previous employers, however have limited knowledge about techniques that Pall need. There are lots of turnarounds in administrative and technical departments in these years; people in Pall now gets used to hear the leave of respectable senior employee every few weeks; and some senior employees were just laid off after a short project discussion or argument at a meeting if it did not make upper level managers happy, and left a large team/project unattended. The working environment becomes somewhat hostile; no smooth communication and friendly assist can be easily found around, people have their territory. Complains can be often heard from new hires, many new employees work only for living, no mood for career development, and they keep seeking other opportunities.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep a stable environment, do not set up too many managers, reduce the politics and build a friendly and respecting environment.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Short transition time

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

ProsProvided great relocation package
Was fair with vacation time and personal time

ConsDid not give us enough time to discuss relocation with family
Time from completion of acquisition to transfer to another location was less than 1 month
No definite job description

Advice to Senior ManagementPlease consider the employees and customer that would be affected by the move from current location to another location. Need a longer transition period.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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All work no play

Supplier Quality Manager (Former Employee)

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

ProsIf you can prove yourself there is great pay and benefits

Consnew management are not people friendly and do not understand the business.

Advice to Senior ManagementThe bottom line is important, however there is no bottom line without workers.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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The culture and innovation Dr Pall had instilled in the company has passed away with him.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Cortland, NY

I have been working at Pall full-time

ProsEmployee stock purchase plan...stock is a good investment.

ConsMore concerned about delivering generic products, than capabilities and innovations that are worth the GM they are seeking.

Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to find strategic direction and put the right team in place to deliver it.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Tons of talent that is managed very poorly

Senior Principal Scientist (Former Employee)
Port Washington, NY

I worked at Pall full-time for more than 5 years

ProsChallenging workload. Stock purchase program can be lucrative, if you have a dime to spare after paying your "fair share" of NY's progressive ("oppressive"?) tax burden and inflated costs. The sky's the limit, but be ready to fight and scrape for every last reward and benefit. I got to travel the globe supporting my business unit. It was kind of nice to visit new places.

ConsWhere to begin? The company is as opaque (that's the opposite of "transparent") as a Mississippi delta. No defined career pathways. No insight into the mechanisms of promotion or advancement. No plans to mentor entry-level analysts/engineers/scientists for eventual internal promotion (i.e., Continuity plan). Sub-standard pay relative to market average, considering NYC metro / Long Island cost of living (unless you're an executive, of course -- Dear Pall HR: You're clueless!!!). Management has neither the initiative nor the incentive to aid or guide you along a career path -- Only politics and strong-arm tactics work.

Advice to Senior ManagementModel the behaviors that you expect of your direct reports. Start following through on all the lip service given at your quarterly/annual meetings, road shows, and town halls. Start recognizing and rewarding your top talent (especially your top techincal talent) before the rest of them find the exit -- You won't be able to outsource innovation once they're all gone. It's going to take you *years* to replace me! How much business (realized and potential) will your short-sightedness cost you? Given all of the talent in the company, your overreliance on consultants is unmerited and dreadfully expensive. You continue to pay these people ridiculous premiums for incomplete work and advice that contradicts the advice of the last batch of consultants that you used. Why not have Pall employees perform Pall work?

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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No work life balance, does not value good employees seems to reward the bad ones.

Customer Service/Procurement (Former Employee)
Northborough, MA

I worked at Pall full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGood place to learn industry - good people

ConsNot a very professional environment, managment is virtually NON-existent! Very sad - company has no real regard for employees

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good experience when starting out but at the end was terrible

Information Technology (Current Employee)

I have been working at Pall full-time for more than 10 years

ProsHad a excellent manager when first started in the mid 1990's and received expensive training and overall was a excellent place; however, at the end with change in senior management place changed and wasn't anyway near the place it used to be.

The Christmas shutdown was nice. The bonus was better than nothing.

ConsNo job security no matter how long you worked there or your skills or knowledge or how good you are at your job.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Disfunctional Leadership

Vice President (Former Employee)
Cortland, NY

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

ProsKnowledgeable employees who get the job done despite the leadership team.

ConsPolitics and constant focus upward

Advice to Senior ManagementStop focusing on quarterly results and work on the long term.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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So internally focused, they are not even aware of the market competition.

Vice President (Former Employee)
Port Washington, NY

I worked at Pall full-time for more than 10 years

ProsLots of talented employees that really care about what they are doing.
Still offer some of the finest filtration and purification products in the world.
In many markets, Pall holds #1 market position.
Lots of smart and fun people!

ConsThe new CEO has been in place for 17 months and has yet to utter one word about a 'Vision' or what he sees for Pall's future beyond next quarter's numbers!! In his first weeks on board, he already "knew" everything and how he was going to fix it! If previous management already had a program in place, it must be wrong and needed to change. (classic 'Not Invented Here' syndrome). Number one objective is to bring in his buddies from previous companies to take over the Executive management positions. Next priority was lay off loyal and very dedicated employees, especially with too many years at Pall.

Employees have been through so many downsizing exercises that most people are trying to manage the workload of 2-3 jobs. Hours are endless if you attempt to keep up with doing those roles well.

Senior management is weak. So many people are frightened of losing their jobs, they have become "yes" men to Executive management even when the directive will obviously hurt business or production.

Politics, politics, politics. If you have no talent, but can tell a good story, kiss up and fool the new "Kingsley" management -- you are on your way up! The new management group has fired so many people with experience over 20 years that mistakes are being made out of sheer ignorance as to why the precaution was ever put in place. Don't try to explain it, they already "know" a better way!

There is so little respect and appreciation for employees. Announced yet again a week ago, that another team is losing there jobs so roles can be moved overseas to save money.

No one is watching the competition -- they are too busy playing politics, worrying over job security, implementing ridiculous management directives. Competitors and customers -- "Ain't nobody got time for that!"

Advice to Senior ManagementTo the Board of Directors: You are killing this company and all the employees that had dedicated so much of their lives to making it successful. To the Shareholders: Demand a vision -- where is this management team and BOD taking this company? The stock price goes up and down a couple of dollars in either direction over 52 weeks -- nothing new and nothing great. Demand better! Just keep in mind that even if the new CEO fails -- he still gets an $18 million pay-out.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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The right hand frequently doesn't know what the left is doing.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Pall full-time

ProsYou learn a lot at this company. Employees are frequently challenged to learn new programs, methods, procedures, etc. Never boring.

ConsExtremely political. Brown Nosing has worked very well in some areas. Workload is excessive whoever you talk to. Burnout is common. Noone appears to care. It is very clear that everyone is dispensable. Very little value on employee contributions. The more you do the more you are asked to do. Rewards and increases are minimal. Poor program implementation has resulted in extreme confusion and chaos. Ethics and respect in the workplace is chanted by management, however there is very little respect demonstrated.

Advice to Senior ManagementA little less talking and a bit more listening may improve ratings.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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