Parker Hannifin

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Parker Hannifin Reviews

Updated December 8, 2014
Updated December 8, 2014
306 Reviews
3.3
306 Reviews
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Parker Hannifin Chairman, President, and CEO Don Washkewicz
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • They need good benefits because everyone hates to work here (in 19 reviews)

  • Awesome company to work for, great flexibility and great people (in 15 reviews)


Cons
  • most of employee are unhappy with upper management, MSD continues laying people off (in 13 reviews)

  • Needs better upper management, and better work/life balance (in 5 reviews)

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    manager

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Anaheim, CA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Anaheim, CA

    I worked at Parker Hannifin full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    employee in the floor are great and ready to work

    Cons

    management really bullies people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    they talk about empowerment but they dont follow throw with it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    It has a lot of office politics

    Former Employee - Engineering Co-Op in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Engineering Co-Op in Houston, TX

    I worked at Parker Hannifin full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Employees are friendly, but tricky

    Cons

    It has a lot of office politics,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop office politics

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good old boys club

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    Former Employee - Product Engineer in Modesto, CA
    Former Employee - Product Engineer in Modesto, CA

    I worked at Parker Hannifin full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    the paycheck and the young people

    Cons

    discrimination against women in a typical mans field

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    investigate what is really going on

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 4 people found this helpful  

    Great liars are also great magicians

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Parker Hannifin

    Pros

    It is a at will employment so you can quit @ any time. Parker hannifin merrillville indiana.

    Cons

    Management hires family members and implements them to supervisors positions, with no high school education . English is a second rate language, Management hires foreign workers who are Shown favoritism over American workers. If you're not from a European countries, you will be let go quickly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit hiring family members who run out non family members, just to secure there own job and overtime. When did English become a second language? Thank god that the people you employee don't think, Empowered employees is a joke. Did you only attended a university just to learn how to hold a knife and fork, where is your conscious.

  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    Good Old Boy Place to Work

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    Former Employee - Operations Team Leader in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Operations Team Leader in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Parker Hannifin full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Paychecks cash and plenty of chances to become expert at CYA tactics. You'll also learn how metrics drive RONA which at the end of the day makes everyone an expediter.

    Cons

    Everybody is in operations regardless of title and it all boils down to who screams the loudest. Make sure you have your bosses back at all times and never forget that when RIFs are on the horizon, they will not have yours. Lastly, PIPs are based on he said, she said innuendo and not performance. If you find yourself on one, take the severance and run for the hills.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maybe just maybe respond to an e-mail, a voice mail, or a request for help at least once a year.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Impersonal and Unethical

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    Former Employee - Senior Mechanical Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Mechanical Engineer in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Parker Hannifin full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Pros of Company:
    Many fine engineers that work here, there is a huge amount of intelligence and capability.
    Excellent location, would be a fine place to live closely to.

    Cons

    There are a few very glaring Cons.
    The management is very competitive and pushes the employees to the breaking point. Many non-managers work 12-14 hrs and more. Little to no extra compensation for the extra hours, it has become required to do this. Raises are usually in the 0-3.5% range, while management retains the 10-20% for raises and compensation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not hire people, have them move here and then lay them off a few DAYS later. It is not only poor business practice, it is unethical.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    strategic procurement

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    Current Employee - Contracts Specialist in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Contracts Specialist in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Parker Hannifin full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    good down to earth, pleasant professional people

    Cons

    egotistical, greedy, leadership that uses all facets of employers as tools

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    what you put out you get out

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Once great company now overcome with arrogance and consumed with stock price.

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    Current Employee - Marketing Specialist in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Marketing Specialist in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at Parker Hannifin full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Compensation pretty good. Still a lot of fine people (elbeit stressed out) at the divisions.

    Cons

    Corporate management, (particularly corporate marketing and sales) very arrogant and adds zero value. Company has incorporated Lean principles, which means only cutting inventory and doing the same amount of work with less customer service and production folks. Very bloated middle management with many, many phony boloney jobs. Parker is now run similar to the government...a big spend and waste bureaucracy that is only interested in the numbers reported back to corporate (mostly using smoke and mirrors). When times get rough, customer service and production are let go, not ridiculous middle management positions. Customer service is atrocious throughout the company, and recent internal surveys confirm that morale is at an all-time low. Our distributor network is also aging and eroding.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management (particularly corporate sales and marketing) must lose its arrogant style. The customer is no longer a focus (in fact, not even talked about), just the stock price and RONA. Parker still offers a superior product, but that gap is closing fast. Unless management cuts fat and turns its focus back to the customer, I’m afraid Parker will be irrelevant in 15-20-years. This would be a total shame, as Parker owes its success to previous management being so customer driven.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 5 people found this helpful  

    abusive working environment; treating employee as number not person.

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    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Parker Hannifin full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Parker Controls System Division currently multiple development programs with steady work and provides steady pays.

    Cons

    Leadership of Controls System Division at Irvine consistently under-hire number of required resources level. Employee working over 50 hours week are normal and required. In fact, leadership and program management openly stated and planned engineering resource staffing level for minimum of 10+ hour work day, 50+ hours work week for each employee. People are not treated with dignity and respect by division leadership.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Morale of the division is so low that once the job market picks up, people are going to leave in truck loads.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    complete disregard of employee well being

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    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Parker Hannifin full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Interesting job opportunities. Plenty of works, reasonable compensations

    Cons

    Long long working hours everyday! Leadership and management treat each employee as interchangeable parts. Abusive working environment. Program management leadership has no respect of employee's personal life and deliberately planned staffing level to be substantially below required level. Leadership has no plan for the long term, reactionary decision made on daily bases. Program Leadership get no respect from most of the engineer. They are so ignorance that engineer consistently laugh behind their back on their idiotic comments and decisions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    the moment job market in Los Angeles area picks up, significant among of employee will likely leave.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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