Parker Hannifin Reviews

Updated August 12, 2014
Updated August 12, 2014
280 Reviews

3.2
280 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 16 reviews)

  • Decent, safety conscious company with fairly good pay and benefits (in 13 reviews)


Cons
  • It's interesting to see all upper management with huge years of employment at Parker (in 12 reviews)

  • Mixed priorities may be frustrating at times (in 4 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company!!

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Parker Hannifin

    Pros

    Many opportunities are available at Parker. They want their employees to succeed.

    Cons

    Parker is a great company, no cons.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Outstanding wellness benefits!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager  in  Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Parker Hannifin full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Parker's wellness benefits are outstanding and well beyond what most employers provide. They continue to improve offerings year over year. Solid company with great coworkers.

    Cons

    Company is still trying to drive more of a continuous improvement, high performing work culture. They still have a ways to go but are making strides.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to improve in career development, exporting of talent across divisions, and retaining top talent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Company, Poor Marketing

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Services  in  Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Marketing Services in Columbus, OH

    I worked at Parker Hannifin as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Really enjoyed working for PH, they had some really great people and working environment was top notch. They really cared about you. I heard that the benefits are great, but as an intern I didn't get to experience that. The pay for an intern was awesome, not sure about a full time employee, but if they offer 19/hr for internship? Probably quite good for a FTE.

    Cons

    Not much job perspectives for marketing/advertising in this company. I felt back in the stone-age when considering what they could be doing for their company, at least in the Columbus branch. Seemed like they didn't really want to invest in any marketing efforts, and what they do have working for them, the corporate marketing team seemed upset with any ideas that we tried to bring up. A lot of corporate drama.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place for advancement and development. Very health orientated.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    They offer profit sharing and great alternative health benefits. Great development opportunities.

    Cons

    Compensation is on the lower end.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize the accomplishments.

  6.  

    Great people to work with, goals are unclear

    Former Employee - Undergraduate Senior Project  in  New Britain, CT
    Former Employee - Undergraduate Senior Project in New Britain, CT

    I worked at Parker Hannifin as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Colleagues are very helpful and informative.

    Cons

    Unclear goals for tasks being performed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Large variety of opportunities

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Quality Assurance Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Quality Assurance Engineer

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

    Pros

    Pay and Bonus system is generous; generally get an increase once every 2 years. Performance review done quarterly with specific numbers to hit based on division or location operating performance. Corporate organization and requirements are flexible enough to apply to a large variety of operations and sizes of divisions. Freedom to do what makes sense for your industry / market / region. Technical resources available if you know how to work through complicated cooperate systems to find the right info or person. Offer a large variety of training opportunities. Lots of opportunity for advancement if you are willing to change locations and positions. (Easy to find job postings)

    Cons

    Lots of cultural variation from one division to another, however long hours and lifestyle inflexibility are very common. Strong "good old boys" network can interfere with implementation of large and small scale improvements.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Aerospace Assembler  in  Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Aerospace Assembler in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Parker Hannifin as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Provided decent pay and great place to gain experience in the aerospace field

    Cons

    Needs better upper management, and better work/life balance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Parker takes great care of their employees. There are plenty of opportunities and new challenges every day.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    -Fair and stable employment with good salary and benefits
    -Many opportunities for advancement
    -Huge corporation, so again, the opportunities are vast

    Cons

    -Lots of 'experienced' individuals that at times can be resistant to change and new ideas
    -Huge corporation, so there are plenty of gatekeepers that sometimes make progress difficult (i.e. significant red tape/approvals for investing in new, but much needed equipment)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company to work for.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales  in  Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Sales in Cleveland, OH

    I worked at Parker Hannifin full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Salary and benefits are great.

    Cons

    Some management positions were held by persons that didn't seem to intelligent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire people out of better schools?

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Overall good.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Planner  in  New Haven, IN
    Current Employee - Production Planner in New Haven, IN

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

    Pros

    The employees. For the most part, they seem to care about each other and doing the job right.

    Cons

    Corporate management seems more interested in the shareholder and the next dividend check rather than the most important asset - the employee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest as much time and energy at the individual employee level as it appears to be with shareholders. The employees are the company, not the shareholders.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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