Parker Hannifin

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Parker Hannifin Reviews

Updated December 10, 2014
Updated December 10, 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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  1.  

    Pretty good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Design Engineering Co-op in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Design Engineering Co-op in Columbus, OH

    I worked at Parker Hannifin

    Pros

    The company tends to really care about it's employees and the environment is pretty relaxed.

    Cons

    Depending on the division, work can be kind of boring.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Career Focused Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Territory Manager
    Current Employee - Territory Manager

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

    Pros

    Managers allow you to make key decisions that effect your territory
    Internal support from Management
    Benefits

    Cons

    Salary could be more competitive, but your benefits are probably going to be as good as it gets.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Solid Organization - Very Corporate

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior IT Analyst
    Current Employee - Senior IT Analyst

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

    Pros

    Many employees have been here for decades; keep your head down, work hard, and they'll take care of you. Work-life balance is par; about what you'd expect from any large corporation. Compensation is good. Heavily based on divisional performance and bonuses.

    Cons

    Because turnover is low, the line for promotions is long and requires political savvy. Advancement is not easy and you really have fight for it. (Depending on your discipline)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    From an IT perspective, invest more in providing services to business units to help them implement enterprise solutions. With the best of breed strategy, integration needs to be a core competency. Either help us do it, or allow us to add resources to our staff to do it ourselves.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Very positive place to work at.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Parker Hannifin full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Although salary was average, profit sharing made up for it. Great employee moral programs. Good flexibily. Good peer interaction including with management.

    Cons

    Limited, strict vacation policy. Location was in a mostly residential area with limited access to food, no onsite food availability. Some politics due to small division.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to gain technical experience.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Engineer in Elyria, OH
    Former Employee - Product Engineer in Elyria, OH

    I worked at Parker Hannifin full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of new technology. Senior team members are leaders in the field.

    Cons

    Difficult customers. Leaders and management need to support team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Back up your team members. Manage communication channels between all business teams.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Parker Tube Fittings Division Co-op

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineering Co-Op in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Engineering Co-Op in Columbus, OH

    I worked at Parker Hannifin as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    you get to spend a day a week in the lab setting up tests
    pretty honest performance review at 3 month and 6 month points.
    get a good idea of what bachelor engineers do with their time

    Cons

    Gets redundant after a couple months. You basically do the work that is too mundane for the full time engineers
    lots of pro-engineer.
    no real opportunity for employment after co-op

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to work with great benefits

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Strategic Pricing Trainee in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Strategic Pricing Trainee in Cleveland, OH

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

    Pros

    The people are very helpful. Will help with any problems that you have and are willing to teach at all times.

    Cons

    Very old school/traditional culture which can be an adjustment compared to other jobs that can be more flexible with time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Human Resources

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Parker Hannifin full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    There are a lot of opportunities if you are willing to relocate. It is a fortune 500 company, so they have more to offer with talent development and personal performance plans.

    Cons

    It is a very political company and runs like the "good old boys club". They should use attainable metrics on the personal performance plans. They need to offer more vacation to stay competitive. 11 days is not enough in 2014.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a more inclusive environment. Should hire female engineers and more minorities.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great flexibility with skills utilized!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Parker Hannifin

    Pros

    The company is willing to train you on aspects that are essential to the job.

    Cons

    Focus of company is not clear with projects.

  11.  

    Provides opportunity since Parker is a big name

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering Intern in Anaheim, CA
    Current Employee - Engineering Intern in Anaheim, CA

    I have been working at Parker Hannifin as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Friendly environment and people
    Opportunity to learn and grow in the correct niche
    Salary is generous

    Cons

    Some division needs help in improving management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop losing money

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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