Parker Hannifin
3.2 of 5 231 reviews
www.parker.com Cleveland, OH 5000+ Employees

Parker Hannifin Reviews

Updated Mar 28, 2014
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3.2 231 reviews

                             

78% Approve of the CEO

Parker Hannifin Chairman, President, and CEO Don Washkewicz

Don Washkewicz

(128 ratings)

62% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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great place to work

Aerospace Assembler (Former Employee)
Irvine, CA

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

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

ConsNeeds better upper management, and better work/life balance

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

Anonymous Employee (Current 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)

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great company to work for.

Sales (Former Employee)
Cleveland, OH

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

ProsSalary and benefits are great.

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

Advice to Senior ManagementHire people out of better schools?

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Overall good.

Production Planner (Current Employee)
New Haven, IN

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

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

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

Advice to Senior ManagementInvest 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.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Overall had a good experience working at Parker.

Engineer (Current Employee)
New York, NY

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

ProsGood compensation and benefits with good working atmosphere.

ConsContinually outsourcing work to other companies.

Advice to Senior ManagementBefore careful who you outsource your work to.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good team. Nice place to work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Parker Hannifin

ProsGood Team. Good compensation. Good work-life balance.

ConsGrowth opportunities are very little.

Advice to Senior ManagementNone.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Typical Corporate

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

Pros- Good development/promotional opportunities if you are able to relocate often.
- Individuals are typically trying their hardest.
- Decentralized: very entrepreneurial environment

Cons- Always about the numbers and pleasing the shareholders.
- Decentralized: not enough resources

Advice to Senior ManagementConsider taking a hit on the cash flow to make sure your satellite facilities REALLY have the support they need to sustain all of the programs you are having them roll out.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good learning experience

Manufacturing Engineer (Current Employee)
Fort Worth, TX

I have been working at Parker Hannifin as an intern for less than a year

ProsGood people, opportunities, good place to get experience.

ConsPoor discipline and team communication across departments.

– I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great, progressive company to work for.

Marketing Manager (Current Employee)

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

ProsExcellent diverse experience working across multiple market and industry segments.

ConsDivision management style was hierarchical.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good place

Human Resources Manager (Former Employee)
Cleveland, OH

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

ProsGreat people, caring, good benefits, good bonus

ConsSome poor leadership in areas

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to employees

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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