Parker Hannifin
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Parker Hannifin Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jun 18, 2014
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Regional Sales Manager Interview

Regional Sales Manager
Louisville, KY

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Parker Hannifin in January 2014.

Interview Details – I applied online and was contacted by HR within a week for an interview. I interviewed a week later via Skype with HR Manager, and two upper management people. I was contacted a week and a half later and offered the position by the hiring manager.

Interview Question – Very behavioral based interview questions. Where do youse yourself in 10 years?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation, I accepted a great offer!!

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Engineering Intern Interview

Engineering Intern
Charlotte, NC

I applied through college or university and interviewed at Parker Hannifin.

Interview Details – Applied through college career center,
HR Interview after 2 months,
next interview with divisional engineering Manager,
Interview with 2 Project Engineers,
asked about work experience, projects and school,
got offer very next day after the last interview,
Drug screen test,
Background test

Interview Question – What are your future plans?   Answer Question

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Senior Customer Quality Engineer Interview

Senior Customer Quality Engineer
Kalamazoo, MI

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Parker Hannifin in March 2014.

Interview Details – Senior Customer Quality Engineer - Parker Hannifin HSD in Kalamazoo. Overall the process was a bit disappointing. During the initial phone interview it was communicated to me that the position would be a lateral move salary wise. I communicated how I was looking for the next step up in my career and thought that would be the end of the process. A short time later I received an email asking if I wanted to come up for an interview. I again communicated my concerns about salary and was told they could work something out if I was the right fit. The interview was a group discussion with 4 hiring managers / employees. It went well enough however only lasted about 45 minutes. There was no plant tour or anything else. Seemed like there would have been more to it considering I drove 4 hrs to get there. I was given a PAR booklet (A personality test) that took about 6 hrs to complete and send in. They said they were very motivated to make a decision in the next few weeks and would let me know. After a number of follow up calls / emails all initiated by me I finally got a call on April 18th (almost 45 days after my interview) asking if I was interested in an offer at a lateral, however no actual numbers were discussed. I said I would like to see an offer and they said they would have one in a few days. On May 2nd (14 days) I received a call saying they could not offer me the position at even a lateral salary wise because it was not in-line with others in that role. Overall the process was disappointing. I can understand if my salary expectations are not in line with what is offed but I would have rather have ended it there instead of wasting time only to circle back to that road block later.

Interview Question – Very standard interview questions. The PAR (personality test) was VERY involved and took a lot of time to complete.   Answer Question

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ICD Chemical Engineering Interview

ICD Chemical Engineering
Ashley, IN

I applied online and the process took 5 weeks - interviewed at Parker Hannifin in November 2013.

Interview Details – I applied through a university career website and I received an initial phone call to arrange for a phone interview. After the phone interview, I was contacted the next day to arrange for an onsite interview the next week. The first thing they made you do is filling in the paper work along with reference contacts. Then, the plant superintendent brought me for a plant tour. Afterwards, I had lunch with the plant manager, superintendent, HR manager and several plant employees. After lunch, there was a one-on-one interview with the plant HR manager and plant manager.

Interview Question – How do you cope with constant change in new technology?   Answer Question

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Flow Technician Interview

Flow Technician
Moncks Corner, SC

I applied in-person and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Parker Hannifin in January 2010.

Interview Details – Walked in and spoke with the receptionist. Filled out an application online, and was called in a week later. Talked with the hiring supervisor, and then was introduced to the quality engineer. Took a mechanical readiness test, and was hired shortly thereafter. The readiness test consisted of me putting together a sub-assembly as instructed by a company diagram. Was the key factor in me getting the job.

Interview Question – The mechanical readiness test.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation

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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Summer Intern Interview

Summer Intern

I applied through an employee referral and interviewed at Parker Hannifin.

Interview Details – Very casual and friendly. One of the Vice Presidents arranged the internship and interview for me. I was only a rising sophomore at the time, so they went pretty easy on me. They asked about my accounting experience from my Freshman year classes and what type of things I wanted to learn.

Interview Question – No technical questions- asked me when I could begin work and when I had to end for school.   Answer Question

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Easy Interview

Technical Sales Development Program Interview

Technical Sales Development Program
Cleveland, OH

I applied through college or university and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Parker Hannifin in January 2014.

Interview Details – Spoke with past associates at an on campus career fair. Received a next day interview, which was very conversational, really just wanted to get to know me as a person and some of my past experiences. A month or so later I was offered an interview at HQ in Cleveland. In the mean time had to complete an assessment test (primarily mechanics).

The interview turned into 8. I interviewed with representatives from each division of PH. Once again conversational, but had behavioral questions intermixed. Asked a lot about past experiences. It is a long day, but you get a real feel for PH as a company.

Interview Question – What's the importance of having sales associates? What's your favorite movie? (caught me off guard).   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – N/A

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No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Manufacturing Engineer Intern Interview

Manufacturing Engineer Intern

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Parker Hannifin.

Interview Details – Had a phone interview and a face to face interview

Interview Question – What are your weaknesses?   Answer Question

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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Cimtec Polisher, Manual Spline, Keyway Interview

Cimtec Polisher, Manual Spline, Keyway
Kings Mountain, NC

I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 6 months - interviewed at Parker Hannifin in February 2011.

Interview Details – Interview process was very thorough. .HR and Management was very personable. Interview team was easy to talk to ,and clear with their expectations.

Interview Question – I was currently working with a temporary service, and was placed at Parker Hannifin for a period of 6months before being Hired Full-Time. No unexpected questions   Answer Question

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Easy Interview

Manufacturing Engineer Interview

Manufacturing Engineer
Naples, FL

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Parker Hannifin in February 2013.

Interview Details – Very straight forward interview, questions included previous work experience, schooling and personal interests. None of the questions were too technical but I did need to provide detailed examples of my projects at previous jobs and with their outcomes. Interviewer gave a great impression of how the facility is run and what they expect out of their engineers.

Interview Question – All were very fair and conversational in nature.   Answer Question

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