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Oppressive

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

I have been working at Parker Hannifin full-time for more than a year

Pros

My coworkers are nice. The facility is pretty.

Cons

If I could describe the work environment at Parker in one word, it would be "oppressive". Recently, Parker began an initiative to train all employees on empowerment. The culture at Parker is the opposite of empowered. It is a culture of escalation. The solution to everything is to escalate to management. How about using lean tools and drilling down to the root cause of the issue and finding a permanent solution rather than micromanaging the employees and the issues?

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Retire all the dinosaurs. The culture is never going to change until all the managers that have been in the exact same positions since the 80's move on. Parker still runs an a mainframe! Really? Give the employees some modern tools so that they can work smarter, not harder.

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Overall experience was slightly negative.

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    Former Employee - Assembly  in  Machesney Park, Winnebago, IL
    Former Employee - Assembly in Machesney Park, Winnebago, IL

    I worked at Parker Hannifin

    Pros

    Competitive compensation and good benefits including paid vacations, paid holidays, health insurance, 100% matched 401K. Other perks include loan options on certain products and incentives for healthy living.

    Cons

    Long work hours including over-time on Saturdays. Reduced and eliminated break periods. Noisy and dirty work environment. Lack of respect from middle management and supervision.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate with employees effectively and with respect. Allow employees to have a sufficient number of break periods. Recognize employees for hard work and attendence.

    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Parker is like a faternal brotherhood with access levels.

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    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager  in  Mayfield Heights, Cuyahoga, OH
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Mayfield Heights, Cuyahoga, OH

    I have been working at Parker Hannifin

    Pros

    Some freedom to do my job in the way I prefer.

    Cons

    Too many arrogant superstars reaching for the top!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Practice what you preach. Empowerment is more than a word printed on company propaganda.

    Approves of CEO
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