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Former Employee - Project Engineer  in  Vernon Hills, IL
Former Employee - Project Engineer in Vernon Hills, IL

I worked at Parkson Corporation full-time for more than a year

Pros

Good product line and competitive for a mid-sized company in the water/wastewater treatment industry. Good customer service and experienced field service personnel and great Reps. Good compensation.

Cons

Very low employee retention - about 1 to 2yrs on an average for new hires between 2009 and 2012. Several older employers also were laid-off in the recent 5 yrs, which keeps everyone else on the edge not knowing what the next move by the Management be. If any, there are very few active patents for the products and technology owned by the Company. Research & Development (R&D) is key to sustainable growth and new process/equipment development at such a company. However, R&D is headed by personnel with undergraduate degrees but several years of experience in doing what they do. And so are most of the Managers of engineering teams. Industrial sales are only a small percentage of the overall and the Company has not seen any significant profitable growth in this sector and new ventures pursued in recent years.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Patents, new technology and significant upgrades to existing product line would be key to sustainable growth for this Company. And personnel driving these initiatives should be experienced but also academically qualified. A dedicated and qualified research team (with PhDs), adding budget to your R&D work, partnering with local Universities for research can all help improve your products and innovate to gain a strong foothold in this industry.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook

Other Reviews for Parkson Corporation

  1.  

    Very friendly environment, nice coworkers and professionals

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    Current Employee - Aftermarket Representative  in  Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Aftermarket Representative in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    I have been working at Parkson Corporation as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Coworkers are very nice, helpful, and friendly. They are always willing to teach you and motivate you to ask questions. Management is very well respected and they also treat you as equals. They have plenty of activities to make it fun.

    Cons

    I didn't really find anything negative about company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I don't have any advice to share.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Great Company, enjoy working for them.

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    Current Employee - Technical Service Specialist  in  Aurora, IL
    Current Employee - Technical Service Specialist in Aurora, IL

    I have been working at Parkson Corporation full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The division I work in is doing well in spite of the economy. Other divisions should do well when the economy turns around.

    Cons

    Would like a better retirement package, but cutting out pensions in the private sector is the norm.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Current upper management is headed in the right direction.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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