Parker Hannifin Reviews

Updated September 3, 2015
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Parker Hannifin CEO Tom Williams
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Pros
  • Good benefits in a great location (in 19 reviews)

  • Great people who care and work very hard (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. Helpful (1)

    Good place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Strong team work among excellent engineers, good products in Motion & Control Tech, and a fairly large company will good movement opportunities.

    Cons

    Many management changes in the last 12 months, so leadership is still finding their roles and appear to be making quick, but poorly reasoned, knee jerk responses to the sliding Obama-economy.


  2. You could work at worse places

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Parker Hannifin full-time

    Pros

    Try their best to be employee focused while keeping an eye on controlling cost corporation wide. If effort was the baseline they might get an A, actual is probably a C+

    Cons

    Systems are obsolete, probably older than you are. Many of it's employees don't understand how departments work together, making it frustrating to complete projects.

    Advice to Management

    Additional efforts to retain talent will pay off, letting talent pursue other opportunities won't cripple company, but will hinder progress.


  3. Decent place

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Louisville, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Very close in the office, like family.

    Cons

    Warehouse environment not temperature controlled


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  5. Not recommended

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    Former Employee - Team Leader in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Parker Hannifin full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good people on the floor to work with and some in non mngmt positions.

    Cons

    Management is out for themselves, no matter what they say about empowering the employee.

    Advice to Management

    You suck.


  6. Parker

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    Former Employee - Cell Lead in Arlington, TX
    Former Employee - Cell Lead in Arlington, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Parker Hannifin full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good friendly people, good management, and benefits were great.

    Cons

    Antiquated equipment, and bad communication

    Advice to Management

    Get updated equipment and a on hands training


  7. Intern

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    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Charlotte, NC
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Parker Hannifin (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice env to work with nice people, growing business product are good

    Cons

    small facilities, nothing to say anything than that everything was good


  8. Good place to work

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    Current Employee - Quality Engineer in Grantsburg, WI
    Current Employee - Quality Engineer in Grantsburg, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Parker Hannifin full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great Benefits Relocation opportunities as Parker is a globally diversified business Maintains a "Hometown" lifestyle at many of the plants Tuition Reimbursement program

    Cons

    High dependency on college education as a means for advancement, without coordination of internal candidates to fill these positions Too many metrics- Many experts recommend only a handful, Parker has two handfuls of somewhat conflicting metrics making it difficult to focus too much on any one of them Elevation of PC&L department as the experts in scheduling- many are not trained in this type of work and struggle with basic Lean concepts. Logistics is only part of the title as this department has yet to embrace this function into their responsibility.

    Advice to Management

    Work to identify future talent within the organization and immediately take action to start developing employees. As leaders, strive to lead by example. Do not lose sight of the daily tasks that are required for a business to run- all of the discussions can not be completed at a 30,000 ft view of our plant. Tactical actions are needed every day to make sure that our customers are impressed with our service.


  9. Parker Hannifin Aerospace Stratflex

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Parker Hannifin full-time

    Pros

    Stratoflex Division within Parker is doing extremely well. Good job security. Great group of peers to work with. Good starting pay.

    Cons

    Division cutting head count to reduce overhead causes excess workload on other employees due to none existent streamlined processes in place before deciding to merge positions. Key managers in a place of power to create these processes do not seek feedback or suggestions from its users and implement processes that cause more workload. Yearly merit increases are not aligned to actual work performed. HR as too much of an influence to reject a managers review of an employee when HR does not know what every employee's workloads are. Information on job title descriptions, how to receive promotions, your pay scale in your current job title or new job title, etc are non existent and seemed to be kept very secret.


  10. Corporate

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH

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

    Pros

    Parker is a large, stable company. They are very good at what they do even if it is a thousand things. The breadth of their product line is huge.

    Cons

    Not very innovative. They prefer to grow incrementally as opposed to by leaps and bounds. They also prefer to grow by acquisition.


  11. Low salaries. Good profit sharing.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Parker Hannifin full-time

    Pros

    Nice profit sharing all the way down to the hourly employee.

    Cons

    Low salary. No regard for advanced degrees.

    Advice to Management

    Increase salaries to retain good talent, even if profit sharing has to drop some.



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