Parker Hannifin

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Parker Hannifin Reviews

Updated February 28, 2015
Updated February 28, 2015
336 Reviews
3.4
336 Reviews
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Parker Hannifin Chairman, President, and CEO Don Washkewicz
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • They need good benefits because everyone hates to work here (in 19 reviews)

  • Awesome company to work for, great flexibility and great people (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. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good company to work for. lots of room for improvement

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at Parker Hannifin full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Freedom to explore ideas to expand business and promote growth. Management provides resources to help individuals improve job performance.

    Cons

    Terrible vacation compensation. If one thing were to make me leave Parker, it would be this alone. Management is very lean on headcount though and doesn't replace people quick enough when someone leaves the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Push for better vacation compensation. Other companies with similar overal pay and benefits easily outrank Parker when it comes to vacation time. It's also time to change the 'use it or lose it' policy for vacation and let people accrue the time and save it up. Parker burns out their newly acquired talent because of the entry level vacation they offer and within a few years they leave. Your really need to look into this and offer your new employees better vacation time. No one should have to work there for 10 years before they reach 3 weeks, that should be the starting point, then 4 weeks at 5 years, and 6 weeks at 15 years.

    Most important, when people leave the company, you need to bring in a replacement before they are gone so the transfer of knowledge from old to new can occur. The lack of this has lead to an enormous amount of lost knowledge and time while the new person comes up to speed. What should take 2-4 weeks take 4-6 months. You're really not saving money by waiting until somebody has been gone for 6 months before filling the position.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Parker Hannifin

    Pros

    Great place to build a career.

    Cons

    Due to most facilities being small (100 to 200 employees) must be willing to relocate for advancement opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Top notch technology.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Test Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Former Contractor - Test Engineer in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Parker Hannifin as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good solid programs. Lots of work and fast paced.

    Cons

    Not enough resources for the amount of work which leads to long hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too many managers and most of the time not in sync with work versus schedule.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Lean manufacturing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Parker Hannifin

    Pros

    Paid housing and moving expenses

    Cons

    Moving every 6 months for first 2 years

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's a very good company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Parker Hannifin

    Pros

    I like the office atmosphere and most of the employees that I met are friendly. I also like the transparency among people. And the training I received during my tenure as a GET was a wholesome experience.

    Cons

    It's a little taxing at times.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Test Technician, Mfg Engineer, Team Leader in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Test Technician, Mfg Engineer, Team Leader in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Parker Hannifin

    Pros

    They will promote from within, those who have been able to demonstrate their skills. I started as a production test technician and because I was always interested in understanding more about the products, I was move into a R&D position. That led to a promotion as an Assembly & Test Manufacturing Engineer and lastly as a Team Leader for a manufacturing cell.

    Cons

    I hit a ceiling and could only advance so far. Typical monthly shipment driven company but I thrive in high pressure environments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work. Great HR Dept., the best Engineers and production personel I've ever experienced.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    It was a great stepping stone for a beginning engineer.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineering Co-Op in Charleston, SC
    Former Employee - Engineering Co-Op in Charleston, SC

    I worked at Parker Hannifin

    Pros

    Good experiences, made lifetime contacts

    Cons

    Some of the work was very monotonous, not much actual engineering to be done

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    They will stand by employees, in the long term, if one gives a good effort.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at Parker Hannifin as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Parker Hannifin worked with me and my college schedule. I worked 2nd. or 3rd. shift and took 2 classes a semester for 6 wonderful years. BBA - Management.

    Cons

    Parker advances very slowly in most areas. Many people just don't want to stay around for years to get promoted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advance good workers at a faster rate.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good Place to Start Working, but not for Everyone

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Manager
    Current Employee - Product Manager

    I have been working at Parker Hannifin

    Pros

    1) many divisions covering a vast amount of technology 2) decent benefits package 3)International company for those with aspirations to travel 4) Known name for its Industry 5) GREAT personalities within the company

    Cons

    1) Divisions are not all structured the same, which can be good, but bad at the same time. You can either be at a very prosperous Division, or be at one that is completely on the other end of the spectrum 2) Because of Parker's structure, sometimes, its own Divisions aren't aware of what products another Division might have, which makes Parker difficult to navigate thru for both the employee AND customer 3) Division's Staff-Level Management sometimes are not as engaged as they should be until something is "on fire" or a "hot opportunity", which is disappointing at times 4) International business can be difficult for any company, but sometimes Parker is at competition with its own counterparts 5) HUGE lack of training on the Division level; Corporate has great training programs for the college graduate, but for a new employee coming from a different company, or transitioning divisions, there is definitely room for improvement 6) Hard to move up in the company unless you don't mind moving or unless you're either Sales or Operations oriented.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1) Try to create some sort of synergy across the Divisions so Parker can act as ONE.
    2) Improve International Relations across all Groups
    3) Improve Divisional Job Training for those outside of the entry-level or college graduate applicant pool

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Okay.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Parker Hannifin

    Pros

    Job Stability and Alternate Work Schedule

    Cons

    Employee turnover bound to happen at upper levels.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retaining talent is a struggle.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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