Parker Hannifin

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Parker Hannifin Reviews

Updated November 24, 2014
Updated November 24, 2014
302 Reviews
3.3
302 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.  

    Very positive place to work at.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

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

    Pros

    Although salary was average, profit sharing made up for it. Great employee moral programs. Good flexibily. Good peer interaction including with management.

    Cons

    Limited, strict vacation policy. Location was in a mostly residential area with limited access to food, no onsite food availability. Some politics due to small division.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to gain technical experience.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Engineer in Elyria, OH
    Former Employee - Product Engineer in Elyria, OH

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

    Pros

    Lots of new technology. Senior team members are leaders in the field.

    Cons

    Difficult customers. Leaders and management need to support team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Back up your team members. Manage communication channels between all business teams.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great company with top notch systems.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Planner in Richland, MI
    Current Employee - Production Planner in Richland, MI

    I have been working at Parker Hannifin full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Innovative and progressive environment. If you have an idea that enhances efficiency, it will be followed through to implementation.
    They have a well Integrated IT system that provides a foundation to superb operation management and a winning customer experience.

    Cons

    May require long hours at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep attracting the best and brightest to raise the intellectual powerhouse even higher.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Parker Tube Fittings Division Co-op

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Engineering Co-Op in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Engineering Co-Op in Columbus, OH

    I worked at Parker Hannifin as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    you get to spend a day a week in the lab setting up tests
    pretty honest performance review at 3 month and 6 month points.
    get a good idea of what bachelor engineers do with their time

    Cons

    Gets redundant after a couple months. You basically do the work that is too mundane for the full time engineers
    lots of pro-engineer.
    no real opportunity for employment after co-op

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to work with great benefits

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Strategic Pricing Trainee in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Strategic Pricing Trainee in Cleveland, OH

    I have been working at Parker Hannifin full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The people are very helpful. Will help with any problems that you have and are willing to teach at all times.

    Cons

    Very old school/traditional culture which can be an adjustment compared to other jobs that can be more flexible with time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Metrics drive all activity

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

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

    Pros

    Only work alternate Friday's, exciting product and application, good pay. Work with good people.

    Cons

    Work many off-Fridays, flat organization, profit driven and demanding aerospace customers. Much demanded of employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Fort Worth TX

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    Current Employee - Product Engineer in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Product Engineer in Fort Worth, TX

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

    Pros

    The benefits were pretty good as were company values.

    Cons

    There was a need to make changes in order to win contracts that had certain requirements, these changes were not easily made in a company whose employees at that time spent time there when their parents were working. Those parents and the children both work in what popular belief agree works and doesn't need to change.

    One positive must be highlighted from that statement and that would be several generations of family's have worked there throughout their careers. This dedication says a lot about the company. The resistance to change was incredible but in most cases we made it happen by answering questions, constant communication, and open to hear them.

    There is one location that has major issues with the building itself, this is where changes were difficult. Another location was opened in Fort Worth and this was all up-to-date, and staffed by a wide range of ages and experience who knew changes must occur to stay ahead of competition.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Many experienced and knowledgable managers hired at that location with goals of set milestones to meet the changes they were hired to make. These managers reported to their management in California and often didn't make the goals because of upper management in Fort Worth. Turn-over is the result. Creating a company that can attract and keep customers is difficult but for those who are pushing the company forward this isn't a difficulty. Hard work? Yes, but with a team who works together it is also extremely rewarding, sometimes even fun. This results in a strong sense of personal ownership, pride, and a team that is solid and a foundation in that company.

    One more piece of advice. There is a lot of knowledge in people's heads that are not documented or oftentimes even known the knowledge exists in someone's brain so we didn't know who to ask. Start with those who will soon retire as well as those who followed a parents choice of employer . Do not think that any knowledgable they have isn't applicable anymore. Processes, the way they have always done it doesn't apply here. There is critical information regarding parts, drawings, what replaced one part and why are waiting to fill a lot of areas in the past. This information is extremely important to everyone working there, and it often leads to big smiles and sighs of relief. The time it will take to document it will be worth every effort.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Mngmnt doesn't care

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC

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

    Pros

    The non management people are great to work with.

    Cons

    Management does not care about its people, the ones who do all the work. They treat us like slave labor, with their stupid occurrences. If you are late a minute or you God forbid take a sick day without it being scheduled, you get an occurrence. After so many you get written up and possibly fired.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great flexibility with skills utilized!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Parker Hannifin

    Pros

    The company is willing to train you on aspects that are essential to the job.

    Cons

    Focus of company is not clear with projects.

  11.  

    Wonderful learning experience with great people!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer Intern in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer Intern in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Parker Hannifin as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great work environment with lots of friendly people.
    The people working there have a lot of enthusiasm for what they do. Many will take the time to explain concepts to you if you have a question about something.
    I personally didn't feel pressured to work longer hours than I needed to and often only stayed late to avoid traffic.

    Cons

    You're required to use some pretty old and buggy software. I understand it would cost a bundle to upgrade the company but I saw more DOS style windows there than I could count.
    Many senior engineers commented that new management was encouraging workers to do more with less. While it did not effect me personally, most people I spoke to about this seemed overwhelmed with the work being given to them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider giving your workers a bit more leisure to complete their current tasks before overloading them with new work. You'll likely lose a lot of good staff if this continues.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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