Parker Hannifin Reviews

Updated September 21, 2014
Updated September 21, 2014
278 Reviews
3.2
278 Reviews
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Parker Hannifin Chairman, President, and CEO Don Washkewicz
Don Washkewicz
154 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • They need good benefits because everyone hates to work here (in 16 reviews)

  • Decent, safety conscious company with fairly good pay and benefits (in 13 reviews)


Cons
  • It's interesting to see all upper management with huge years of employment at Parker (in 12 reviews)

  • Mixed priorities may be frustrating at times (in 4 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great company to work for

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst  in  Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Cleveland, OH

    I worked at Parker Hannifin part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The people are great and friendly. the hours are flexible

    Cons

    The type of work was boring and repetitive

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nothing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Intern  in  Elyria, OH
    Current Employee - IT Intern in Elyria, OH

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

    Pros

    Awesome company to work for, great flexibility and great people.

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Very Interesting Experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Parker Hannifin as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Small Company Feel
    Multiple Departments under one roof
    Flexible Work Schedule
    Great People
    Good Pay
    Good Benefits
    Connected Workplace
    Great Atmosphere
    Profit sharing

    Cons

    Not many negative things to say about Parker Hannifin. I believe it was a great company from the limited amount of time I worked with them. I do think there is room to update their methodology and technology, but when somethings not broke, why fix it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    It was a once in a lifetime opportunity to work for Parker Hannifin.

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    Former Employee - Territory Manager  in  Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Territory Manager in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    I worked at Parker Hannifin full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    My boss was a great mentor. He taught me how to be the best I could be. He created a fun and challenging career for me.

    Cons

    Management did not treat all customers the same. We were told not to spend too much time with what management called Z customers. i thought that is wrong. All customers should be treated with the highest level of customer satisfaction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    I was not Parker Employee, I am a contractor. I do not know or "allowed" to know anything beside my role that vary.

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    Former Employee - Software QA  in  Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Software QA in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Parker Hannifin as a contractor for more than 5 years

    Pros

    There are a lots of good people and opportunity to learn about my job and my roles based on my assignments. People are helpful.

    Cons

    I do not allowed to attend any type of "pay training" like "full time". I wish I can get training (that pertain to my assignment) like those full time employee does.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow the contractor for a training that pertain to their job assignment like full time employee. The knowledge to do the job will pay off the investment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    PARKER EXPERIENCE

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    Current Employee - Production Planner  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Production Planner in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Profit sharing program is okay.

    Cons

    conservative policies and decision making is not optimal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Embrace innovation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Rat Race

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    Former Employee - Product Engineer  in  Washington, MO
    Former Employee - Product Engineer in Washington, MO

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

    Pros

    Experience working at a large corporation, Structured, Benefits were ok but not great.

    Cons

    Negotiate for the salary you want for the entire time you work there, because once you're in the Matrix, everything is locked in. Your potential for compensation is capped, even with promotions. RONA is a non-existent. They compensate for a lack of sales by laying people off or through attrition. Be ready to cover multiple jobs. There is no sick time, all time off has to be made up or taken out of your vacation. Managers are not mentors but merely bean counters.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You're only profitable because of the people working for your company. Learn to appreciate your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    great benefits, but no loyalty

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Parker Hannifin

    Pros

    Some of the people are really nice and helpful, but that doesn't always make up for the "better-than-thou" ones.

    Cons

    no loyalty to employees and older employees make it impossilbe to implement new idea. "Done it before, it didn't work" mentality.

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

    System Engineer

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer  in  Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Irvine, CA

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

    Pros

    Good benefits are good thing

    Cons

    there are severe bureaucracy in this company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Minimize management change

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

    Best job I ever had!!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources Assistant  in  Morton, IL
    Former Employee - Human Resources Assistant in Morton, IL

    I worked at Parker Hannifin full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    I worked in the HR department in Morton and the training and opportunities to advance or take on more responsibilities were great! My boss was awesome and always willing to teach me and help me set and reach my goals. She was always open to ideas and suggestions and willing to try new things. Employee incentives and recognition programs were top notch. I also liked the fact that for the most part everyone worked together as a team.

    Cons

    Sad, but true, I honestly can't think of anything that actually pertained to me.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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