Parker Hannifin Reviews

Updated October 22, 2014
Updated October 22, 2014
292 Reviews
3.3
292 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.  

    Wonderful learning experience with great people!

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    • 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
  2.  

    Human Resources

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Pros

    There are a lot of opportunities if you are willing to relocate. It is a fortune 500 company, so they have more to offer with talent development and personal performance plans.

    Cons

    It is a very political company and runs like the "good old boys club". They should use attainable metrics on the personal performance plans. They need to offer more vacation to stay competitive. 11 days is not enough in 2014.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a more inclusive environment. Should hire female engineers and more minorities.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    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.

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  5.  

    Provides opportunity since Parker is a big name

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering Intern in Anaheim, CA
    Current Employee - Engineering Intern in Anaheim, CA

    I have been working at Parker Hannifin as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Friendly environment and people
    Opportunity to learn and grow in the correct niche
    Salary is generous

    Cons

    Some division needs help in improving management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop losing money

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great people to work with, good work life balance, and good mid career salaries.

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    • 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 5 years)

    Pros

    Employees are all very friendly, the work life balance is good now that a 9/80 schedule has been implemented.

    Cons

    Little or no career advancement for mid-career level employees, promotions seem to be given when employee is going to leave, annual raise is generally 3% plus or minus 0.5%

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your employees are your most valuable assets, if you want to keep good talent, respect them, and treat them how you want to be treated or you will continue to see consistent turnover.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Document Control in Anaheim, CA
    Current Employee - Document Control in Anaheim, CA

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

    Pros

    Learn a lot of things

    Cons

    The people, the environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    great to work with

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good learning experience with my first real-world engineering company.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineering Co-Op in Lynchburg, VA
    Former Employee - Engineering Co-Op in Lynchburg, VA

    I worked at Parker Hannifin part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The values and the people in the company are great. There is a lot to learn at this company and it is a great experience for anyone looking to get more out of their career.

    Cons

    Communication between departments was lacking at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to work hard and provide a fun environment for the employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Parker Hannifin

    Pros

    Benefits were very good, don't know now with Obama care

    Cons

    Management style did not make for a good fit for me.

  10.  

    A place where I was allowed and provided growth opportunity .

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Tester in Charleston, SC
    Former Employee - Tester in Charleston, SC

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

    Pros

    Parker Hannifin is one of the best company I had the opportunity to work for. The management listened to all advice I brought to the table. If management see that you are an employee who cares about their job, they really out a lot into making sure you are ok . I absolutely loved working there.

    Cons

    Management are to relaxed with employees that do not do what they are hired to do. They give to much lead way for the bad apples of the bunch.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Come up with better method of dealing with those employees that are not doing their job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accountant in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Accountant in Cleveland, OH

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

    Pros

    Very Stable company. Many opportunities for advancement and moving up. Great company to be apart of, they are an American company and represent a great opportunity for many individuals.

    Cons

    The usual things that come along with working for a large multi-national corporation. Sometimes communication can be unclear on things and getting things done through HR can be time consuming but this is to be expected and I can't complain really.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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