Parker Hannifin Reviews

Updated March 24, 2015
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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. Basically just had to pull parts from machine, check for visual defects, and package parts.

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    Former Employee - Picker Packer in Fairport, NY
    Former Employee - Picker Packer in Fairport, NY

    I worked at Parker Hannifin

    Pros

    You pretty much got to sit down at your machine the whole time,no one really bothered you other than the inspector who came by every couple hours.

    Cons

    No cons other than plastic fumes.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. Parker Hannifin CSD

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    Current Employee - Program Manager in Ogden, UT
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Ogden, UT

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

    Pros

    Ok for a big compan. Competitive pay and good benefits. Payed for my MBA. I especially like the healthy lifestyles reembursement and CAM (things like massages, acupuncture and wholistic medicine is covered).

    Cons

    under staffed & concerns over future business outlook. Senior management needs to re-evaluate existing contracts & future contracts. Supply chain needs more workers to manage suppliers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more people and revise existing contracts. Staff for future success instead of failure.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3. Marketing, Administrative, HR

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Large organization, departmental centers of excellence

    Cons

    Lack of cohesive inter-departmental communication,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More transparency needed from management team to encourage employee engagement

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. Product Engineer on contract assignment. Great team of people to work with.

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    Former Contractor - Manufacturing Engineer in Rockford, IL
    Former Contractor - Manufacturing Engineer in Rockford, IL

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

    Pros

    Some of the best management methods I have seen.

    Cons

    Future projects and outcasts were not talked about nor relayed to employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good job. However, better communication with your core employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Top notch technology.

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    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
  7. Great place to work

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    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
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    Poor Leadership

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Their CAM (Complimentary, Alternative Medicine) benefit is innovative and nice to have. Salary was competitive, but not fantastic.

    Cons

    Take it from a former employee in Parker's management - if you are looking for engaged leadership who truly care about their employees, then avoid Parker. Lots of silos in overall organization as well as divisional level, that do not work well with each other.

    Their upper, operations management preach and pontificate, but have no clue themselves on how to grow and improve the business. Group Presidnent thinks yelling and berating their divisional management is how to get things done. I say, get out of the 1950's and get with the present!

    They also think graphing and posting every single metric in everyway possible is somehow "managing the business". There is an ongoing joke there that all Parker produces anymore is graphs, not products.
    Many of their divisions have not been upgraded or improved since the 1970's, which again is another sign of not caring much about the employees environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Actually listen and talk with your employees and first line management and stop using dog and pony powerpoint shows that are entirely redundant, to "manage". It's a crutch, but it's all they know. Ultimately, Parker needs much more turnover in the upper and executive ranks - it is old and stodgy and they have no new ideas or what true leadership is all about.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. It is a great company with some lousy division leaders

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    Current Employee - Director in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Director in Cleveland, OH

    I have been working at Parker Hannifin

    Pros

    The corporate leadership has a great vision and very qualified leaders

    Cons

    Every division acts like their own company and have very incompetent VP/GM who rather than support you they make you feel like a target because they are afraid to be surrounded by those who can do what they cannot....as it should be

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Top leadership should weed out the poor leadership at the group and division levels who do not emulate Parker values. It's not hard to figure out who these people are.....do a couple of skip within the division and it will take 5 people to tell you who add value and who just beat employees into wanting to leave because they have zero leadership skills. A lot of good people with deep experience and capability walk away because of these folks

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. respectable co adequate compensation. requires time management in that production numbers are tracked and goals are hi

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    Former Employee - Line Tech in Greensboro, NC
    Former Employee - Line Tech in Greensboro, NC

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

    Pros

    respectable co with adequate pay

    Cons

    production goals high and training is not formalized

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    faciltate work by making available tools needed

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Good money, easy job but terribly currupt human recourse department and bad harrassment.

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    Current Employee - Machinist in Richland, MI
    Current Employee - Machinist in Richland, MI

    I have been working at Parker Hannifin

    Pros

    The job pays well and a monkey could do it. The profit sharing is nice depending on where you work. Overall the job itself is great.

    Cons

    Harassment was the first and worst thing about the place. The older women are jealous of anyone young and good looking. The Human recourse department is another utterly terrible topic. They are incredibly currupt, allow harrassment, make the rules up as they go and on top of that are condescending in the process. I was verbally bullied by not just one but two of the human recourse women both over the phone and in person, many times. They publicly humiliated a woman and made her stand up In front of our entire department and apologize over an isolated incident that occurred only between her and another employee. I and many others were lied to and manipulated by our own human recourse representatives.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get your human recourse department in richland under control before you end up with a lawsuit you can't win.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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