Parker Hannifin

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Parker Hannifin Reviews

Updated December 10, 2014
Updated December 10, 2014
306 Reviews
3.3
306 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.  

    Pretty good

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Design Engineering Co-op in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Design Engineering Co-op in Columbus, OH

    I worked at Parker Hannifin

    Pros

    The company tends to really care about it's employees and the environment is pretty relaxed.

    Cons

    Depending on the division, work can be kind of boring.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Career Focused Company

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

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

    Pros

    Managers allow you to make key decisions that effect your territory
    Internal support from Management
    Benefits

    Cons

    Salary could be more competitive, but your benefits are probably going to be as good as it gets.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Solid Organization - Very Corporate

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior IT Analyst
    Current Employee - Senior IT Analyst

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

    Pros

    Many employees have been here for decades; keep your head down, work hard, and they'll take care of you. Work-life balance is par; about what you'd expect from any large corporation. Compensation is good. Heavily based on divisional performance and bonuses.

    Cons

    Because turnover is low, the line for promotions is long and requires political savvy. Advancement is not easy and you really have fight for it. (Depending on your discipline)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    From an IT perspective, invest more in providing services to business units to help them implement enterprise solutions. With the best of breed strategy, integration needs to be a core competency. Either help us do it, or allow us to add resources to our staff to do it ourselves.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Hybrid Drive Systems Division

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Columbus, OH

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

    Pros

    Cool product, great learning experience. Only worth it if you have the opportunity to work on a team that develops controls software, its the best learning experience there.

    Cons

    Poor management, depressing to work in a group responsible for sales that sells very little. Unless oil prices move up--this isn't likely to get any better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate talented people more, work to get them in an environment where they have the opportunity to be truly empowered. Almost every talented person I knew from this division left over time because these things didn't happen.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Fort Worth TX

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  7.  

    Metrics drive all activity

    • 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 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.  

    Very positive place to work at.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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
  9.  

    Great place to gain technical experience.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  10.  

    Great company with top notch systems.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  11.  

    Parker Tube Fittings Division Co-op

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

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