Parker Hannifin

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Parker Hannifin Reviews

Updated November 11, 2014
Updated November 11, 2014
300 Reviews
3.3
300 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.  

    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
  2.  

    Very positive place to work at.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
  3.  

    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
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  5.  

    Parker Tube Fittings Division Co-op

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  6.  

    Great place to work with great benefits

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.  

    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.

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    typical large corporation

    • 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

    Pros

    If you are in the high value or core business groups or divisions, you can do OK and there are opportunities available. You have to be willing to move and change divisions to climb the ladder, if that is your goal. Otherwise you will top out fairly quickly but the company does have staying power.

    Cons

    the more obscure groups and divisions are poorly managed and overly political. You will be expected to place the company and work above everything else. Moving up requires moving to a new place and division.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Mngmnt doesn't care

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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.  

    Doing contract work.

    • Comp & Benefits
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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 as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Doing interesting projects. The company has a great family and community involvement. Many different types of products and services to offer.

    Cons

    Doing contract work usually leads to perminent job placement in most large companies. This is not the case here. They don't seem to have a feel for what their needs will be in the future.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a better handle on your future production needs and hire your contract people after the usual 6-9 month vetting period.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Wonderful learning experience with great people!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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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