Parker Hannifin

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Parker Hannifin Reviews

Updated December 18, 2014
Updated December 18, 2014
309 Reviews
3.3
309 Reviews
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Parker Hannifin Chairman, President, and CEO Don Washkewicz
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167 Ratings

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.  

    Place to Retire

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

    I have been working at Parker Hannifin

    Pros

    Alternative medicine, living well programs, alternative work schedule

    Cons

    No vertical growth for young, disconnected middle management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote on merit, not years of service

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Nice place t owork

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Parker Hannifin

    Pros

    Nice place to work and

    Cons

    Nice place t owork and

    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    Great place to gain technical experience.

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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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

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