Parker Hannifin Reviews

Updated October 22, 2014
Updated October 22, 2014
288 Reviews
3.3
288 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.  

    Provides opportunity since Parker is a big name

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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
  2.  

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

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    • 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 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
  3.  

    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
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  5.  

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  6.  

    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.

  7.  

    A place where I was allowed and provided growth opportunity .

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    • Senior Management
    • 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
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    Great intern learning experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Intern in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Intern in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at Parker Hannifin as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    - Laid back, comfortable work environment
    - Great pay
    - Personable management
    - Everyone has a voice
    - Clear and value stream mapping
    - Intern plays a vital role in daily business, not simply "busy work." Projects are meaningful and educational
    - Management wants you to learn and cares about your personal growth.

    Cons

    - Lack of synergy between lower level employees and upper management
    - Sells through distribution rather than directly to customer
    - Sales team is corporate, not divisional, and thus there is little synergy.
    - Could do a much better job of advertising open positions
    - I felt that a couple of employees could work much harder but nothing was said or done directly, just gossip

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Attend team meetings more often. Step foot onto the manufacturing floor more often and check to make sure that mfg processes are being executed correctly. Reward/recognize for performance and punish for lack thereof. Otherwise, keep doing what you're doing.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Doing contract work.

    • 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 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.  

    Nice work environment for intern

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Current Employee - Intern in Lexington-Fayette, KY

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

    Pros

    Compensation was great; work was satisfying

    Cons

    Interns were sometimes neglected in the work environment

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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