Parkson Corporation

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Parkson Corporation Reviews

Updated December 2, 2014
Updated December 2, 2014
27 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good team environment

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    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    I worked at Parkson Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Worked in engineering. Good leadership and training. Team environment.

    Cons

    Constantly had to account for every minute of your day to charge to certain jobs...just annoying but not difficult

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Potential for Growth?

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    I worked at Parkson Corporation full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great city to live. I enjoyed the weather and the beaches, nice people in Fort Lauderdale area.
    If you want to experiment working in this industry and living there for a year or two, this can be a good choice.
    People are collaborative and welcoming.
    Good benefits and opportunity to take on a project for a couple of years.

    Cons

    There were lots o changes in management recently and it is uncertain what is the future of the company.
    If you are not an MBA the potential to get a higher management roles are very low.
    Technical expertise is not valued as much as business, which is a very narrow perspective that has lead to the shrinkage of the company.
    Most of people with experience are retiring or leave the company, reducing tremendously knowledge capital for Parkson.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce uncertainty about company's future by keeping open meetings with realistic results. Too much optimism has been the cause of current demotivation among employees.
    Promotion of recent hires with low technical expertise justified only b/c of MBA degree has a large impact on current employees, increasing the uncertainty and trust on Parkson. Gives the perspective that there is no professional development within Parkson.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    WATCH OUT

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Parkson Corporation

    Pros

    If you're an individual who enjoys "wearing many hats" and gaining the experience in different roles, this is the place for you. Be careful though, as you may apply for one position, but over the time you work there they "reorganize" the company FIVE times only to find yourself being expected to efficiently perform in three different positions. Due to large layoffs and large amounts of people leaving the company willingly, the amount of staff to handle the workload is not sustainable. Be prepared to be "burnt out" quickly.

    Cons

    Job security. it is always in questioning who the next group of people will be to get laid-off.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    A great experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Parkson Corporation part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Working environment is comfortable for staffs

    Cons

    Not much, I'm happy to have been working here even for a while

  6.  

    Good place to gain experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Parkson Corporation

    Pros

    Parkson is great at promoting from within. Work/life balance is great with many of the employees are very friendly. The work is great and you learn a lot. The Florida office is nice.

    Cons

    There is no real training for new hires, just shadowing a senior employee and try to catch as soon as possible. There is a large gap between senior employees and newly hired. High employee turnover.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on being an environmental engineering company for the long term. Develop your products properly and bring back R&D. Connect with employees, be visible to them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    High employee turn over rate

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Parkson Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Privately owned, so have the flexibility to try new things. Owner extremely dedicated to company and environmental issues. Owner committed to supplying the necessary capital requested by upper management to grow the company.

    Cons

    High employee turn over rate. Many reorganizations. Hire a lot of executives that are not familiar with the industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make it a point to compliment employees on their strengths and accomplishments, rather than just criticizing them for mistakes. Allow more opinions from field service and outside sales on the directions the company should be heading.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    environment

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Parkson Corporation

    Pros

    I doing my industrial training at parkson..it is a good company,can learn a lot of thing.

    Cons

    have to learn how to handle the customers

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    A company well past its prime and trying to milk a sickly cow.

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    Former Employee - Sales in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Sales in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    I worked at Parkson Corporation full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Parkson is privately held as a tiny part of a giant conglomerate, so one would expect long-term thinking with little emphasis on the short term numbers. Sales force is skilled.

    Cons

    Contrary to the typical tendencies of privately held companies, Parkson is tied very closely to the short term numbers. The result is inconsistent and out-of-touch management, with poor treatment of employees and customers. Management's approach is to manipulate both the numbers and the employees - a recipe for a downward spiral. You can fool some of the people all the time .....

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Accept that past practices have been a failure and change gears completely, moving to strategic thinking, planning and management. Get rid of dinosaurs. Adopt leadership rather than manipulation - trust your people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Very Unstable, Poor Management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    I worked at Parkson Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Good company to work for 2 to 3 years. You gain a lot of experience within those periods,

    Cons

    Due to poor budget and forecasting by management, organization structure is changed every 6 months. High employee turnover. Management has short term focus. Unlike other corporations, a whole year seems long term here. You are bound to be moved around performing different roles and may have to wear different hats at times. The company has lost transparency under new management where information is not freely shared leaving employees clueless about the performance and sometime their job duties. As a result, employees seem to have low morale and self-esteem.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focusing on short term goals such as profitability and shareholder's ROI will lead to worse long term implications. Try to keep employees (whatever are left) happy, will lead to better performance. It's simple cause and effect relation. Learn from corporations like Southwest Airlines, Boston Consulting Group etc. where employees and customers are prime focus for wellbeing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Good company but careful

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Parkson Corporation (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good company culture, competitive compensation package

    Cons

    Owner has habit of changing leadership about every three years which sets about employee changes with new leadership strategy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be cautious sacrificing long term plans for short term success

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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