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Pall Reviews

Updated March 16, 2017
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  • no work life balance so you cant spend your time with family (in 7 reviews)

  • Most of the passion I saw went into bad-mouthing upper management (in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Customer service"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Fremont, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Pall full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    This job is a good stepping stone. Pall looks good on a your resume and pall has a lot of big customers you can start networking with.

    Cons

    Pall is owned by danaher who only focuses on numbers. Very little care for employees well being. The management is terrible. Very unorganized and highly unprofessional.


  2. "Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Engineer in Westborough, MA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Westborough, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Pall full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    okay place to work, decent salary and opportunity to learn about the industry. Ideal place for beginner wanting some experience

    Cons

    Stay way from this place if you want to climb up the ladder. Pall is a place where management have little incentive to invest in your career advancement despite to what they claim.
    Besides biopharm, Pall investment are mostly short term.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management needs and give opportunities to junior employees. Promotions should not soly based on promoting European orgins


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Gone from Bad to Worst!"

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    Current Employee - Product Engineer in Port Washington, NY
    Current Employee - Product Engineer in Port Washington, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Pall full-time

    Pros

    This company works is in spectrum that is quite needed for the society. Pall filtration and purification products have positively impacted people’s lives.

    Cons

    Pall’s inner culture is quite the contrary of their claims on customer’s first, valued-products, employee growth and engagement etc. I got various opportunities to get exposed to various departments, products and people. I got the chance to work with people who are genuinely interested in Pall’s growth and also folks who are extremely political, practice favoritism, over-promise and follow non-ethical behavior. It is important to clarify that my comments are only on the management and not at all on the company which Dr. Pall started with great passion. People were being promoted based on unknown reasons and certainly not due to their talent or passion. Other reason for random promotion was job-offer from other companies. It was clearly communicated that talent is available in the market so do question the management. An example of open power-play is indicated by this incident; a colleague was asked by their manager to apologize to an executive as the colleague raised concerns about the work culture in a meeting, which made the executive furious and blocked their promotion. After Pall’s acquisition by Danaher, a lot of folks started looking for jobs and those who got the opportunities left despite the offer of random promotion and salary hike. In fact, a recent engagement survey performed by Danaher showed low employee morale, disengagement, and opportunity to leave Pall. I always wondered how a company could advertise customer-first slogan if the employees, who are the first contact point to the customers, are treated with disrespect.

    Advice to Management

    I still have hopes on the success of this company. It is only possible if few executives who practice favoritism, over-promise and non-ethical behavior leave the space for decided folks who want to make Pall successful.


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  5. Helpful (4)

    "horrible company worst on long island"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    none nothing worthwhile to write about.

    Cons

    worst management. all engineers left company. vice president on shop floor making product himself.

    Advice to Management

    Danaher should replace all Pall management with their own.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Wouldnt advise nobody to work at FSI.. i was not getting paid for hours i worked alot of times"

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    Former Employee - CNC Operator in Soddy-Daisy, TN
    Former Employee - CNC Operator in Soddy-Daisy, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Close to home and that's about it

    Cons

    Work without pay at times, most of the times you didn't get breaks that are required


  7. "ok"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in De Land, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in De Land, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    lots of over time good training

    Cons

    they suck dont care about workers


  8. Helpful (5)

    "No innovation allowed here!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Port Washington, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Port Washington, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Pall full-time

    Pros

    Immediate team was great, and I did enjoy the work I was doing. Pay was ok. Benefits were slightly above average.

    Cons

    Top leadership only cared about next quarter's profits and stock price. Therefore, they didn't invest in new technologies or R&D, and were continually cutting costs (even if made our jobs more difficult). Because of the constant threat of layoffs, everyone kept to themselves and was reluctant to share any information with other teams for fear of making themselves expendable. Senior managers were all about titles and appearances, but nobody wanted to make bold decisions for fear it would cost them their job. It was one of those companies where leadership thinks things are going great, blissfully unaware that most employees were deeply dissatisfied because they never actually talked to anyone below them. Pretty much everyone who had been there 20+ years agreed that the company had changed drastically for the worse. Since I left, Pall has been bought by Danaher, so I don't know how that has affected the culture. I do know that the former CEO (who was there less than 4 years) got a $109 million golden parachute for slashing costs and enabling the sale to Danaher....just another example of how this company does business.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in the long term health of the company and value your employees...chasing short term gains will only hurt the company in the long run.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Advice for the new Company (post Danaher)"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Pall full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits and pay Great people at the plant level. All the mechanisms are in place to be an ethical company - hotline, ethics officer, etc., but (see below).

    Cons

    The Corporate culture is toxic. Ethics office is reactive rather than proactive. Focuses on individual complaints rather than systemic issues. Blame culture that creates fear and intimidation. Creates a foxhole mentality where people keep their ends low and away from the line of fire. Highly political and ruthless management beyond the plant level. Top leaders are arrogant, self serving and completely unsupportive . Local management held very accountable without authority. They are often the fall guys. Unethical hiring practices in that Pall allow leadership to hire people without disclosing the full nature of the endeavor they are signing up for. Significant business changes that significantly affect the scope of the position are not disclosed until after hire on the first few days on the job. Corporate and regional oversight stifles creativity and diversity of thought. Reviews of rests are plentiful. Expectations are often vague and results are second guessed after the fact. Strategic direction does not filters down, leaving people at the plant level to assume there is no strategic plan.

    Advice to Management

    I would be delightfully surprised if top leadership at Pall even read these. However, I will provide some feedback in hopes that someone in the organization has the courage to get this feedback in the right hands.

    Use this information to evaluate the culture, set the direction for a new culture, and evaluate the leadership as much on personal credibility with people and the ability to drive culture change as on the financial/ operational metrics. Ask more questions about why people fail or why they leave. Higher level management often has a role to play in failures at the local level and should be held accountable for those failures. HR and leadership at every level need to be held accountable for communicating the strategic direction and engaging people in the culture change. Continue making changes within HR. It can help make the transition to a great Company. If a successful track record is t part of their profile, find strategic level HR people who can. Don't be fooled by political savvy and the ability to talk the business talk. Look deeper for the values and talents that make for an HR business partner that can enable the cultural shift to a great company where people will be proud to work.


  10. Helpful (10)

    "the Great Culture of Blame"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The lack of talent at manager / supervisory level will provide you with great opportunities to come up with ideas that will add value to the company. The lack of undefined processes also will help you put forward ideas on improvements.

    Cons

    The very same untalented managers / supervisors referred to above will gladly take your ideas and run with them as their own and conveniently forget to give you any credit. You will spend the rest of your time and energy trying to remove the knives from your back from your 'teammates' and colleagues. Even the air inside the buildings there seems toxic.

    Advice to Management

    The culture is terrible. No one believes in the concept of team there. It truly is bad environment, made worse by the acquisition by Danaher. Everyone from Pall, especially on Long Island, knows that they are sitting ducks and why anyone would want to work there now is a mystery.


  11. "Just a Job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Intern - Intern in Pensacola, FL
    Former Intern - Intern in Pensacola, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Pall as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    Payed okay for while I was in school. Looks good on a resume.

    Cons

    Boring, didn't learn much at all.



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