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Pall Reviews

Updated March 23, 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. "Much Room To Grow"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pall full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Pay. Decent Benefits. Truly excited, fun recruiters. Great internal website. HR rep, one of the nicest folks you'll ever meet.

    Cons

    Completely unorganized reporting structure. Very Few People Of Color in the company. Extreme few in leadership. Lack of accountability. Irresponsible management practices. HR violations regularly. encourages competitive, pettiness between teams with pervasive double talk.

    Advice to Management

    How many people leave your company happy and healthy? How much of what you do is based on "saving face" rather than the best interests of the company and your people?


  2. "Manager"

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

    I worked at Pall full-time

    Pros

    Growing product line growth and good business training.

    Cons

    Management is alienated from the staff.

    Advice to Management

    Acquire HR resources to maintain employee confidence.


  3. Helpful (3)

    "Changes Directions Like the Wind"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pensacola, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pensacola, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I was on a very good team of smart people, many of them dedicated their entire careers to this company, and it is a very large company that isn't going anywhere any time soon. Very dedicated to the community and to the environment. Tip Top standards in safety, training, EPA, even developing a relationship with the local municipalities.

    Cons

    They cannot seem to keep people at the top, which means they have trouble keeping people at all levels. Every new leader has a new vision, and people's careers are always played as pawns in an effort to always re-group. I've been through 5 'hiring and firing' seasons where good people were laid off for no other reason than "they weren't in the plan." It was never about downsizing, this is a company that has hired consistently, even during layoffs (Donut Day = Welcome the new hire).

    I've seen Legacy (20+ year) Employees get canned just because a few people had to be pruned from the tree. I've seen people get laid off with <1 year from retirement. A former coworker was about to move (PACKED AND READY TO GO) to be closer to his grandchildren, secured a new job. Pall BEGGED him to stay and offered a promotion. My coworker cancelled his plans, cancelled his new job, cancelled the moving company, had to tell his family he was staying.......Then Pall let him go, 2 months later. No longer needed.

    They are a company with every indication of a long Career, but they can't keep their promises. Even Recruiters have nothing good to say.

    Advice to Management

    Your employees are your life force. For a company that seemingly has nothing to worry about, there seems to be a lot of management problems that cost jobs and careers.


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  5. "Decent"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good pay, benefits, people, learning

    Cons

    Changing environment caused culture shifts


  6. "Large Company. Great Technology"

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    Former Employee - Sales in Port Washington, NY
    Former Employee - Sales in Port Washington, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. The employees are great people.

    Cons

    Large workload. Easy to burnout. No time for innovation


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Current Employee"

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

    Pros

    The health insurance as it's provided on day "one" of employment and doesn't require a 3 month probationary period. There are also a lot of tools and electronic resources provided that help finding other coworkers fairly quick and easy.

    Cons

    There have been a lot of issues at Pall since the Danaher merger which went official around 10/2016. There have been a significant amount of layoffs with 1) compliance; 2) tax; 3) legal; 4) HR being hit; a lot of research positions were hit; half of the Port Washington office is vacant with more people leaving every week. CEO is upset that employees are leaving with a churn over 10% but Danaher doesn't want to give good raises or job security to retain key employees while most jobs are outsourced. Also, main Port Washington facility is for sale with target of Q4 2016. Managers are overcompensated and are keen on writing up employees.

    Advice to Management

    Stop thinking about kaizen/restructuring and treat employees like people other than a number; provide higher raises for those employees that constantly perform, and outperform existing expectations. Think more about creating a happy, meaningful, and fulfilling environment for your employees.


  8. "Regional Procurement/SC Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pay & Benefits were above average for those who had initiative. Generally nice office conditions. I had excellent relationship with union shop.

    Cons

    Unsettled upper management. Frequent turnover or re-assignment of managers at multiple levels, left almost nothing take root and achieve corrective changes or long term improvements. Increasingly stifled ingenuity of the people.

    Advice to Management

    Slow down, support the quality people you have. They need to sense recognition of their work, and let them help bolster the macro plan & growth.


  9. "My review"

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    Former Employee - Senior Technical Writer in Cortland, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Writer in Cortland, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pall (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Excellent water treatment system that Aria,

    Cons

    None I can remember. I was treated very well.


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Pall - not where you want to be."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Pall (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great products with lots of market potential. Many good people working to improve the products and service the company's markets.

    Cons

    Bad culture. Everyone is afraid to raise concerns, complain or even make suggestions for improvements. They are afraid that they will be put on the list for the ever continuing reductions in force.

    Advice to Management

    Stop your across the board cost cutting. Invest in your business. Trust your employees. Tell them the truth. Stop playing politics all the time and focus on your people, your products and your markets.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Biopharm Mid and Senior Management needs a complete overhaul"

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    Former Employee - OUTSIDE SALES in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - OUTSIDE SALES in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Pall (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Solid products and technologies. Very Good mid level technical workers and field sales force. Was a great company to work for 5 years ago.

    Cons

    Life Sciences senior and middle level management in the Mid Atlantic and Mid West are only interested in keeping their own jobs safe and not in the advancement of anyone under them. Poorly managed and undocumented yearly Performance Development Plans give managers free reign and don't allow for employee comments to negative ratings. CRM is a joke and poorly managed but is the only metric upon which employees are evaluated. Outside people are now being secretly tracked via cell phones and cars which is not disclosed and illegal in most states. Lead times on orders and incorrect or expired product shipments are frequent and are causing major loss in business and customer trust, truly abominable vendor score card ratings at major accounts.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of all Biopharm mid level and senior managers. Promote knowledgable field sales force to replace them and you'll open up a whole new world of ideas and opportunities. Although I believe Danaher is only interested in the neXT quarter numbers, and has no interest in the long term business. Current mid and senior Biopharm managers are only hindering their sales force through intimidation and unrealistic forecasts while covering the own behinds. Losing your most senior technical people especially in sales is not a means to success.



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