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Parker Hannifin Elyria Reviews

Updated January 20, 2017
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Elyria, OH

3.6
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Pros
  • Work independently - good pay - good benefits (in 57 reviews)

  • Parker is a great place to work if you're looking for a good work-life balance (in 22 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management was too far removed from the workfloor (in 36 reviews)

  • Work/Life Balance is non-existent (in 14 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Design Engineering Co-op"

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    Former Employee - Design Engineering Co-op in Elyria, OH
    Former Employee - Design Engineering Co-op in Elyria, OH
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great networking. Parker is a global company and has a limitless supply of experts on design, manufacturing, and material science. As a co-op, I was given tremendous freedom over three rotations to pursue projects that interested me. If you left unsatisfied, it was because you did not do your part in laying out your own goals.

    Cons

    Because Parker is an old company, there can be difficulty in trying new things. Things move a bit slowly and there is a fair amount of bureaucracy.

    Advice to Management

    Trust your engineers, be willing to spend money with eyes of long-term growth, even at the sake of short-term savings.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Parker Hannifin"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Elyria, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Elyria, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are mostly good people.

    Cons

    Grossly understaffed. Top-heavy management. 5S for the office areas has morphed into outrageous nonsense.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people who actually do the work, i.e., "Indians" and not "chiefs". Tone down 5S for office areas.

  3. "great company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Lab Tech II in Elyria, OH
    Former Employee - Lab Tech II in Elyria, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Parker Hannifin (More than a year)

    Pros

    great people, great working atmosphere, good pay

    Cons

    got laid off due to a slow down in business


  4. "Great place to gain technical experience."

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    Former Employee - Product Engineer in Elyria, OH
    Former Employee - Product Engineer in Elyria, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    Back up your team members. Manage communication channels between all business teams.


  5. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - IT Intern in Elyria, OH
    Current Employee - IT Intern in Elyria, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Awesome company to work for, great flexibility and great people.

    Cons

    None that I can think of


  6. Helpful (1)

    "An honest opinion."

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    Current Employee - Machinist in Elyria, OH
    Current Employee - Machinist in Elyria, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Parker Hannifin full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good pay. Great co-workers. Clean plant.

    Cons

    Cant trust management. They have no idea how to run the plant.

    Advice to Management

    None. They are clueless.


  7. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Engineering Technician II in Elyria, OH
    Current Employee - Engineering Technician II in Elyria, OH
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work on Aerospace R&D programs. Very rewarding to contribute to the aviation community by developing high aerospace components and such.

    Cons

    After being encouraged to seek-out higher education the company is unwilling to meet the salary levels of employees hired with degree.

    Advice to Management

    Promote an environment of fairness, by compensating employees equal to their peers when company desired goals are met. Two words.


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