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Parker Hannifin Engineer Reviews

Updated April 13, 2017
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Pros
  • Good benefits and interesting processes (in 53 reviews)

  • Competitive pay and benefits (though not as good as they used to be) (in 21 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management was too far removed from the workfloor (in 35 reviews)

  • Work/life balance is non-existent (in 13 reviews)

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  1. "Good place to work"

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    Former Intern - Manufacturing Engineer in Clyde, NY
    Former Intern - Manufacturing Engineer in Clyde, NY

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

    Pros

    Large company with many opportunities to progress and network. I worked with many talented people, contributed meaningfully, and worked on interesting new technology.

    Cons

    Chemical aroma in the facility.


  2. "Good employer"

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    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Kalamazoo, MI
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Kalamazoo, MI
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Parker Hannifin full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good people to work with.

    Cons

    Management is by the numbers.

    Advice to Management

    Help the company be successful and stop whining about why the company is not successful. Think about the long term.


  3. "Company treat employees very poorly"

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    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Parker Hannifin (More than a year)

    Pros

    I really cant think of any

    Cons

    Poor management, poor work environment

    Advice to Management

    Put someone in management who has a clue about the field they are managing


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  5. "Sr Process Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Process Engineer in Grantsburg, WI
    Former Employee - Senior Process Engineer in Grantsburg, WI
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Parker Hannifin full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, Security, some Opportunity, plenty of challenges.

    Cons

    To high stress of job because upper management didn't and doesn't understand the proper workings and development to a profitable end. Opportunity stifled by upper management that does not understand what you do and what you can do. Ignorance is bliss.

    Advice to Management

    Local management needs to quit over doing the corporate policies. They need to grow some character and stand up to the corporate head quarters. If not both Parker as a whole and as a division suffer from lack of understanding of what would make a great company. A company that will treat their employees with dignity and excel in ways that could propel them into excellent profits instead of mediocre. Quit trying to stay stagnant and look to the future. Sacrifices now can make great gains later if they had the proper vision. I for one had the vision but was stagnated by management that did not understand and would not take initiative to do great things.


  6. "Project Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Parker Hannifin (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefit as any regular corporate company

    Cons

    Mass layoff when lower in sale

    Advice to Management

    Need to keep talent people


  7. "engineering"

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    Former Contractor - Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Former Contractor - Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Parker Hannifin as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    good people and products. good location

    Cons

    Old school management style. Hierarchical organization

    Advice to Management

    Listen more. Lead instead of manage.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great working environment but not growth opportunities"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Parker Hannifin (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, work schedule, work environment, bonuses

    Cons

    Many people leave due to the lack there of career advancement opportunities.


  9. "Good Place to work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manufacturing Engineer in Morton, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Manufacturing Engineer in Morton, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Parker Hannifin full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Pro Engineering and value work

    Cons

    Slow moving machine and acquire business instead of grow own

    Advice to Management

    Re-invest in the staff and equipment


  10. "Great company"

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    Current Intern - Engineering Intern in Woburn, MA
    Current Intern - Engineering Intern in Woburn, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Parker Hannifin as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good cultural and work environment

    Cons

    As an intern I have no cons they have done a very good job at training me

    Advice to Management

    Give interns benefits


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Engineering Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Senior Electronics Engineer in New Britain, CT
    Former Employee - Senior Electronics Engineer in New Britain, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Parker Hannifin full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Professional corporate structure, clear procedure and methods for testing, customer support and open engineering environment

    Cons

    Poor strategic goal communication and expectations. IT PC administration too restrictive for electronic development.

    Advice to Management

    Improve high level and development planning by involving key members and stake holders in goal definition.