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Parker Hannifin Reviews

Updated May 25, 2017
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Pros
  • Good benefits and interesting processes (in 52 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 (1)

    "Overall, good place to work."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineering in Wadsworth, OH
    Former Employee - Engineering in Wadsworth, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Parker Hannifin full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, good bonuses, education assistance, most people are very nice.

    Cons

    Backstabbing by those who want to gain control. Once they get control, they screw things up. No advancement potential. Have to move to another company to get that promotion.

    Advice to Management

    Don't let the wrong people make big decisions.


  2. "Great place for solid engineering work experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Mechanical Engineering Co-Op in Hatfield, PA
    Former Intern - Mechanical Engineering Co-Op in Hatfield, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This was my first foray into actual engineering experience during my College, and it was a fantastic experience for me. I met some wonderful people who were greatly influential in strengthening me within the field. Management was a great resource and were very understanding to my plight and extremely willing to help me out with my problems.

    Cons

    Some of the lower ranked employees were dealt with in a somewhat authoritarian work atmosphere. This is not necessarily a con, but it could be taken as such.

    Advice to Management

    Continue as you are, the company has made a lot of excellent choices and have been doing great because of it.


  3. "Quality Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Quality Engineer in Syracuse, IN
    Former Employee - Quality Engineer in Syracuse, IN

    I worked at Parker Hannifin full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Large corporation but small plant

    Cons

    Limited growth options without transferring


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  5. "Fast paced"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Contract Project Manager in Cleveland, OH
    Current Contractor - Contract Project Manager in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Co-workers are dedicated and conscientious

    Cons

    Difficult to understand organization structure.
    Need better cross departmental cooperation and coordination

    Advice to Management

    Clarify organization charts and department coordination and cooperation.


  6. "Good company to work for!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Parker Hannifin full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The culture is great depending on the division you work for and the pay is fair.

    Cons

    Monotonous work can sometimes be very draining and more should be done to help millennials with career pathing decisions / directions.

    Advice to Management

    Try to be more open to advice from your employees.


  7. "Happy to be working"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Value Stream Manager in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Value Stream Manager in Memphis, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good salaries, benefits, work life balance

    Cons

    Sometimes business demands equates to long hours.


  8. "Great"

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    Current Employee - Plant Manager in Kent, OH
    Current Employee - Plant Manager in Kent, OH
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good upper management, clear vision from CEO since some recent structure changes were made. Focuses on growing the company and staying highly profitable.

    Cons

    Ability to make decisions takes too long. Capital investments are few and far between for the plants that need them the most.

    Advice to Management

    Speed up the decision making process


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Parker Hannifin"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Co-workers are friendly, benefits and pay are good. I enjoy working for my boss. Parker encourages volunteering with professional organizations and other groups.

    Cons

    Lately we are expected to do more work with fewer people. Some perks have gone away. Focus seems to be on pleasing the investors rather than the employees.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "It's a great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Set Up Operator in Albion, IN
    Current Employee - Set Up Operator in Albion, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Parker Hannifin full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Competitive wages, profit sharing every quarter, 401k match, college reimbursement, great work culture and excellent cleanliness

    Cons

    It's not the most exciting work


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Barrel Cell Machinist"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Barrel Cell Machinist in Climax, MI
    Current Employee - Barrel Cell Machinist in Climax, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Clean work environment and good benefits. There is always something new to learn and new challenges to take on. There is usually plenty of overtime.

    Cons

    There are a lot of procedures to follow that can make simple tasks confusing. There is a lack of organization in areas and some of the systems are obsolete.

    Advice to Management

    Listen more to the people doing the work daily if you want continuous improvement. Create more common goals increase cross-functionality and reduce the singular department focus.


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