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    "A company well past its prime and trying to milk a sickly cow."

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    Former Employee - Sales in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Sales in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Parkson is privately held as a tiny part of a giant conglomerate, so one would expect long-term thinking with little emphasis on the short term numbers. Sales force is skilled.

    Cons

    Contrary to the typical tendencies of privately held companies, Parkson is tied very closely to the short term numbers. The result is inconsistent and out-of-touch management, with poor treatment of employees and customers. Management's approach is to manipulate both the numbers and the employees - a recipe for a downward spiral. You can fool some of the people all the time .....

    Advice to Management

    Accept that past practices have been a failure and change gears completely, moving to strategic thinking, planning and management. Get rid of dinosaurs. Adopt leadership rather than manipulation - trust your people.


  2. "Hire and fire employees from entry-level engineers upto the CEO!"

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    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Vernon Hills, IL
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Vernon Hills, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Parkson Corporation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good product line and competitive for a mid-sized company in the water/wastewater treatment industry. Good customer service and experienced field service personnel and great Reps. Good compensation.

    Cons

    Very low employee retention - about 1 to 2yrs on an average for new hires between 2009 and 2012. Several older employers also were laid-off in the recent 5 yrs, which keeps everyone else on the edge not knowing what the next move by the Management be. If any, there are very few active patents for the products and technology owned by the Company. Research & Development (R&D) is key to sustainable growth and new process/equipment development at such a company. However, R&D is headed by personnel with undergraduate degrees but several years of experience in doing what they do. And so are most of the Managers of engineering teams. Industrial sales are only a small percentage of the overall and the Company has not seen any significant profitable growth in this sector and new ventures pursued in recent years.

    Advice to Management

    Patents, new technology and significant upgrades to existing product line would be key to sustainable growth for this Company. And personnel driving these initiatives should be experienced but also academically qualified. A dedicated and qualified research team (with PhDs), adding budget to your R&D work, partnering with local Universities for research can all help improve your products and innovate to gain a strong foothold in this industry.


  3. "Low Pay and strict manager"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate-Promoter in Kampong Selayang (Malaysia)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate-Promoter in Kampong Selayang (Malaysia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Parkson Corporation (Less than a year)

    Pros

    the best thing of working at Parkson is that not much work to do.And most of the time, customer do not like to customer to approach them therefore basically this job doesnt not require any skills.

    Cons

    Low pay, strict manager. Even there is no one is the mall, we are not allowed to talk with another promoter.

    Advice to Management

    Higher Pay


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  5. "Executive"

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    Current Employee - Executive in Ulu Kelang (Malaysia)
    Current Employee - Executive in Ulu Kelang (Malaysia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Parkson Corporation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Learn new retail software and technology

    Cons

    Individualistic co-worker, leadership and lack for sharing information among the senior supervisor and managememt

    Advice to Management

    Good & positive leadership n good working environment produce a quality job and create a valuable co-worker for long term in corporation


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