"Parker is a good company overall, many divisions/groups operate almost as separate companies with different personalities."
"I've been working at Parker as a contractor from December 2010. The contract was for 6 months. I live in Van Nuys and Parker is in Irvine (60 miles). Very good company to work for."
"I've worked at Parker for over 10 years. My peers are awesome, work environment acceptable, but upper and CxOs place so much emphasis on reducing IT costs (head count) that available resources are woefully inadequate to maintain the unnecessary complexity resulting from standing up new technology (NEVER < 5 years) around old standards. The most frequent reason for introducing new technology is EOL! Lotus Notes, COBOL, WebFOCUS, and business groomed CxOs making core technology decisions."
"Excellent company to work with. Good working environment and work is recognized. IT department is always looking forward to new advancements and upgrading their systems."
"It's hard when you work as a contractor through a Staffing Agency, because you don't have the same status, benefits, etc. as a permanent employee, but overall the company is good."
"I was hired onto Parker after quitting my other job through CDI Corp. I was poorly instructed from day 1. I arrived on time to work every single day. After two weeks I got sick, but still came into work. For three days in a row I was told by my supervisor that I should go home so others would not get sick, and this happened three days in a row. After that I came in Monday and Tuesday, just like normal the week after, and Wednesday I was informed that I was too slow, they axed me."
"No ability to change product that is constantly failing. No pro active approach to solving problems. Too many chiefs type of place."
"The internship is great, but the engineering work done at the company is very limited. There is also not much room for moving up within the company."
"I worked with Parker Hannifin at their Anaheim, CA location. I can't say I loved working there but I did learn a lot and am able to take that experience whereever I go with my career. I wish them nothing but the best."
"I was very happy working in the company."
"I have worked for Parker for the last year as a shift supervisor, and though the company is very conscious of its employees health and well being, as well as a fast paced ladder to climb to the corporate level, I feel like I need a change and be in more of an engineering role than a supervisory one."
"The IT systems were the weak link. Doing basic things took a long time. Management seemed reasonable, but previous decisions kept new technology from being developed. Trying to develop a new design in an environment that avoided IT investment and hadn't done modern design work for 8-10 years was difficult."
"I worked as a finisher and let me tell you the amount of work you will do for what they pay you is not worth it. First of all you have to begin as a temporary for six months. I am pretty sure this is just something they cooked up to avoid paying extra taxes or something. Secondly they always want you to work overtime. At the plant I worked at there was a recordable incident just about every month. It seems all the college management went through did not teach them any common sense."
"This was my second time working for Parker Hannifin, my first time as a contractor. Individually, the people were friendly, but as an organization they seemed somewhat cold."
"It has been good to me. It is a good company to work for."