Assembler/Tester (Former Employee) – Dublin, GA – July 17, 2018
Work experience was great. Got along with other associates. Was informed on the preceure of how to perform and complete the orperation . You are trained for one month before you are left to do the work on your on. This made me feel good that they were concern that I knew what I was doing.
Conservative approach to innovation is a potential downfall. The people I worked with were great. They cared about me and helped me to fit in. Management not so much. A typical day at work, go to morning group meeting followed by focused work. What I learned, Autodesk Inventor. Management, OK. workplace culture, Good. The hardest part of the job, learining procedures and policies. The most enjoyable part of the job, working with great people,
Its been a while since I worked at Parker. At the time I worked there the people were really nice and friendly. They were very willing to work with me since I was still in school. Overall a good place to work.
Productive place to start a career. Parker helps you develop and grow in the company to further your career.
Quality Technician (Former Employee) – South Gate, CA – July 11, 2018
Parker empowers its employees in order to make decisions out on the production lines. Typical work day was to find ways to improve productions rates in teams composed of management an production associates.
The organization as a whole is decent. There is a wide variety of opportunities to run with; however, there are just as many roadblocks that can get in the way.
My personal Pros: Growth Opportunities if you fit in. Mentor/Mentee Program available. Hot Meals Incentive programs Some of the people are really hard workers (some, not so much).
The overall Negatives: - It’s all about production and less about the people. - A lot of people have been let go for some pretty dumb things that wouldn’t fly with any other corporation in the area. - HR has been found to be lacking in more than one area of employee support (I.e, keeping information within their walls and supporting decisions made by management- even after a change in HR management). - Employee retention is hurting, and people say it’s for this and that, but realistically they just want their references later on down the road (so everyone but HR and the direct report knows the reason for leaving). - In the past 4 years, I know more than 10 people that have left due to culture, pay, and lack of support or correct advancement. - The culture and real action ship between the salary and union side of the business is toxic and it scares people away from wanting certain positions.
I’m starting to look for something else (mainly for support and a better culture), so hopefully something bites soon. If it wasn’t for my team and my direct, I would have gave up awhile ago.
People, growth opportunities
Culture, lack of support, constant struggle with part shortages, environment
Vendor Managed Inventory Specialist (Former Employee) – Oshkosh, WI – July 9, 2018
My work day started with paperwork then loading the work truck for my daily deliveries. After that I drove to each company and ran their vendor managed inventory systems. This involved unloading my truck, put inventory in assigned locations and entering orders for next delivery. I liked going to many different companies and seeing how they ran their operations. The hardest part of that job was going into union shops and getting attitude from the workers because I was non union
Quality Inspector (Current Employee) – Lynchburg, VA – June 30, 2018
It was a good place to work starting out and at the end of my assignment there was no work to be done. When there was work time flew by some parts were contaminated and therefore had to rejected. One line ran bad rejected parts daily.
Value Stream Leader (Former Employee) – Vero Beach, FL – June 30, 2018
Enjoyed my time at Parker, it is a good place to work and has good benefits. Work schedule/hours are long and unpredictable. There is a good working amongst the hourly associates, but some disconnectt with management
Assembler / Tester (Former Employee) – Ogden, UT – June 27, 2018
Loyalty means nothing to this company. They let go of employees just as fast as they hire them. McDonalds pays better than this place. Management has no clue about what's going on with their own employees.
Productive, safe,and always opportunities to learn new jobs in many areas in the plant. My favorite is advancing in job skills which is a major pkus
Production Worker (Current Employee) – Parker Hannifan, Greenfield tn – June 27, 2018
So grateful for this company. The team effort. High performance teams, meetings and daily safety talks. The quality focus is very important there and taken very seriously. That's a huge plus. It has been truly an amazing experience.
They do show appreciation toward their worker major plus