Pall Reviews

Updated 29 August 2014
Updated 29 August 2014
83 Reviews

2.7
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Pall President & CEO Lawrence D. Kingsley
Lawrence D. Kingsley
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great people that love their jobs despite poor management (in 5 reviews)

  • Enganginging with cutting edge technology (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • There is a high level of dissatisfaction among the sales managers in India regarding their remuneration packages (in 4 reviews)

  • They just added time to do things that ultimately, no one cared about anyway (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Professional, challenging and motivating.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pall full-time

    Pros

    Global recognised organisations with a solid market place. Great environment at work place.

    Cons

    Difficulty and/or lack of organisation towards project management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    The most frustrating company I have worked for !!!!!!

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    Current Employee - Operations  in  Newquay, England
    Current Employee - Operations in Newquay, England

    I have been working at Pall full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Salary - the salary is competitive - must be hazard pay !
    It's a large company and as such has some corporate culture / structure.
    Tea break time to talk with other employees.

    Cons

    - Leadership - does not exist - all Managers that are constantly firefighting
    - office / business culture - people don't "like to work" here, lots of upset, demotivated people
    - sucks the energy / motivation out of you
    - don't expect reviews or much communication with your boss
    - reviews not linked with goals and objectives or salary rises
    - expect to suck up and work lots of hours
    - training - you won't have time
    - you won't have time to resolve issues - just paper over the gaping cracks
    - change does not happen - the culture is not to change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the poor Management, start Leading, communicating and respecting/empowering employees - then things will start to improve !

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Worst company ever worked.. SAP department with full of idiot managers - bullying is a daily business

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pall full-time

    Pros

    Ok salary, nice office location

    Cons

    Poor management, no planning, you will be throwed at any point of time irrespective of your good work

    Doesn't Recommend
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  5.  

    Depressing place to work. No job satisfaction

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    Current Employee - Shop Floor  in  Redruth, England
    Current Employee - Shop Floor in Redruth, England

    I have been working at Pall full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Used to pay well .Was an enjoyable place to work

    Cons

    Employees are just an expendable resource and the years of service count for nothing .At the bottom level your opinion doesn't count and is never asked for .Generally treated like children and all that counts is profit for the shareholders at the employees expense

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees as an asset

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Too much change, too little planning

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Portsmouth, South East England, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portsmouth, South East England, England

    I have been working at Pall full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Amazing people to work with
    Exciting markets to work in
    Strong technologies still leading the market

    Cons

    Since the change in CEO, massive cut backs at the coal face, and ever increasing numbers of VPs appointed from the ranks of Friends of Larry, but very slow to bring forward concrete plans - long on talk, short on positive constructive action. Seem content to take the nice reward package, at the expense of the ordinary employee.
    Too much more from less.
    Lots of focus on emerging markets (BRICS, EMEA) but what VoC activity there is, is so US-centred that management will never properly understand what these markets need. Even in the US, Pall are divorced from real customer contact as there is no direct selling - how can they claim to understand their markets in such circumstances?
    No really new products in some core markets for many years, at least two years before changes in R&D will make a difference, if it survives that long.
    SLS was a core aspect of the selling model, but Industrial has been cut back so far, support to core business is all but impossible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start involving the coal face employees in planning how to change this organisation for the better.
    Drop your US-centric, not invented here arrogance, get into the real world and meet some dissatisfied customers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    If you like unprofessional and bullying environment, go for Pall! You will be not disappointed.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Portsmouth, North West England, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portsmouth, North West England, England

    I have been working at Pall full-time

    Pros

    People seem to be nice.

    Cons

    - extremely poor people and project management, f.e. personal and project objectives / timelines not established / respected (SMART objectives are not known in Pall)
    - lack of any vision with priorities changing every daily (!) makes even very simple project stressful and unpleasant experience
    - poor knowledge and professionalism (Pall Life Sciences) of some managers
    - micromanagement, bullying, and race/nationality/sex discrimination, lack of personal respect
    - managers with "dictatorship" managerial style are quite common
    - poor perspective for professional development

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Lots of promising potential that is, unfortunately, offset by a bewildering and complicated producdevelopment process ,

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    Current Employee - Senior Principal R&D Engineer  in  Ann Arbor, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Principal R&D Engineer in Ann Arbor, MI (US)

    I have been working at Pall full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Fantastic amount of internal talent.

    Very broad market coverage that somewhat isolates Pall from the up and down cycles you see with companies that only sell into one or two markets.

    Good cash reserves that allow them to aggressively develop solutions to address portfolio gaps.

    Cons

    Huge amount of confusion in the engineering community caused by Pall"s Sage Gate Process, which is THE MOST complicated one I have ever seen.

    Pall's Gate process doesn't work for novel products that have significant technical challenges that need to be solved before they would be commercially viable.

    Zenophobic mentality makes it impossible to gather realistic and meaningful customer feedback early in the product development process....................historically pall spends years developing a product before it is ever shown to anyone outside the company. Pall management recognizes that this needs to be improved, but they have not implemented disclosure strategies the would allow allow marketing or engineering to gather reliable customer feedback early in the development process.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pall's ultimate mission is to offer solutions that allow our customers separate, purify or concentrate product. Our endgame is not to fill in all the boxes on the myriad of checklists that are in the stage gate process.

    Simplify the Stage gate Development process and publish exemplary examples that will be used as guides for future gate submissions.

    Hire project managers whose sole purpose is to move projects through the gate process.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    A great history of innovation and quality

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    Former Employee - Production Technician  in  Hauppauge, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Production Technician in Hauppauge, NY (US)

    I worked at Pall full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good training and salary / benefits. The work environment is clean and safe. Unless you have a college education you will only go so far and that is just fine.

    Cons

    No regard for a persons sleep habits or personal time. You are considered another piece of equipment to be used when necessary and to be let go of whenever they need to hire another vice president. This unfortunately is a sign of the times. Corporate greed at its very best.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You may all sleep better at night if you would realize your employees deserve some respect as human beings. Some of you may feel this is just the way a business is run properly and others are just trying to climb the ladder stepping on other peoples fingers as you go. Karma will most likely be the winner in the end.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Great people to work with organization needs to improve

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Assistant/Receptionist  in  Fort Myers, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Human Resources Assistant/Receptionist in Fort Myers, FL (US)

    I worked at Pall full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    People were great to work with. Compensation & benefits are average.

    Cons

    Staffing is lean. Overtime is out of control. No work life balance. Does change by organizational transformation instead of organizational development.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Staff accordingly to production numbers and bring people on board when it comes to change.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    PALL is a Great company with Great products but the worst management culture. Particularly within Asia

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pall full-time

    Pros

    Interesting technologies and product development programs. There are also some very gifted and professional people within the group.

    Cons

    Disconnected senior managers and a cancerous culture of poor leadership capabilities being rewarded and a focus on shareholder return rather than employee retention.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to motivate with training and mentor-ship not through fear of termination. There is a work culture inconsistent with modern work life that deems the employee as a necessary evil from a P&L standpoint rather than a valued team member contributing to the success of the P&L.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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