Pall Reviews

Updated 28 August, 2014
Updated 28 August, 2014
81 Reviews

2.7
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Pall President & CEO 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good

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    Current Employee - Manager, Marketing  in  Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Manager, Marketing in Toronto, ON

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

    Pros

    Nice team, friendly environment. Goal oriented.

    Cons

    Little regard for employees, very shareholder focused.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Constrained, not so nimble, and culturally stiff

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    Former Employee - Group Sales Manager  in  Mississauga, ON
    Former Employee - Group Sales Manager in Mississauga, ON

    I worked at Pall

    Pros

    Patented technologies
    Good Brand in the industry
    Strong technical capabilities

    Cons

    Limited career progression
    Poor incentive programs
    Inconsistent job evaluations systems
    Communication of bonus programs lags well into the year
    Mid-managers lack appropriate influence on employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Creat a much more entrepreneurial atmosphere
    Dismantle "fiefdoms" created by certain sales personnel.
    Create genuine and timely incentive programs for sales management
    Manage people's careers to retain strong people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    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
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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    Great benefits but no heart

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pall

    Pros

    Great benefits. Winter break. Some nice people.

    Cons

    Work almost around the clock with no acknowledgement. Some people very cold and rude. People fired a month after hurricane sandy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show some heart

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Lot's of Potential

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Friendly people who are very smart and intelligent. Benefit package is very good. Company execs have sent stock price through the roof. Huge emphasis on quality and creating new products. Workplace is very clean.

    Cons

    Local leadership is lacking. They are not on the same page and make decisions that don't make sense. Later on the workers have to work overtime to clean up the mess. Management believes in working short handed and don't schedule properly. Management doesn't care much about the workers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat workers better

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Cost focused

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    Current Employee - Technical Sales Manager  in  Brisbane (Australia)
    Current Employee - Technical Sales Manager in Brisbane (Australia)

    I have been working at Pall full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The company looks after it's staff. High quality of accommodation when travelling for company

    Cons

    It's hard to move up the ladder. Focus on cost's is huge. No new products. Too many chiefs and not enough Indians. Plenty of managers trying to justify their existence - complex management structure. Little opportunity for employees to voice their thoughts on company direction. Sales Incentive Plan does not provide incentive to perform. Sales projections don't reflect the existing market conditions - too high for industry down turn.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve the work life balance. Let employees have a voice that is listened to, backed up with results rather than empty promises.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Great experience, difficult upward mobility

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    Current Employee - TFF Applications R&D Engineer I  in  Westborough, MA (US)
    Current Employee - TFF Applications R&D Engineer I in Westborough, MA (US)

    I have been working at Pall as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Pall has allowed me to get some great hands-on experience in the Biopharmaceutical industry. It provided me with a balance of lab work, analysis, and reporting, greatly enhancing my professional skills.

    Cons

    I have been working as a contractor for almost 2 years and there seems to be little opportunities for that to turn into a full time position. From my conversations with others, it also seems that upward mobility and promotions from within are rare.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Weak local management that does not allow career advancement

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Cortland, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cortland, NY (US)

    I worked at Pall full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good corporate benefits and policys

    Cons

    At local level people are not happy with management. Hostile work environment with no room for personal growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start treating employees with respect and fairness.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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