Pall Reviews

Updated 17 October, 2014
Updated 17 October, 2014
89 Reviews
2.5
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Pall President & CEO Lawrence D. Kingsley
Lawrence D. Kingsley
45 Ratings

Review Highlights

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

  • Enganginging with cutting edge technology (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Very sad - company has no real regard for employees (in 3 reviews)

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

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager, Marketing in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Manager, Marketing in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at Pall full-time (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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    • Career Opportunities
    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.  

    Sales Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Southern, LA (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Southern, LA (US)

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

    Pros

    Pretty good salary. Nice vacation package. Loved the people I worked with.

    Cons

    Outside sales people treated poorly. Expectations constantly were changing and so it was hard to meet obligations sometimes. Lots of good-ol-boy mentality. Worked here before Eric Krasnoff left, so can't speak of the atmosphere today.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to respect employees more.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Awful pay and deceptive HR practices. Beware!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pall full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I can't think of a good reason to recommend working here. There is literally no advantage to working here over anywhere else.

    Cons

    The company doesn't pay anywhere near market rates. Line management and HR are out of sync on what employee positions are and what they're pay should be. Make sure you get everything in writing, you'll need it later. Without a doubt, this was the worst the worst experience of my career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get your HR function under control. There are some seriously outrageous abuses of your people happening through there.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (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
  7.  

    Don't work here. Deeply troubled company ruined by new management team.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Finance Associate in Port Washington, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Operations Finance Associate in Port Washington, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    Work with a lot of decent people, many of whom are very nice and smart.

    Cons

    Absolutely zero company culture or regard for employees. Constant layoffs (especially for longer term employees), NO loyalty - if you have been a loyal employee for 20 years and make a decent salary you will be replaced without a second thought. Elimination of positions with no plan on how to replace people's output. HUGE pay disparity between management and regular employees - for ex, the CEO made $35 million in ONE year and then reduces bonuses, raises and cuts staff because we spend too much on salary! Pay is VERY low for non-senior mgmt. Dead end career with no chance if moving up within the company; all managers are brought in externally rather than promoted from within. With exception of the CFO, who is a decent guy, the senior mgmt team is pompous, heartless, and overpaid. Just remember, at Pall you are not a person, but an unfortunate blight on the income statement (if I had a penny for every time management mentioned SG&A I would double my salary, which is not saying much but hey...).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a clue Larry. Stop hiring cronies and giving the top guys huge pay while screwing everyone else. A CEO should inspire and lead, rather than locking yourself in the C Suite, giving yourself nice new titles, and remaining oblivious that you are the most disliked person in the entire organization. The 20% approval rating here is NOT an aberration. The stock price has gone up a lot, but it doesn't take a Harvard MBA to figure out that by laying everyone off and making others work 70 HR weeks will reduce costs, especially in a tough economic environment where its tough to find other jobs. How about investing in the company to make a long term sustainable impact rather than being so short sighted and focusing your decisions on how to maximize the value of your stock options?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Goals have become very short term and focused on financial performance only at the expense of technology leadership.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Sales in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    Very diversified company. Good exposure to both Life Sciences and Industrial business. Benefits in general are good but the endless cost cutting is taking a toll.

    Cons

    Senior leadership's goals are clearly short term. Financial community seems to not notice the complete lack of a long term strategy. Benefits and resource cost cutting are being offset by excessive executive compensation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop a strategy for the future beyond the next quarter, one that reaches beyond the Power Point phase. The lack of fresh ideas is truly bleak.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Great people to work with organization needs to improve

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (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
  10.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    A great history of innovation and quality

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Production Technician in Hauppauge, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Production Technician in Hauppauge, NY (US)

    I worked at Pall full-time (more than an 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

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