Pall Reviews

Updated 11 September 2014
Updated 11 September 2014
87 Reviews
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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.  

    Cost focused

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    Current Employee - Technical Sales Manager  in  Brisbane
    Current Employee - Technical Sales Manager in Brisbane

    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
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    unhappily short - made redundant despite excellent review

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    Former Employee - BDM  in  Sydney
    Former Employee - BDM in Sydney

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

    Pros

    I had a great job with good work/life balance

    Cons

    way too much politics and managerial confusion regarding business direction

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

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

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    Current Employee - Sales  in  New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Sales in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at Pall full-time for 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
  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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    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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    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
  8.  

    Great stock and industry but extremely poor management

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    Former Employee - Engineer
    Former Employee - Engineer

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

    Pros

    The benefits were good. Some of the people were nice, but their numbers are dwindling.

    Cons

    They do not develop their employees. They took away education reimbursement for people to get MBAs. There is no upward movement. Management is not truthful with employees. Management has pumped up the stock price by outsourcing, but they have gotten rid of employees with 20 plus years of experience and vast knowledge. In my opinion, there are particular people in the Life Science Management that are SOCIOPATHIC. I am not kidding. In my opinion they have a mental disorder and yell and attempt to embarrass people. They do this because they themselves are incompetent and need to cover that up by blaming other people. Also, in my opinion, there is evidence of disproportionate firings of minorities and women. I would be interested to see the data. I think there is evidence of violations of EEOC guidelines.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to develop your people and get rid of the incompetent management in Life Sciences who make life miserable for your worthwhile employees. Are you aware of your employee turnover rate? Are you aware of disproportionate firings of minorities and women?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Not a good place to work. They treat people very poorly and have no respect for employees.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pall full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    It is a large / profitable company. some of the employees were good to work with . The atmosphere when I was first hired was pleasant, they even had music piped in throughout the site.

    Cons

    Upper management was ruthless. Several key leaders of the Life Sciences group were especially bad. I have seen them publicly attack and humiliate certain employees that the singled out. Two people had to seek medical attention due to stress.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat others as you would like to be treated.

    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.  

    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

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