Pentair Reviews

Updated March 27, 2015
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  1. Work Environment

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pentair

    Pros

    Beautiful new building and location.

    Cons

    Somewhat behind the times with technology, but catching up.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Decent place of employment - good people, poor management.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pentair

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity if you are looking for it. Good benefits. Middle management and below are great to work with. Excellent company to start with.

    Cons

    Revolving door at all levels. Lack of all foundational processes. Complete disconnect between management and the rest of the workforce.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to learn to understand the middle and bottom levels of the workforce. Simply saying "we want your input" and ignoring that input does not fair well when moving to a better culture.

  3. Marketing Intern

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Marketing Coordinator in Hanover Park, IL
    Current Intern - Marketing Coordinator in Hanover Park, IL

    I have been working at Pentair as an intern (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good money, benefits, nice people, free food, nice office, remote location, large office, big space, leadership development, talk with CEOs and top executives with in the company right away. sit down meeting with top men,

    Cons

    treat customer service bad. the office can be depressing at times. It is in a very remote location in the middle of no where. They do try and help you excel but you just have to be lucky and be put with the right mentor or you are doomed.

    Advice to Management

    try and bring life to the company. I understand that you are dealing with water filters but with anything in life making a dull thing a bit more glamorous can truly improve the atmosphere and a company in general.

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  5. Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pentair full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Dynamic atmosphere, plenty of opportunities, There's always something going on and different ways for you to contribute, so there are always opportunities to shien.

    Cons

    Sometimes constant changes can be tough. Business structure can move around a lot, making it hard to keep any continuity.

  6. Helpful (1)

    Well growing company which encourages continuing education and encourages working as a team to help each other grow.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - International Account Specialist in Moorpark, CA
    Current Employee - International Account Specialist in Moorpark, CA

    I have been working at Pentair full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Help with paying for school, two weeks vacation starting, 401K, training in LEAN principles to improve efficiency within the department. Excellent coworkers and nice people throughout the plant.

    Cons

    There is days where the parking lot is congested. Not too much room for advancement. There is old people in the offices that get upset easily.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate the things we do.

  7. Not bad.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pentair

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good culture, typical large business

    Cons

    Outdated facilities and the like

    Advice to Management

    Raise salary levels or something

  8. Fun new product development projects. Lots of design freedom. Mostly decent employees.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Engineer in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Product Engineer in Milwaukee, WI

    I have been working at Pentair full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    No shortage of new products. Design freedom as an engineer.
    Successful company with room to advance. Job sites around the world, and of every function of a business.
    Mostly good people

    Cons

    Non management = Low compensation
    Lots of babysitting, unstructured sometimes
    Some under qualified employees
    Employees lack of passion for product.

    Advice to Management

    Water Quality Systems division:
    Cross departmental tasks are excruciating.
    Pay to maintain top level talent
    Overall, it's been a good experience. Sturdy company to work for, although there are a significant number of subpar performers here.

  9. good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Manager
    Current Employee - Sales Manager

    I have been working at Pentair full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible company that works with employees to help them achieve goals.

    Cons

    Large, sometimes slow to make needed changes

  10. Large amount of product line trying to Integrate multiple valves and controls platforms

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Sales in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Pentair full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Pentair bought Tyco Valves and Controls about two years ago and is trying to integrate the multiple product lines and companies. They are trying to using their form of Lean "PIMS" to integrate the various companies into a single working company. There is a lot of change going on and a long road ahead. Pentair has managed to retain a large amount of experienced people which is good for gaining knowledge about the product history.

    Cons

    Too many independent companies with their own agenda. It is hard to see a coherent direction that the company is taking. Valves and controls company dominated by pressure relief valves and has not embraced a leadership role in quarter turn and other valves.

    Advice to Management

    Need to be more responsive to the customer than the competition. Need to be able to react to customer requirements in a timely fashion.

  11. Helpful (1)

    Medical Assembly – work in clean room, assembly line, assembly felt tube, inspect foam and felt, coating t-cardi foam

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Medical Assembly in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Medical Assembly in Saint Paul, MN

    I have been working at Pentair full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Some employees are good and it's near my house.

    Cons

    Almost all white employee don't like other races and un-respectful.

    Advice to Management

    Don't work in this company, they act to you as a animal.

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