Pentair Reviews

Updated October 12, 2014
Updated October 12, 2014
108 Reviews
3.0
108 Reviews
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Pentair Chairman and CEO Randall J. Hogan
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good People to work with and good products ensure you the ability to sell materials (in 11 reviews)

  • good pay and better benefits, direct dposit with 24/7 computer access to payroll and benefits as well as employee discounts (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Very corporate which is good if you like this structure you must enjoy very limited work life balance to succeed (in 4 reviews)

  • Don't ever expect to spend time with your family, unless you are upper Management (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Alright Company

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

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

    Pros

    Easy Work and some good people.

    Cons

    Political environment and favoritism between employee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good Management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Fantastic Company

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

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

    Pros

    Pentair does a good job of getting you work immediately.
    This is a lean company and has a lot of room for growth and opportunity.
    There is an open door policy and everyone is always so inclusive.
    Joining Pentair is like joining a family of people who have the same goal in mind.

    Cons

    There was a lack of training. It was almost as if they threw you into the pool and told you to swim before actually teaching you how to swim. There was not much preparation for a new employee. It took almost a week to get my laptop and even longer to get my phone and business cards.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Making change for the sake of change

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Anoka, MN
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Anoka, MN

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

    Pros

    Clear defined processes, great history

    Cons

    Poor morale, too many changes for the sake of changes, focused on chasing metrics even if they are the wrong ones

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good company culture

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

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

    Pros

    friendly environment, helping, knowledge sharing preferred.

    Cons

    could not find anything controversial.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Short Term Focus Management. More concerned with the month end results vs. completing the quarter.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director of Operations in North Aurora, IL
    Current Employee - Director of Operations in North Aurora, IL

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

    Pros

    Compensation was good along with stock options. Ambitious senior managers but lacking overall vision and proper capital investment is ERP

    Cons

    1960s culture;JDE ERP system. Got kicked out of so many suppliers because the souring quantities were so low that we could not make the supplier minimum. Delivery of inventory would suffer because of this.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Manage the supply base vs. letting it manage the company. Remove the old line Aurora pump staffing. It doesn't get the vision to move the business into the 21st Century.

    Doesn't Recommend
  7.  

    Positive experience

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

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

    Pros

    In my first year, I was pleased to find Pentair to be a very helpful and collaborative culture. Never have I heard the phrase "that's not my job/problem." I feel good working for a company that not only promotes "Win Right" values, but "walks the talk."

    Cons

    Like any large corporation, process and decisions can be slow. The company is very diversified, so it can take a while to fully grasp the business and navigate channels.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to promote the Win Right values and help foster greater collaboration across businesses.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    good place to work

    • 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

    Pros

    flexible hours, good people, office culture

    Cons

    sometimes can be stressful when work is building up, stretched out thin

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    help people's careers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Leviathan of an organization with good people but also lots of red tape of a typical bueurocracy

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

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

    Pros

    Deep pockets, training, good vehicles, compensation is reasonable but not great.

    Cons

    Large and dysfunctional group of companies and organizations internal seem to work against each other

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend less time preaching and more time doing

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Good company, but relatively slow decision making and frequent org changes

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

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

    Pros

    Good brands, strong operations. Focus on quarterly performance but has good long term strategic planning process. Talented and performance driven CEO

    Cons

    Frequent org changes, slow growth. Not much reward for top performers. BU presidents not able to take bold decisions, still very US centric

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stabilize organization, recognize and give opportunities to top performers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    White Bear Lake location

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Value Stream Manager in White Bear Lake, MN
    Current Employee - Value Stream Manager in White Bear Lake, MN

    I have been working at Pentair full-time

    Pros

    Some very good people working there. Good pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Very Engineering centric, extremely high turnover especially of Value Stream Managers and very poor Safety controls in place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a manager in place that drives Operations, Sales and Engineering... not just listen to Engineering.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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