Pentair Reviews

Updated September 21, 2014
Updated September 21, 2014
105 Reviews
3.0
105 Reviews
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Pentair Chairman and CEO Randall J. Hogan
Randall J. Hogan
40 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good People to work with and good products ensure you the ability to sell materials (in 10 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.  

    Good company culture

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern  in  Stafford, TX
    Current Employee - Intern in Stafford, TX

    I have been working at Pentair as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    friendly environment, helping, knowledge sharing preferred.

    Cons

    could not find anything controversial.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

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

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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 for 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
  3.  

    Positive experience

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    • 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 for more than a 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
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  5. 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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Technical Sales Representative

    I have been working at Pentair full-time for 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
  7.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director, Strategy
    Current Employee - Director, Strategy

    I have been working at Pentair full-time for more than a 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
  8.  

    White Bear Lake location

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    • 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
  9.  

    AMAZING!

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

    I have been working at Pentair

    Pros

    Positions off great Flexibility, Culture is fun!

    Cons

    Career paths not always clear

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Project Engineer

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Engineer  in  Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Saint Paul, MN

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

    Pros

    There are some great people to work with here and the company is stable.

    Cons

    Advancement isn't seem to be a objective to the management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look within the company instead of always trying to bring new people all the time.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Great Company

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

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits at this company

    Cons

    A lot people not happy being there

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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