Pentair Reviews

Updated August 11, 2015
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Pentair Chairman and CEO Randall J. Hogan
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Pros
  • Some very good people working there (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
  • Work-life balance was a challenge, there seemed to be an unwritten rule about hours worked (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Made me

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Knowledge expands every day with day to day task

    Cons

    Very unorganized, value employees more

    Advice to Management

    Have more of a structural process


  2. Great experience

    Current Intern - Programmer Analyst in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Intern - Programmer Analyst in Milwaukee, WI
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Pentair as an intern

    Pros

    -No micromanagement -Relaxed working environment with flexible hours

    Cons

    -Resistant to change -Generally slow response times

    Advice to Management

    I believe the company needs more cross-discipline communication. Collaborative projects between different areas seem to be most effective.


  3. Typical big public company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay; decent upper management; decent career path; clear strategy of Pentair overall; benefits on par with industry and region. Decent working environment.

    Cons

    Shareholder return drives a lot of decision making; re-organizes frequently; lots of silo thinking within business units - not collaborative; management sometimes disconnected from the front lines.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    A pretty good place too work all things considered

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assembly Worker in Anoka, MN
    Current Employee - Assembly Worker in Anoka, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I've been working as a temp for a few months now and the first thing I noticed is that they treats employees very well . They have many miscellaneous bonuses such as safety payouts , meals , gift certificates ect . They have an on site cafeteria and the food reasonably priced and average quality (not bad not great either ). they also for the most part encourage innovation and realize theirs more then one way to do something .

    Cons

    The management is a little hit and miss but definitely tolerable however they are very unclear about their temp to hire processes Some managers have said it takes a couple months some say a year or two none have specified how they go about the process,evaluate performance or when they review at all. The hours can be rather long if you get behind( which could be good or bad depending on the person ) .

    Advice to Management

    Be more clear about you temp to hire procedure to your employees ( both temp's and permanent employees ).


  6. Helpful (1)

    Typical big corporation

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Pentair full-time

    Pros

    Pretty good benefits, great local people

    Cons

    Corp doesn't care about anyone, no involvement from corporate except to say when things are wrong

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your people, high turnover is not good


  7. Great place for growth and development

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer III in North Aurora, IL
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer III in North Aurora, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    -Upper management will help develop skills -Room to advance within the company -Friendly work environment

    Cons

    -Sometimes too many action items at once

    Advice to Management

    More focus on value added activities and less on charts and graphs. I understand we need some to see where we are vs. where we want to go, but it seems like we do it mostly to make the plant look pretty.


  8. I love working at Pentair!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Pentair full-time

    Pros

    Great leadership and direction, Opportunity for rotational experiences Supportive team environment

    Cons

    We have aggressive deadlines, but that is part of what makes it exciting and engaging for me!

    Advice to Management

    Continue to encourage rotational employment programs. They are a great benefit of working for Pentair.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Little innovation; Run by a bunch of ex McKinsey folk

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    Current Employee - Marketing in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    OK salary Some interesting projects Some good people at lower levels

    Cons

    Top management don't understand marketing Unknown brand Excessive processes, too much reporting and bureaucracy No career development Little innovation Wierd corporate structure; Where is the head office? Some good GM's but above that the management seems clueless

    Advice to Management

    Spend more on the brand Do some career development Give stock options


  10. Helpful (3)

    Wants to grow , yet no clear strategy how to do it !

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Pros

    Good environment, great people to work with

    Cons

    keep changing structure, and management, no spending on R&D, no clear strategy how to grow with the upper management dont understand what is going on on the ground


  11. Business Analyst

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Big global company with good career growth opportunities. Good culture for a large corporation.

    Cons

    Buys out smaller companies to make up for lack of internal innovation



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