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Pentair Reviews

Updated Mar 26, 2014

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2.8 96 reviews

49% Approve of the CEO

Pentair Chairman and CEO Randall J. Hogan

Randall J. Hogan

(35 ratings)

46% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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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    Friendly working environment.

    Design Manager (Current Employee) Delavan, WI

    ProsI worked in the pump group in Wisconsin for 13 years in that time the pros I have seen are:
    friendly working environment.
    knowledgeable engineers
    realistic deadlines
    good management team

    Consdon't recognize good employees
    offshore sourcing so quality suffers
    frequently they let the wrong people go in the past
    no project management
    need to re-examine role of India engineering group

    Advice to Senior Managementyour strongest assets are your people, reward them for a job well done a 3% raise a year does not cut it. you are close enough to Milwaukee you must pay Milwaukee wages to find and keep employees

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Life as an itern

    Quality Engineering (Current Employee) Anoka, MN

    ProsLots of different projects, experienced management, great intern program making sure you are comfortable and asking about your experience. Not to mention free lunches quite often and got paid to go to a Twins game

    ConsBeginning was a little slow, not many projects when first starting, some assemblers on the floor don't treat the young interns with much respect

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good company, but you don't live to work

    Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsExciting, continuously growing, and expanding company with plenty of opportunities to move domestically and abroad for motivated individuals.
    Teamwork-oriented work group with solid principles and core values.

    ConsThe work / life balance needs some work

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep expanding, driving saturation of new markets

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Decent Company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood People to work with and good products ensure you the ability to sell materials. The product portfolio is large and recognized world wide for its quality.

    ConsOperationally a nightmare, the company is disconnected internally and lacks focus. The distribution channel is fragmented and massive increases in Inside Sales support is needed.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHave Operations report to the Sales Management team and combine thier efforts so that they are working together to achieve the same goals.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good experience, but finance really holds the purse strings on every activity

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) North Aurora, IL

    ProsGlobal company, good brands, good people

    ConsLittle to no training available, little budget money for any extras like travel, office supplies, advertising, etc.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCEO Randy Hogan needs to look closer at the management of each facility to make sure they are actually following his philosophies. He believes in marketing, branding, advertising but each facility is not focused on those areas. Finance runs the show and does not promote the brands.

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    Pentair - Stong manufacturing company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsFriendly people, good work / life balance. Ample opportunities for career advancement at the field level. Reasonable compensation. Focus on growth

    ConsThere is a significant disconnect between corporate and the field. Historically speaking, the company brings in senior management from outside.

    Advice to Senior ManagementExecutives would benefit from more first hand exposure.

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    never a dull moment...

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsWell run, good systems, strong on lean management and innovation, good teams, profitable company. Well diversified both from a business and geographic perspective. Strong product management company also. In high growth markets as well such as water.

    ConsSometimes too bureaucratic - too much control in corporate office. They are a strong manufacturing company - but not all of their GBUs are in the manufacturing business.

    Advice to Senior Managementdon't have so much control in corporate office - allow field offices and regions to be more autonomous to make decisions quicker

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great people and some good products but cannot leverage global products locally

    Customer Service (Current Employee) Notting Hill (Australia)

    ProsGreat people in middle management and workers.
    Good local product
    Great new HQ in Dandenong South

    ConsBecause of a global merger there is a local cross over of roles and products
    Top management is aloof and offers minimal communication

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe locally dynamic

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Performance based company creating the value in Employee

    Lean Leader - India (Current Employee) Chennai (India)

    ProsEnjoying life while working and crating the value

    ConsDue to performance based company is always first

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Amazing company. Challenging, fast paced. Salaries and Benefits at market level.

    Director (Current Employee) São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)

    ProsYou will never get bored. A lot to develop and implement. Nice people. Senior management cares about you and is willing to coach.

    ConsSometimes too many initiatives are started at the same time.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue investing your time in coaching, development and feedback.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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