Pentair Reviews

Updated August 24, 2014
Updated August 24, 2014
100 Reviews

2.9
100 Reviews
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Pentair Chairman and CEO Randall J. Hogan
Randall J. Hogan
37 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.  

    Friendly working environment.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Design Manager  in  Delavan, WI
    Current Employee - Design Manager in Delavan, WI

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

    Pros

    I 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

    Cons

    don'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 ManagementAdvice

    your 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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Life as an itern

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Quality Engineering  in  Anoka, MN
    Current Employee - Quality Engineering in Anoka, MN

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

    Pros

    Lots 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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Good company, but you don't live to work

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

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

    Pros

    Exciting, 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.

    Cons

    The work / life balance needs some work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep expanding, driving saturation of new markets

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Decent Company

    • 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

    Pros

    Good 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.

    Cons

    Operationally 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  North Aurora, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Aurora, IL

    I have been working at Pentair

    Pros

    Global company, good brands, good people

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    CEO 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.

    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Pentair - Stong manufacturing company

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Pentair

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Executives would benefit from more first hand exposure.

    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    HR Policies

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager  in  New Delhi (India)
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in New Delhi (India)

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

    Pros

    Good HR policies, individual business unit decision with no interference of other departments,

    Cons

    Dont have much stability, process is slow however an excellent place to work, good colleagues

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There should be stability of job so that people working do not fear of accepting job profile from PENTAIR.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    never a dull moment...

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Well 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.

    Cons

    Sometimes 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service  in  Notting Hill (Australia)
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Notting Hill (Australia)

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be locally dynamic

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Performance based company creating the value in Employee

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lean Leader - India  in  Chennai (India)
    Current Employee - Lean Leader - India in Chennai (India)

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

    Pros

    Enjoying life while working and crating the value

    Cons

    Due to performance based company is always first

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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