Pentair

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Pentair Reviews

Updated December 16, 2014
Updated December 16, 2014
115 Reviews
3.0
115 Reviews
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Pentair Chairman and CEO Randall J. Hogan
Randall J. Hogan
43 Ratings

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.  

    Not bad

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pentair

    Pros

    independence, exciting, results driven, decent management

    Cons

    cheap, underwhelming support staff, decentralized, HR/IT support not that great

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    let people upgrade their 3 year old phones!

  2.  

    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
  3.  

    Damn the torpedo's, full steam ahead

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pentair full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and loaded with resources. Training is available and they are more than willing to spend money to get things done.

    Cons

    No appreciation or understanding for existing infrastructure and whether it's suitable to support the programs they're trying to implement. Resulting sustainment is difficult and the efforts tend to be "window dressing" over time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to legacy employee's, those that really understand the products and history.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Very large corporation: Stable, yet unconcerned with the individual worker

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Webmaster in Delavan, WI
    Former Employee - Webmaster in Delavan, WI

    I worked at Pentair full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Being a very large corporation, they are able to pay relatively well. They're also able to weather economic storms without worry about collapsing.

    Cons

    Pentair's "go-to" solution in poor economic times seems to be to cut head count. When the economy dips and Pentair has a bad quarter or two, you can bet good employees will start to disappear.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Concentrate on making better products, thereby cutting warranty. The savings there would allow you to keep good people employed during temporary down-turns.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Pricing Analyst

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pentair

    Pros

    lots of data to analyse and coworks very friendly, salary is OK but not a lot of oppotunities to get promoted

    Cons

    manager long distance, company in transition and no motivation, like any large companies that always very difficulty to get things done

  7.  

    Very Corporate Structure

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pentair

    Pros

    Good employees and a challenging product good training but few promotions.

    Cons

    Very corporate which is good if you like this structure you must enjoy very limited work life balance to succeed.

  8.  

    Small company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pentair

    Pros

    Good product, growth market, mega trend

    Cons

    Not very good management in China

  9. 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
  10. 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
  11.  

    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

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