Pentair Reviews

Updated August 24, 2014
Updated August 24, 2014
104 Reviews
3.0
104 Reviews
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Pentair Chairman and CEO Randall J. Hogan
Randall J. Hogan
39 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.  

    Positive Experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pentair

    Pros

    Pentair really seemed to care about growth for the benefits of its employees and stockholders, but had a good way of making its associates feel valued even though they were in the midst of evolving into a large corporation during the time I was there.

    Cons

    Work-life balance was a challenge, there seemed to be an unwritten rule about hours worked.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage movement internally instead of hiring outside so often.

  2.  

    Decent Company

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Program Manager  in  Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Grand Rapids, MI

    I worked at Pentair full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I had a really good boss that listens and answer my questions

    Cons

    Not everyone are as helpful and eager to help

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better benefits are needed, and leadership is lacking in some departments

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Pentair's EP Plant has nice people and a provides a clean safe place to work.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineering Intern  in  Anoka, MN
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineering Intern in Anoka, MN

    I worked at Pentair as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Pentair has a number of processes that provide a good learning experience for any new engineer to the game. I highly recommend this company to anyone looking for a good job in manufacturing. All the people, from the factory operators all the way up to management, are nice approachable people, who are willing to help you and production in any way they can.

    Cons

    The downside to working in a plant that is definitely process advanced is that you will work at other places and realize how good you had it at Pentair. On the other side, it provides a good reference from systems and processes to implement anywhere you work forthcoming.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to involve all personnel in improvement projects.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Marketing Coordinator

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator  in  Delavan, WI
    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Delavan, WI

    I worked at Pentair full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Friendly and helpful people. Good company attitude and communication.

    Cons

    Some employees seemed unsure of company focus.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Well structured international company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Finance Manager  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Pentair full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Shows concern for employees. Allows internal movement which allows for advancement.

    Cons

    Is blindsided by bottom line results and internal politics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at individual talent rather than personal favorites. Losing good talent to internal politics.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    material handler/sit down forklift operator

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Material Handler  in  Warwick, RI
    Former Employee - Material Handler in Warwick, RI

    I worked at Pentair full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    friendly people good benefits and lot of cross training.

    Cons

    do a lot for less pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    please pay your employee better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    Life as an itern

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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
  10.  

    HR intern

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources Intern  in  Hanover Park, IL
    Former Employee - Human Resources Intern in Hanover Park, IL

    I worked at Pentair as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Great work environment, friendly coworkers and great management team

    Cons

    not a lot of intern positions

    Recommends
  11.  

    Good company, but you don't live to work

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    • Senior Management
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    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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