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Pentair Reviews

Updated Jun 23, 2014

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2.8 95 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

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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    Positive Experience

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsPentair 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.

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementEncourage movement internally instead of hiring outside so often.

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    Decent Company

    Program Manager (Former Employee) Grand Rapids, MI

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

    ConsNot everyone are as helpful and eager to help

    Advice to Senior ManagementBetter benefits are needed, and leadership is lacking in some departments

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

    Manufacturing Engineering Intern (Former Employee) Anoka, MN

    ProsPentair 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.

    ConsThe 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 Senior ManagementContinue to involve all personnel in improvement projects.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Marketing Coordinator

    Marketing Coordinator (Former Employee) Delavan, WI

    ProsFriendly and helpful people. Good company attitude and communication.

    ConsSome employees seemed unsure of company focus.

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

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    Well structured international company

    Finance Manager (Former Employee) San Diego, CA

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

    ConsIs blindsided by bottom line results and internal politics.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLook at individual talent rather than personal favorites. Losing good talent to internal politics.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    material handler/sit down forklift operator

    Material Handler (Former Employee) Warwick, RI

    Prosfriendly people good benefits and lot of cross training.

    Consdo a lot for less pay.

    Advice to Senior Managementplease pay your employee better.

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

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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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    HR intern

    Human Resources Intern (Former Employee) Hanover Park, IL

    ProsGreat work environment, friendly coworkers and great management team

    Consnot a lot of intern positions

    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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