Pentair Reviews

Updated October 12, 2014
Updated October 12, 2014
108 Reviews
3.0
108 Reviews
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Pentair Chairman and CEO Randall J. Hogan
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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.  

    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
  2.  

    Fantastic Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Stafford, TX
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Stafford, TX

    I have been working at Pentair as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Pentair does a good job of getting you work immediately.
    This is a lean company and has a lot of room for growth and opportunity.
    There is an open door policy and everyone is always so inclusive.
    Joining Pentair is like joining a family of people who have the same goal in mind.

    Cons

    There was a lack of training. It was almost as if they threw you into the pool and told you to swim before actually teaching you how to swim. There was not much preparation for a new employee. It took almost a week to get my laptop and even longer to get my phone and business cards.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Making change for the sake of change

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Anoka, MN
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Anoka, MN

    I have been working at Pentair full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Clear defined processes, great history

    Cons

    Poor morale, too many changes for the sake of changes, focused on chasing metrics even if they are the wrong ones

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good company culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Stafford, TX
    Current Employee - Intern in Stafford, TX

    I have been working at Pentair as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    friendly environment, helping, knowledge sharing preferred.

    Cons

    could not find anything controversial.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Short Term Focus Management. More concerned with the month end results vs. completing the quarter.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director of Operations in North Aurora, IL
    Current Employee - Director of Operations in North Aurora, IL

    I have been working at Pentair full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Compensation was good along with stock options. Ambitious senior managers but lacking overall vision and proper capital investment is ERP

    Cons

    1960s culture;JDE ERP system. Got kicked out of so many suppliers because the souring quantities were so low that we could not make the supplier minimum. Delivery of inventory would suffer because of this.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Manage the supply base vs. letting it manage the company. Remove the old line Aurora pump staffing. It doesn't get the vision to move the business into the 21st Century.

    Doesn't Recommend
  7.  

    HR Policies

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (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
  8.  

    Amazing work culture!

    • 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 (less than an year)

    Pros

    The organisation have quality associated with its works and is leading for the same...

    Cons

    In India the salary is very less compared to competitors and worst thing is new joinees are paid very less.. PLEASE MAKE A CHANGE...
    Because this low salary reduce our interest and makes us do the stuff just for formality!!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please look after IDC department and increase the pay to acquire good youngster who will work with complete mind as they won't be thinking so much for the salary.. Please a humble request!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good company to work with. But have to be careful.

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

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

    Pros

    Great Freedom to work independent

    Cons

    Sudden Management decisions dont help company's growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not to make immediate changes in hirarchy

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Excellent place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Noida (India)
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Noida (India)

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

    Pros

    Excellent policies to keep the employees satisfied and motivated. Gives employee a chance to have a diverse exposure under the same roof. Excellent company for a good career start.

    Cons

    Like any large company, process and decisions can be slow but the end result is is worth your patience. Company needs to work more on talent management in order to keep the employees motivated.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Positive experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Pentair full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    In my first year, I was pleased to find Pentair to be a very helpful and collaborative culture. Never have I heard the phrase "that's not my job/problem." I feel good working for a company that not only promotes "Win Right" values, but "walks the talk."

    Cons

    Like any large corporation, process and decisions can be slow. The company is very diversified, so it can take a while to fully grasp the business and navigate channels.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to promote the Win Right values and help foster greater collaboration across businesses.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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