Pentair Reviews

Updated July 21, 2015
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Pentair Chairman and CEO Randall J. Hogan
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Pros
  • Some very good people working there (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
  • Work-life balance was a challenge, there seemed to be an unwritten rule about hours worked (in 4 reviews)

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  1. A pretty good place too work all things considered

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assembly Worker in Anoka, MN
    Current Employee - Assembly Worker in Anoka, MN

    I have been working at Pentair full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I've been working as a temp for a few months now and the first thing I noticed is that they treats employees very well . They have many miscellaneous bonuses such as safety payouts , meals , gift certificates ect . They have an on site cafeteria and the food reasonably priced and average quality (not bad not great either ). they also for the most part encourage innovation and realize theirs more then one way to do something .

    Cons

    The management is a little hit and miss but definitely tolerable however they are very unclear about their temp to hire processes Some managers have said it takes a couple months some say a year or two none have specified how they go about the process,evaluate performance or when they review at all. The hours can be rather long if you get behind( which could be good or bad depending on the person ) .

    Advice to Management

    Be more clear about you temp to hire procedure to your employees ( both temp's and permanent employees ).


  2. Typical big corporation

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

    I have been working at Pentair full-time

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pretty good benefits, great local people

    Cons

    Corp doesn't care about anyone, no involvement from corporate except to say when things are wrong

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your people, high turnover is not good


  3. Great place for growth and development

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer III in North Aurora, IL
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer III in North Aurora, IL

    I have been working at Pentair (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    -Upper management will help develop skills -Room to advance within the company -Friendly work environment

    Cons

    -Sometimes too many action items at once

    Advice to Management

    More focus on value added activities and less on charts and graphs. I understand we need some to see where we are vs. where we want to go, but it seems like we do it mostly to make the plant look pretty.


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  5. I love working at Pentair!

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

    I have been working at Pentair full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great leadership and direction, Opportunity for rotational experiences Supportive team environment

    Cons

    We have aggressive deadlines, but that is part of what makes it exciting and engaging for me!

    Advice to Management

    Continue to encourage rotational employment programs. They are a great benefit of working for Pentair.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Little innovation; Run by a bunch of ex McKinsey folk

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Pentair

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    OK salary Some interesting projects Some good people at lower levels

    Cons

    Top management don't understand marketing Unknown brand Excessive processes, too much reporting and bureaucracy No career development Little innovation Wierd corporate structure; Where is the head office? Some good GM's but above that the management seems clueless

    Advice to Management

    Spend more on the brand Do some career development Give stock options


  7. Review

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

    I have been working at Pentair full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good to work with Pentair

    Cons

    More slow career path in Pentair


  8. Good

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

    I have been working at Pentair

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I applied through my college. initially, they had a 4 round process at the college comprising of a GD, a technical interview and a technical and aptitude test.. Later on the shortlisted were called for the final round at Noida.

    Cons

    no cons observed as yet


  9. Business Analyst

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at Pentair full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Big global company with good career growth opportunities. Good culture for a large corporation.

    Cons

    Buys out smaller companies to make up for lack of internal innovation


  10. Helpful (3)

    Wants to grow , yet no clear strategy how to do it !

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Pros

    Good environment, great people to work with

    Cons

    keep changing structure, and management, no spending on R&D, no clear strategy how to grow with the upper management dont understand what is going on on the ground


  11. Once was happy to work there ...

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Utility Worker in North Aurora, IL
    Current Employee - Utility Worker in North Aurora, IL

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent pay and insurance. Never a dull moment for me anyways. Employees are easy to get along with and supervisors as well

    Cons

    Where do I begin. Management has ruined all moral for the the employees that try to meet monthly goals. They try to run this plant like its Toyota and when it doesn't work the way it is on paper they push the blame on the workers. Another problem is management does nothing to enforce the lazy to actually do their job so instead they push more work onto the workers that do 120% already. There's too much favoritism. Conveyors are not the answer , it's just money pissed away. The depressing list goes on and on. If you are looking for a good paying job that treats you with dignity and respect, don't work here.

    Advice to Management

    Why not listen to the employees to get their ideas instead of listening to college kids you hire that have zero common sence.



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