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Pentair Reviews in Anoka, MN

Updated September 26, 2014
Updated September 26, 2014
125 Reviews
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125 Reviews
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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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    Pentair's EP Plant has nice people and a provides a clean safe place to work.

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineering Intern in Anoka, MN
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineering Intern in Anoka, MN

    I worked at Pentair as an intern (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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Making change for the sake of change

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    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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Chaotic and unrealistic leadership, stressful work environment

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    Current Employee - Operation in Anoka, MN
    Current Employee - Operation in Anoka, MN

    I have been working at Pentair full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Strong channel and used-to-be high market share

    Cons

    Stressful, constant change in leadership and direction

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be realistic, pick the right business leaders

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Good place to work.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - M E Co-op in Anoka, MN
    Former Employee - M E Co-op in Anoka, MN

    I worked at Pentair part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Relaxed atmosphere to work in.

    Cons

    Little innovation, slow pace industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on long term sustainment, not quarterly numbers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Life as an itern

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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 (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
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Very political

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Anoka, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Anoka, MN

    I have been working at Pentair

    Pros

    Good brand (at least in the past)
    Great for people in the 20's

    Cons

    New leadership is damaging the customer loyalty
    Very poor integration with acquired brands
    What the leader says is different what comes out as a decision
    Performance review is based on if you are buddy with your boss
    Pentair is losing the edge and brand of the acquired companies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care about your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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