Pentair
2.8 of 5 93 reviews
www.pentair.com Minneapolis, MN 5000+ Employees

Pentair Reviews

Updated Jul 10, 2014

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50% Approve of the CEO

Pentair Chairman and CEO Randall J. Hogan

Randall J. Hogan

(34 ratings)

47% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Good People to work with and good products ensure you the ability to sell materials"
    in 8 reviews
  • "Great people, comfortable environment"
    in 4 reviews
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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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    never a dull moment...

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsWell run, good systems, strong on lean management and innovation, good teams, profitable company. Well diversified both from a business and geographic perspective. Strong product management company also. In high growth markets as well such as water.

    ConsSometimes too bureaucratic - too much control in corporate office. They are a strong manufacturing company - but not all of their GBUs are in the manufacturing business.

    Advice to Senior Managementdon't have so much control in corporate office - allow field offices and regions to be more autonomous to make decisions quicker

    Yes, I would 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 (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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    Great people and some good products but cannot leverage global products locally

    Customer Service (Current Employee)
    Notting Hill (Australia)

    ProsGreat people in middle management and workers.
    Good local product
    Great new HQ in Dandenong South

    ConsBecause of a global merger there is a local cross over of roles and products
    Top management is aloof and offers minimal communication

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe locally dynamic

    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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    Performance based company creating the value in Employee

    Lean Leader - India (Current Employee)
    Chennai (India)

    ProsEnjoying life while working and crating the value

    ConsDue to performance based company is always first

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

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    Amazing company. Challenging, fast paced. Salaries and Benefits at market level.

    Director (Current Employee)
    São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)

    ProsYou will never get bored. A lot to develop and implement. Nice people. Senior management cares about you and is willing to coach.

    ConsSometimes too many initiatives are started at the same time.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue investing your time in coaching, development and feedback.

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

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