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Updated Jul 24, 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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    Good place to work and learn

    Senior Mechanical Engineer (Current Employee) Sanford, NC

    ProsVery stable company. Low levels of politics. Lots of opportunity to improve your skills and knowledge.competitive salary. Working hours are flexible to accommodate family.

    ConsNot focused in retaining talent. No clear career path.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on value added projects than make look good lean projects with no sizable return.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Disorganized chaos; infighting; HR incompetent

    Office (Former Employee) Delavan, WI

    ProsPay was OK, but workload excessive

    Cons"Old boy's club" where, if you are not buddies with people there for decades, you will be used and spit out. Watch out for back stabbers and an HR dept that works to help their friends and relatives get jobs.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet the senior HR doing some work; get junior HR out of major decision making.

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    It was a bad experience

    Intern/Trainee (Current Employee) Goa Velha (India)

    ProsThere are very few. Pentair Water India is a subsidiary plant of the Pentair Ltd. The main company has a respectable brand name, however the Goa operations do not live up to it.

    ConsPoor working conditions, especially for engineering graduates.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeeds to focus on the people, on training and work conditions.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Very political

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Anoka, MN

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

    ConsNew 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 Senior ManagementCare about your employees

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Pentair is not a workplace that in lasting.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Buffalo Grove, IL

    ProsInteresting products, and brands are well known. The locations are spread out across the region and offer lateral movement within the organization.

    ConsUnrealistic expectations of product development to production. Need for FMEA process to avoid rush to production, which only creates waste.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou need to stop letting customers run your business. Of course the customer is king, but transparency should not mean the customer taking over.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    A Joke Of A Company

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Brookfield, WI

    ProsNone, I do not believe there are any Pros.

    ConsBeware of this company. They will tell you that you are great to your face and behind your back they will backstab you and sell you out to save their own job. How can you treat your employees that way. It is no wonder no one trusts in this company. The GM will do and say anything to save his own behind. Eventually, things will catch up and people will realize what a joke this division is. I would not recommend this company to anyone. If you want to die or a heart attack and have no family time this is the company for you. I can't see this division staying around to long unless there are BIG changes.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFire yourselves and start over.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Time wasted. Should have worked elsewhere.

    Assembler (Current Employee) Brookfield, WI

    ProsGet out early on Friday

    ConsAlways on mandatory overtime. Always running out of parts. Unrealistic takt times, Management is a joke. Very political environment. Doesn't value employee feedback. High turnover. Underpaid. They lie about everything.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDo business with vendors in the US. Waiting 2-3 months for parts from Europe is ridiculous. Pay your people. Treat your long time employees as assets.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    excelent dead end job with flexible schedule.

    Automation Tech (Current Employee) Conroe, TX

    Prosclimate controlled day time job great for going to school for better employment elswhere.
    relaxed atmosphere,
    best dead end job i have ever had.

    Consmangement comunication needs complete overhaul
    room for advancement ...not there.
    micromanagement bordering on obbsesive.
    corporate braggs of making 38 million last year at conroe location but yet we the machine only warrent a two percent raise.!!!

    Advice to Senior Managementcontinue marketing stratagies but allow for greater raises for the machine that keeps you going.
    try to find ways to make better moral for workers.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Bad management

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe company is keeping grow and makes profit
    The working facility is good.

    ConsThe management is not good. Don't set the goal right, shy away from responsibility, blame on the people who really tried to make it work.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTry to be a human man.

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    Interesting

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat location to raise a family

    ConsToxic environment over the past two years

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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