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Updated Jul 10, 2014

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2.8 93 reviews

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

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good People to work with and good products ensure you the ability to sell materials(in 10 reviews)

  • There are some great people to work with here and the company is stable(in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • The work / life balance needs some work(in 3 reviews)

  • Don't ever expect to spend time with your family, unless you are upper Management(in 4 reviews)

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    Good company, but relatively slow decision making and frequent org changes

    Director, Strategy (Current Employee)

    ProsGood brands, strong operations. Focus on quarterly performance but has good long term strategic planning process. Talented and performance driven CEO

    ConsFrequent org changes, slow growth. Not much reward for top performers. BU presidents not able to take bold decisions, still very US centric

    Advice to Senior ManagementStabilize organization, recognize and give opportunities to top performers

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work

    Sales (Former Employee) Stafford, TX

    Prosculture is great. People are good to work with.

    Conswork many hours and on weekends

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

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    White Bear Lake location

    Value Stream Manager (Current Employee) White Bear Lake, MN

    ProsSome very good people working there. Good pay and benefits.

    ConsVery Engineering centric, extremely high turnover especially of Value Stream Managers and very poor Safety controls in place.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet a manager in place that drives Operations, Sales and Engineering... not just listen to Engineering.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Inside Sales

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) San Diego, CA

    ProsManagement has changed again. Maybe these people are more professional and are waking up to how to run a large company like this one. Communication is opening up on what the company is doing as a whole. That hasn't filtered down to local management yet. Old habits are hard to break.

    ConsThere is no chance for advancement there. Not one person was promoted in the four years I worked there. People are considered expendable. Benefits are not good. The location I where I was working was very cheap. Even let the receptionist go to save money. Even though we met or exceeded booking projections consistently. Processes in my department were not well documented. Which leads to too much tribal knowledge and confusion for everyone.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop changing the department name every year or so. Employees don't even know how to answer the phone. Update your website/websites. There are several. And all of them are difficult to navigate. How do you expect your customers to find out what location to contact for the product they need if the employees find it hard to do? Promote people internally instead of firing existing people and hiring new ones to replace them.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    DECENT COMPANY

    Design Engineer Trainee (Former Employee) Bangalore (India)

    ProsInformation is not suppressed or distorted, so people can find out what they need to know to do their work.
    Individuals are given meaningful chances to grow, becoming more valuable to the organization in the process.

    ConsPeople’s day to day work makes sense to them, and they understand how their own jobs fit in with everyone else’s.
    And they are not hindered by stupid rules.

    Advice to Senior Managementproper training to the employees

    Yes, I would 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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    AMAZING!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsPositions off great Flexibility, Culture is fun!

    ConsCareer paths not always clear

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

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    Project Engineer

    Project Engineer (Current Employee) Saint Paul, MN

    ProsThere are some great people to work with here and the company is stable.

    ConsAdvancement isn't seem to be a objective to the management

    Advice to Senior ManagementLook within the company instead of always trying to bring new people all the time.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Not People friendly

    Production Worker (Current Employee) Redwood City, CA

    ProsAfter meging from Tyco retained job function.

    ConsDon't care for employees or expertise. Hostile enviroment. low class managers. Manage by Intimidation and Threats of closing the plant.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop treating people like objects and treat them with respect.
    Monitoring bathroom visit and removing acces to phones only shows lacks of enforcing unjustified policies. HR should look into fair treatment of employees and stop supporting unnecessary changes to policies that only affect the morale of the workrs that already been treated like slaves.
    Management is alway excemp themselves off any company policy and they should me measured the same way as production workers,

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsGreat Benefits at this company

    ConsA lot people not happy being there

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

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