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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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    Disorganized management at best of times.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsEnjoyed the people and the groups I dealt with.

    ConsPolitics became the main objective and not the customers.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFire yourselves.

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

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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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    Could be better

    Manager (Current Employee) San Francisco, CA

    ProsOK place to get exp.

    Constoo rigid which takes innovation away.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to employees

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    My experience at Pentair was great.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsPentair is well managed and focused on doing things right.

    ConsPentair is going through significant changes with new teams that need to build new processes.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on continuous improvements at all levels and departments.

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

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    Life as an itern

    Quality Engineering (Current Employee) Anoka, MN

    ProsLots 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

    ConsBeginning was a little slow, not many projects when first starting, some assemblers on the floor don't treat the young interns with much respect

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Once was a Good Place

    Business Development Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsA legacy of good people being reduced rapidly. Older employees try to give knowledge transfer

    ConsOnce every product was through the QC. One in a thousand now. Internal market and product knowledge is sliding. Upper management going for image not reality. With a first to market first to fail (regularly), Luckily a lot of legacy people (retiring or going to other companies now) are still in place but are being replaced with short term youth who see the issues and also are leaving once a good CV is in place

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe CEO needs to reevaluate the management below. Or, if that does not work then the board need to reevaluate the CEO. The buck stops here.
    Do not blame the union or employees. Which is the current process

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    HR intern

    Human Resources Intern (Former Employee) Hanover Park, IL

    ProsGreat work environment, friendly coworkers and great management team

    Consnot a lot of intern positions

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place to work large work load

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Aurora, IL

    ProsGood culture, great experience and can definitely give someone proper lean training. They do gemba meetings on a daily basis to listen to ideas.,

    ConsScheduling and ATP can be too optimistic. Sometimes your great ideas are passed up. Their direction on standard work or set ways are not always in place or written out.

    Advice to Senior ManagementA lot of stress and work involved.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Poor Employee Treatment

    Manager (Former Employee)

    ProsBenefits include a 401k match, tuition reimbursement, and a discount program on many items.
    Opportunities to learn about LEAN, through free online courses.

    ConsTheir goal is to pay in the bottom 25th percentile.
    No work-life balance. Your life is to work for them.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRespect your employees. Treat employees as your best asset instead of just saying the words. Pay a good wage for an honest days work.

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

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