Pentair Reviews

Updated June 9, 2015
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Pentair Chairman and CEO Randall J. Hogan
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Pros
  • Some very good people working there (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
  • Work-life balance was a challenge, there seemed to be an unwritten rule about hours worked (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Review

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    Former Employee - Internal Auditior in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Internal Auditior in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Pentair (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good structured company for employment

    Cons

    Way centralized for employment at Pentair


  2. Wants to grow , yet no clear strategy how to do it !

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Pentair full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good environment, great people to work with

    Cons

    keep changing structure, and management, no spending on R&D, no clear strategy how to grow with the upper management dont understand what is going on on the ground


  3. Outstanding Company

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    Former Employee - Director in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Director in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Pentair full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    This is the most progressive company I have ever worked for

    Cons

    Tere are no cons I exoerienced

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up


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  5. Not what it used to be.

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    Current Employee - Compliance in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Compliance in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Pentair full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    OK pay, decent cash bonuses (sometimes).

    Cons

    Promotions are almost impossible, everything is based on favoritism, never any money for training, in-house training sucks.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Positive experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Pentair full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    In my first year, I was pleased to find Pentair to be a very helpful and collaborative culture. Never have I heard the phrase "that's not my job/problem." I feel good working for a company that not only promotes "Win Right" values, but "walks the talk."

    Cons

    Like any large corporation, process and decisions can be slow. The company is very diversified, so it can take a while to fully grasp the business and navigate channels.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to promote the Win Right values and help foster greater collaboration across businesses.


  7. Helpful (4)

    Upper finance management seems more interested in playing favorites than true people development

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Pentair full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great global reach so many opportunities to travel internationally and learn the business in different countries. The people overall are very experienced and excel at their jobs.

    Cons

    It is obvious management at the upper level of finance plays favorites - decisions about hiring/firing/retention seem more based on getting on upper finance's "good side" rather than true employee performance. As a result, there is a lack of trust in upper management's retention and personnel development decisions, especially if you have a direct or dotted-line reporting to the CFO. This has become increasingly obvious now that preparations for the merger are advancing.

    Advice to Management

    Do a better job retaining talent, especially during the merger process. Make sure retention and development of talent is fair, not based on a single individual's opinions/views.


  8. Helpful (2)

    Interesting work, but could be challenging because culture was changing

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Pentair

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Smart people
    Good products
    Ability to drive change and make improvements
    Interesting project work
    Performance driven culture
    Good pay and benefits

    Cons

    Minimal recognition given
    Company seemed to be going through an identity crisis: Are we a (decentralized) holding company or a (centralized) operating company?
    Lots of process inefficiencies and waste
    Leadership could be short-sighted at times.

    Advice to Management

    Think bigger picture. Invest in long-term solutions that yield strong ROI over time, rather than favoring short-term band-aid fixes that have a more immediate impact on bottom line, but aren't fixing the root cause.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Too process-driven, not result-driven

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Pentair

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    documentation to capture data or other information

    Cons

    very inefficient, tools that used corporate-wide are designed by people who don't have to use it daily

    Advice to Management

    Be more result-driven



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