Pentair

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Pentair Reviews

Updated February 25, 2015
Updated February 25, 2015
131 Reviews
3.1
131 Reviews
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Pentair Chairman and CEO Randall J. Hogan
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good People to work with and good products ensure you the ability to sell materials (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
  • 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    A good challenge.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Engineering Intern
    Former Intern - Engineering Intern

    I worked at Pentair as an intern (more than a year)

    Pros

    I worked there as an engineering intern, and there was never a shortage of work for me to do. It was a bit hectic at times trying to get everything done, but that's better in my mind than not having enough to do. The people I worked with were awesome as well.

    Cons

    There were a few projects that were relatively unclear to me for a while, and it was hard to get more details from my manager due to how busy he also was.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Constantly changing plant management makes it very difficult for a plant to actually get traction towards improving. Each new manager may have new ideas, but if those ideas aren't given time to be realized, it leads to wasted time on many projects which never reach their full potential.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pentair full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Dynamic atmosphere, plenty of opportunities, There's always something going on and different ways for you to contribute, so there are always opportunities to shien.

    Cons

    Sometimes constant changes can be tough. Business structure can move around a lot, making it hard to keep any continuity.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great growing company...skilled team, fun to work with.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Sanford, NC
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Sanford, NC

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

    Pros

    great team, skilled professionals, fun to work with

    Cons

    limited growth in certain departments due to size

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    work hard to adhere to corporate strategy/culture and serving the customer

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Well growing company which encourages continuing education and encourages working as a team to help each other grow.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - International Account Specialist in Moorpark, CA
    Current Employee - International Account Specialist in Moorpark, CA

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

    Pros

    Help with paying for school, two weeks vacation starting, 401K, training in LEAN principles to improve efficiency within the department. Excellent coworkers and nice people throughout the plant.

    Cons

    There is days where the parking lot is congested. Not too much room for advancement. There is old people in the offices that get upset easily.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate the things we do.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Fun new product development projects. Lots of design freedom. Mostly decent employees.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Engineer in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Product Engineer in Milwaukee, WI

    I have been working at Pentair full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    No shortage of new products. Design freedom as an engineer.
    Successful company with room to advance. Job sites around the world, and of every function of a business.
    Mostly good people

    Cons

    Non management = Low compensation
    Lots of babysitting, unstructured sometimes
    Some under qualified employees
    Employees lack of passion for product.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Water Quality Systems division:
    Cross departmental tasks are excruciating.
    Pay to maintain top level talent
    Overall, it's been a good experience. Sturdy company to work for, although there are a significant number of subpar performers here.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Metric driven and focus on cost cutting

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pentair full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Many of the people are talented at lower levels.

    Cons

    There is high turnover in the Management which causes constant change and does not allow a prevalent culture to take hold. Focuses on cost cutting only and not organic growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put focus on organic growth and allow for some stability at Senior Management level.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Not bad.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pentair

    Pros

    Good culture, typical large business

    Cons

    Outdated facilities and the like

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Raise salary levels or something

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Large amount of product line trying to Integrate multiple valves and controls platforms

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Sales in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Pentair bought Tyco Valves and Controls about two years ago and is trying to integrate the multiple product lines and companies. They are trying to using their form of Lean "PIMS" to integrate the various companies into a single working company. There is a lot of change going on and a long road ahead. Pentair has managed to retain a large amount of experienced people which is good for gaining knowledge about the product history.

    Cons

    Too many independent companies with their own agenda. It is hard to see a coherent direction that the company is taking. Valves and controls company dominated by pressure relief valves and has not embraced a leadership role in quarter turn and other valves.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to be more responsive to the customer than the competition. Need to be able to react to customer requirements in a timely fashion.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Manager
    Current Employee - Sales Manager

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

    Pros

    Flexible company that works with employees to help them achieve goals.

    Cons

    Large, sometimes slow to make needed changes

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Documentation Specialist/Customer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Documentation Specialist in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Documentation Specialist in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Good people in office environment....

    Cons

    Management is poor not concerned with the employees. No training to speak of .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more hands on and concerned about employees happiness. More training

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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