Pentair Reviews

Updated July 31, 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. Helpful (1)

    Made me

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Knowledge expands every day with day to day task

    Cons

    Very unorganized, value employees more

    Advice to Management

    Have more of a structural process


  2. Helpful (1)

    A pretty good place too work all things considered

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assembly Worker in Anoka, MN
    Current Employee - Assembly Worker in Anoka, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I've been working as a temp for a few months now and the first thing I noticed is that they treats employees very well . They have many miscellaneous bonuses such as safety payouts , meals , gift certificates ect . They have an on site cafeteria and the food reasonably priced and average quality (not bad not great either ). they also for the most part encourage innovation and realize theirs more then one way to do something .

    Cons

    The management is a little hit and miss but definitely tolerable however they are very unclear about their temp to hire processes Some managers have said it takes a couple months some say a year or two none have specified how they go about the process,evaluate performance or when they review at all. The hours can be rather long if you get behind( which could be good or bad depending on the person ) .

    Advice to Management

    Be more clear about you temp to hire procedure to your employees ( both temp's and permanent employees ).


  3. Great place for growth and development

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer III in North Aurora, IL
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer III in North Aurora, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    -Upper management will help develop skills -Room to advance within the company -Friendly work environment

    Cons

    -Sometimes too many action items at once

    Advice to Management

    More focus on value added activities and less on charts and graphs. I understand we need some to see where we are vs. where we want to go, but it seems like we do it mostly to make the plant look pretty.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Sourcing Manager

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    Current Employee - Sourcing Specialist
    Current Employee - Sourcing Specialist
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Pentair full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great Company to work for. Company offers many opportunities for advancement

    Cons

    Low margin business so more focus than usual on cutting costs

    Advice to Management

    Stop the constant restructuring


  6. Customer support

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Pentair full-time

    Pros

    Good management, good benefits and competitive salary

    Cons

    Messy, needs iso certification. Politics

    Advice to Management

    Upgrade


  7. Work Environment

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Beautiful new building and location.

    Cons

    Somewhat behind the times with technology, but catching up.


  8. Great place to work

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.


  9. Helpful (1)

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

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - International Account Specialist in Moorpark, CA
    Current Employee - International Account Specialist in Moorpark, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Appreciate the things we do.


  10. Helpful (1)

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

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Engineer in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Product Engineer in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  11. good company

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Manager
    Current Employee - Sales Manager
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    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



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