Pentair Reviews

Updated September 12, 2014
Updated September 12, 2014
104 Reviews
3.0
104 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 10 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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    The company has no continuity and starts from upper management. There is always the flavor of the month. The name of t

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager  in  Brookfield, WI
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Brookfield, WI

    I worked at Pentair full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The type of industry Pentair plays in

    Cons

    Acquisitions are made with a holding mentality. There is no common MRP system, some GBU´s (Global Business Units) overlaps each other and way too much politics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop spending money on employee training in winning right and take yourselves a deep class in it

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Do NOT work for this company, I repeat, do not!

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    Former Employee - Slave  in  Hanover Park, IL
    Former Employee - Slave in Hanover Park, IL

    I worked at Pentair as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Absolutely nothing, Minimum wage to work in the blistering heat and terrible conditions.

    Cons

    Where do I begin, I have over 4 years of experience in warehouse and manufacturing, particularly, in the Steel industry. I worked here for one night at the Hanover Park, IL location and it has to be the worst job I have ever had. I'm a 24 year old male, I can handle extreme conditions, but this is just ridiculous, considering the pay. For 3rd shift they paid $9.25 an hour, which is by NO means anywhere near what you deserve to be paid working there. I received very positive feedback from management regarding the work I did that night (because I literally ran the entire line my first day there), but I'm advising you not to work there. I could not imagine what 1st shift would be like considering the heat.

    The HEAT will destroy you, especially if you're working with the aluminum canister-filters (even hotter). I had a headache and a nauseous feeling a few hours in. I've never experienced feelings like that before and later found out that those were symptoms of HEAT STROKE. I chugged water like crazy mind you, at least 5-8 cups every hour. If you want to kill yourself or are a ex-convict, this is the perfect job for you, but if you're not, run away.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop treating your employees like slaves, pay them more...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Kansas City facility - Very bad company to work for.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Kansas City, KS
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, KS

    I worked at Pentair full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Learn everything on your own.

    Cons

    Dirty and old building with broken furniture from the 70s.
    No training, no workable reasonable system in place.
    Don't value employees. Hard working employees are all over worked and got blamed ion everything. Lazy employees doesn't do anything and remain in the company because they can't leave.
    Inconsistence on policy execution towards different people.
    Manager that broke ethic rule doesn't receive any punishment or consequence. All they did was given that person a "talk"
    Unfair working environment and the company will abuse you of you work hard and do a good job.
    No communication between management and lower rank employees.
    No action taken even after employees asked for help multiple times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I don't see hope in this place changing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not People friendly

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    Current Employee - Production Worker  in  Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Production Worker in Redwood City, CA

    I have been working at Pentair full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    After meging from Tyco retained job function.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop 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,

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Chaotic and unrealistic leadership, stressful work environment

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    Current Employee - Operation  in  Anoka, MN
    Current Employee - Operation in Anoka, MN

    I have been working at Pentair full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Strong channel and used-to-be high market share

    Cons

    Stressful, constant change in leadership and direction

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be realistic, pick the right business leaders

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Management there for just the money.

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    Current Employee - Buyer
    Current Employee - Buyer

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

    Pros

    There is nothing pro about this company.

    Cons

    They will work you no matter how tired you are. If you don't meet there goal they will make you keep working until you do. Don't ever expect to spend time with your family, unless you are upper Management. You are working to make money for the company,you will never get compensated for the work you do , You will never see a raise Benefits are horrible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees like Humans not robots. Treat your employees with respect don't treat them like garbage.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Large Shipping

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    Former Employee - Large Shipping  in  Reno, NV
    Former Employee - Large Shipping in Reno, NV

    I worked at Pentair full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    none that I can think of

    Cons

    Long hours you work six days a week. Make one mistake and your gone. Uses temps for all there work it takes a miracle to get hired on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees with respect don't fire them on thanksgiving break. Specially with a phone call

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Poor Employee Treatment

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    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager

    I worked at Pentair full-time for more than a year

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pentair

    Pros

    Great people worked there before Pentair took over and ruined working environment.

    Cons

    When Pentair took over, they are making employees interview for there own job. Also, treat people like an object not a person. It's more like working in a concentration camp.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get real! You have a lot of talent which you will loose before you know it! Company is very top heavy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11.  

    Spoiled Children in charge of adults.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Fare pay and good benefits.

    Cons

    If you warn them of safety issues, and you get hurt because of them you will lose EVERYTHING. Including your savings, Checking, and even your self respect.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    HR is a place for employees to get help, not disrespect, ridicule, and dishonor.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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