Pentair

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Pentair Reviews

Updated November 19, 2014
Updated November 19, 2014
113 Reviews
3.0
113 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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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Avoid at all cost!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Golden Valley, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Golden Valley, MN

    I worked at Pentair

    Pros

    The pay was above avg.

    Cons

    The worst management I have worked under in 15 years and 5 companies. In the 6 months I worked there I bet I conversed with my direct manager a total of 20 minutes. I was given NO direction on what my duties were and no feedback as to how I was doing. They were mad that I missed meetings that I was not invited to. They were mad that I missed a deadline that I was never given. Communication was a big fat ZERO. There was also an employee that worked under me that had absolutly no idea what she was doing. Everyday she would stop by and ask if I could run these reports for her, show her how to do this, tell her how to do that, please fix this for me, UGG I basically did my job and hers everyday. If I wasn't in the office to help her do her job, she would complain to our direct manager that I didn't help her & that I was never around! You try to sit in a chair for 8 hours a day with absolutly NO tasks assigned to you! It's boring!

    Then I was let go by phone on a Saturday!

    haha - Worst job ever!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk to your employees! If you want something, ASK! If you don't like something, SAY SO!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Could be a great company but...

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pentair

    Pros

    Good pay and good benefits

    Cons

    Upper management is detached from business - poor communication of changes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Contstant reorganizing without letting anything take hold is causing massive disruption to business. In a better economy, many people would be leaving.

    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    An amazingly dysfunctional company!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pentair

    Pros

    The benefits package is very competitve. My particular manager gave me great latitude in order to achieve my goals. By and large, most personnel were friendly and helpful.

    Cons

    HR and Benefits administration are horrendous. Due to the longevity of some employees, there is no sense of urgency within the organization. Integration of the Pentair group and GE group has created a dysfunctional mess! Upper management carries the arrogance of GE without the competence of GE. I cannot recommend Pentair.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The continual "re-sizing" of the sales divisions is not only confusing for employees but has created great uncertainty with the clients.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Pentair - Stong manufacturing company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Pentair

    Pros

    Friendly people, good work / life balance. Ample opportunities for career advancement at the field level. Reasonable compensation. Focus on growth

    Cons

    There is a significant disconnect between corporate and the field. Historically speaking, the company brings in senior management from outside.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Executives would benefit from more first hand exposure.

    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Be more result-driven

    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Was a great place to work for before Corp. took over.

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    Former Employee - Winder in Chardon, OH
    Former Employee - Winder in Chardon, OH

    I worked at Pentair

    Pros

    Management sucks, to many cooks spoiling the soap. HR is a joke. Favoritism.

    Cons

    The money was good. The employees mostly stick together.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your workers better than gum stuck on the bottom of your shoe. Think outside the piggy bank for once.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Pentair

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pentair

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. Many locations and opportunities for advancement. Good corporate support from a manufacturing perspective. Solid financial positions.

    Cons

    No issues that you would not experience anywhere else. Market planning is weak and forecasting production volumes can be a challenge.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work. Focus on profit margins and market forecast. Stabalize a culture and environment that does not change with leadership.

    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Interesting

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pentair

    Pros

    Great location to raise a family

    Cons

    Toxic environment over the past two years

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Bad management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pentair

    Pros

    The company is keeping grow and makes profit
    The working facility is good.

    Cons

    The management is not good. Don't set the goal right, shy away from responsibility, blame on the people who really tried to make it work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to be a human man.

    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not a bad place to work at

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    Former Employee - Chemist in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Chemist in Milwaukee, WI

    I worked at Pentair

    Pros

    Small group, work loads come in waves. Get a chance to mingle and work with the engineers.

    Cons

    Since the recession, they have been doing away with many benefits, but I expect them to bring them back.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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