Pentair Reviews

Updated October 12, 2014
Updated October 12, 2014
108 Reviews
3.0
108 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.  

    Fantastic Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Stafford, TX
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Stafford, TX

    I have been working at Pentair as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Pentair does a good job of getting you work immediately.
    This is a lean company and has a lot of room for growth and opportunity.
    There is an open door policy and everyone is always so inclusive.
    Joining Pentair is like joining a family of people who have the same goal in mind.

    Cons

    There was a lack of training. It was almost as if they threw you into the pool and told you to swim before actually teaching you how to swim. There was not much preparation for a new employee. It took almost a week to get my laptop and even longer to get my phone and business cards.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good company culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Stafford, TX
    Current Employee - Intern in Stafford, TX

    I have been working at Pentair as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    friendly environment, helping, knowledge sharing preferred.

    Cons

    could not find anything controversial.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    HR Policies

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in New Delhi (India)
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in New Delhi (India)

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

    Pros

    Good HR policies, individual business unit decision with no interference of other departments,

    Cons

    Dont have much stability, process is slow however an excellent place to work, good colleagues

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There should be stability of job so that people working do not fear of accepting job profile from PENTAIR.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Positive Experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pentair

    Pros

    Pentair really seemed to care about growth for the benefits of its employees and stockholders, but had a good way of making its associates feel valued even though they were in the midst of evolving into a large corporation during the time I was there.

    Cons

    Work-life balance was a challenge, there seemed to be an unwritten rule about hours worked.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage movement internally instead of hiring outside so often.

  6.  

    Decent Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Grand Rapids, MI

    I worked at Pentair full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I had a really good boss that listens and answer my questions

    Cons

    Not everyone are as helpful and eager to help

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better benefits are needed, and leadership is lacking in some departments

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    never a dull moment...

    • 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 an year)

    Pros

    Well run, good systems, strong on lean management and innovation, good teams, profitable company. Well diversified both from a business and geographic perspective. Strong product management company also. In high growth markets as well such as water.

    Cons

    Sometimes too bureaucratic - too much control in corporate office. They are a strong manufacturing company - but not all of their GBUs are in the manufacturing business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    don't have so much control in corporate office - allow field offices and regions to be more autonomous to make decisions quicker

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Pentair's EP Plant has nice people and a provides a clean safe place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineering Intern in Anoka, MN
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineering Intern in Anoka, MN

    I worked at Pentair as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Pentair has a number of processes that provide a good learning experience for any new engineer to the game. I highly recommend this company to anyone looking for a good job in manufacturing. All the people, from the factory operators all the way up to management, are nice approachable people, who are willing to help you and production in any way they can.

    Cons

    The downside to working in a plant that is definitely process advanced is that you will work at other places and realize how good you had it at Pentair. On the other side, it provides a good reference from systems and processes to implement anywhere you work forthcoming.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to involve all personnel in improvement projects.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Marketing Coordinator

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Delavan, WI
    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Delavan, WI

    I worked at Pentair full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Friendly and helpful people. Good company attitude and communication.

    Cons

    Some employees seemed unsure of company focus.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Well structured international company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Pentair full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Shows concern for employees. Allows internal movement which allows for advancement.

    Cons

    Is blindsided by bottom line results and internal politics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at individual talent rather than personal favorites. Losing good talent to internal politics.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great people and some good products but cannot leverage global products locally

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Notting Hill (Australia)
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Notting Hill (Australia)

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

    Pros

    Great people in middle management and workers.
    Good local product
    Great new HQ in Dandenong South

    Cons

    Because of a global merger there is a local cross over of roles and products
    Top management is aloof and offers minimal communication

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be locally dynamic

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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