Pentair Reviews

Updated March 27, 2015
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  1. Great growing company...skilled team, fun to work with.

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

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

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

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    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
  6. good company

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    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
  7. No where to go

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

    I worked at Pentair

    Pros

    Some good people work there 0

    Cons

    Work you like dog. You cant move up in this company. Pay sucked

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maybe pay what people are worth.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful

    Stay far, far away

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    None unless you like Napoleon as a leader!

    Cons

    People are leaving in mass which is telling. The senior management is poor and thinks they know everything. Organization is heavily political.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The board needs to change the CEO and some staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. Documentation Specialist/Customer

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    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
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    Medical Assembly – work in clean room, assembly line, assembly felt tube, inspect foam and felt, coating t-cardi foam

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    Current Employee - Medical Assembly in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Medical Assembly in Saint Paul, MN

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

    Pros

    Some employees are good and it's near my house.

    Cons

    Almost all white employee don't like other races and un-respectful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't work in this company, they act to you as a animal.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11. Good employees, but bad at merging cultures and identifying talent

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    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Pentair

    Pros

    Good people to work and a great mission.

    Cons

    Growth opportunity not really there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on improving culture and follow thru on core beliefs

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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