Pentair Reviews

Updated August 24, 2014
Updated August 24, 2014
100 Reviews

3.0
100 Reviews
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Pentair Chairman and CEO Randall J. Hogan
Randall J. Hogan
37 Ratings

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Amazing company. Challenging, fast paced. Salaries and Benefits at market level.

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    Current Employee - Director  in  São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Director in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)

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

    Pros

    You will never get bored. A lot to develop and implement. Nice people. Senior management cares about you and is willing to coach.

    Cons

    Sometimes too many initiatives are started at the same time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue investing your time in coaching, development and feedback.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Life as an itern

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    Current Employee - Quality Engineering  in  Anoka, MN
    Current Employee - Quality Engineering in Anoka, MN

    I have been working at Pentair as an intern for more than a year

    Pros

    Lots of different projects, experienced management, great intern program making sure you are comfortable and asking about your experience. Not to mention free lunches quite often and got paid to go to a Twins game

    Cons

    Beginning was a little slow, not many projects when first starting, some assemblers on the floor don't treat the young interns with much respect

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    HR intern

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Intern  in  Hanover Park, IL
    Former Employee - Human Resources Intern in Hanover Park, IL

    I worked at Pentair as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Great work environment, friendly coworkers and great management team

    Cons

    not a lot of intern positions

    Recommends
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  5.  

    Good company, but you don't live to work

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    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

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

    Pros

    Exciting, continuously growing, and expanding company with plenty of opportunities to move domestically and abroad for motivated individuals.
    Teamwork-oriented work group with solid principles and core values.

    Cons

    The work / life balance needs some work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep expanding, driving saturation of new markets

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very aggressive organization with excellent systems in Lean manufacturing and process improvement.

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer

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

    Pros

    - Team orientated.
    - Well defined goals and systems.
    - Good bonus system.
    -Good management team.

    Cons

    - Toomany metrics and data collection.
    - Not very flexible with their systems.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Communication is key.
    - Practice what you preach.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Pentair offers high quality personnel and products

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    Former Employee - Product Manager  in  Warwick, RI
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Warwick, RI

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

    Pros

    High quality of contributors. They offered a nice work/life balance and invested training of individuals for growth. They offered "best of breed" solutions that allows one to sell and promote on quality.

    Cons

    Difficult market at the moment. Many layoffs have made the work environment trying a times.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Decent Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pentair full-time

    Pros

    Good People to work with and good products ensure you the ability to sell materials. The product portfolio is large and recognized world wide for its quality.

    Cons

    Operationally a nightmare, the company is disconnected internally and lacks focus. The distribution channel is fragmented and massive increases in Inside Sales support is needed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have Operations report to the Sales Management team and combine thier efforts so that they are working together to achieve the same goals.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good experience, but finance really holds the purse strings on every activity

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  North Aurora, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Aurora, IL

    I have been working at Pentair

    Pros

    Global company, good brands, good people

    Cons

    Little to no training available, little budget money for any extras like travel, office supplies, advertising, etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    CEO Randy Hogan needs to look closer at the management of each facility to make sure they are actually following his philosophies. He believes in marketing, branding, advertising but each facility is not focused on those areas. Finance runs the show and does not promote the brands.

    No opinion of CEO
  10. 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
  11.  

    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

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