Pentair

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Pentair Reviews

Updated November 23, 2014
Updated November 23, 2014
114 Reviews
3.0
114 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.  

    Marketing Coordinator

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    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
  2.  

    Well structured international company

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    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
  3.  

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

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    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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  5.  

    material handler/sit down forklift operator

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    Former Employee - Material Handler in Warwick, RI
    Former Employee - Material Handler in Warwick, RI

    I worked at Pentair full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    friendly people good benefits and lot of cross training.

    Cons

    do a lot for less pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    please pay your employee better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Friendly working environment.

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    Current Employee - Design Manager in Delavan, WI
    Current Employee - Design Manager in Delavan, WI

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

    Pros

    I worked in the pump group in Wisconsin for 13 years in that time the pros I have seen are:
    friendly working environment.
    knowledgeable engineers
    realistic deadlines
    good management team

    Cons

    don't recognize good employees
    offshore sourcing so quality suffers
    frequently they let the wrong people go in the past
    no project management
    need to re-examine role of India engineering group

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    your strongest assets are your people, reward them for a job well done a 3% raise a year does not cut it. you are close enough to Milwaukee you must pay Milwaukee wages to find and keep employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Performance based company creating the value in Employee

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    Current Employee - Lean Leader - India in Chennai (India)
    Current Employee - Lean Leader - India in Chennai (India)

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

    Pros

    Enjoying life while working and crating the value

    Cons

    Due to performance based company is always first

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    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 (more than an 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
  9.  

    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 (more than an 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
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    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 (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great work environment, friendly coworkers and great management team

    Cons

    not a lot of intern positions

    Recommends
  11.  

    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 (more than an 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

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