Pentair Reviews

Updated April 8, 2015
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  1. It was a bad experience

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    Current Intern - Intern/Trainee in Goa Velha (India)
    Current Intern - Intern/Trainee in Goa Velha (India)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    There are very few. Pentair Water India is a subsidiary plant of the Pentair Ltd. The main company has a respectable brand name, however the Goa operations do not live up to it.

    Cons

    Poor working conditions, especially for engineering graduates.

    Advice to Management

    Needs to focus on the people, on training and work conditions.

  2. Helpful (3)

    Very political

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Anoka, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Anoka, MN

    I have been working at Pentair

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good brand (at least in the past)
    Great for people in the 20's

    Cons

    New leadership is damaging the customer loyalty
    Very poor integration with acquired brands
    What the leader says is different what comes out as a decision
    Performance review is based on if you are buddy with your boss
    Pentair is losing the edge and brand of the acquired companies

    Advice to Management

    Care about your employees

  3. Helpful (2)

    Pentair is not a workplace that in lasting.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Buffalo Grove, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Buffalo Grove, IL

    I have been working at Pentair

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Interesting products, and brands are well known. The locations are spread out across the region and offer lateral movement within the organization.

    Cons

    Unrealistic expectations of product development to production. Need for FMEA process to avoid rush to production, which only creates waste.

    Advice to Management

    You need to stop letting customers run your business. Of course the customer is king, but transparency should not mean the customer taking over.

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  5. Helpful (5)

    A Joke Of A Company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brookfield, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brookfield, WI

    I worked at Pentair

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    None, I do not believe there are any Pros.

    Cons

    Beware of this company. They will tell you that you are great to your face and behind your back they will backstab you and sell you out to save their own job. How can you treat your employees that way. It is no wonder no one trusts in this company. The GM will do and say anything to save his own behind. Eventually, things will catch up and people will realize what a joke this division is. I would not recommend this company to anyone. If you want to die or a heart attack and have no family time this is the company for you. I can't see this division staying around to long unless there are BIG changes.

    Advice to Management

    Fire yourselves and start over.

  6. Helpful (2)

    Time wasted. Should have worked elsewhere.

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    Current Employee - Assembler in Brookfield, WI
    Current Employee - Assembler in Brookfield, WI

    I have been working at Pentair

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Get out early on Friday

    Cons

    Always on mandatory overtime. Always running out of parts. Unrealistic takt times, Management is a joke. Very political environment. Doesn't value employee feedback. High turnover. Underpaid. They lie about everything.

    Advice to Management

    Do business with vendors in the US. Waiting 2-3 months for parts from Europe is ridiculous. Pay your people. Treat your long time employees as assets.

  7. excelent dead end job with flexible schedule.

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    Current Employee - Automation Tech in Conroe, TX
    Current Employee - Automation Tech in Conroe, TX

    I have been working at Pentair

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    climate controlled day time job great for going to school for better employment elswhere.
    relaxed atmosphere,
    best dead end job i have ever had.

    Cons

    mangement comunication needs complete overhaul
    room for advancement ...not there.
    micromanagement bordering on obbsesive.
    corporate braggs of making 38 million last year at conroe location but yet we the machine only warrent a two percent raise.!!!

    Advice to Management

    continue marketing stratagies but allow for greater raises for the machine that keeps you going.
    try to find ways to make better moral for workers.

  8. Helpful (2)

    Bad management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pentair

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    Try to be a human man.

  9. Helpful (1)

    Interesting

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pentair

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great location to raise a family

    Cons

    Toxic environment over the past two years

  10. Helpful (3)

    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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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

  11. Marketing Intern

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    Current Intern - Marketing Coordinator in Hanover Park, IL
    Current Intern - Marketing Coordinator in Hanover Park, IL

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good money, benefits, nice people, free food, nice office, remote location, large office, big space, leadership development, talk with CEOs and top executives with in the company right away. sit down meeting with top men,

    Cons

    treat customer service bad. the office can be depressing at times. It is in a very remote location in the middle of no where. They do try and help you excel but you just have to be lucky and be put with the right mentor or you are doomed.

    Advice to Management

    try and bring life to the company. I understand that you are dealing with water filters but with anything in life making a dull thing a bit more glamorous can truly improve the atmosphere and a company in general.

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