Pentair Reviews

Updated September 12, 2014
Updated September 12, 2014
104 Reviews
3.0
104 Reviews
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Pentair Chairman and CEO Randall J. Hogan
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39 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Leviathan of an organization with good people but also lots of red tape of a typical bueurocracy

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Technical Sales Representative

    I have been working at Pentair full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Deep pockets, training, good vehicles, compensation is reasonable but not great.

    Cons

    Large and dysfunctional group of companies and organizations internal seem to work against each other

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend less time preaching and more time doing

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Good company, but relatively slow decision making and frequent org changes

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director, Strategy
    Current Employee - Director, Strategy

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

    Pros

    Good brands, strong operations. Focus on quarterly performance but has good long term strategic planning process. Talented and performance driven CEO

    Cons

    Frequent org changes, slow growth. Not much reward for top performers. BU presidents not able to take bold decisions, still very US centric

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stabilize organization, recognize and give opportunities to top performers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales  in  Stafford, TX
    Former Employee - Sales in Stafford, TX

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

    Pros

    culture is great. People are good to work with.

    Cons

    work many hours and on weekends

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    White Bear Lake location

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Value Stream Manager  in  White Bear Lake, MN
    Current Employee - Value Stream Manager in White Bear Lake, MN

    I have been working at Pentair full-time

    Pros

    Some very good people working there. Good pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Very Engineering centric, extremely high turnover especially of Value Stream Managers and very poor Safety controls in place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a manager in place that drives Operations, Sales and Engineering... not just listen to Engineering.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Inside Sales

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Pentair full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Management has changed again. Maybe these people are more professional and are waking up to how to run a large company like this one. Communication is opening up on what the company is doing as a whole. That hasn't filtered down to local management yet. Old habits are hard to break.

    Cons

    There is no chance for advancement there. Not one person was promoted in the four years I worked there. People are considered expendable. Benefits are not good. The location I where I was working was very cheap. Even let the receptionist go to save money. Even though we met or exceeded booking projections consistently. Processes in my department were not well documented. Which leads to too much tribal knowledge and confusion for everyone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop changing the department name every year or so. Employees don't even know how to answer the phone. Update your website/websites. There are several. And all of them are difficult to navigate. How do you expect your customers to find out what location to contact for the product they need if the employees find it hard to do? Promote people internally instead of firing existing people and hiring new ones to replace them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    DECENT COMPANY

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Design Engineer Trainee  in  Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Design Engineer Trainee in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    Information is not suppressed or distorted, so people can find out what they need to know to do their work.
    Individuals are given meaningful chances to grow, becoming more valuable to the organization in the process.

    Cons

    People’s day to day work makes sense to them, and they understand how their own jobs fit in with everyone else’s.
    And they are not hindered by stupid rules.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    proper training to the employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    never a dull moment...

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

    I have been working at Pentair full-time for more than a 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
  9.  

    AMAZING!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pentair

    Pros

    Positions off great Flexibility, Culture is fun!

    Cons

    Career paths not always clear

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Project Engineer

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    Current Employee - Project Engineer  in  Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Saint Paul, MN

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

    Pros

    There are some great people to work with here and the company is stable.

    Cons

    Advancement isn't seem to be a objective to the management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look within the company instead of always trying to bring new people all the time.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not People friendly

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Worker  in  Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Production Worker in Redwood City, CA

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

    Pros

    After meging from Tyco retained job function.

    Cons

    Don't care for employees or expertise. Hostile enviroment. low class managers. Manage by Intimidation and Threats of closing the plant.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop treating people like objects and treat them with respect.
    Monitoring bathroom visit and removing acces to phones only shows lacks of enforcing unjustified policies. HR should look into fair treatment of employees and stop supporting unnecessary changes to policies that only affect the morale of the workrs that already been treated like slaves.
    Management is alway excemp themselves off any company policy and they should me measured the same way as production workers,

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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