Pentair

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Pentair Reviews

Updated January 29, 2015
Updated January 29, 2015
124 Reviews
2.9
124 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Do NOT work for this company, I repeat, do not!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Slave in Hanover Park, IL
    Former Employee - Slave in Hanover Park, IL

    I worked at Pentair as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Absolutely nothing, Minimum wage to work in the blistering heat and terrible conditions.

    Cons

    Where do I begin, I have over 4 years of experience in warehouse and manufacturing, particularly, in the Steel industry. I worked here for one night at the Hanover Park, IL location and it has to be the worst job I have ever had. I'm a 24 year old male, I can handle extreme conditions, but this is just ridiculous, considering the pay. For 3rd shift they paid $9.25 an hour, which is by NO means anywhere near what you deserve to be paid working there. I received very positive feedback from management regarding the work I did that night (because I literally ran the entire line my first day there), but I'm advising you not to work there. I could not imagine what 1st shift would be like considering the heat.

    The HEAT will destroy you, especially if you're working with the aluminum canister-filters (even hotter). I had a headache and a nauseous feeling a few hours in. I've never experienced feelings like that before and later found out that those were symptoms of HEAT STROKE. I chugged water like crazy mind you, at least 5-8 cups every hour. If you want to kill yourself or are a ex-convict, this is the perfect job for you, but if you're not, run away.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop treating your employees like slaves, pay them more...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

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

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Technical Sales Representative

    I have been working at Pentair full-time (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
  3.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director, Strategy
    Current Employee - Director, Strategy

    I have been working at Pentair full-time (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
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  5.  

    Kansas City facility - Very bad company to work for.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, KS
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, KS

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

    Pros

    Learn everything on your own.

    Cons

    Dirty and old building with broken furniture from the 70s.
    No training, no workable reasonable system in place.
    Don't value employees. Hard working employees are all over worked and got blamed ion everything. Lazy employees doesn't do anything and remain in the company because they can't leave.
    Inconsistence on policy execution towards different people.
    Manager that broke ethic rule doesn't receive any punishment or consequence. All they did was given that person a "talk"
    Unfair working environment and the company will abuse you of you work hard and do a good job.
    No communication between management and lower rank employees.
    No action taken even after employees asked for help multiple times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I don't see hope in this place changing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    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 (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
  7.  

    White Bear Lake location

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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
  8. 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 (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
  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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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Saint Paul, MN

    I have been working at Pentair full-time (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.  

    Great Company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits at this company

    Cons

    A lot people not happy being there

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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