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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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.  

    A positive, upbeat place to work.

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    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Apopka, FL
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Apopka, FL

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

    Pros

    Great people, comfortable environment. I have enjoyed working at Pentair. There is a real positive, upbeat, team atmosphere. The aquatics life-support industry is fascinating.

    Cons

    I was hired under temporary contract to work on the catalog and enjoyed my time here thoroughly. I just wish they could hire me permanently!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maybe hiring two people, part time, to share the designer/photographer position would be a good idea.

    Recommends
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Disorganized management at best of times.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pentair full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Enjoyed the people and the groups I dealt with.

    Cons

    Politics became the main objective and not the customers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire yourselves.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Well structured international company

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
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  5.  

    Engineer

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

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

    Pros

    Always new things to work on, never a dull moment

    Cons

    Managers change often and stalls improvements.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop some stability

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    Management there for just the money.

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    Current Employee - Buyer
    Current Employee - Buyer

    I have been working at Pentair full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    There is nothing pro about this company.

    Cons

    They will work you no matter how tired you are. If you don't meet there goal they will make you keep working until you do. Don't ever expect to spend time with your family, unless you are upper Management. You are working to make money for the company,you will never get compensated for the work you do , You will never see a raise Benefits are horrible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees like Humans not robots. Treat your employees with respect don't treat them like garbage.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    My experience with Pentair Water Pool and Spa was short but good

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    Former Employee - Worker in Moorpark, CA
    Former Employee - Worker in Moorpark, CA

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

    Pros

    It was an generally good place to work and the employees were nice.

    Cons

    The only con that I can think of was that Pentair Water drops you into work and wants you to work 7 days a week and doesn't like it if you say that for personal or religious reasons there is one day that you will not work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good place to work.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - M E Co-op in Anoka, MN
    Former Employee - M E Co-op in Anoka, MN

    I worked at Pentair part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Relaxed atmosphere to work in.

    Cons

    Little innovation, slow pace industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on long term sustainment, not quarterly numbers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Large Shipping

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    Former Employee - Large Shipping in Reno, NV
    Former Employee - Large Shipping in Reno, NV

    I worked at Pentair full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    none that I can think of

    Cons

    Long hours you work six days a week. Make one mistake and your gone. Uses temps for all there work it takes a miracle to get hired on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees with respect don't fire them on thanksgiving break. Specially with a phone call

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    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
  11.  

    Friendly working environment.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

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