Porous Media Reviews

Updated April 17, 2015
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  1. Good place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Conroe, TX
    Former Employee - Engineer in Conroe, TX

    I worked at Porous Media full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Love the freedom to improve the manufacturing process. I don't think they laid any off at all. People just found positions somewhere else and moved on. There are some people who worked there forever. Most of my co-workers are very smart and business oriented

    Cons

    Wasn't there long enough to see how the annual raises turn out. Initial salary could be a bit higher, but I didn't know how to negotiate when I was out of college, so it was my fault.

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. Project/Development Engineer

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Peoject Engineer in White Bear Lake, Ramsey, MN
    Current Employee - Peoject Engineer in White Bear Lake, Ramsey, MN

    I have been working at Porous Media full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    As an office employee you get your own office and workspace.

    Cons

    Engineers were required to perform all off-shift production. There were pay-increase freezes for groups of employees with no explanation or justufications.

    Advice to Management

    There was no management while I was employees, only a team of "Senior" employees who made all of the decisions with no regard for business or employee needs.


  3. Turmoil

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Porous Media

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Great technology and a lot of opportunities to make improvements. The company takes safety, quality, and lean manufacturing seriously. Most of the people are really nice and willing to try new things. Non-union environment.

    Cons

    Communication regarding changes and performance not so good. People expected to work a lot of overtime. Goals are sometimes unclear.

    Advice to Management

    Provide better mentoring to people and improve communication. Try and be more respectful to the workers.


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  5. Helped gain experience in medical industry

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Porous Media

    Pros

    Free lunch and good team atmosphere

    Cons

    Lack of information and communication from the management

    Advice to Management

    Be more pragmatic


  6. A great small company struggling with assimilation into a large conglomerate.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Porous Media

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great small-company atmosphere in the beginning
    Co-workers who are dedicated and passionate
    Freedom to explore personal interests
    Recongnition of accomplishment and contribution through regular compensation reviews

    Cons

    Pentair takeover has created a stifling big-company environment
    Many long-term employees are seeking other opportunities because of existing or impending changes
    It it my opinion that PM was purchased by Pentair for their technology rather than their manufacturing/engineering capabilities and resources

    Advice to Management

    Push to return to what made the company great, if there are any of you left. PM still has tremendous potential, but it will be difficult to realize in a bureaucratic corporate environment.



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