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Pentair Overview

Minneapolis, MN
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Public (PNR)
Industrial Manufacturing
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
At Pentair, we believe the health of our world depends on reliable access to clean water. We deliver a comprehensive range of smart, sustainable water solutions to homes, business and industry around the world. Our industry leading and proven portfolio of solutions enables our ... Read more

Mission: Pentair delivers smart, sustainable solutions that empower our customers to make the most of life’s essential resource.

Company Updates

  • Safe Water Network, supported by funding from the Pentair Foundation, manages filtration systems across India. But rather than a large governmental entity, these water stations are sustained through micro-enterprise. Here's how:

    Utilizing Micro-Enterprise to Sustain Safe Water Initiatives

    The latest corporate, financial, CSR and industry news from Pentair to help keep stakeholders aware of our progress and pursuits.

  • At Pentair, we love to celebrate our employees: 10,000 of them in 34 countries! Our team based in Suzhou, near Shanghai, dressed as classic figures of different Chinese dynasties as part of its evening of employee recognition. Learn more about joining our team!


    We are innovative problem-solvers who believe water is the key for life. We deliver the most comprehensive range of smart, sustainable water solutions to homes, business and industry around the world. We don't 'go with the flow.' It's our duty to stay ahead of the current because the future of water depends on us.

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Pentair – Why Work For Us?

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About Pentair

We are innovative problem-solvers who believe water is the key for life. We deliver a broad range of smart, sustainable water solutions to homes, business and industry. Whether it’s for fitness & fun, healthier homes, better flood control, safer sky rises, more sustainable ways to farm, or safe drinking water, we won’t stop until the world’s water is managed the best way possible. 

We don’t ‘go with the flow.’ It’s our duty to stay ahead of the current because the future of water depends on us.

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Our Culture

At Pentair, our work is driven by our belief that the health of our world depends on reliable access to clean water. A deep-rooted culture energizes our employees to make a difference within and beyond the workplace. They do so by delivering innovative technologies and solutions to our customers, pursuing continuous improvement across our operations, supporting our teams and communities, and contributing to our philanthropic work and corporate responsibility initiatives.

Living Our Purpose

As a global company with the people, resources, technology and values to make a positive impact on the health of the world through its smart, sustainable water solutions, our Corporate Responsibility programs focus on exploring ways to make the most of life’s essential resource, by building sustainability into our operations and products, and empowering our employees to become involved in our communities.

Our Values

At Pentair, success alone is not enough. We seek to win right. These two words embody our drive to achieve, and our dedication to act according to the highest ethical standards.

We build success by following our win right values of customer first, accountability for performance, innovation & adaptability, positive energy, respect & teamwork, and absolute integrity - embraced by every employee. We would rather lose business for the right reasons than win for the wrong reasons.

This commitment both inspires the values that define us and is the result of those values. We believe that who we are is as important as what we do; because who we are defines what we aspire to, how we act and what we achieve.

Six values define the ethical standards that shape how we work individually, together, and with partners:


Customer First – We make it easy for customers to do business with Pentair and are tenacious about meeting customer commitments.

Accountability for Performance – We commit to high standards of performance and demonstrate personal ownership for getting the job done.

Innovation and Adaptability – We actively pursue continuous improvement, adapting to changing circumstances and applying new ideas.


Positive Energy – We display a positive outlook and take responsibility for our impact on others.

Respect and Teamwork – We treat others with respect and openness; we collaborate and align with others for team success.

Absolute Integrity – We are committed to honest and ethical business practices in our dealings with customers, business partners, investors, communities, and each other.


Growing with Pentair

At Pentair, we realize the powerful impact of new ideas and those willing to think outside of the box. That's why we're dedicated to providing training and opportunities for tomorrow's leaders. We offer positions for both students and early professionals. These opportunities include internships, co-ops, entry-level positions, and Leadership Development Programs.

The contributions made by participants have the opportunity to positively impact the future of life's essential resource, water.

Leadership Development Programs

Our Leadership Development Programs are designed to give recent graduates three years of diverse, real-world experience through rotational opportunities at multiple facility locations. Participants will gain hands-on experience from our top-performing teams and work closely with Pentair's senior leadership.

We offer Leadership Development Programs in the following areas: Engineering, Finance & Accounting, and Operations & Supply Chain.


Internships and Co-ops

You've got goals, we're here to help you meet them.

Our pre-graduate programs are designed to help you explore your future career interests and open doors to new experiences. Grow your understanding of international business, work hands on with the teams behind Pentair's innovative products and receive mentorship from our leaders. Our programs will provide you with the tools and guidance you'll need. Because at Pentair, we won't stop until the world's water is managed the best way possible.

Pentair is #11 on Forbes World's Best Employers!

Pentair is #11 on Forbes World's Best Employers!

Engineering at Pentair

We at Pentair are continuously working to deliver new and innovative water solutions. We make it possible for customers to improve water quality, motion, and recreational enjoyment. Whether it's designing a smart filter for your backyard pool, a new pump system for an aquaculture farm in Fiji, or saving a sports field millions of gallons of water usage through rainwater recycling, our engineers are focused on improving life's most valuable resource one solution at a time.

Pentair's Innovation Centers: 

In advancing our commitment to innovation, we have recently opened multiple Pentair Innovation Centers. These centers serve as a technology center of expertise for IoT and advanced electronics labs. Our Aquatic Systems Center in Apex, North Carolina, features both above and in ground swimming pools that allows us to test our pool products onsite. Collaborative workspaces and live demonstration/training rooms allow engineers to work directly with dealers while developing new products!

The Future of Technology at Pentair:

Internet of Things. The future of connected devices is in the hands of today’s engineers. Here at Pentair we are investing in IoT technological advancements with new product development and enhancement of our existing product lines. With predictions of more than 50 billion connected devices by 2020, Pentair is looking to stay ahead. If you’re looking to leverage your curiosity for real solutions, check us out. RaspberryPi, anyone?

Check out our open engineering roles under the jobs tab

Pentair Reviews

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    "A culture that lets you grow"

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    I have been working at Pentair full-time


    GREAT work life balance
    Leaders are focused on coaching/teaching instead of delegating
    Good visibility with the c-suite
    The new Pentair is based on our win right values and focuses on balancing accountability with empathy for others.

    Really great place to start off your career. I've never experienced the coaching and opportunity Pentair offers at other companies.


    We are a lean organization, sometimes we run VERY lean.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to invest in coaching/teaching programs for your employee. Developing employees at a young age for long careers at Pentair.

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Pentair Photos

Pentair photo of: Pentair Participates in the Walk for Water
Pentair photo of: Pump Testing Platform at Our New Innovation Center
Pentair photo of: (L-R) CMO John Jacko, CHRO Kelly Baker, CFO Mark Borin, and CGC Karla Robertson Team Up to Serve Employee's Breakfast
Pentair photo of: CEO John Stauch Greets the New Dehli Team
Pentair photo of: CEO John Stauch and New Dehli Team
Pentair photo of: CEO John Stauch and CTO Phil Rolchigo Meet with New Dehli Team
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Pentair Interviews



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    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Pentair (Houston, TX) in February 2018.


    2 round interview process. 3 week wait period. Met with manager first round. Second round, met 4 others team members. Went to lunch and had tour of office building.

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Pentair Awards & Accolades

  • Global 2000: World's Best Employers, Forbes, 2017
  • The World's Most Innovative Companies,, 2013

Pledges & Certifications

Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

Tech Hiring Commitment

Helping to train, hire and promote more technology workers

Career Advancement Program

Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

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