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Pentair Overview

Minneapolis, MN
10000+ employees
Company - Public (PNR)
$5 to $10 billion (USD) per year
With annual revenues of $6.4 billion and 28,000 employees in more than 100 locations around the globe, Pentair develops technologies to provide solutions for its customers in five key areas:

Energy -- applications and systems in mining, oil and gas, and ... Read more

Mission: 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 practices of customer first, accountability for performance, innovation ... Read more

Pentair – Why Work For Us?


At Pentair we have a shared belief, passion and calling, coming together in pursuit of a common goal. We are one global team, 28,000 people strong, inspired by our role in the world, our customers, and each other.

We Are Driven By Purpose

We improve the quality of life of people around the world.

Led By Vision

We will be the next great industrial company.

Guided By Process

We achieve our vision through our strategic principles and our operating principles, driven by the Pentair Integrated Management System, which provides processes, methods, and tools for continuous improvement.

United By Our Win Right Values

We seek to “Win Right” – through a dedication to customer first, accountability for performance, innovation and adaptability, positive energy, respect and teamwork, and absolute integrity.

Pentair understands the long-term advantages of offering competitive benefits including programs, services and resources to help our employees achieve a healthy balance at work and in life. While our rewards and benefits programs vary by country and region, in general, they include:

  • Competitive financial compensation
  • Reward and recognition programs
  • Training and development
  • Healthcare coverage for you and your family
  • Disability protection
  • Retirement plans

With our expanding global presence, cross-cultural insight and competence are essential for our ongoing success. We believe that a diverse workforce contributes different perspectives and creative ideas that enable us to continue to improve every day. Race, gender, ethnicity, country of origin, age, personal style, sexual orientation, physical ability, religion, life experiences and many more factors contribute to this diversity.

We take ongoing action to improve the diversity of our workforce by:

  • Ensuring leadership involvement and ownership
  • Attracting and retaining diverse talent at all levels
  • Fostering a globally aware, inclusive culture
  • Ensuring our practices are fair and non-discriminatory

We Seek to Win Right

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 practices of performance excellence, accountability, respectful teamwork, and absolute integrity - embraced by every employee.

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.

Pentair Reviews

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Pentair Chairman and CEO Randall J. Hogan
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brookfield, WI
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    I worked at Pentair full-time (More than 5 years)


    Energetic People, Top Management Involvement with Plants, Pay and benefits are good (if you have leverage), Employee Stock Purchase program with 50% matching, and 50% of 3.5% 401k matching, 1.5% "retirement" 401K annual deposit, good bonuses (10%+), Brookfield plant still does monthly all employee meetings, team plays together.


    Frequent Corporate Reorgs, Innovation flops, need to understand and expand global market presence, company split in half in 2017 (Small fortune 500 now), China competition eroding CM margins.

    Advice to Management

    Know your global market, talk to your employees and know what drives them, value employees who care to make the company better, consistency is needed at the plant level. Quality needs to be taken seriously (not lip service and bleeding warranty expense). Values look great on paper, make sure you reward the right behaviors and compensate people according to results as well as values (vs one or the other).

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Pentair Interviews



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    I applied online. I interviewed at Pentair in June 2017.


    36 emails, half dozen phone calls, 4 in person interviews. One person cancelled and was rescheduled who did not call me, I had to track the person down.

    Interview Questions

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Pentair Awards & Accolades

  • The World's Most Innovative Companies,, 2013

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