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"Upper finance management seems more interested in playing favorites than true people development"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at Pentair full-time

Pros

Great global reach so many opportunities to travel internationally and learn the business in different countries. The people overall are very experienced and excel at their jobs.

Cons

It is obvious management at the upper level of finance plays favorites - decisions about hiring/firing/retention seem more based on getting on upper finance's "good side" rather than true employee performance. As a result, there is a lack of trust in upper management's retention and personnel development decisions, especially if you have a direct or dotted-line reporting to the CFO. This has become increasingly obvious now that preparations for the merger are advancing.

Advice to Management

Do a better job retaining talent, especially during the merger process. Make sure retention and development of talent is fair, not based on a single individual's opinions/views.

Other Employee Reviews for Pentair

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Very political"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Anoka, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Anoka, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good brand (at least in the past)
    Great for people in the 20's

    Cons

    New leadership is damaging the customer loyalty
    Very poor integration with acquired brands
    What the leader says is different what comes out as a decision
    Performance review is based on if you are buddy with your boss
    Pentair is losing the edge and brand of the acquired companies

    Advice to Management

    Care about your employees


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Be cautious working here."

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Brookfield, WI
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Brookfield, WI
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Still the leader in Water Treatment manufacturing and the industry is growing globally though down in Residential filtration. Work environment is generally flexible.

    Cons

    The mismanage the business at a higher level making decisions that cost the company great losses and the employees a lot of extra work, stress and embarrassment in front of customers when product quality and delivery are degraded. Each year of the past 4 they let go several employees to cut costs and when they don't re-hire those people left are piled with more work and no additional compensation.

    Advice to Management

    Stop making decisions to move products off-shore before you are prepared with enough stock of product. Stick to schedules for delivery and be honest and realistic with the OEM customers that suffer due to Pentair's incompetence.

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