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Pentair Anoka Reviews

Updated August 1, 2017
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Anoka, MN

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  • Management cares about its workers and takes care to hire good people (in 31 reviews)

  • Very laid back and good work environment (in 25 reviews)

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  1. "Fabricator"

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    Current Employee - Fabrication Operator in Anoka, MN
    Current Employee - Fabrication Operator in Anoka, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Pentair full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The people for the most part are enjoyable to work with.

    Cons

    Can be overtime heavy in many areas. Management is lackluster. Nobody is held accountable for anything they do on the products.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "maintence"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Anoka, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Anoka, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pentair full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    good people to work with , steady work, some what good pay

    Cons

    management is lost there more worried about putting tape and labels on everything than talking to there employees to do thing better

    Advice to Management

    listen to your employees

  3. "Great people, cumbersome work environment"

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    Former Contractor - Mechanical Layout Designer in Anoka, MN
    Former Contractor - Mechanical Layout Designer in Anoka, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pentair as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Cooperative and helpful coworkers, laid-back atmosphere, meaningful and structured work projects

    Cons

    ERP and PDM adds several hours to short projects, sometimes quadrupling the time it takes to get through projects and increasing the margin of error drastically

    Advice to Management

    Do a complete rework of the data management system of the company to make it more common-sense and user-friendly


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Penny Pinching Pentair"

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

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

    Pros

    If you like to be lied to from manager directly to face. This job is for you.

    Cons

    Instead of hiring within for management, they hire somebody off the street with a degree, and tell you how to do your job, when they have know idea on how to perform the job themselves. Over the years they keep on taking anything good for the employees away. I have had one .70 raise in the last 10 years. They don't replace any equipment so you can perform a job in a timely matter. Mandatory overtime every night, most Saturdays, and some Sundays. Last winter a couple guys tried to call in sick, they were threatened with getting written up so they came to work and everyone else got sick.

    Advice to Management

    Quit lying to your employees, we are humans. If we need a day off, don't threaten us with getting written up. Have decent equipment for us to do are job. Quit making are jobs more difficult by taking advise from someone who doesn't know the job.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Pentair is a great company."

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    Current Employee - Inside Service/Support Specialist in Anoka, MN
    Current Employee - Inside Service/Support Specialist in Anoka, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, competitive pay, strong management that allows for creativity and individual work.

    Cons

    Raises are not substantial. Alloted vacation time is limited compared to other companies. Bonus structure unobtainable but has been revamped.

    Advice to Management

    Hoffman, the enclosure side of the company is losing their brand recognition. Pentair as a whole is trying too hard to make all brands recognizable under one umbrella. Customers want a Hoffman box, they don't know who Pentair is.


  6. "Fabrication Operator"

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    Former Employee - Fabrication Operator in Anoka, MN
    Former Employee - Fabrication Operator in Anoka, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Advancement possible if willing to learn, work hard, and be very detail oriented.

    Cons

    Many days where one finds out that day that they must work mandatory overtime.

    Advice to Management

    Plan out at least two days in advance regarding overtime, and make it known to employees.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "A pretty good place too work all things considered"

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    Current Employee - Assembly Worker in Anoka, MN
    Current Employee - Assembly Worker in Anoka, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pentair full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I've been working as a temp for a few months now and the first thing I noticed is that they treats employees very well . They have many miscellaneous bonuses such as safety payouts , meals , gift certificates ect . They have an on site cafeteria and the food reasonably priced and average quality (not bad not great either ). they also for the most part encourage innovation and realize theirs more then one way to do something .

    Cons

    The management is a little hit and miss but definitely tolerable however they are very unclear about their temp to hire processes Some managers have said it takes a couple months some say a year or two none have specified how they go about the process,evaluate performance or when they review at all. The hours can be rather long if you get behind( which could be good or bad depending on the person ) .

    Advice to Management

    Be more clear about you temp to hire procedure to your employees ( both temp's and permanent employees ).

  8. "Sweat Shop"

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    Former Employee - Production Associate in Anoka, MN
    Former Employee - Production Associate in Anoka, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Pentair full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Free Gatorade and water to drink, free parking and any shift to choose from.

    Cons

    Most hiring was done by on site temporary service. They get a lot of people in a group, give them some tests, picked the best ones and then pay them $9.50 an hour. A Billion $ Company can do better. No wonder the work force is in their 20"s.

    Advice to Management

    Replace the ones at the top and get ready for unionization..................................


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Making change for the sake of change"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Anoka, MN
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Anoka, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Pentair full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Clear defined processes, great history

    Cons

    Poor morale, too many changes for the sake of changes, focused on chasing metrics even if they are the wrong ones


  10. "Pentair's EP Plant has nice people and a provides a clean safe place to work."

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    Former Intern - Manufacturing Engineering Intern in Anoka, MN
    Former Intern - Manufacturing Engineering Intern in Anoka, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pentair as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Pentair has a number of processes that provide a good learning experience for any new engineer to the game. I highly recommend this company to anyone looking for a good job in manufacturing. All the people, from the factory operators all the way up to management, are nice approachable people, who are willing to help you and production in any way they can.

    Cons

    The downside to working in a plant that is definitely process advanced is that you will work at other places and realize how good you had it at Pentair. On the other side, it provides a good reference from systems and processes to implement anywhere you work forthcoming.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to involve all personnel in improvement projects.


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