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Pentair Minneapolis Reviews

Updated July 19, 2017
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Minneapolis, MN

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Pros
  • Management cares about its workers and takes care to hire good people (in 32 reviews)

  • Very laid back and good work environment (in 23 reviews)

Cons
  • Teams are very lean resulting in low work/life balance (in 10 reviews)

  • Upper management is not engaged with daily work (in 15 reviews)

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  1. "Operations Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people to work with. Plenty of opportunity for someone who is willing to work hard.

    Cons

    Change of philosophy and management at the GBU level every 18 months makes building continuity nearly impossible.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Toxic Culture"

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    Current Employee - Materials Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Materials Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A lot of turnover leading to lots of opportunity to advance

    Cons

    Excessive turnover in leadership (5 presidents in 4 years) leads to an ever changing or lack of direction

    Advice to Management

    Address culture and turnover and establish a consistent direction.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Career suicide"

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    Current Employee - Sales Director in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Sales Director in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nicely designed water bottles giveaways for trade shows

    Cons

    1. Culture of cost cutting and cost-out
    2. Layoffs every quarter
    3. No innovation
    4. SubPar sales organizations
    5. Vice Presidents and Directors galore none of which add any value to the Organization or for Investors
    6. Obsolete and technologically stale products

    Advice to Management

    The Board needs to do a complete change out of Senior Leadership. The company has lost billions in failed acquisitions and is unable to create new products. Constant restructuring is a tactic to deceive investors and hide the millions in losses every quarter.


  4. "A great start"

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    Current Employee - Global in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Global in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    A good place to grow and learn

    Cons

    lots of chasing shiny new initiatives


  5. "Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Engineer in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Pentair full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good company with talented people.

    Cons

    None that I encountered while there.

    Advice to Management

    None


  6. "IT Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pentair full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some of the most dedicated, hard-working people I've ever worked with in many areas of the corporate offices. A high performance organization if there ever was one. Many reminders to succeed by doing the right thing.

    Cons

    High expectations translates into not much of the work-life balance thing. Even on days off you were somewhat expected to be available for questions or emergencies.

    Advice to Management

    Keep hiring the best and promoting high ideals, but pay attention to career development and sufficient time off.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Manufacturing Intern"

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    Former Intern - Manufacturing Intern in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Intern - Manufacturing Intern in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    You are given real work and are allowed to search for projects to do as well. If you are bored they assign work to you as well which I thought was nice.

    Cons

    Could be a closer knit community company and they need to work on actually getting work done and following through with the work.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be afraid to pull 70 hour weeks to get work done.

  8. "Pentair"

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    Current Employee - Office Staff in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Office Staff in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pentair (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Wonderful working environment in the corporate office. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Smaller company recently merged and became large company, still some growing pains.


  9. "Leadership comes and goes, chaotic"

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    Former Employee - Leader in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Leader in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Pentair (More than a year)

    Pros

    Chaotic with the new leadership from whirlpool, who didn't understand the industry and were extremely impatient for market turnaround.

    Cons

    Good colleagues and pay was decent especially if you can get MIP.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Wants to grow , yet no clear strategy how to do it !"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Pros

    Good environment, great people to work with

    Cons

    keep changing structure, and management, no spending on R&D, no clear strategy how to grow with the upper management dont understand what is going on on the ground


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