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Pentair Reviews

Updated January 15, 2019
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  • "Management cares about its workers and takes care to hire good people" (in 42 reviews)

  • "Good Company to work, Healthy work life balance" (in 16 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (8)

    "A culture that lets you grow"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Golden Valley, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Golden Valley, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pentair full-time

    Pros

    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.

    Cons

    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.


  2. "Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    Great culture from senior leaders down through shop floor leads; great deal of opportunity to grow and learn, allowed to fail on a small scale to learn lessons with consistent helpful mentorship; Belief in company Win-Right values

    Cons

    Some disorganization as certain locations go through incredible growth, and team members don't always catch it in time to prevent the chaos and instead have to react to it

    Advice to Management

    Stay the course; Keep making the tough decisions; Keep supporting your managers, supervisors, and junior leaders; Provide opportunity at every turn to teach your direct reports something new regardless of their experience; Identify junior leaders/managers that have high potential and are put in a faster track for growth and progression

    Pentair Response

    Dec 13, 2018 – Talent Aquisition Coordinator

    Thank you for a great review! We are glad you are excited about the opportunities to develop and grow. We are thankful to have employees who take initiative for their own development through... More

  3. "Regional Product Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Regional Prooduct Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Regional Prooduct Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work and good management

    Cons

    If you don't like to work hard this is not the palce for you......But if you do work hard the bonus was good

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  4. "Good pay"

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    Current Employee - CNC Machinist in Ashland, OH
    Current Employee - CNC Machinist in Ashland, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay and the union is fairly decent.

    Cons

    Benefits are sub par, management is a nightmare, and HR support knowledge is lacking.


  5. "Nice company to work: Supporting International units. Love it"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Corporate Employee in Hanover Park, IL
    Current Employee - Corporate Employee in Hanover Park, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best part of my job is to know all top managers of most of the unit as I work their unit now and then. Meeting international unit's employees, when you travel or at your own unit, I like most. Flexibility is key here. Just focus on completion of your project and deal with everyone with respect, you will be star. Thanks!

    Cons

    Lack of training in my area, which is NOT a huge negative.

    Advice to Management

    Keep your employees trained so they can excel and company can too.

    Pentair Response

    Jan 11, 2019 – Talent Aquisition Coordinator

    Thank you for taking the time to write this review! We are glad you have enjoyed meeting international employee's and networking within the company. As we continue to improve, we appreciate your... More


  6. "Good place to work!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Netherlands, MO
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Netherlands, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    interesting and challenging projects
    Great colleagues to work with
    There are plenty of opportunities for personal growth in all directions

    Cons

    To many organisation changes
    No stabilization in the organization

    Advice to Management

    Improve HR policy

    Pentair Response

    Jan 11, 2019 – Talent Aquisition Coordinator

    Thank you for your review! As we move into 2019, I think you will notice many updates in company policy and vision.


  7. "Very high turnover"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Hanover Park, IL
    Former Employee - Manager in Hanover Park, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pentair does lean better than some companies. Learn some techniques and take them with you. Pay and benefits are good.

    Cons

    There is no stability in plant leadership. Site leaders last just over a year. Consider it a temp job. Nobody is promoted out of Hanover Park. it is a place where careers go to die.

    Advice to Management

    Chaotic leadership starts from the corporate level. Start there to establish stability at the plants.

    Pentair Response

    Jan 11, 2019 – Talent Aquisition Coordinator

    Thank you for taking the time to write this review. Your feedback will be shared with the appropriate parties.

  8. "Market supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Material Flow Supervisor in New Brighton, MN
    Current Employee - Material Flow Supervisor in New Brighton, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    lots of opportunities. caused by turnover

    Cons

    they try to squeeze blood out of a turnip

    Advice to Management

    Have a clear direction and metrics based on math facts and data

    Pentair Response

    Jan 11, 2019 – Talent Aquisition Coordinator

    We are sorry to hear your experience. Pentair has undergone several transformative changes in recent years. We have worked hard to be transparent and minimize the impact of these changes with... More


  9. "Buyer"

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    Former Employee - Buyer in Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Buyer in Saint Paul, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pentair full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good people to work with. Not a lot of egos

    Cons

    Seems like Pentair does not value employee credentials. Most likely because they can pay employees less and not have to worry that employees can easily move to another company for a higher wage/salary.

    Advice to Management

    Start valuing credentials and pay accordingly. You will get increased performance and be better able to support the organic growth you are seeking.

    Pentair Response

    Dec 13, 2018 – Talent Aquisition Coordinator

    Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We are glad that you enjoy the people you work with. Additionally, thank you for providing your input in regards to employee turnover and... More


  10. "Decent place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Pentair full-time

    Pros

    great culture in some plant

    Cons

    They have a reorg every 2 years

    Advice to Management

    Pick an org structure and stick to it

    Pentair Response

    Dec 13, 2018 – Talent Aquisition Coordinator

    We are glad you enjoy the culture at your plant and enjoy your work. Pentair is constantly evolving to help us meet our mission to offer sustainable water solutions to homes and businesses around the... More