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Pentair Reviews

Updated July 24, 2017
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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. "ME Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pentair full-time

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits for the area

    Cons

    Aggressive culture and poor work life balance.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "SC, Minn, and CA groups are great"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brookfield, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brookfield, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    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.

    Cons

    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).


  4. "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.


  5. "executive assistant tp CEO"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pentair full-time

    Pros

    good salary level in TW comparing to other companies

    Cons

    its traditional Taiwanese company culture


  6. "Poor Quality and Upper Management"

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    Former Employee - Regional Manager in North Aurora, IL
    Former Employee - Regional Manager in North Aurora, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Above average salary and benefits

    Cons

    Lack of upper management support, poor quality control, quick turnover

    Advice to Management

    Help the people that care and firing the lazy management


  7. "Pentair ERICO Solon Ohio"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Solon, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Solon, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The location in Solon Ohio has great products and even greater people. This location has been thriving for over 100 years.

    Pentair is in the process of impimenting Lean and has upgraded many of the machines and technology across all three plants.

    The brands manufactured in Solon are word renown and their diversity is what has lead to this site being so successful.

    Cons

    There has been some turnover at the leadership and plant level but this is to be expected with any recent acquisition.

    Advice to Management

    Stay the corse and keep hiring in strong leaders. The next few years will be very exciting but will also bring lots of change.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "PD Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Solon, OH
    Current Employee - Engineer in Solon, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good culture, not worked to death

    Cons

    funding stops and so does progress, underpaid

    Advice to Management

    wont listen anyway.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Great people"

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Solon, OH
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Solon, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, descent pay, discounts on company products. Overall it's an okay company they're trying to make it better, it just seems to be disconnected.

    Cons

    Too much shake ups in management, only promote from HQ office, always in plant a seasoned watchdog at smaller satellite sites. Update your ERP systems don't wait untill it goes absolete to do something about it.

    Advice to Management

    There are talented people outside of Anoka, to the board of directors: get rid of the CEO he's wasting investors money, stop ripping the company apart and decide what you want to do. Don't make an acquisition just to split it up again it does not send a good signal to your employees. Instead of paying legal fees give people a bonus.


  10. "interesting"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pentair full-time

    Pros

    Good place to work overall

    Cons

    Must be willing to work alot of over-time


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