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Pentair Reviews

Updated August 18, 2017
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Pros
  • Management cares about its workers and takes care to hire good people (in 30 reviews)

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

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

  • Upper management is not engaged with daily work (in 16 reviews)

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  1. "no communication"

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    Current Employee - Material Handler in Sanford, NC
    Current Employee - Material Handler in Sanford, NC

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

    Pros

    nice people to work with

    Cons

    no communication or don't train you how to do your job. Stay away from building 1616 - Shipping, 9bag etc


  2. "Great Team, Great Products"

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    Current Employee - Global Product Manager in Solon, OH
    Current Employee - Global Product Manager in Solon, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People are great - smart, hard working, team players. CADDY product line is strong, with incredible brand loyalty. Although we've had many corporate changes lately, it's a positive culture with healthy work/life balance. Innovation, creativity, collaboration and hard work are the legacy of this company, and continue today.

    Cons

    Systems are older. Many tasks are manual that could be automated.

    Advice to Management

    The Pentair Cultural Training has made a positive impact. Please continue the program in both companies moving forward.

  3. "Production"

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    Former Employee - Production in Sanford, NC
    Former Employee - Production in Sanford, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Pentair (More than a year)

    Pros

    Meet good people. Can be good work environment.

    Cons

    Management sucks, say standard work, but they want you do 3 person job. They miss use you. Last minute overtime. No advance notice.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing nice to say


  4. "Good company"

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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 equipment - good people

    Cons

    changing a lot with splitting of company


  5. "Company changed after Pentair acquisition."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Pentair full-time

    Pros

    Good products that are high quality.

    Cons

    Corporate makes decisions that feel disconnected from business units.


  6. "Product Sales Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Product Sales Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Product Sales Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Pentair (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good people along with some top brand name products.

    Cons

    Cost reductions negatively impacted product quality and customer service levels.

    Advice to Management

    Nobody ever cut their way to greatness.


  7. "Started with Erico"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pentair full-time

    Pros

    Bonus and plenty of hours available.

    Cons

    Purchase uniforms, Dirty and unsafe work conditions, Clueless upper management, Short breaks, Mandatory overtime.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your employees like Swagelok does.

  8. "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.


  9. "Sucks"

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    Former Employee - Assembler in Stafford, TX
    Former Employee - Assembler in Stafford, TX
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Steady work and sometimes overtime

    Cons

    All about the money, you're just another piece of equipment to them

    Advice to Management

    People are really assets


  10. Helpful (3)

    "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).


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