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Pentair Reviews

Updated May 24, 2017
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  1. "Logistic Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Logistics Coordinator in Aberdeen, NC
    Former Employee - Logistics Coordinator in Aberdeen, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's a very stagnet job

    Cons

    There is an embedded culture. Very dated enviroment. Hard to make any productive changes.

    Advice to Management

    Know what your supervisors are doing on company time.


  2. "Could be better"

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    Former Employee - Assembler in Sanford, NC
    Former Employee - Assembler in Sanford, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, Beginner pay, 40 hours,

    Cons

    HR, Management, Supervisors, Inadequate training, Discrimination, Break room, Vending machines

    Advice to Management

    Actually come out of the office every once in a while and talk to employees, Ask us how we are doing. At least pretend to care.


  3. Helpful (4)

    "Career killer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mansfield, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mansfield, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I would recommend working here if your kids are hungry and the bank is going to foreclose on your house.

    Cons

    This has been one of the worst places I have ever worked. You are promised the moon to get you in the door, but they haven't changed in 40 years! Any training or skills you have had will atrophy at this place. If you are a professional don't stay here too long, you will be working on 20 year old software and become unmarketable. Co-workers are more interested in blaming some one for problems than working with you to solve them. This is promoted by management.

    Advice to Management

    Stop playing politics, listen to your employees. Work with other departments instead of looking for ways to backstab fellow managers.


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  5. "Sales Manager"

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    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong brands; global footprint; good people at the mid-manager level and below.

    Cons

    Highly dysfunctional leadership team at the platform/corporate level; functional groups seem to be running the business (HR, marketing); recent "cost out" activities may have long-lasting negative effects on the business.

    Advice to Management

    Better communication; more focus on people as opposed to process; look at long-term strategic vision and not just day-to-day profits.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Not the same place it once was..."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good employees. Well respected brands. Skill acquisition in LEAN principles. (this is for Redwood City, CA location dba Pentair Thermal Management)

    Cons

    Unclear direction by new management brought in by outside. Most experienced and talented people have left or were forced out. Employees are asked to do more with less and penalized when savings do not materialize. Repeated shuffling of deck of mid-level managers reporting into corporate Pentair. Morale is suffering. (this is for Redwood City, CA location dba Pentair Thermal Management)

    Advice to Management

    Understand the uniqueness/complexity/seasonality of business. Pay attention to loss of experience and product knowledge. Don't kill a mature business by over control and invest in R&D. (this is for Redwood City, CA location dba Pentair Thermal Management)


  7. Helpful (1)

    "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.


  8. Helpful (3)

    "Marketing"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pentair (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    It is a global company which can offer travel and growth opportunity.

    Cons

    To reach qrtly goals TBS will lay off experienced employees or not pay vendors to make goals. It is very short term focused and a contradiction to the "win right" mantra

    Advice to Management

    If you want a bigger market share you will have to take some risk and invest in marketing


  9. "A bit discombobulated"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salaries are fair, benefits and 401k matching is nice

    Cons

    Departments do not communicate with each other causing extreme confusion and decreased productivity throughout the office.

    Advice to Management

    Make a clear plan and stick to it.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Was a good place until pentair took over"

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Supervisor in Lakewood, NJ
    Former Employee - Warehouse Supervisor in Lakewood, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    None it's a company that doesn't think of u as nothing but a number

    Cons

    I was employed for 14 years with goyen valve they where like family then once pentair took over they shutdown the warehouse

    Advice to Management

    I was a warehouse worker then became a warehouse supervisor I started in 2001 and by 2012 I was a supervisor


  11. "Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Logistics Coordinator in Beloit, WI
    Former Employee - Logistics Coordinator in Beloit, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Yearly Salary, Health Insurance, Profit Sharing

    Cons

    Long Hours
    Too Many management changes

    Advice to Management

    Realize the work expectation with the resources that you have


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