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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. "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.


  2. "DONT DO IT!"

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    Current Employee - Logistics in Delavan, WI
    Current Employee - Logistics in Delavan, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    I really can't think of any pros to working for Pentair, except that the pay was good. I've never felt so defeated working for a company in my life.

    Cons

    This company does not care about its employees. You will never have a voice, but rather you are just expected to follow procedures, even if they are not in the best interest of the company. The bosses are all too scared to stand up for the employees. The company can't make up its mind and it changing monthly. They do monthly 5s audits of your office and you are only allowed 5 personal items, plus have to have EVERYTHING labelled and alphabetized. Its just strange. There is not standard rules- so what you are allowed to do changes depending on your boss' opinion of you. The HR department is basically invisible and the IT department wont respond to anything. The expectation is that you will be connected 24/7, even on paid time off or company shut down.

  3. "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.


  4. "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


  5. "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


  6. "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.


  7. 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.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Penny Pinching Pentair"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Anoka, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Anoka, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you like to be lied to from manager directly to face. This job is for you.

    Cons

    Instead of hiring within for management, they hire somebody off the street with a degree, and tell you how to do your job, when they have know idea on how to perform the job themselves. Over the years they keep on taking anything good for the employees away. I have had one .70 raise in the last 10 years. They don't replace any equipment so you can perform a job in a timely matter. Mandatory overtime every night, most Saturdays, and some Sundays. Last winter a couple guys tried to call in sick, they were threatened with getting written up so they came to work and everyone else got sick.

    Advice to Management

    Quit lying to your employees, we are humans. If we need a day off, don't threaten us with getting written up. Have decent equipment for us to do are job. Quit making are jobs more difficult by taking advise from someone who doesn't know the job.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "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. Helpful (1)

    "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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