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Pentair Reviews

Updated April 25, 2017
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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great people worked there before Pentair took over and ruined working environment.

    Cons

    When Pentair took over, they are making employees interview for there own job. Also, treat people like an object not a person. It's more like working in a concentration camp.

    Advice to Management

    Get real! You have a lot of talent which you will loose before you know it! Company is very top heavy.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Poor Employee Treatment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits include a 401k match, tuition reimbursement, and a discount program on many items.
    Opportunities to learn about LEAN, through free online courses.

    Cons

    Their goal is to pay in the bottom 25th percentile.
    No work-life balance. Your life is to work for them.

    Advice to Management

    Respect your employees. Treat employees as your best asset instead of just saying the words. Pay a good wage for an honest days work.


  3. Helpful (5)

    "Large Shipping"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Large Shipping in Reno, NV
    Former Employee - Large Shipping in Reno, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    none that I can think of

    Cons

    Long hours you work six days a week. Make one mistake and your gone. Uses temps for all there work it takes a miracle to get hired on.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees with respect don't fire them on thanksgiving break. Specially with a phone call


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  5. Helpful (7)

    "Management there for just the money."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Buyer
    Current Employee - Buyer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is nothing pro about this company.

    Cons

    They will work you no matter how tired you are. If you don't meet there goal they will make you keep working until you do. Don't ever expect to spend time with your family, unless you are upper Management. You are working to make money for the company,you will never get compensated for the work you do , You will never see a raise Benefits are horrible.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees like Humans not robots. Treat your employees with respect don't treat them like garbage.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Chaotic and unrealistic leadership, stressful work environment"

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

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

    Pros

    Strong channel and used-to-be high market share

    Cons

    Stressful, constant change in leadership and direction

    Advice to Management

    Be realistic, pick the right business leaders


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Not People friendly"

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    Current Employee - Production Worker in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Production Worker in Redwood City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    After meging from Tyco retained job function.

    Cons

    Don't care for employees or expertise. Hostile enviroment. low class managers. Manage by Intimidation and Threats of closing the plant.

    Advice to Management

    Stop treating people like objects and treat them with respect.
    Monitoring bathroom visit and removing acces to phones only shows lacks of enforcing unjustified policies. HR should look into fair treatment of employees and stop supporting unnecessary changes to policies that only affect the morale of the workrs that already been treated like slaves.
    Management is alway excemp themselves off any company policy and they should me measured the same way as production workers,


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Kansas City facility - Very bad company to work for."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, KS
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Learn everything on your own.

    Cons

    Dirty and old building with broken furniture from the 70s.
    No training, no workable reasonable system in place.
    Don't value employees. Hard working employees are all over worked and got blamed ion everything. Lazy employees doesn't do anything and remain in the company because they can't leave.
    Inconsistence on policy execution towards different people.
    Manager that broke ethic rule doesn't receive any punishment or consequence. All they did was given that person a "talk"
    Unfair working environment and the company will abuse you of you work hard and do a good job.
    No communication between management and lower rank employees.
    No action taken even after employees asked for help multiple times.

    Advice to Management

    I don't see hope in this place changing.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "The company has no continuity and starts from upper management. There is always the flavor of the month. The name of t"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Brookfield, WI
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Brookfield, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Pentair full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The type of industry Pentair plays in

    Cons

    Acquisitions are made with a holding mentality. There is no common MRP system, some GBU´s (Global Business Units) overlaps each other and way too much politics

    Advice to Management

    Stop spending money on employee training in winning right and take yourselves a deep class in it


  10. "Not what it used to be."

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    Current Employee - Compliance in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Compliance in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    OK pay, decent cash bonuses (sometimes).

    Cons

    Promotions are almost impossible, everything is based on favoritism, never any money for training, in-house training sucks.


  11. Helpful (4)

    "Not a place for an engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Hanover Park, IL
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Hanover Park, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company makes money but still closes plants then buys something......using M&A as a tool to manage Wall street Expectations

    Great work life balance as you do nothing except some simple paperwork.....no real engineering.....all simple fitting changes and simple CAD work.....

    Cons

    Horrible management....never know you will be in job next year


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