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Pentair Reviews

Updated March 26, 2017
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  • Really good environment and good people (in 25 reviews)

  • Very laid back and good work environment (in 21 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Years of my life I am never getting back"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Designer in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Designer in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great coworkers who work hard and care about one another. Had a lot of freedom's as long as job got done timely.

    Cons

    Perception was that management looked down on designers. Saw as more of a replaceable work horse. Management never invested much time or money into training engineering team as compared to lavish trips for sales team. Horrible pay. Company seems to have philosophy of trying to pay as little as they can get away with, in a deceptive manner, instead of what the job is really worth. Management take about win right, but when sales are down that seems to go out window.

    Advice to Management

    Take better care of your employees and your business will soar on its own. Without these hard working people, the company wouldnt go anywhere. Make them feel valuable and appreciated. A person shouldn't have to dread going to work every morning and get sick


  2. "Gud job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    work envoirnmtent and opportunities are gud

    Cons

    promotions are less in pentair


  3. "Your average large scale corporation"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pentair full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, competitive pay and culture

    Cons

    Metrics get in the way of improvement

    Advice to Management

    Trust the management you hire. You take action on emotionally driven reactions from hourly manufacturing employees, but are unwilling to listen to your management team


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  5. "general"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hemel Hempstead, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hemel Hempstead, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    good location, product, people close to motorways

    Cons

    too small, needs manufacturing site and designers

    Advice to Management

    start manufacturing again


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Marketing"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Career suicide"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Director in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Sales Director in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nicely designed water bottles giveaways for trade shows

    Cons

    1. Culture of cost cutting and cost-out
    2. Layoffs every quarter
    3. No innovation
    4. SubPar sales organizations
    5. Vice Presidents and Directors galore none of which add any value to the Organization or for Investors
    6. Obsolete and technologically stale products

    Advice to Management

    The Board needs to do a complete change out of Senior Leadership. The company has lost billions in failed acquisitions and is unable to create new products. Constant restructuring is a tactic to deceive investors and hide the millions in losses every quarter.


  8. "Engineering Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

    Pentair is a big company with offices and opportunities many countries. Pentair does business in different fields: water, flow controls, etc.

    Cons

    Pentair is a union of several companies bought over the years. A lot of work needs to be done to reach a full integration

    Advice to Management

    Management should put more focus on products and customers instead of process as productsoon and customers knowledge is the basis for the company growth


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Culture is real difficult"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Pentair full-time

    Pros

    Great people working in manufacturing who really care about the product.

    Cons

    Management team in Delavan is very bad. They breed a culture of negativity.


  10. "Marketing Coordinator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pentair full-time

    Pros

    If you work hard and show initiative you may receive pay increase
    2%+ bonus every year

    Cons

    You may get pushed into a niche role that is not transferable to other companies


  11. "Good company."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pentair full-time

    Pros

    Motivating environment and management. Water Treatment is an challenging and interesting industry.

    Cons

    Too much administrative and reports to do for the Financial department. I am not even sure they read half of the documents we send them. They should reduce the amount of paper work and concentrate on projects and development more.



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