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Pentair Sales Manager Reviews

Updated May 11, 2017
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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Sales Manager"

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    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pentair full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good company allows you to grow market share with lots of help and people to go to. Good team, great work environment.

    Cons

    Lots of divisions that cross over still operating as independent companies. bring everyone under one umbrella and get them to work together.


  2. "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.


  3. Helpful (3)

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

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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


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "good company"

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    Current Employee - Sales Manager
    Current Employee - Sales Manager
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Flexible company that works with employees to help them achieve goals.

    Cons

    Large, sometimes slow to make needed changes


  6. "Small cogs in a huge machine"

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

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

    Pros

    Benefits, pay, people, perks were all about average. Some very knowledgeble and senior people in organization with years of experience.

    Cons

    Huge organization with little or no support. In some cases employees actually work against you making the job impossible. Very disjointed organization.

    Advice to Management

    Get some management training for the line managers and add more people so there are not such big holes in the support team.


  7. "The "WORST" Industrial Company in America"

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    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Pentair full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Job pays the bills
    Pentair Electrical is so dysfunctional one can get by without having to work hard

    Cons

    The CEO's slogan on his fancy PowerPoint presentations read: "the next best industrial company" when truth be told this is probably the worst company in the industrial space.
    In their endless attempt to "cut costs" the best employees have been laid off all of whom now work for the competition. B and C players run the different business units within the Electrical segment.
    Top performers get downsized because their salaries are "too high" when compared to the salaries of directors and VPs who by the way add no value to the organization

    Advice to Management

    Sell the Company and find something better to do!


  8. "sales manager"

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    great team, pleasant people to work with

    Cons

    acquisitions are always financially driven which is draining as you end up overworked nd underresourced leaving customers frustrated. no training or incentives to make you work harder or keep you motivated

    Advice to Management

    get out of the financial spreadsheets and come to the real world


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Poisonous"

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales Manager in Manchester, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Manager in Manchester, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pentair full-time

    Pros

    Makes you value your free time.

    Cons

    Chaotic management trying to Americanise a company reliant on old technical people resisting change.

    Advice to Management

    Build a replacement before destroying the old team. Don't imagine the whole world is the USA.


  10. "Business Unit Manager"

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    Former Employee - International Sales Manager in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Former Employee - International Sales Manager in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Strong name, global presence, good working ethos

    Cons

    weak leadership, product gaps, lack of customer focus

    Advice to Management

    Be more employee and customer oriented


  11. "Director Sales SEA"

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    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager Leader in HarbourFront (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager Leader in HarbourFront (Singapore)
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Singapore Office was a great enviroment !!

    Cons

    HQ Tx do not share information redily!!

    Advice to Management

    Do the needed for out of US staff in terms of benefits !!