Pentair
2.6 of 5 51 reviews
www.pentair.com Golden Valley, MN 5000+ Employees

Pentair Reviews

Updated Apr 16, 2014

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52% Approve of the CEO

Pentair Chairman and CEO Randall J. Hogan III

Randall J. Hogan III

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40% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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  • "Good People to work with and good products ensure you the ability to sell materials"
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Too big to be so chaotic.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Pentair

ProsGood people work for Pentair.

ConsPentair can be very disorganized.

Advice to Senior ManagementGet more work instructions, and less tribal knowledge.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Marketing Coordinator (Former Employee)
Delavan, WI (US)

I worked at Pentair full-time for less than a year

ProsFriendly and helpful people. Good company attitude and communication.

ConsSome employees seemed unsure of company focus.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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A positive, upbeat place to work.

Graphic Designer (Current Employee)
Apopka, FL (US)

I have been working at Pentair as a contractor for less than a year

ProsGreat people, comfortable environment. I have enjoyed working at Pentair. There is a real positive, upbeat, team atmosphere. The aquatics life-support industry is fascinating.

ConsI was hired under temporary contract to work on the catalog and enjoyed my time here thoroughly. I just wish they could hire me permanently!

Advice to Senior ManagementMaybe hiring two people, part time, to share the designer/photographer position would be a good idea.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Management there for just the money.

Buyer (Current Employee)

I have been working at Pentair full-time for more than a year

ProsThere is nothing pro about this company.

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

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Large Shipping (Former Employee)
Reno, NV (US)

I worked at Pentair full-time for less than a year

Prosnone that I can think of

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

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Friendly working environment.

Design Manager (Current Employee)
Delavan, WI (US)

I have been working at Pentair full-time for more than 10 years

ProsI worked in the pump group in Wisconsin for 13 years in that time the pros I have seen are:
friendly working environment.
knowledgeable engineers
realistic deadlines
good management team

Consdon't recognize good employees
offshore sourcing so quality suffers
frequently they let the wrong people go in the past
no project management
need to re-examine role of India engineering group

Advice to Senior Managementyour strongest assets are your people, reward them for a job well done a 3% raise a year does not cut it. you are close enough to Milwaukee you must pay Milwaukee wages to find and keep employees

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Performance based company creating the value in Employee

Lean Leader - India (Current Employee)
Chennai (India)

I have been working at Pentair full-time for more than 3 years

ProsEnjoying life while working and crating the value

ConsDue to performance based company is always first

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Could be better

Manager (Current Employee)
San Francisco, CA (US)

I have been working at Pentair full-time for more than 3 years

ProsOK place to get exp.

Constoo rigid which takes innovation away.

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to employees

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Poor Employee Treatment

Manager (Former Employee)

I worked at Pentair full-time for more than a year

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

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

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

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Once was a Good Place

Business Development Manager (Current Employee)

I have been working at Pentair full-time for more than 10 years

ProsA legacy of good people being reduced rapidly. Older employees try to give knowledge transfer

ConsOnce every product was through the QC. One in a thousand now. Internal market and product knowledge is sliding. Upper management going for image not reality. With a first to market first to fail (regularly), Luckily a lot of legacy people (retiring or going to other companies now) are still in place but are being replaced with short term youth who see the issues and also are leaving once a good CV is in place

Advice to Senior ManagementThe CEO needs to reevaluate the management below. Or, if that does not work then the board need to reevaluate the CEO. The buck stops here.
Do not blame the union or employees. Which is the current process

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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