Pentair Reviews

Updated 12 October, 2014
Updated 12 October, 2014
108 Reviews
3.0
108 Reviews
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Pentair Chairman and CEO Randall J. Hogan
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good People to work with and good products ensure you the ability to sell materials (in 11 reviews)

  • good pay and better benefits, direct dposit with 24/7 computer access to payroll and benefits as well as employee discounts (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Very corporate which is good if you like this structure you must enjoy very limited work life balance to succeed (in 4 reviews)

  • Don't ever expect to spend time with your family, unless you are upper Management (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    never a dull moment...

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pentair full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Well run, good systems, strong on lean management and innovation, good teams, profitable company. Well diversified both from a business and geographic perspective. Strong product management company also. In high growth markets as well such as water.

    Cons

    Sometimes too bureaucratic - too much control in corporate office. They are a strong manufacturing company - but not all of their GBUs are in the manufacturing business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    don't have so much control in corporate office - allow field offices and regions to be more autonomous to make decisions quicker

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very aggressive organization with excellent systems in Lean manufacturing and process improvement.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer

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

    Pros

    - Team orientated.
    - Well defined goals and systems.
    - Good bonus system.
    -Good management team.

    Cons

    - Toomany metrics and data collection.
    - Not very flexible with their systems.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Communication is key.
    - Practice what you preach.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Alright Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Houston, TX (US)

    I have been working at Pentair full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Easy Work and some good people.

    Cons

    Political environment and favoritism between employee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good Management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Fantastic Company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Stafford, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Stafford, TX (US)

    I have been working at Pentair as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Pentair does a good job of getting you work immediately.
    This is a lean company and has a lot of room for growth and opportunity.
    There is an open door policy and everyone is always so inclusive.
    Joining Pentair is like joining a family of people who have the same goal in mind.

    Cons

    There was a lack of training. It was almost as if they threw you into the pool and told you to swim before actually teaching you how to swim. There was not much preparation for a new employee. It took almost a week to get my laptop and even longer to get my phone and business cards.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Making change for the sake of change

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Anoka, MN (US)
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Anoka, MN (US)

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

    Pros

    Clear defined processes, great history

    Cons

    Poor morale, too many changes for the sake of changes, focused on chasing metrics even if they are the wrong ones

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good company culture

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Stafford, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Intern in Stafford, TX (US)

    I have been working at Pentair as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    friendly environment, helping, knowledge sharing preferred.

    Cons

    could not find anything controversial.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Damn the torpedo's, full steam ahead

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pentair full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and loaded with resources. Training is available and they are more than willing to spend money to get things done.

    Cons

    No appreciation or understanding for existing infrastructure and whether it's suitable to support the programs they're trying to implement. Resulting sustainment is difficult and the efforts tend to be "window dressing" over time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to legacy employee's, those that really understand the products and history.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Electrical Engineer

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    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer Co-op in Brookfield, WI (US)
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer Co-op in Brookfield, WI (US)

    I worked at Pentair as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    They offer a wide range of software and hardware projects from embedded systems to wireless communications.

    Cons

    One of the senior engineers is difficult to get along with. It'll make you want to quit your job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Teach staff to stop being negative towards others.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Short Term Focus Management. More concerned with the month end results vs. completing the quarter.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director of Operations in North Aurora, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Director of Operations in North Aurora, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    Compensation was good along with stock options. Ambitious senior managers but lacking overall vision and proper capital investment is ERP

    Cons

    1960s culture;JDE ERP system. Got kicked out of so many suppliers because the souring quantities were so low that we could not make the supplier minimum. Delivery of inventory would suffer because of this.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Manage the supply base vs. letting it manage the company. Remove the old line Aurora pump staffing. It doesn't get the vision to move the business into the 21st Century.

    Doesn't Recommend
  11.  

    Was a remarkable place to work. It has gone downhill bad. Management changes have ruined all employee morale and pride.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Teamleader
    Former Employee - Teamleader

    I worked at Pentair full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The coworkers are wonderful people. You won't find better friendships

    Cons

    HR department has overtaken authority. They are not their for employee support. They are there to weed out the old and bring in the cheaper paid new. They manage the company by fear and humiliation. It is no longer a resource it's a fear to enter. Very sad from where it once was. A place you were proud of. Now a place everyone dreads going.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look back and see where that place use to be and how respected and well spoke of. See now what you've created. Theirs no respect and definitely nobody that works their will ever recommend anyone to sign up. There's a terrible feeling that fills the air as soon as walk through the gates.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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