Pentair

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Pentair Reviews

Updated 5 March, 2015
Updated 5 March, 2015
132 Reviews
3.1
132 Reviews
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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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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pentair full-time (more than a 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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    • Senior Management
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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.  

    Outstanding Company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director in Minneapolis, MN (US)
    Former Employee - Director in Minneapolis, MN (US)

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

    Pros

    This is the most progressive company I have ever worked for

    Cons

    Tere are no cons I exoerienced

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up

    Recommends
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  5.  

    A good challenge.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Engineering Intern
    Former Intern - Engineering Intern

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

    Pros

    I worked there as an engineering intern, and there was never a shortage of work for me to do. It was a bit hectic at times trying to get everything done, but that's better in my mind than not having enough to do. The people I worked with were awesome as well.

    Cons

    There were a few projects that were relatively unclear to me for a while, and it was hard to get more details from my manager due to how busy he also was.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Constantly changing plant management makes it very difficult for a plant to actually get traction towards improving. Each new manager may have new ideas, but if those ideas aren't given time to be realized, it leads to wasted time on many projects which never reach their full potential.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Dynamic atmosphere, plenty of opportunities, There's always something going on and different ways for you to contribute, so there are always opportunities to shien.

    Cons

    Sometimes constant changes can be tough. Business structure can move around a lot, making it hard to keep any continuity.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great growing company...skilled team, fun to work with.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Sanford, NC (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Sanford, NC (US)

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

    Pros

    great team, skilled professionals, fun to work with

    Cons

    limited growth in certain departments due to size

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    work hard to adhere to corporate strategy/culture and serving the customer

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Well growing company which encourages continuing education and encourages working as a team to help each other grow.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - International Account Specialist in Moorpark, CA (US)
    Current Employee - International Account Specialist in Moorpark, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Help with paying for school, two weeks vacation starting, 401K, training in LEAN principles to improve efficiency within the department. Excellent coworkers and nice people throughout the plant.

    Cons

    There is days where the parking lot is congested. Not too much room for advancement. There is old people in the offices that get upset easily.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate the things we do.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Metric driven and focus on cost cutting

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Many of the people are talented at lower levels.

    Cons

    There is high turnover in the Management which causes constant change and does not allow a prevalent culture to take hold. Focuses on cost cutting only and not organic growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put focus on organic growth and allow for some stability at Senior Management level.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Not bad.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pentair

    Pros

    Good culture, typical large business

    Cons

    Outdated facilities and the like

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Raise salary levels or something

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Large amount of product line trying to Integrate multiple valves and controls platforms

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

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

    Pros

    Pentair bought Tyco Valves and Controls about two years ago and is trying to integrate the multiple product lines and companies. They are trying to using their form of Lean "PIMS" to integrate the various companies into a single working company. There is a lot of change going on and a long road ahead. Pentair has managed to retain a large amount of experienced people which is good for gaining knowledge about the product history.

    Cons

    Too many independent companies with their own agenda. It is hard to see a coherent direction that the company is taking. Valves and controls company dominated by pressure relief valves and has not embraced a leadership role in quarter turn and other valves.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to be more responsive to the customer than the competition. Need to be able to react to customer requirements in a timely fashion.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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