Pentair Reviews

Updated 8 April, 2015
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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 a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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

  2. Tyco how to absorb another company, trash the previous expertise, downsize the talent,rob the bank, and leave town.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Bonus plan sounds good, get everything in writing.

    Cons

    Wrote the book on acquisition and downsizing.

    Advice to Management

    Keep your greedy paws of my company. All for one screw everybody else.

  3. Market Whores

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good bonus plans if they don't screw you, which is very unlikely. All of the desired benefits are offered as long as you can tolerate the exclusive culture.
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    Cons

    Confused leadership imported from downsizing other segments, directions tend to be military two step. Autocratic. no room for discussion, charge ahead and kill everyone, let god sort them out. The corporate layer of managers tend to be market whores, no real focus on growing an integrated business, just buy, strip, salvage parts, and sell pieces that don't fit. Employees are of no concern, more will come with the next merger.

    Advice to Management

    Very poor corporate citizen outside of USA. If you practice your own dogma instead of changing management structure you might develop some long term devoted employees.

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    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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    - Communication is key.
    - Practice what you preach.

  6. Decent place of employment - good people, poor management.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pentair

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity if you are looking for it. Good benefits. Middle management and below are great to work with. Excellent company to start with.

    Cons

    Revolving door at all levels. Lack of all foundational processes. Complete disconnect between management and the rest of the workforce.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to learn to understand the middle and bottom levels of the workforce. Simply saying "we want your input" and ignoring that input does not fair well when moving to a better culture.

  7. Work Environment

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pentair

    Pros

    Beautiful new building and location.

    Cons

    Somewhat behind the times with technology, but catching up.

  8. Outstanding Company

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    • 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)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    This is the most progressive company I have ever worked for

    Cons

    Tere are no cons I exoerienced

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up

  9. Helpful (2)

    eLearning Developer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pentair full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    was able to use my expertise and skills to benefit others in the company

    Cons

    HR is HORRIBLE
    You are treated as a number
    Morale is low
    You don't know when you will be fired or who will be next
    Every person is seeking their own greatness and there is lack of teamwork

    Advice to Management

    Increase morale
    Be honest
    Be compassionate
    Be real and true

  10. Marketing Intern

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Marketing Coordinator in Hanover Park, IL (US)
    Current Intern - Marketing Coordinator in Hanover Park, IL (US)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good money, benefits, nice people, free food, nice office, remote location, large office, big space, leadership development, talk with CEOs and top executives with in the company right away. sit down meeting with top men,

    Cons

    treat customer service bad. the office can be depressing at times. It is in a very remote location in the middle of no where. They do try and help you excel but you just have to be lucky and be put with the right mentor or you are doomed.

    Advice to Management

    try and bring life to the company. I understand that you are dealing with water filters but with anything in life making a dull thing a bit more glamorous can truly improve the atmosphere and a company in general.

  11. A good challenge.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Engineering Intern
    Former Intern - Engineering Intern

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

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