Pentair

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Pentair Reviews

Updated 29 January, 2015
Updated 29 January, 2015
123 Reviews
2.9
123 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    never a dull moment...

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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.  

    good company

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

    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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Documentation Specialist/Customer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Documentation Specialist in Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Documentation Specialist in Houston, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Good people in office environment....

    Cons

    Management is poor not concerned with the employees. No training to speak of .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more hands on and concerned about employees happiness. More training

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Medical Assembly – work in clean room, assembly line, assembly felt tube, inspect foam and felt, coating t-cardi foam

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Medical Assembly in Saint Paul, MN (US)
    Current Employee - Medical Assembly in Saint Paul, MN (US)

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

    Pros

    Some employees are good and it's near my house.

    Cons

    Almost all white employee don't like other races and un-respectful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't work in this company, they act to you as a animal.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    No where to go

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Large Shipping in Reno-Stead, NV (US)
    Former Employee - Large Shipping in Reno-Stead, NV (US)

    I worked at Pentair

    Pros

    Some good people work there 0

    Cons

    Work you like dog. You cant move up in this company. Pay sucked

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maybe pay what people are worth.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Great foundation, great best practices, great people, but horrible in handling transitions and merging cultures.

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    Former Employee - Management
    Former Employee - Management

    I worked at Pentair full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Top notch co-workers and products.

    Cons

    During transitions no thought was given to past performance, sadly it all came down to who you knew. The side taking leadership roles acted as conquerors which pushed good employees out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Practice what you preach.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Good employees, but bad at merging cultures and identifying talent

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Chicago, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Chicago, IL (US)

    I worked at Pentair

    Pros

    Good people to work and a great mission.

    Cons

    Growth opportunity not really there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on improving culture and follow thru on core beliefs

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not bad

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pentair

    Pros

    independence, exciting, results driven, decent management

    Cons

    cheap, underwhelming support staff, decentralized, HR/IT support not that great

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    let people upgrade their 3 year old phones!

  11.  

    Decent company with good products

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Goa (Philippines)
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Goa (Philippines)

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

    Pros

    Good brand name,have good processes, pay for performance,good people to work.

    Cons

    No work life balance,too much pressure due to inadequate resources.slow decision making.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employee concern should be timely addressed.actions to be taken to improve work life balance of employees.recognition and motivation to be improved.

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