Pentair Reviews

Updated 24 August, 2014
Updated 24 August, 2014
100 Reviews

3.0
100 Reviews
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Pentair Chairman and CEO Randall J. Hogan
Randall J. Hogan
37 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good People to work with and good products ensure you the ability to sell materials (in 10 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.  

    DECENT COMPANY

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Design Engineer Trainee  in  Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Design Engineer Trainee in Bangalore (India)

    I worked at Pentair as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Information is not suppressed or distorted, so people can find out what they need to know to do their work.
    Individuals are given meaningful chances to grow, becoming more valuable to the organization in the process.

    Cons

    People’s day to day work makes sense to them, and they understand how their own jobs fit in with everyone else’s.
    And they are not hindered by stupid rules.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    proper training to the employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    White Bear Lake location

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Value Stream Manager  in  White Bear Lake, MN (US)
    Current Employee - Value Stream Manager in White Bear Lake, MN (US)

    I have been working at Pentair full-time

    Pros

    Some very good people working there. Good pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Very Engineering centric, extremely high turnover especially of Value Stream Managers and very poor Safety controls in place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a manager in place that drives Operations, Sales and Engineering... not just listen to Engineering.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Inside Sales

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Diego, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA (US)

    I worked at Pentair full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Management has changed again. Maybe these people are more professional and are waking up to how to run a large company like this one. Communication is opening up on what the company is doing as a whole. That hasn't filtered down to local management yet. Old habits are hard to break.

    Cons

    There is no chance for advancement there. Not one person was promoted in the four years I worked there. People are considered expendable. Benefits are not good. The location I where I was working was very cheap. Even let the receptionist go to save money. Even though we met or exceeded booking projections consistently. Processes in my department were not well documented. Which leads to too much tribal knowledge and confusion for everyone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop changing the department name every year or so. Employees don't even know how to answer the phone. Update your website/websites. There are several. And all of them are difficult to navigate. How do you expect your customers to find out what location to contact for the product they need if the employees find it hard to do? Promote people internally instead of firing existing people and hiring new ones to replace them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    AMAZING!

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

    I have been working at Pentair

    Pros

    Positions off great Flexibility, Culture is fun!

    Cons

    Career paths not always clear

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Project Engineer

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

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

    Pros

    There are some great people to work with here and the company is stable.

    Cons

    Advancement isn't seem to be a objective to the management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look within the company instead of always trying to bring new people all the time.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits at this company

    Cons

    A lot people not happy being there

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not People friendly

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Worker  in  Redwood City, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Production Worker in Redwood City, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    After meging from Tyco retained job function.

    Cons

    Don't care for employees or expertise. Hostile enviroment. low class managers. Manage by Intimidation and Threats of closing the plant.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop treating people like objects and treat them with respect.
    Monitoring bathroom visit and removing acces to phones only shows lacks of enforcing unjustified policies. HR should look into fair treatment of employees and stop supporting unnecessary changes to policies that only affect the morale of the workrs that already been treated like slaves.
    Management is alway excemp themselves off any company policy and they should me measured the same way as production workers,

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Pentair's EP Plant has nice people and a provides a clean safe place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineering Intern  in  Anoka, MN (US)
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineering Intern in Anoka, MN (US)

    I worked at Pentair as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Pentair has a number of processes that provide a good learning experience for any new engineer to the game. I highly recommend this company to anyone looking for a good job in manufacturing. All the people, from the factory operators all the way up to management, are nice approachable people, who are willing to help you and production in any way they can.

    Cons

    The downside to working in a plant that is definitely process advanced is that you will work at other places and realize how good you had it at Pentair. On the other side, it provides a good reference from systems and processes to implement anywhere you work forthcoming.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to involve all personnel in improvement projects.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Pentair -- "Lean" in so many ways...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Power Vertical Team Member - From Tyco
    Former Employee - Power Vertical Team Member - From Tyco

    I worked at Pentair full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Wide Products offering for wide variety of Industries worldwide.

    Cons

    The acquired Tyco Valves & Controls and stripped it, which increased the bottom line and stock price, but will definitely stymie future growth -- perhaps they will begin selling off the Tyco factories and companies?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Support your global manufacturing facilities with technically sharp Sales groups of industry professionals -- like all the folks you either laid off or drove off. Or else sell of the Tyco companies before you have to shut their doors.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Purchasing Analyst Intern

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

    I have been working at Pentair

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    work slow at different times

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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