Pentair Reviews

Updated 6 February, 2016
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  1. "Scientist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Plenty of work with but good work life balance, Good people, Learn a lot from participating in many different projects

    Cons

    Bureaucratic with many inefficient processes, large organization that does not promote creativity, company culture and objectives not carried out well


  2. "Horrible Management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glendale, WI (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glendale, WI (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pentair full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lower level site people were nice

    Cons

    Management was horrible. No one talks but expects everyone to be on the same page. Ridiculous expectations. Not a team environment.

    Advice to Management

    Look at the turnover rates and change


  3. "Mechanic"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Rocky River, OH (US)
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Rocky River, OH (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay is good and benefits to.

    Cons

    Management always yelling at people and changing direction.

    Advice to Management

    Let workers do their job.


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  5. "So close, yet so far"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Pentair full-time

    Pros

    The building had great food services offered for breaks and had some good co-workers. The team leader took some getting used to.

    Cons

    The company did not seem to care too much about its employees in comparison to earning more money. They made some poor business decisions and because of them, certain departments suffered heavily in regards to wages and amount of work available.

    Advice to Management

    Stop being so blind in your greed. The immediate earnings you gain may be good, but this makes your company suffer more in the long-run in the eyes of those you have hired.


  6. "Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Milwaukee, WI (US)
    Current Employee - Manager in Milwaukee, WI (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You are responsible for your own success. Simple statement but very powerful within Pentair. You have a lot of tools available to succeed if you chose to utilize them.

    Cons

    Very long interview process but that said a lot about their desire to Win Right with the right people long term.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to challenge Pentair teammates with the Lean mindset while supporting with the tools and processes that ensure success is long term.


  7. "Pentair Valves and Controls - Brazil"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Pentair full-time

    Pros

    Salary and benefits are aligned with market.

    Cons

    S&OP is not really implemented Lean Manufacturing is implemented Targets are not possible to achieve ERP - MRP is not good for engineered products demanding parallel controls

    Advice to Management

    Sales and Operation need to follow the same strategy to improve the company results.


  8. "Fabrication Operator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Fabrication Operator in Anoka, MN (US)
    Former Employee - Fabrication Operator in Anoka, MN (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pentair full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Advancement possible if willing to learn, work hard, and be very detail oriented.

    Cons

    Many days where one finds out that day that they must work mandatory overtime.

    Advice to Management

    Plan out at least two days in advance regarding overtime, and make it known to employees.


  9. "Support industrial water flow product design and manufacture"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Product Engineer in Delavan, WI (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Product Engineer in Delavan, WI (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    People are genuine and helpful, industry is steady. Benefits are good, tuition reimbursement is offered. The water industry is only going to grow.

    Cons

    No non-management career path for engineering. Coordination between multiple locations is difficult. Pentair operates as multiple companies, not a single company. As a result, large projects are not able to be supported. Management turnover is high.

    Advice to Management

    Take more risks and find a way to get business units to meaningfully cooperate.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Move along move along"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Welder in Lagrangeville, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Welder in Lagrangeville, NY (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Money was "ok" no pros to speak of. Quality control of product was so high it was nearly impossible to satisfy anybody and I'm no superhero welder but my beads come out pretty good

    Cons

    Just about everything from my experience Shop feels like it's run by the soviet empire There is no input from fabricators on projects. Lots of broken tools and animosity among the staff. They stress safety too much to the point to wear it slows down your progress. The bosses tend to pick at the quality of your welds or methods when they can't even pass the asme certification weld test themselves, got fired for allegedly throwing out a small cardboard template that was actually NO good anyway ( I never threw it out they assumed) I made a new one that worked better. Management fired me without asking my side of the story For that among other things that just didn't happen or weren't true. On top of flying me multiple times between two facilities, 800 miles apart with tons of layovers and connecting flights, I found be it hard to believe any employee can be so bad that they would only last a week. Unbelievable lol! This company is a complete joke. Stay away like far away you should have stopped reading this 10 minutes ago

    Advice to Management

    The cons are self explanatory, you guys should be embarrassed and ashamed of yourselves !


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Once a great company and can be great again"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good company reputation in the Twin Cities Pockets of good and great managers Strong history of growth by acquisitions Ability to flex across functional areas Was a great company at one point - Lost our way!

    Cons

    Lack of leadership at business units - Senior leadership not holding business functional leaders accountable Senior leadership's lack of talent development and lack of talent bench across all functions Minimal leadership change outside of business unit Presidents - need to bring "new thinking" in functional areas - many leaders in same roles for 5+ years and have not added any shareholder value to the organization Senior leaders lack of communication Constant focus on short term earnings with constant restructuring environment Leaders in place at highest levels that have no management experience and provide no development to teams - spreads a toxic workplace throughout businesses HR needs to be more engaged with the environment at all levels and hold managers accountable

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your own motto of "win right" and bring the right leaders in place and hold all leaders accountable to developing and providing opportunities for their teams. Show the investments in growth by investing in talent and removing the people anchors that weigh this great company down.



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