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Pentair Reviews

Updated 22 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. Helpful (1)

    Decent place of employment - good people, poor management.

    • 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

    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.

  2. Sweat Shop

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

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

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

    Pros

    Free Gatorade and water to drink, free parking and any shift to choose from.

    Cons

    Most hiring was done by on site temporary service. They get a lot of people in a group, give them some tests, picked the best ones and then pay them $9.50 an hour. A Billion $ Company can do better. No wonder the work force is in their 20"s.

    Advice to Management

    Replace the ones at the top and get ready for unionization..................................

  3. Long term employment means nothing

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

    I worked at Pentair

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good coworkers, great work atmosphere, overtime available,

    Cons

    Upper management needs to worry less about their job security and more about production. Not all changes are for the better.
    Do NOT tick off the wrong person, you will not have a job! Too much politics is moving to the factory floor.

    Advice to Management

    Look at your employees a little closer. There are people within the company who hold great knoweldge and you are not seeing it!

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  5. 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.

  6. Outstanding Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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)

    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

  7. Helpful (2)

    eLearning Developer

    • 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

    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

  8. Marketing Intern

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

  9. A good challenge.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • 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)

    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.

  10. 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)

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

    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 Management

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

  11. Not bad.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pentair

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good culture, typical large business

    Cons

    Outdated facilities and the like

    Advice to Management

    Raise salary levels or something

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