Pentair

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Pentair Reviews

Updated 23 November 2014
Updated 23 November 2014
114 Reviews
3.0
114 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.  

    Electrical Engineer

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    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer Co-op in Brookfield, WI (US)
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer Co-op in Brookfield, WI (US)

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

    Pros

    They offer a wide range of software and hardware projects from embedded systems to wireless communications.

    Cons

    One of the senior engineers is difficult to get along with. It'll make you want to quit your job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Teach staff to stop being negative towards others.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Making change for the sake of change

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    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Anoka, MN (US)
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Anoka, MN (US)

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

    Pros

    Clear defined processes, great history

    Cons

    Poor morale, too many changes for the sake of changes, focused on chasing metrics even if they are the wrong ones

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Was a remarkable place to work. It has gone downhill bad. Management changes have ruined all employee morale and pride.

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    Former Employee - Teamleader
    Former Employee - Teamleader

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

    Pros

    The coworkers are wonderful people. You won't find better friendships

    Cons

    HR department has overtaken authority. They are not their for employee support. They are there to weed out the old and bring in the cheaper paid new. They manage the company by fear and humiliation. It is no longer a resource it's a fear to enter. Very sad from where it once was. A place you were proud of. Now a place everyone dreads going.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look back and see where that place use to be and how respected and well spoke of. See now what you've created. Theirs no respect and definitely nobody that works their will ever recommend anyone to sign up. There's a terrible feeling that fills the air as soon as walk through the gates.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Short Term Focus Management. More concerned with the month end results vs. completing the quarter.

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    Current Employee - Director of Operations in North Aurora, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Director of Operations in North Aurora, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    Compensation was good along with stock options. Ambitious senior managers but lacking overall vision and proper capital investment is ERP

    Cons

    1960s culture;JDE ERP system. Got kicked out of so many suppliers because the souring quantities were so low that we could not make the supplier minimum. Delivery of inventory would suffer because of this.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Manage the supply base vs. letting it manage the company. Remove the old line Aurora pump staffing. It doesn't get the vision to move the business into the 21st Century.

    Doesn't Recommend
  6.  

    HR Policies

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in New Delhi (India)
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in New Delhi (India)

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

    Pros

    Good HR policies, individual business unit decision with no interference of other departments,

    Cons

    Dont have much stability, process is slow however an excellent place to work, good colleagues

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There should be stability of job so that people working do not fear of accepting job profile from PENTAIR.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Very large corporation: Stable, yet unconcerned with the individual worker

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    Former Employee - Webmaster in Delavan, WI (US)
    Former Employee - Webmaster in Delavan, WI (US)

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

    Pros

    Being a very large corporation, they are able to pay relatively well. They're also able to weather economic storms without worry about collapsing.

    Cons

    Pentair's "go-to" solution in poor economic times seems to be to cut head count. When the economy dips and Pentair has a bad quarter or two, you can bet good employees will start to disappear.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Concentrate on making better products, thereby cutting warranty. The savings there would allow you to keep good people employed during temporary down-turns.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Amazing work culture!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pentair (less than an year)

    Pros

    The organisation have quality associated with its works and is leading for the same...

    Cons

    In India the salary is very less compared to competitors and worst thing is new joinees are paid very less.. PLEASE MAKE A CHANGE...
    Because this low salary reduce our interest and makes us do the stuff just for formality!!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please look after IDC department and increase the pay to acquire good youngster who will work with complete mind as they won't be thinking so much for the salary.. Please a humble request!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good company to work with. But have to be careful.

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    Great Freedom to work independent

    Cons

    Sudden Management decisions dont help company's growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not to make immediate changes in hirarchy

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    The company has no continuity and starts from upper management. There is always the flavor of the month. The name of t

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Brookfield, WI (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Brookfield, WI (US)

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

    Pros

    The type of industry Pentair plays in

    Cons

    Acquisitions are made with a holding mentality. There is no common MRP system, some GBU´s (Global Business Units) overlaps each other and way too much politics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop spending money on employee training in winning right and take yourselves a deep class in it

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Pricing Analyst

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pentair

    Pros

    lots of data to analyse and coworks very friendly, salary is OK but not a lot of oppotunities to get promoted

    Cons

    manager long distance, company in transition and no motivation, like any large companies that always very difficulty to get things done

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