Pentair

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Pentair Reviews

Updated 16 December 2014
Updated 16 December 2014
115 Reviews
3.0
115 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.  

    Great people and some good products but cannot leverage global products locally

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Notting Hill
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Notting Hill

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

    Pros

    Great people in middle management and workers.
    Good local product
    Great new HQ in Dandenong South

    Cons

    Because of a global merger there is a local cross over of roles and products
    Top management is aloof and offers minimal communication

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be locally dynamic

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    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!

  3.  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Reno, NV (US)
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Reno, NV (US)

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

    Pros

    This company is continually improving and expanding as it works to stay competitive in a growing market. I have had a very positive experience here.

    Cons

    This job can require longer work hours, and that can definitely be a negative for some. Lower paid jobs especially have less flexibility.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Practice what you preach.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Pentair

    • 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

    The one pentair Culture and sessions about living our win right values

    Cons

    Little visibility to other GBUs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More cross GBU activities

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Laid off

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - R&D Laboratory Technician in Milwaukee, WI (US)
    Current Employee - R&D Laboratory Technician in Milwaukee, WI (US)

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

    Pros

    OK place to work if you are on the bottom of the pay scale.

    Cons

    To many to list here.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Alright Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Houston, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Easy Work and some good people.

    Cons

    Political environment and favoritism between employee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good Management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Fantastic Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Stafford, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Stafford, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Pentair does a good job of getting you work immediately.
    This is a lean company and has a lot of room for growth and opportunity.
    There is an open door policy and everyone is always so inclusive.
    Joining Pentair is like joining a family of people who have the same goal in mind.

    Cons

    There was a lack of training. It was almost as if they threw you into the pool and told you to swim before actually teaching you how to swim. There was not much preparation for a new employee. It took almost a week to get my laptop and even longer to get my phone and business cards.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Not a place for an engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Hanover Park, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Hanover Park, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    Company makes money but still closes plants then buys something......using M&A as a tool to manage Wall street Expectations

    Great work life balance as you do nothing except some simple paperwork.....no real engineering.....all simple fitting changes and simple CAD work.....

    Cons

    Horrible management....never know you will be in job next year

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Not what it used to be.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Compliance in Minneapolis, MN (US)
    Current Employee - Compliance in Minneapolis, MN (US)

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

    Pros

    OK pay, decent cash bonuses (sometimes).

    Cons

    Promotions are almost impossible, everything is based on favoritism, never any money for training, in-house training sucks.

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

    Making change for the sake of change

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

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