Patterson Companies Reviews

Updated April 6, 2015
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  1. Featured Review

    Great Atmosphere and people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at Patterson Companies

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Good Culture
    -Good Benefits
    -Great People
    -Good business model/competitive advantage
    Overall a great place to work as you have the ability to really drive change and help shape the business.

    Cons

    -Not very much room for upward movement unless you want to relocate or get into a full blown sales role.

    Advice to Management

    I have no advice to management as the cons are what they are and it is not possible to change that. Upper management is very fiscally responsible and their vision of the future is sustainable and relevant. I feel as though this company truly has it together and is setup for long term success.

  2. Great company to work for

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

    I have been working at Patterson Companies

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company. Large company with a small company feel.

    Cons

    Sometimes decisions are made regardless of the interests of the stakeholders. Result has been turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Change is good but don't forget about those people that are supporting the legacy systems. They need backfill help.

  3. Highly ethical and well performing company headquartered in the Midwest.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Security Operations Manager in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Security Operations Manager in Saint Paul, MN

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very flexible in regards to work options (work from home, hour shift, etc). Great management team who listens to the employees.

    Cons

    Technically a bit behind the times, though they are taking great strides to remedy that.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time down among the staff. Most of us don't bite!

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  5. Helpful (2)

    Great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Representative in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Representative in Boston, MA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Company cares about customers and employees. Great way to start or return to the medical arena, but also a great long term career for the disciplined person. Great starting salary and reimbursements plus uncapped commissions.

    Cons

    De-centralized, which means some branches are not as good as others. Too much of the training is up to the individual, it takes too long to get all the training completed.

    Advice to Management

    Create a better standard for training outside of the 2 weeks at home office. Regions should have a trainer that goes into systematic information, 2 weeks is not enough and people do not get consistent training.

  6. Global Leader Helping Build Healthier Communities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN

    I have been working at Patterson Companies full-time (More than 10 years)

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great team to work with in a market that positively impacts people's and animal's health. It's also been my experience that the company is very flexible with work schedules. The fact that they participate in an ESOP is also a bonus.

    Cons

    I've found that my base salary is below the market average for my team and myself. The do provide other benefits for your total compensation but many use your base salary as target.

    Advice to Management

    Investing resources in areas besides IT and Sales would allow us to be a more effective company and possibly reach our growth goals more quickly.

  7. Great place to do the same thing for the rest of your career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN

    I have been working at Patterson Companies full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Patterson is stable and loyal to their employees. Patterson has fair but certainly not generous or competitive benefits.

    Cons

    There is no room for professional growth at Patterson. There is no talk of career paths or succession planning. If you want to find a place to hide for the rest of your career, this is it. If you want a place to shine and be challenged, look somewhere else.

    Advice to Management

    This company talks a lot about their "culture" but I doubt anyone could define what that means.

  8. Helpful (1)

    Relaxed environment. Some positions filled with very strong people, many other positions filled with very weak people.

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pressure from management is minimal
    Flexible hours for salary employees
    PTO is pretty decent
    Laid back culture

    Cons

    Lack of drive from most employees
    Lackluster pay
    Untrained middle management with mediocre to downright bad leadership and people skills
    Company culture and values are not as advertised

    Advice to Management

    Learn the ins and outs of management. Challenge people more. If someone makes a mistake let them know. Stop promoting people to their level of incompetence...A great technical person may not make the best manager.

  9. Great Company - Caring Management

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Managers seem to actually care about the employees and do anything to help out.
    Training is VERY extensive
    Overall attitude is great with other employees
    Coworkers are very friendly and willing to help out

    Cons

    1' of snow/ice over 65 cars in the ditch in a 20 mile span of I-70 around Effingham, still required to come into work. That's really the only complaint I have so far

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work

  10. A lot of potential and wasted effort

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Saint Paul, MN

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

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

    Pros

    A lot of promise with desired ITIL process adoption and good intentions intent to build out new IT operations services across business lines.

    Cons

    A lot of decision making authority granted to stale IT managers or those with limited IT experience. Be ready to stand your ground, demand compensation upon start and be prepared for weak performance/merit increase.

    Advice to Management

    Please void cronyism and turn IT around to something in can be.

  11. Helpful (1)

    Typical Corporate B.S.....getting too big for their britches...

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

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits but really...thats all.

    Cons

    They don't really care abotu their employees or promoting within. They would rather hire a kid straight out of college that is hungry and will work for beans. The turn-around rate is insane and no one really cares. You are just a # in a sea of people. They haven't given our raises in years and some people are actually making less now than they did when the started years ago. Management is too busy sucking up to Corporate to really care about their teamates. Every man for himself mentality.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees fairly and get off that corporate Teet.

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