Patterson Companies

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Patterson Companies Reviews

Updated July 8, 2014
Updated July 8, 2014
16 Reviews

3.0
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Patterson Companies President, CEO, and Director Scott P. Anderson
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  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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

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

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Pay your employees fairly and get off that corporate Teet.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Meh...

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

    Pros

    People are great to work with.

    Cons

    Management is awful. Often try to make decisions on things they don't understand.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Professional company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Clean work place, takes compliance seriously. Working to be better everyday.

    Cons

    Lower on the payscale for employees, not exactly where people go to make the big bucks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Patterson

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Representative  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Representative in New York, NY

    Pros

    freedom to run your territory how you want.

    Cons

    small commissions when starting off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    no advice.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    One disappointment after another, do not promote, management cagey + misleading

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Boston, MA

    Pros

    Dentist are usually good professionals to work with. No weekends

    Cons

    High stress/ pressure to get high volume productivity with little training. Management @ Boston mislead you in interview with upward wage+ promotion, but expect more for lower wages. Huge turnover most employees have downward wages over years. If Company profits up why cut wages + benefits/ growth in the division. Had 7 bosses in less than 10 years. Looking for new job. You are totally on your own here. Very poor communication.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat all your employees the way you want to be treated.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Wonderful, professional and respectful business culture, little to no advancement opportunities

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst  in  Mendota Heights, Dakota, MN
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Mendota Heights, Dakota, MN

    Pros

    Patterson has a fresh, professional and respectful business culture, is very process oriented and extremely democractic. Work is challenging yet I rarely work over 40 hours a week as the company honors the needed balance between work and personal life.

    Cons

    Advancement is flat, recently our team had two promotions to management without the jobs ever being available for applying within. Employee retention, at least on the analyst team, is quite poor. We've had up to 8 members leave within the past year and a half, mostly due to boredom with the type of work, salary or benefits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to take a serious look at the extreme lack of advancement opportunities in the IT organization as well as focus on employee retention.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great company to work for..

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

    Pros

    Great comapny strucutre and support

    Cons

    The amount of travel and the amount of the quaterly sales goals were overstated

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work and continue to support company growth

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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