Patterson Companies Reviews

Updated July 15, 2015
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  1. Veterinary Pharmaceutical Sales Representative

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    Current Employee - Inside Sales/Customer Service Representative
    Current Employee - Inside Sales/Customer Service Representative

    I have been working at Patterson Companies

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Compared to working in a veterinary clinic, the pros are: steady pay, benefits, PTO, no weekends and no animals try and bite you. It is almost impossible to get fired. Good entry-level position to get exposure to sales. There is no 401k match and they just started charging a yearly fee on any contributions you do make.

    Cons

    it is a call center and there is no opportunity for advancement, ever. Pay is hourly and very close to minimum wage. Management is completely oblivious to what is happening in the call centers. Uneven workloads; dependent on the Territory Manager you support.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees concerns and address them. Make your young, motivated and intelligent people happy. They do the most work and have the best chance at finding employment elsewhere if you don't!


  2. IT re org

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woodbury, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woodbury, MN

    I worked at Patterson Companies (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    They offer $3 lunches, ESOP company.

    Cons

    multi reorgs and every year before the earning announcement they like to cut staff only to hire new staff.


  3. OK

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Patterson Companies

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

    Pros

    Benefits were good for the most part..

    Cons

    Limited personal time - expected to be available 24 x 7, rarely train, newly hired employees very rude


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  5. Leadership Issues - Corporate HQ

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    Former Employee - Manager in Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Manager in Saint Paul, MN

    I worked at Patterson Companies full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Easy commute, Cheap Lunch, Well Maintained Facilities, Free Hand cream in the bathrooms!

    Cons

    Passive aggressive management, Boys club, Low pay, Expensive health care benefits, terrible matching 401k, quietly fires people when threat of not making annual revenue target, Leadership will listen to consultants and ignore employees/managers, reviews are few and far between. VP's will make commitments/promises at hiring then lie that they ever made a commitment (get it in writing or don't take the job). Management goes behind the backs of certain managers undermining them to their consultants and staff. Their status of "most trusted company in America" is a joke. The culture breads unethical behavior especially in operations!

    Advice to Management

    The culture is toxic...fix it! There are a few VP's that yield a lot of power, they lie and stab managers in the back. Fix this!! Know one will come forward because of this power. Fix this too!


  6. Helpful (2)

    OK first job, don't stay for too long

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Effingham, IL
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Effingham, IL

    I worked at Patterson Companies full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    I enjoyed working in a team environment and had good training before I started working on the products. Flexible working conditions were nice.

    Cons

    -No incentive to be productive. I was a top producer, got the same bonus as everyone else in the division. -Was frequently lied to by management regarding structural changes to my department and the department's pay structure in order to keep me as an employee. -No opportunities for advancement -Coffee provided was terrible -Low pay -Bad benefits -After leaving, learned that managers have a different bonus structure that gives them a percentage of their salary. Why are they rewarded when I bust my butt and get nothing? -Also after leaving, found out that other companies have significantly better perks and benefits available.

    Advice to Management

    Need to reward top performers or they will continue to flee the company.


  7. Meh...

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    Pros

    People are great to work with.

    Cons

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


  8. Helpful (1)

    CAESY was good until Patterson killed it.

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    Former Employee - Director of Development in Vancouver, WA
    Former Employee - Director of Development in Vancouver, WA

    I worked at Patterson Companies

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Dental experience. But that's it for a software organization. No other good reason to be there. The remaining development group has some wonderful people in it. Really good guys.

    Cons

    Moved from a solid open-source software engineering organization to a closed minded Microsoft shop. REDUCED their effectiveness as a development organization.

    Advice to Management

    Firing the senior management at CAESY and running the company from Effingham was a dumb idea. That ended the likely prospects for CAESY in one blow



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