Patterson Dental Interview Questions

Updated Jul 23, 2015
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    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Patterson Dental in June 2015.

    Interview

    I did not speak with anyone until I met with a regional manger. Once I submitted my information, they responded with an assessment. Once I completed the assessment, I was invited for an interview by the regional manager.

    Interview Questions

    • General questions, walk me through your background leading up to today. Tell me what makes someone successful at sales.   Answer Question
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    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Valencia, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience

    Interview

    I had a brief phone interview and was asked to go to the office to take a proctored assessment. It consisted of basic math and averages. The second half was situational sales questions.

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  3. Helpful (4)  

    Territory Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Patterson Dental (Boston, MA).

    Interview

    Submitted resume online, had a math and skills assessment, passed and got a call from admin, who scheduled me for one hour long assessment, got interviewed after passing assessment (only 2% pass), interview with 2 managers on the same day and got the offer.

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    • What is my plan of action if i am not offered the position   Answer Question
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    Territory Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Long Beach, CA
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Patterson Dental (Long Beach, CA) in June 2014.

    Interview

    First you will take an on line test, then go to the office to take the test, then face to face interview, then a ride a long, All takes several weeks. If you don'r pass one, you don't move on to the next. Test is a combo of iq type questions, sales questions, and some basic math. Overall not too much of a challenge.

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    • Read from their list of questions, you interview with Sales Manager not HR.   Answer Question
  6. Helpful (1)  

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    interviewed at Patterson Dental in April 2014.

    Interview

    Long time in between applying and hearing back from HR. Once I heard from HR, the process was quick. HR phone call, exam, interview with manager. Manager said I would be notified by end of tgi week but it was a month later test I was told I was not selected.

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  7. Helpful (1)  

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Patterson Dental in January 2014.

    Interview

    Communication process was spread out over a long period of time. Was brought into the local office to take a couple of computer proficiency exams based on mathematical questions and personality based real life work situations. Math section was straight forward but situational exam had answers very similar in nature.

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    IT Technician Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Elk Grove Village, IL
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Patterson Dental (Elk Grove Village, IL) in September 2013.

    Interview

    Answered technical questions about modems, cabling, IT support questions. How you delegate, handle a high stress environment, going beyond the extra mile for customer service. What is the most challenging aspect or your job and what you did to try and change it. How do you handle difficult people?

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    Reasons for Declining

    Unrealistic pay for amount of work and travel required

  9. Helpful (6)  

    Territory Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Patterson Dental.

    Interview

    Met with the branch and regional manager. Also did a ride along to make sure I would like the job. Each branch is different as even though Patterson is a large company, each branch is ran as if its a small business. So I don't think there is an uniform interviewing process.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Do not expect an established territory right out of the gate. Starting salary is defendant of dental experience, sales experience, and college degree.

  10. Helpful (2)  

    District Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Melville, NY
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Patterson Dental (Melville, NY) in January 2013.

    Interview

    First step was a phone interview to confirm interest and arrange for an onsite assessment. Next step was to go to the facility and log in to an online multiple stage test which was timed and seemed designed to evaluate your personality and management skills. You had to "pass" this test to interview with the district manager. Next step would have been to travel to company headquarters for a final interview, but I never got that far as the position was given to an internal candidate.

    Interview Questions

    • The online test was the most challenging aspect as there were often several acceptable answers.   Answer Question
  11. Helpful (4)  

    Field Service Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Billings, MT
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Patterson Dental (Billings, MT).

    Interview

    interview process took about 1 hour. Then I was offered the job one week later. Training was 2 weeks long. Great company to work for.

    Interview Questions

    • My most difficult problem to solve while on a job, and how did I solve or deal with the problem.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    What were you able to negotiate? What advice would you give others considering an offer?

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