- Work/Life Balance
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
- Comp & Benefits
- Senior Management
I have been working at Patten IndustriesRecommendsPositive OutlookApproves of CEORecommendsPositive OutlookApproves of CEO
You work with great people. The pay for where I was starting was exceptional. Benefits are good and getting better (401k price match just went up). Management has great people skills and a plan for each new hire. Work life balance is great usually 40 hours a week.
The training program could be more efficient. With more structure we could more than triple our progress.
Advice to Management
Like I said under cons, the training program could use more work. Sample quotes, workbooks, etc.
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks – interviewed at Patten Industries (Elmhurst, IL) in November 2014.
Hiring process took just under 3 weeks. Consisted of 1 phone screening, an interview, and a personality test. The screening is the most basic interview questions, asking basically strengths, areas of improvement, and so on. Sometime about a week later, I got a call from the sales manager asking me to come in for an interview that same day (but were willing to schedule later if needed). I interviewed with the Sales manager and the Inside Sales supervisor. I emailed a thank you to the sales manager who told me they were working on a job offer, pending a personality test. I took the test and passed. (As long as you were being honest in the interviews and screenings, it's a non issue.) About a week after that I got the offer. I think if you're open, honest, and have the credentials for the job that it's a pretty easy interview.
- Can you think of an example of a time when the customer would not be right? 1 Answer
Offer was very generous and I accepted it. Didn't need to negotiate since it was more than I asked for.
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Patten Industries commands a fleet of construction equipment. The company sells, rents, and services new and used Caterpillar equipment. It provides compact and full-sized construction equipment, power systems, and parts and services. Patten serves clients ranging from small contractors and landscapers to homeowners. Its rental fleet contains tractors, loaders, excavators, and other equipment made by Caterpillar and other manufacturers. Patten Industries operates from seven locations in northern Illinois and northwestern Indiana. The family-owned company was founded in...