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

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Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst  in  Mendota Heights, Dakota, MN
Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Mendota Heights, Dakota, MN

I have been working at Patterson Companies

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.

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Other Reviews for Patterson Companies

  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Upper management if out for themselve and forget about the worker bees that really work.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Patterson Companies full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Nice work balance, cafe and work out room at corp headquarters.

    Cons

    Lack advancement opportunities. Upper management shuts the door on suggestions for improvments, missing the mark and keeping employee retention.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on the employees that you already have invested time and money on.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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