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Five Stars for the first 6 month and then the Kool-Aid wore off

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Patterson Companies full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Constant performance indicators so you know where you stand
Lots of small raise opportunities and performance reviews in the first year
Full visibility of pay structure (pay for performance)
Management is supportive of improving employee performance
Non-union warehouse that supports cross training opportunities
Non competitive environment that supports teamwork.

Cons

Employees cheat to make their performance look better, management is aware but doesn't do anything to fix the issue.
Outdated, old technology with nothing new in sight
Upper Management listens to employee ideas and then pitches them as their own ideas, rather than giving credit where credit is due.
Retention rates are high, if you want to be promoted or move forward, you are out of luck!
Bullying is prominent and management does nothing to stop it, the people who are bullies have been around for a long time and "that is just the way they are and everyone needs to conform and deal with it."
No opportunities for raises outside of the performance review structure, after the first year the raise opportunities are few and far between.
Start at minimum wage, not very many exceptions.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

A lot of intelligent, worthy people go through your warehouses. Support them and help them to grow. Reward those employees with the ability to grow with the company. The company offers tuition reimbursement but no discernible reward is given for the employees that receive associate or bachelors degrees. There are very few women in the management hierarchy, that needs to be changed as well!

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Other Reviews for Patterson Companies

  1.  

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

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

    I have been working at Patterson Companies full-time for more than 5 years

    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
  2.  

    Meh...

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

    I have been working at Patterson Companies full-time for more than 5 years

    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
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