Patterson Companies

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Great Company - Caring Management

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Effingham, IL
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Effingham, IL

I have been working at Patterson Companies full-time for less than a year

Pros

Managers seem to actually care about the employees and do anything to help out.
Training is VERY extensive
Overall attitude is great with other employees
Coworkers are very friendly and willing to help out

Cons

1' of snow/ice over 65 cars in the ditch in a 20 mile span of I-70 around Effingham, still required to come into work. That's really the only complaint I have so far

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep up the great work

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    A lot of potential and wasted effort

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    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer  in  Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Saint Paul, MN

    I have been working at Patterson Companies full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    A lot of promise with desired ITIL process adoption and good intentions intent to build out new IT operations services across business lines.

    Cons

    A lot of decision making authority granted to stale IT managers or those with limited IT experience. Be ready to stand your ground, demand compensation upon start and be prepared for weak performance/merit increase.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please void cronyism and turn IT around to something in can be.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Five Stars for the first 6 month and then the Kool-Aid wore off

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    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
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