Patten Industries Reviews

Updated July 10, 2015
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  1. Mostly Good

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Elmhurst, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Elmhurst, IL

    I have been working at Patten Industries

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    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.

    Cons

    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.


  2. Not the worst place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern in Elmhurst, IL
    Former Intern - Intern in Elmhurst, IL

    I worked at Patten Industries as an intern (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly co workers, most of them very competent.

    Cons

    Management (directly above mechanics) plays favorites, not all of them but a select few.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Horrible experience"

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    Former Employee - Sales in Elmhurst, IL
    Former Employee - Sales in Elmhurst, IL

    I worked at Patten Industries full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pros are the opportunity to work for a company representing a great American brand of construction machinery.

    Cons

    Poor leadership and management. VERY high turnover due to lack of formalized processes (no annual compensation reviews, no performance standards or career planning tools). Low morale throughout company between departments.

    Advice to Management

    Institute annual compensation review and reward employees for years of service with incremental increases.


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  5. Working at Patten & Associates was a rewarding and challenging experience

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Bookkeeper in Woodbridge, VA
    Former Employee - Bookkeeper in Woodbridge, VA

    I worked at Patten Industries full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The work is gratifying and most of the co-workers are pleasant to work with.

    Cons

    Can not think of anything at this moment

    Advice to Management

    None at this time


  6. Good place to learn about Caterpillar and their practices.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Elmhurst, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Elmhurst, IL

    I have been working at Patten Industries

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work/Life Balance and feedback of the job done.

    Cons

    Lack of opportunities to move up the corporate ladder.

    Advice to Management

    Look within the company before going elsewhere to hire good people.


  7. Helpful (1)

    I enjoy working at Patten, it has been a very positive experience.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Patten Industries

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Being around and seeing big projects built around the city and suburbs, good pay, great co workers, being on the front line of cutting edge technology

    Cons

    Not much to complain about, Patten has been very fair with me. If I have list a con it would be poor Field Service management and Shop management, which creates negative opinions of Patten.

    Advice to Management

    Patten is a great place to work. That said, talk to your employees and customers. Alot of people have poor opinions about Patten based on poor decisions by middle level managers.



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