Patterson Companies Reviews

Updated August 26, 2015
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Patterson Companies President, CEO, and Director Scott P. Anderson
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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (2)

    Great Atmosphere and people

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Good Culture -Good Benefits -Great People -Good business model/competitive advantage Overall a great place to work as you have the ability to really drive change and help shape the business.

    Cons

    -Not very much room for upward movement unless you want to relocate or get into a full blown sales role.

    Advice to Management

    I have no advice to management as the cons are what they are and it is not possible to change that. Upper management is very fiscally responsible and their vision of the future is sustainable and relevant. I feel as though this company truly has it together and is setup for long term success.


  2. Review

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Patterson Companies full-time

    Pros

    There is a very great culture at patterson. Most of the employees and upper management have and open door policy which is awesome to see.

    Cons

    Comparing the compensation that Patterson provides against the industry standard shows a small gap in salary. If you are ok with having less pay for a better culture this is the place for you.


  3. Great company with opportunities in IT

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Mendota Heights, MN
    Current Employee - Manager in Mendota Heights, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Patterson Companies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work/life balance Patterson culture Improvements to IT systems and infrastructure ongoing Supportive management Poised for growth HR starting to take a more active roll in supporting managers/employees

    Cons

    There is some "old boy" network still around, even though they have eliminated many of these people Business still feels they can dictate to IT (this has been improving over the past couple of years) Salary is a little low, but the work/life balance and other benefits offset this to a large degree

    Advice to Management

    You have a lot of people behind you who believe in the direction the company is heading. Make sure you stay engaged with your employees! The Patterson culture is special and unique. Take the time to cultivate it and help it become even better!


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  5. Great company...looking to continually improve

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

    I have been working at Patterson Companies full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Fast-paced with lots of opportunity for employee grow Truly committed to the customer Transparency

    Cons

    Salaries in some positions should be increased Needs better training structure (starting to move this direction!)

    Advice to Management

    Continue looking for ways to become the 'employer of choice' in communities


  6. Great people and culture could have better IT shop

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst Intern in Mendota Heights, MN
    Current Employee - Business Analyst Intern in Mendota Heights, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, fun development team, management care about the employees, nice office, stick to 40 hour weeks

    Cons

    Business focused IT shop so the business folks treats the IT like slaves


  7. Medco

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Menifee, CA
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Menifee, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Patterson Companies (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Control of own schedule able to make a decent living. Build long lasting relationships

    Cons

    Very busy during summer. Can be price driven Cheap company. Won't pay for trade shows.

    Advice to Management

    More areas to make money


  8. Great Company!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Effingham, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Effingham, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Patterson Companies full-time

    Pros

    Positive Atmosphere & Culture Great Managers Benefits & PTO/Holiday Structure Pay Structure & Incentives Work/Life Balance Continued Professional Development

    Cons

    Can of soda from vending machine costs 75 cents instead of 50.


  9. Veterinary Pharmaceutical Sales Representative

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inside Sales/Customer Service Representative
    Current Employee - Inside Sales/Customer Service Representative
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Compared to working in a veterinary clinic, the pros are: steady pay, benefits, PTO, no weekends and no animals try and bite you. It is almost impossible to get fired. Good entry-level position to get exposure to sales. There is no 401k match and they just started charging a yearly fee on any contributions you do make.

    Cons

    it is a call center and there is no opportunity for advancement, ever. Pay is hourly and very close to minimum wage. Management is completely oblivious to what is happening in the call centers. Uneven workloads; dependent on the Territory Manager you support.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees concerns and address them. Make your young, motivated and intelligent people happy. They do the most work and have the best chance at finding employment elsewhere if you don't!


  10. Helpful (2)

    Work/Life Balance

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Saint Paul, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work life balance. Flexibility is key attractor for many younger professionals and it's great for older workers as well. Depending on your point of view the rate of change in terms of the business is ongoing but keeps things interesting.

    Cons

    Pay isn't on par with many other companies in the same space.

    Advice to Management

    Need to fix the pay scale to match other companies.


  11. A good stepping stone

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service
    Current Employee - Customer Service
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Patterson Companies full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The people you work with are nice. The customers are friendly. There is good job security once you get in.

    Cons

    It can be very repetitive. After a while it is not challenging or rewarding. There is very little room for advancement or learning new skills.

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent. Recognize and reward hard work over tenure.



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