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. Helpful (2)

    Professional company

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

    I have been working at Patterson Companies full-time

    Pros

    Clean work place, takes compliance seriously. Working to be better everyday.

    Cons

    Lower on the payscale for employees, not exactly where people go to make the big bucks.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Great Company - Caring Management

    • 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 (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 Management

    Keep up the great work


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  5. 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.


  6. Great company with opportunities in IT

    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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!


  7. Helpful (3)

    Great company to work for..

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Representative
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great comapny strucutre and support

    Cons

    The amount of travel and the amount of the quaterly sales goals were overstated

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work and continue to support company growth


  8. Helpful (1)

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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Mendota Heights, Dakota, MN
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Mendota Heights, Dakota, MN
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Patterson

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Representative in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Representative in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Patterson Companies full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    freedom to run your territory how you want.

    Cons

    small commissions when starting off.

    Advice to Management

    no advice.


  10. Great leadership.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Support in Mendota Heights, MN
    Former Employee - IT Support in Mendota Heights, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Patterson Companies full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fairly relaxed office atmosphere. Nice cafeteria for lunches.

    Cons

    A little to corporate with the mandatory slacks and button down shirts.

    Advice to Management

    Let people wear what they want, people are going to want to work harder when they're comfortable.


  11. Global Leader Helping Build Healthier Communities

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

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

    Pros

    Great team to work with in a market that positively impacts people's and animal's health. It's also been my experience that the company is very flexible with work schedules. The fact that they participate in an ESOP is also a bonus.

    Cons

    I've found that my base salary is below the market average for my team and myself. The do provide other benefits for your total compensation but many use your base salary as target.

    Advice to Management

    Investing resources in areas besides IT and Sales would allow us to be a more effective company and possibly reach our growth goals more quickly.



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