Patterson Companies Reviews

Updated June 16, 2015
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Patterson Companies President, CEO, and Director Scott P. Anderson
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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    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

    I have been working at Patterson Companies

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    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. 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

    I have been working at Patterson Companies full-time

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

    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.


  3. A good stepping stone

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

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

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

    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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  5. Patterson Medical

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Rehab Sales Consultant in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Rehab Sales Consultant in Boston, MA

    I worked at Patterson Companies

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

    Pros

    Good company, my manager was not a micro-manager

    Cons

    Territory was too large due to downsizing and increased geography. Training is mostly on your own after 2 weeks at HQ

    Advice to Management

    More transparency


  6. IT re org

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woodbury, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woodbury, MN

    I worked at Patterson Companies (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    They offer $3 lunches, ESOP company.

    Cons

    multi reorgs and every year before the earning announcement they like to cut staff only to hire new staff.


  7. Helpful (1)

    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

    I have been working at Patterson Companies

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    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.


  8. Wasn't for me

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Paxton, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Paxton, IL

    I worked at Patterson Companies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Offers training, there are a few good people to work with that are willing to help. Benefits are decent, and you occasionally get free stuff.

    Cons

    The hours were sucky. The pay left a little to be desired. Some of us were pushed into performing duties that we had no real training in just told we had to do it and go with it. The Software isn't very good there were more issues with it than anything.

    Advice to Management

    Really need to reevaluate your management staff. Some are in the roles of manager and should not be there.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Professional

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

    I have been working at Patterson Companies full-time

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

    Pros

    Unique culture, great people! Many long-time employees - but good mix of young talent as well!

    Cons

    Company under going lots if change - great long term plan, but some instability as processes and systems are redesigned and rolled out.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to provide high levels of leadership - exciting future ahead!


  10. Helpful (1)

    It never became more than a job.

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Effingham, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Effingham, IL

    I worked at Patterson Companies full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There were not many perks to working here. The overall attitude was not very friendly, very judgmental, and it felt like high school.

    Cons

    Management was very cliquey and immature at times. It was like a campaign for prom king and queen most of the time. Very fake attitudes.
    The salaries are a joke, and the raises are not worth it. They make you jump through hoops to fill this and that questionnaire out asking how to make things better and you get to vent about the same things over and over again but see nothing come of it.
    They pacify you by having you fill these out so when you bring up issues in your reviews they can say they are working on it.

    Advice to Management

    grow up and open your eyes to every employee and their potential, not just your friends!


  11. Helpful (2)

    Refreshing work-life balance

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mendota Heights, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mendota Heights, MN

    I worked at Patterson Companies

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

    Pros

    I came into the role with an educational background, though little professional experience. I found the team to be supportive, encouraging and willing to train. I learned a lot about the industry and was encouraged to shadow in other areas to look for advancement opportunities.

    I also liked that there was an exercise facility that team members were encouraged to use, an adjacent walking path and year round playful activities like grill parties in the summer, baseball-themed contests, indoor mini golf course contest (through the VP offices) and charity raffles around the holidays. I appreciated being able to participate in community involvement efforts.

    Cons

    I've never worked in an environment with so few outgoing people. It was awkward to walk down a hallway and the passers wouldnt say 'Good Morning', 'Hello' or even make eye contact.

    Mid-level managers were visible and engaged, but there were many layers and the higher managers were in the same building but not available/accessible to the regular staff.

    Advice to Management

    Be present.



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