Patterson Dental

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Updated Jul 17, 2014

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3.2 32 reviews

77% Approve of the CEO

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Scott P. Anderson

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61% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great company

    Territory Sales Representative (Former Employee)

    Prosflexible Hours, great employees to work with, benefits were great with lots of options and easy to renew online your benefits each year along with free company stock and great training.

    ConsCompany is one of the higher priced margins and product pricing is higher then competitors with no room to come down as it's company philosophy to sell at highest margins possible and justify that by providing better service

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    An Industry leader with excellent culture for success!

    Territory Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat support at the individual branch level and from corporate, with focus on your success. Great benefits and starting salaries, company also very focused on giving back with several charitable foundations and efforts.

    ConsGenerally you will start with a very low producing account base and you will need to grow territory over a 3-5 year period. If not prepared to roll up your sleeves, not the place for you.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTraining at branch level can be unorganized at time and greater emphasis can be given here as well as to paint an accurate picture of your development and earning potential in years 3-5.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Sales Representative (Current Employee) Denver, CO

    ProsExcellent products. Best in the market. Freedom to do your job.

    ConsNew sales reps will have a horrible time getting established unless they receive a territory that is already developed or they are given accounts over time. Otherwise you are screwed. You will receive a bunch of accounts that have been worked over very hard in the past and a whole bunch that are very angry with Patterson for one reason or another. It will literally take 5 - 7 years to get established due to the anger that the accounts have towards Patterson. They give you three years to get established in order to go straight commission. In most cases, you will not make it. Very very few do, and when they do it is because they are given accounts over time. If you are not one of the favorites you will not make it because they will not give you accounts. Those accounts go to their favorites and usually they are the top people that are already with them. This is definitely a company that believes in making the rich, richer and letting the poor struggle. They hire on two to three sales reps at a time. They know that those three will get some accounts over time, but they will not make it by three years. So they continually hire people to gain those accounts and then they give those accounts to the seasoned people when the new people are released or quit. Again, it is a feed the rich mentality.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop hiring sales reps just to gain more accounts for the seasoned veterans. I know that you do not care, but your greed is affecting people's lives.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Overall good, but caught a mediocre manager

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prossolid company, good support structure

    Conslack of diversity, company concerned with being steady and not outstanding

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    Great learning experience, company culture is changing

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsLots of opportunity for growth, especially if you are willing to relocate.
    Currently has distribution rights for top technology products.
    Company is finally starting to invest in modern tech platforms internally

    ConsMost new reps are given a "scratch" territory, veteran reps own the big accounts.
    Changing technology in the dental market means risk of a better product being developed by competition.
    Internal systems are antiquated, change is coming, but slowly, and some current employees are resistant to the changes.

    Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in additional centralized sales/product training for reps beyond new-hire orientation.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    not what it used to be

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosgood health care and vacation

    Consmanagement turnover, sales people are the only ones viewed to have value to this company, old software, limited room for advancement

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Patterson is Ok.

    N/A (Current Employee) Centennial, CO

    ProsThe benefits are top notch, you really can't beat them.

    ConsThe management at Centennial is poor, always running around like a chicken with it's head cut off. Forgetting projects until the last minute, due by Corporate & you now have a days project to do within minutes or hours. And the pay is poor. I left the company & immediately got a $3 an hour pay increase.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet new management, or counseling.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good Sales Job

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosroom for growth and income potential

    Consscratch territory
    a lot of micro managing

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    So far. So good.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe training is top notch.

    ConsScratch territory makes it difficult to expand your growth.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good experience

    Sales Representative (Current Employee) Effingham, IL

    ProsGood coworkers, and good benefits

    ConsLow pay. You have to be like a robot to work in the technical call center. Don't put yourself in a position to advance. This is when they look for ways to let you go, when you have priced yourself out of the entry level position.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLighten up

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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