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Patterson Companies Reviews

Updated August 26, 2017
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Pros
  • Depending on management but there is often flexibility and good work/life balance (in 9 reviews)

  • Great people and collaborative culture (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • Long-term employees pride themselves on not taking vacations, coming into the office during snowstorms rather than working from home (in 3 reviews)

  • This company is boys club law breaking company (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Long term employee, wonderful company"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Mendota Heights, Dakota, MN
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Mendota Heights, Dakota, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Schedule flexibility, Fortune 500 company, they believe in their employees to make good decisions that benefit the company and to work hard

    Cons

    Patterson seems to be a bit underpaid compared to market analysis, but if you can make up for this in bonuses or flex scheduling or something of the like you are good!


  2. "Good company overall"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Credit Specialist in Eagan, MN
    Current Employee - Credit Specialist in Eagan, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Laid back work environment

    Cons

    Could pay a little more

  3. "Corporate Office"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Patterson Companies full-time

    Pros

    Free Parking and sometimes decent $3 lunches. But most of the time not.

    Cons

    No alignment with senior management and this place seems to continue going down hill, real fast.


  4. "Room for improvement"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people. Good work-life balance. Laid-back atmosphere.

    Cons

    Leadership seems to be out of touch with needs/wants of employees. Very little room for growth and learning. Pay is not good. Culture seems to be falling apart. Unqualified employees in roles, simply because Patterson is too cheap to pay for qualified, talented people.


  5. "Search Marketing Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Patterson Companies full-time

    Pros

    Great people, opportunities to work from home, employee stock

    Cons

    The pay is not great


  6. "Great company & Great people"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Corporate in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Corporate in Saint Paul, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work Life Balance is respected. People are kind and generous. Small company feel in a large company environment. Excellent leadership at the helm.

    Cons

    Strategic direction has been unclear in the past three years but it seems like a new direction is solidifying. The company has gone through a large transition from home-spun business systems and integrations to a full ERP rollout. There is regrouping and TLC to the groundlings needed to maintain the excellent Patterson Culture we've grown to love.

    Advice to Management

    GO TEAM, GO!!! But be kind and gentle to those trying to catch up with the new direction.


  7. "Financial Shared Services Exceptions Processor"

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    • 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

    You can work OT if you would like. Casual office dress.

    Cons

    Some co workers were difficult to work with.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Fss bldg"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    In this bldg there unfortunately no positive things to say. Everyone is very unhappy due to the new management. It's a very mean harassment environment

    Cons

    The two new upper management have managed to make our bldg a high stress borderline hostile environment. They put on a show of niceness and concern when they need to but when nobody is in the bldg from corporate they treat us horribly. Feels like elementary school. My belief would be 90% of us are looking for other work.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to the FSS building. You have put management in charge over here that are making your employees miserable and some taking medical leave from stress. One of the managers thrives on conflict. You are not going to get the best from your employees if they are constantly in conflict due to her


  9. "Project management"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Patterson Companies as a contractor

    Pros

    Great people to work with!!

    Cons

    There is not a lot of room for advancement


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Decent company that is going backwards"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Patterson Companies full-time

    Pros

    A lot of people really care and are invested in the company. Depending on management but there is often flexibility and good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Benefits are ok but not great. Pay is pretty low in the industry. Too many people who have only worked at Patterson or have been here too long, aversion to outside thinking. Not a lot of opportunity.

    Advice to Management

    Hire some new blood and look for employees who are getting it done. Don't be afraid to take a leap and be more forward thinking, less reactive.


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