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Patterson Companies Reviews

Updated July 4, 2017
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Patterson Companies President, CEO, and Director Scott P. Anderson
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Pros
  • Depending on management but there is often flexibility and good work/life balance (in 8 reviews)

  • Great people and collaborative culture (in 7 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. "Search Marketing Manager"

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    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


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Finally over"

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

    I worked at Patterson Companies full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great flexible schedule, good benefits, lots of PTO. Job itself was great. $3 lunches, parking onsite, updated equipment and software.

    Cons

    Corporate life consists of constantly pleasing people. In the employee handbook that you can be let go any day. No job security.

  3. "Fun place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bessemer, AL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bessemer, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    fast-paced, friendly, potential for overtime, managers help with training and cross-training to offer better opportunities to grow

    Cons

    stuck in same rotation for days on end, last two hours of days are a mad dash to get to the finish line

    Advice to Management

    create a detailed focus on the end of day to keep employees prepared for the inevitable rush that comes daily.


  4. "Great company & Great people"

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    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.


  5. "Great Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer-II in Effingham, IL
    Former Employee - Software Engineer-II in Effingham, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Patterson Companies full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people. Great management. Excellent work-life balance.

    Cons

    Salary might be a little lower than you want, but it may not be enough to concern you.


  6. "Financial Shared Services Exceptions Processor"

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    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.


  7. 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

  8. "Very unstable Call Center environment."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Pleasant new building, and nice offices. Some job training, and new computer systems. Nice co workers, and good management.

    Cons

    High turn over rate, favoritism, and not good training. Not given a chance to learn job. They hire and fire too often here.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Dissapointed in the future of Patterson"

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    Current Employee - FSS Building in Eagan, MN
    Current Employee - FSS Building in Eagan, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Offer great befits.

    Cons

    Management is only worried about metrics and does not show any concern of the employees. They use to value the employees but now do not care about happiness within workers. What I use to work in was a very friendly happy environment and loved coming to work. They have now managed to change that work environment to a hostile one which employees no longer trust each other. They do not allow us to work as a team but have us scared to help the others for fear of being reprimanded . I am extremely disappointed as I wanted to have this be my forever job. Now I am watching awesome hard working employees leave due to management and most others are looking.

    Advice to Management

    Remember what Patterson was built on. Go back to caring about your employees. Remember core values of Patterson and go back to them. I would like to be proud to say where I work as I use to.. We would all like that back. Management needs to have lessons on treating people as human beings.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Decent company that is going backwards"

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    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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