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Updated Jan 11, 2021

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Patterson Companies President and CEO Mark Walchirk
Mark Walchirk
107 Ratings
Pros
  • "Competitive pay, opportunity for better pay and good benefits(in 30 reviews)

  • "In my department, there is work-life balance(in 26 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Upper management is out of touch if current market conditions(in 12 reviews)

  • "scratch-territory required to build from ground-up(in 11 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Lots of opportunity to grow your income

      Jul 19, 2019 - Territory Manager in Atlanta, GA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      autonomy, income opportunity, work/life balance

      Cons

      scratch-territory required to build from ground-up

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Listens to employees on making changes

      Nov 19, 2020 - Financial Analyst in Saint Paul, MN
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Workers are professional and respectful within a handful of departments that I have collaborated with. Everyone is knowledgeable in their role or knows how to direct you to the right person for assistance. Last year, the company asked employees on things that they would like improvements on and these recommendations actually went into effect. Some major changes were 401k match coming in 2021, and 100% pay on LOA in 2020. In my department, there is work-life balance. Flexibility on working from home has improved meaning you are not getting the side eye or do not feel bad if you have to work from home due to an urgent reason.

      Cons

      Again, speaking from my personal experience within my department, my manager could be unprofessional by always making an effort to build a friendship with certain colleagues, and then playing favoritism with those over the others. This is one thing that I hate the most in a workplace! It creates an uncomfortable environment to work in and discourages employees on giving their top performance because you will not be acknowledged for it. Lack of diversity and opportunity for growth. Salary increase has been horrible at only 2.5%. I was told that salary increase would be 4% when I was offered the job, but this has not been the case. Bonus is low to no bonus.

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    3. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Antiquated Business Practices

      Dec 11, 2020 - Territory Sales Representative 
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Medical and Life insurance benefits. Work life balance.

      Cons

      Needs to catch up with the current trends. Antiquated sales approach. The company has not adjusted to the ways that millennial doctors like to conduct business. No clear training, direction or support at the branch level for new reps. The company has no clue on how to compete with internet companies selling the same products for 10-40% less.

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    4. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Enjoyed it!

      Jan 11, 2021 - Human Resources Specialist in Lehi, UT
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Good perks Benefits were good Healthy work life balance

      Cons

      Management struggled a bit Not much growth

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great place to work

      Dec 7, 2020 - Director, Strategic Sourcing in Saint Paul, MN
      Recommend
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      Pros

      productive environment, great work life balance and fun people to work with

      Cons

      benefits, no standard processes and difficult to navigate organization

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    6. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Patterson flat spin

      Nov 29, 2020 - IT Audit 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Cafeteria, People, challenging work and work life balance

      Cons

      Management seems too self-concerned to allow the business to really take off.

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    7. 3.0
      Former Contractor, more than 1 year

      Honest Review

      Nov 6, 2018 - Anonymous Contractor in Mendota Heights, MN
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Great food and nice cafeteria - Gym, free of charge for employees - Good Work/Life Balance - Great Benefits Neither a Pro or Con, very heavy meeting culture

      Cons

      - Poor Leadership, the only time my boss ever talked to me was when it was required by management for us to meet. Ex. Quarterly Reviews, etc. - Everyone seems to have very impersonal relationships with one another. Very quiet work atmosphere, little communication outside of meetings.

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Growing company with a positive outlook.

      Sep 9, 2015 - Information Technology in Mendota Heights, MN
      Recommend
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      Pros

      -Great people and collaborative culture -Focussed on getting things done -Opportunities to get involved in exciting projects (you must look for them) -IT is continuing to move more towards agile methodologies; some areas already there. -Overall lean running operation -Work life balance -Subsidized lunches

      Cons

      -Sometimes too focussed on getting things done, and not enough time spent on the vision and roadmap of products and solutions. -401k has no company match, and there are yearly fees -Profit sharing starts after a year plus, and takes another 5 years to vest. It should start immediately, and add another year to vest if needed. This way you give new employees skin in the game right away, and drive engagement in the company's future right out of the gate.

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great company with opportunities in IT

      Aug 20, 2015 - Manager in Mendota Heights, MN
      Recommend
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      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

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Great company & Great people

      May 23, 2017 - Corporate in Saint Paul, MN
      Recommend
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      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.

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