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Updated February 19, 2018
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Patterson Dental President, Patterson Dental Paul A. Guggenheim
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  • Only advice ever from Branch Manager is "go sell" (in 12 reviews)

  • Most reps start with a scratch territory with accounts that have been worked over for years (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Cerec Specialist"

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    Former Employee - CEREC Specialist in Albany, NY
    Former Employee - CEREC Specialist in Albany, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Patterson Dental full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good compensation, great training, management was great. Training is extensive and product knowledge training. Getting to meet the best in the business.

    Cons

    My only con personally was the travel.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing a great job.


  2. "entry into dental"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Patterson Dental full-time

    Pros

    Good place to get dental experience

    Cons

    you start with a scratch territory. its set up like a 3 world country with a small upper class (top reps) and a large lower class (a rotation of reps)

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Salaries Have Increased - Numbers on this site are incorrect"

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    Current Employee - Territory Sales Representative in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Representative in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Patterson Dental full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Starts at 70,000 plus commission for Territory Sales Rep.

    Cons

    Going through transition at the moment

    Advice to Management

    Keep positive during transition and keep employees in the loop.


  4. "Company direction change is an understatement"

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

    I worked at Patterson Dental full-time

    Pros

    Relatively good autonomy, commission was good, product selection was good, people were the best part, but most have left or been let go

    Cons

    Management creates a culture of employees who will stab another in the back to get ahead or make more money. Toxic environment. Glad I am out.

    Advice to Management

    Get new management. The old guard took the company down and clearly has no idea what they are doing.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Review of Patterson Dental"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Patterson Dental full-time

    Pros

    Great people. Strong well established company

    Cons

    massive company, management change over


  6. "great company with pay and benefits"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Patterson Dental full-time

    Pros

    Management, sales, zero debt, stock options

    Cons

    Stock has not done as well as Shein

    Advice to Management

    None


  7. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Dental Equipment Technician in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Dental Equipment Technician in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Patterson Dental full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great friendly co workers. Free lunch on installation jobs. Ok benefits. Good pay

    Cons

    Could use more training for service team members when first starting out and no previous dental experience

  8. "OS&D Clerk"

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    Former Employee - OSD&D Clerk in Blythewood, SC
    Former Employee - OSD&D Clerk in Blythewood, SC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, great working environment, great supervisors , company makes you feel appreciated.

    Cons

    Pay is not top of the line, but the benefits and flexible hours makes it balanced.

    Advice to Management

    Not any I can think of


  9. "Patterson Dental Service Technician"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Patterson Dental full-time

    Pros

    Great work environment, employee focused and great benefits.

    Cons

    Oddly enough the dental insurance provided isn't the greatest I've ever had.


  10. "Subject Matter Expert"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for - fully transparent.

    Cons

    With a large corporation decision are slow in the making.


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