Patterson Companies
3.1 of 5 13 reviews
www.pattersoncompanies.com Saint Paul, MN 5000+ Employees

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Updated Jan 21, 2014

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Patterson Companies President, CEO, and Director Scott P. Anderson

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42% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Great Company - Caring Management

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Effingham, IL (US)

I have been working at Patterson Companies full-time for less than a year

ProsManagers seem to actually care about the employees and do anything to help out.
Training is VERY extensive
Overall attitude is great with other employees
Coworkers are very friendly and willing to help out

Cons1' of snow/ice over 65 cars in the ditch in a 20 mile span of I-70 around Effingham, still required to come into work. That's really the only complaint I have so far

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the great work

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

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A lot of potential and wasted effort

Senior Systems Engineer (Current Employee)
Saint Paul, MN (US)

I have been working at Patterson Companies full-time for more than a year

ProsA lot of promise with desired ITIL process adoption and good intentions intent to build out new IT operations services across business lines.

ConsA lot of decision making authority granted to stale IT managers or those with limited IT experience. Be ready to stand your ground, demand compensation upon start and be prepared for weak performance/merit increase.

Advice to Senior ManagementPlease void cronyism and turn IT around to something in can be.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Five Stars for the first 6 month and then the Kool-Aid wore off

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Patterson Companies full-time for more than 3 years

ProsConstant performance indicators so you know where you stand
Lots of small raise opportunities and performance reviews in the first year
Full visibility of pay structure (pay for performance)
Management is supportive of improving employee performance
Non-union warehouse that supports cross training opportunities
Non competitive environment that supports teamwork.

ConsEmployees cheat to make their performance look better, management is aware but doesn't do anything to fix the issue.
Outdated, old technology with nothing new in sight
Upper Management listens to employee ideas and then pitches them as their own ideas, rather than giving credit where credit is due.
Retention rates are high, if you want to be promoted or move forward, you are out of luck!
Bullying is prominent and management does nothing to stop it, the people who are bullies have been around for a long time and "that is just the way they are and everyone needs to conform and deal with it."
No opportunities for raises outside of the performance review structure, after the first year the raise opportunities are few and far between.
Start at minimum wage, not very many exceptions.

Advice to Senior ManagementA lot of intelligent, worthy people go through your warehouses. Support them and help them to grow. Reward those employees with the ability to grow with the company. The company offers tuition reimbursement but no discernible reward is given for the employees that receive associate or bachelors degrees. There are very few women in the management hierarchy, that needs to be changed as well!

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Typical Corporate B.S.....getting too big for their britches...

Territory Sales Representative (Current Employee)

I have been working at Patterson Companies full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGreat benefits but really...thats all.

ConsThey don't really care abotu their employees or promoting within. They would rather hire a kid straight out of college that is hungry and will work for beans. The turn-around rate is insane and no one really cares. You are just a # in a sea of people. They haven't given our raises in years and some people are actually making less now than they did when the started years ago. Management is too busy sucking up to Corporate to really care about their teamates. Every man for himself mentality.

Advice to Senior ManagementPay your employees fairly and get off that corporate Teet.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Meh...

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Patterson Companies full-time for more than 5 years

ProsPeople are great to work with.

ConsManagement is awful. Often try to make decisions on things they don't understand.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Professional company

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Patterson Companies full-time

ProsClean work place, takes compliance seriously. Working to be better everyday.

ConsLower on the payscale for employees, not exactly where people go to make the big bucks.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work.

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

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Territory Sales Representative (Current Employee)
New York, NY (US)

I have been working at Patterson Companies full-time for more than a year

Prosfreedom to run your territory how you want.

Conssmall commissions when starting off.

Advice to Senior Managementno advice.

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

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One disappointment after another, do not promote, management cagey + misleading

Customer Service (Current Employee)
Boston, MA (US)

I have been working at Patterson Companies full-time for more than 8 years

ProsDentist are usually good professionals to work with. No weekends

ConsHigh stress/ pressure to get high volume productivity with little training. Management @ Boston mislead you in interview with upward wage+ promotion, but expect more for lower wages. Huge turnover most employees have downward wages over years. If Company profits up why cut wages + benefits/ growth in the division. Had 7 bosses in less than 10 years. Looking for new job. You are totally on your own here. Very poor communication.

Advice to Senior ManagementTreat all your employees the way you want to be treated.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Upper management if out for themselve and forget about the worker bees that really work.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Patterson Companies full-time for more than 5 years

ProsNice work balance, cafe and work out room at corp headquarters.

ConsLack advancement opportunities. Upper management shuts the door on suggestions for improvments, missing the mark and keeping employee retention.

Advice to Senior ManagementWork on the employees that you already have invested time and money on.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Wonderful, professional and respectful business culture, little to no advancement opportunities

Business Systems Analyst (Current Employee)
Mendota Heights, Dakota, MN (US)

I have been working at Patterson Companies

ProsPatterson has a fresh, professional and respectful business culture, is very process oriented and extremely democractic. Work is challenging yet I rarely work over 40 hours a week as the company honors the needed balance between work and personal life.

ConsAdvancement is flat, recently our team had two promotions to management without the jobs ever being available for applying within. Employee retention, at least on the analyst team, is quite poor. We've had up to 8 members leave within the past year and a half, mostly due to boredom with the type of work, salary or benefits

Advice to Senior ManagementYou need to take a serious look at the extreme lack of advancement opportunities in the IT organization as well as focus on employee retention.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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