Patten Industries

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Patten Industries Reviews

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B. Crane Patten Jr.
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    "Horrible experience"

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    Former Employee - Sales in Elmhurst, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Sales in Elmhurst, IL (US)

    I worked at Patten Industries full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Pros are the opportunity to work for a company representing a great American brand of construction machinery.

    Cons

    Poor leadership and management. VERY high turnover due to lack of formalized processes (no annual compensation reviews, no performance standards or career planning tools). Low morale throughout company between departments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Institute annual compensation review and reward employees for years of service with incremental increases.

Patten Industries Interviews

Updated 14 Dec 2014
Updated 14 Dec 2014

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    Inside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Elmhurst, IL (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Elmhurst, IL (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Patten Industries in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    Hiring process took just under 3 weeks. Consisted of 1 phone screening, an interview, and a personality test. The screening is the most basic interview questions, asking basically strengths, areas of improvement, and so on. Sometime about a week later, I got a call from the sales manager asking me to come in for an interview that same day (but were willing to schedule later if needed). I interviewed with the Sales manager and the Inside Sales supervisor. I emailed a thank you to the sales manager who told me they were working on a job offer, pending a personality test. I took the test and passed. (As long as you were being honest in the interviews and screenings, it's a non issue.) About a week after that I got the offer. I think if you're open, honest, and have the credentials for the job that it's a pretty easy interview.

    Interview Questions
    • Can you think of an example of a time when the customer would not be right?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Offer was very generous and I accepted it. Didn't need to negotiate since it was more than I asked for.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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Website www.pattenindustries.com
Headquarters Elmhurst, IL
Size 500 to 999 Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Company - Private
Industry Business Services
Revenue $25 to $50 million (AUD) per year

Patten Industries commands a fleet of construction equipment. The company sells, rents, and services new and used Caterpillar equipment. It provides compact and full-sized construction equipment, power systems, and parts and services. Patten serves clients ranging from small contractors and landscapers to homeowners. Its rental fleet contains tractors, loaders, excavators, and other equipment made by Caterpillar and other manufacturers. Patten Industries operates from seven locations in northern Illinois and northwestern Indiana. The family-owned company was founded in... More

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