Patterson Companies

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Patterson Companies Reviews

Updated 15 January 2015
Updated 15 January 2015
25 Reviews
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  1. Featured Review

     

    Highly ethical and well performing company headquartered in the Midwest.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Security Operations Manager in Saint Paul, MN (US)
    Current Employee - Security Operations Manager in Saint Paul, MN (US)

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

    Pros

    Very flexible in regards to work options (work from home, hour shift, etc). Great management team who listens to the employees.

    Cons

    Technically a bit behind the times, though they are taking great strides to remedy that.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more time down among the staff. Most of us don't bite!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    For 20+ years my experience was positive, until a reorganization took place eliminating my position along with others

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN (US)

    I worked at Patterson Companies full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Interesting B-B, some travel, pleasant physical environment.

    Cons

    Mid-management created projects to better their appearance to upper levels creating stressful environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Plan projects allowing adequate time for completion. Poor planning creates chaos, extra work, burnout

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Great!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Effingham, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Effingham, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, good job. Work with multiple web and windows programs. They have about 30 developers on staff. Pay is a little low for software developers, but it is also in a small town with low housing costs, so what do you expect?

    Cons

    Was let go unexpectedly on GOOD terms with half of my department due to budget cuts. But, they gave us no notice whatsoever.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer

    I have been working at Patterson Companies

    Pros

    Great company. Large company with a small company feel.

    Cons

    Sometimes decisions are made regardless of the interests of the stakeholders. Result has been turnover.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change is good but don't forget about those people that are supporting the legacy systems. They need backfill help.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    OK

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Patterson Companies

    Pros

    Benefits were good for the most part..

    Cons

    Limited personal time - expected to be available 24 x 7, rarely train, newly hired employees very rude

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Leadership Issues - Corporate HQ

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Saint Paul, MN (US)
    Former Employee - Manager in Saint Paul, MN (US)

    I worked at Patterson Companies full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Easy commute, Cheap Lunch, Well Maintained Facilities, Free Hand cream in the bathrooms!

    Cons

    Passive aggressive management, Boys club, Low pay, Expensive health care benefits, terrible matching 401k, quietly fires people when threat of not making annual revenue target, Leadership will listen to consultants and ignore employees/managers, reviews are few and far between. VP's will make commitments/promises at hiring then lie that they ever made a commitment (get it in writing or don't take the job). Management goes behind the backs of certain managers undermining them to their consultants and staff. Their status of "most trusted company in America" is a joke. The culture breads unethical behavior especially in operations!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The culture is toxic...fix it! There are a few VP's that yield a lot of power, they lie and stab managers in the back. Fix this!! Know one will come forward because of this power. Fix this too!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to do the same thing for the rest of your career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN (US)

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

    Pros

    Patterson is stable and loyal to their employees. Patterson has fair but certainly not generous or competitive benefits.

    Cons

    There is no room for professional growth at Patterson. There is no talk of career paths or succession planning. If you want to find a place to hide for the rest of your career, this is it. If you want a place to shine and be challenged, look somewhere else.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This company talks a lot about their "culture" but I doubt anyone could define what that means.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Representative in Boston, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Representative in Boston, MA (US)

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

    Pros

    Company cares about customers and employees. Great way to start or return to the medical arena, but also a great long term career for the disciplined person. Great starting salary and reimbursements plus uncapped commissions.

    Cons

    De-centralized, which means some branches are not as good as others. Too much of the training is up to the individual, it takes too long to get all the training completed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a better standard for training outside of the 2 weeks at home office. Regions should have a trainer that goes into systematic information, 2 weeks is not enough and people do not get consistent training.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Global Leader Helping Build Healthier Communities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN (US)

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

    Pros

    Great team to work with in a market that positively impacts people's and animal's health. It's also been my experience that the company is very flexible with work schedules. The fact that they participate in an ESOP is also a bonus.

    Cons

    I've found that my base salary is below the market average for my team and myself. The do provide other benefits for your total compensation but many use your base salary as target.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Investing resources in areas besides IT and Sales would allow us to be a more effective company and possibly reach our growth goals more quickly.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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