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Patterson Companies Reviews

Updated 15 January 2018
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  • Long-term employees pride themselves on not taking vacations, coming into the office during snowstorms rather than working from home (in 3 reviews)

  • This company is boys club law breaking company (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Creatives Keep It Interesting"

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    Former Employee - Proofreader in Mendota Heights, MN (US)
    Former Employee - Proofreader in Mendota Heights, MN (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    In the Creative Services Group, there is a lovely atmosphere. Of course, there are always speed bumps along the way, but with the lackluster subject matter, the team does a great job of keeping it interesting.

    Cons

    The company really only has room for horizontal movement; not many people are truly promoted when they should be. It's a difficult environment for someone attempting to begin a career. There is no doubt that if you are a young employee, you will leave the company to pursue a faster-paced workplace.

    Advice to Management

    Stay consistent and stay as transparent as possible. Communication was not stellar while I was part of Patterson; they could do with improvement on that front.


  2. "Interesting Culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Patterson Companies full-time

    Pros

    Company was trying to change

    Cons

    There were too many barriers


  3. "NO loyalty to employees"

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    Former Employee - Territory Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Territory Sales Representative
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Branch coworkers were great and fun time during Company sales meetings

    Cons

    Branch lacked good management and for a while there was none. New Branch Manager talked behind people's backs and is disrespectful, although she's someone I consider a good friend. Should've hired from outside the Company or at very least outside the Branch.

    Advice to Management

    The Sales Reps who work long hours and go above and beyond what's expected should be treated with respect even if they're not one of the Manager's groupies.


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  5. "Great Place"

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

    I have been working at Patterson Companies full-time

    Pros

    Great company, Casual attire overall

    Cons

    growth, not much contact with upper


  6. "Rehab Sales Consultant"

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

    I have been working at Patterson Companies full-time

    Pros

    Very good company to work for.

    Cons

    Management not open to ideas from field.

    Advice to Management

    Please listen to your key sales people.


  7. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Order Filler in Jacksonville, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Order Filler in Jacksonville, FL (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Worked at 2 different branches - Jacksonville, FL and Blythewood, SC. At both places I was treated with fairness and respect. As long as you do your job, you will be rewarded accordingly. Hours were somewhat flexible while I was going to school as well.

    Cons

    Sometimes you may have to work later than expected to make sure all the work gets done.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. I had no problem with management while employed there for over 2 years.


  8. "Great company to work for!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Patterson Companies full-time

    Pros

    Really wonderful colleagues at Patterson

    Cons

    Not a whole lot of career advancement.


  9. "Opportunities Await"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Patterson Companies full-time

    Pros

    History, and lots of potential

    Cons

    Infrastructure, process, accountability, culture, leadership


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    "Employees don't matter"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The benefits at Patterson are good compared to other companies. Plenty of PTO, Holiday, and Volunteer time off and management is flexible.

    Cons

    Everything in this company is crashing. Upper management does not care about the employees. It's a toxic environment. Over worked, underpaid.


  11. "Long term employee, wonderful company"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Mendota Heights, Dakota, MN (US)
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Mendota Heights, Dakota, MN (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Schedule flexibility, Fortune 500 company, they believe in their employees to make good decisions that benefit the company and to work hard

    Cons

    Patterson seems to be a bit underpaid compared to market analysis, but if you can make up for this in bonuses or flex scheduling or something of the like you are good!


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