Patterson Companies Employee Reviews

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Where you feel like a growing family
Salesperson (Current Employee) –  Saint Paul, MNDecember 5, 2016
It's a very collaborative company with a very strong focus on it's customers.

Patterson is an evolving company with many facets to it. The changes I believe are for the best in long term business strategies, the advancement in technologies, and evolution with industry changes.

Patterson has a diverse workforce with various personalities and embraces those differences. It's an open environment, but sometimes very quiet when you're out on the road.

There is a two week sales training as well as field shadowing, but there could be some enhancements to the training.
However, there's great resources from the internal team to help provide support.
Pros
Competitive benefits, team oriented, ability to grow. Flexible work schedule
Cons
Learning curve of new industry
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Territory Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  Rocky Hill, CTJanuary 14, 2017
This is a huge "ol Boys club" culture. You have to suck up to local management and if you go to HR for anything you have a target on your back. Some locations are better than others because it is a decentralised company and local managers can mistreat anyone they would like. If you're a woman in this company as a sales representative you are treated much differently then the men, which is why there is almost no female sales reps. Also, this company is struggling, they have lost a huge exclusivity and are scrambling to save themselves.
Pros
Not sure
Cons
Take your pick, there's so many!
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Long days, No recognition, Complaint Department every day
Service Dispatcher/Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Wilmington, MAOctober 18, 2016
No matter how much you go above and beyond it is never good enough! There is no opportunity for growth! Long hours always working through lunch! The customers are very demanding and are never satisfied!
The best thing about this position is the technicians but they are always on the road! The internal management is brutal, they do not know how to lead or manage! The office environment is dark and dirty! If you have a personal and family life, this is not the place! The negativity day after day wears you down. The problem with the department is management! The department does not do well as it is a reflection on management
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Productive, great culture
Director, Human Resources (Current Employee) –  Saint Paul, MNSeptember 8, 2016
Great environment for the individuals who have an entrepreneurial spirit and want to work hard. Committed to growth and expect that from their employees.
Pros
Entrepreneurial culture, willing to take risks
Cons
Compensation still low comparatively to market standards
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Great Employees, Upper Mgmt out of touch
Shipping Manager (Former Employee) –  Blythewood, SCNovember 3, 2016
Once you reach management, you're expected to know how to be a manager without training. My co-workers (the in-house management team) were very awesome, enjoyed being a part of the team regardless. I would still be there now, had I received the necessary training.
Pros
Great people
Cons
No managerial training
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IT ServiceDesk II
IT ServiceDesk/Help Desk Tier II (Current Employee) –  Effingham, ILJune 19, 2016
Great place to work for corporate IT and AMAZING benefits. Fair amount of room to move up, but not a very forward thinking company. It's a Cisco and Microsoft company. If you have Apple products you're not going to expect much support. No mobile apps. Very solid company.
Pros
Great benefits, competitive pay, secure
Cons
Old fashioned
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its a job
Labor (Current Employee) –  Fulton, NYJuly 21, 2016
Job looking for better fast learner good with others time mangment work was also borning when the boss started docing pay for our 15 mins brakes mornings were the longest of the day
Pros
lunch
Cons
not getting a raise
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Unorganized, mismanaged, inefficient and counterproductive!
Transportation (Current Employee) –  Visalia, CADecember 9, 2016
Management at this branch has an "Us against Them" mentality towards employees. They put their customers first before their employees health and safety.
Pros
None
Cons
Take your pick
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Support technician Tier 1
Service Desk Technician Tier 1 (Former Employee) –  Effingham, ILJune 20, 2016
Great job if you don't mind Helpdesk positions. Typical day is taking calls regarding employee IT issues. Just like any big company you're going to have to learn proprietary software skills that are not transferable to other jobs. Had a great supervisor, got along with him and my team great. Upper management is very business oriented and isn't very welcoming of people who break the mold. Hardest part of the job is their trivial SAP program that's written by foreigners that doesn't translate into plain English easily. Most enjoyable part is the significant amount of downtime you have, if you can manage your time wisely to where you have all additional work done and can keep from being under the radar you're golden. Would recommend, just don't get too out of the box because management is very by the book.
Pros
Cafeteria in Effingham, flexible schedule
Cons
all the proprietary software you're going to have to learn, very stringent management, cliquish feel to some of the teams
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Great Family-Style Company
Talent Systems Specialist (Current Employee) –  Mendota Heights, MNDecember 14, 2015
Wonderful culture and work-life benefits. They offer a great stock plan, Holiday dinner. Discounted cafeteria increases team-building. Managers are understanding, and they allow you the freedom to develop your career. Their HR Team is great and working on a lot of new initiatives designed to improve employee morale.
Pros
Discounted lunch, holiday dinners, CEO really does care, positive co-workers, smart people all around
Cons
lack of 401k matching
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Fast paced and good environment.
Intern Support Specialist (Former Employee) –  Effingham, ILDecember 2, 2016
I worked as an Intern at the Effingham location over the summer of 2016 they were good to work for and I appreciated the chance they gave me when I finished College.
Pros
Climate controlled environment and on the job training.
Cons
Did not obtain position.
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Great palce to work
Production Operation Engineer (Current Employee) –  Saint Paul, MNJanuary 25, 2017
Great place to work, really relaxing. Fun exciting always something new to learn, great technologies great peoples. You will love it here but need to explore other interest.
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Productive distribution center
Order Selector (Former Employee) –  Memphis, TNJanuary 31, 2017
Good company picking orders for retail stores early shifts lots of pallet jack usage and module work may have to work in other areas of warehouse some weekend work
Pros
Getting off on time
Cons
Not much overtime
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Long Travel Days
Technical Service Technician (Current Employee) –  Farmingdale, NYSeptember 29, 2016
Plenty of driving, supporting all of longisland, and brooklyn, queens area. Its a good job if you enjoy traveling and sitting in traffic. The training programs are fun, and the service techs are a great bunch of guys to work with
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Dead end job
material handler (Former Employee) –  San Antonio, TXJanuary 8, 2016
As a former employee of the San Antonio facility, I can tell you that if you desire to be in a dead end, monotonous, physically demanding, dirty, disorganized and behind the times technology environment, then this is the place for you. If you seek advancement opportunities, learning new procedures, friendly co workers, clean working environment, modern organization, fairness among all personnel, and management competence, then you will be seriously disappointed. This facility has SOP that resemble something out of the 80's. There are fairly modern computer programs that would make the standard daily operations much more simplistic and organized, but the warehouse manager will not use them nor does he plan to. Day to day hours vary depending on when staff completes daily orders. What should take 8 hours per day often takes 10 or more, therefore, don't make plans for the evening because you probably will have to break them simply due to lack of organization.
There is some serious favoritism over some employees than others which is often obvious and insulting.
Overall, I would pass this one up, you will be disappointed, which is a shame because other company locations seem to be much better work environments. San Antonio Animal Health/Patterson is the exception.
Pros
Busy all day
Cons
Busy all day and sometimes night.
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great
pipe yard worker (Former Employee) –  Lafayette, LAOctober 19, 2016
I worked for patterdon rental tool I worked in the pipe yard
I counted the pipe for jobs and refaced the pipe and I also ran the pipe cleaning machine
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Great company, had a great ride, but company is struggling.
IT Manager (Former Employee) –  St. Paul, MNJuly 23, 2016
Awesome company to work for but the company has struggled of late. A lot of dramatic changes, but financial results have suffered. Have been several lay off over the last 18-24 months, but not much changes.
Pros
Good people, great industry
Cons
Averse to change, lack of perspective
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A great place to work
Cust Serv Rep (Former Employee) –  Sterling Heights, MIAugust 20, 2016
A quality place to work / they appreciated you / not much criticism
many perks / the best part was talking to the customers
Pros
Great money
Cons
Too many layoffs
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Productive and friendly working environment
Treasury Manager (Current Employee) –  St. Paul, MNMarch 31, 2016
Full tasks and busy day always.

I like what I am doing. I enjoy working in a team environment to have a role still be able to provide guidance and help others.
Pros
Great benefits
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was an excellent place to work
Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  St. Louis, MOJuly 13, 2016
good job for very self motivated and driven individuals. Enjoyed my many years of working there. Good Company for those with a healthcare background.
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