Patterson Companies Employee Reviews in United States

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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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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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Company in Transition
Accounting Manager (Current Employee) –  Mendota Heights, MNJanuary 21, 2016
The company is in a ERP transition which has provided opportunities to improve reporting processes within the organization and provide more visibility.
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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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Nice environment
Graphic Design Intern (Former Employee) –  Mendota Heights, MNDecember 29, 2015
I interned with the creative department, and as a in-house designer it was extremely pleasant. I learned a ton within the different roles of the creative team. Everyone was always friendly and got along well.
Pros
people, culture, department, friendly
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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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Top notch place to work
Technician II (Former Employee) –  Middleburg Heights , OHOctober 6, 2015
This is a first class company. They attempt to keep all techs up to date on training on all dental equipment one might see in field. However, the customers always come first no matter what the environment might be.
Pros
Great techs to work with, office staff helpful
Cons
Little to no lunch breaks. No back up from management if problem with clients
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Production worker
Order puller (Former Employee) –  Dinuba, CASeptember 10, 2015
Lots of favoritism hard to move up very poor supervisor! No life work balance hard to talk to management and to get your point across
Pros
Payed sick and payed time off
Cons
Micro manage everything and your brakes
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Fun company with many company activities to get everyone involved.
Customer service (Former Employee) –  Dinuba, CAAugust 31, 2015
It is a great environment with awesome team leaders. Patterson Companies has many ways in which someone can improve their pay with the hard work that individual puts into it.
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Customer Service Manager
Customer Service Manager (Former Employee) –  Albany, NYJanuary 23, 2015
A typical day was handling numerous calls from customers,
solving problems, accounts receivables, payables,
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Excellant company to work for
Corporate Credit Manager (Current Employee) –  St. Paul, MNJanuary 22, 2015
I have been with this company for 34 years and watched it grow from a struggling dental distributor to a Fortune 500 company. It has been quite a ride!
Pros
on site cafeteria
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Job is dependent on local manager - ask to speak to local reps
Sales (Former Employee) –  NY AREAJanuary 15, 2015
Because this company is very decentralized, a lot of satisfaction/dissatisfaction is dependent on the local management team. To avoid making a huge career mistep, do not accept a sales position without speaking to other LOCAL sales personnel. Do not make the decision solely on what the interviewing manager is telling you. There are several extremely ill equipped, uneducated, inexperienced managers at the local level who will do nothing but make your career miserable. Speak to others WITHIN the branch you are interviewing with. Seek them out through LinkedIn, or Glassdoor.
Pros
solid company, secure once you're hired
Cons
some mgrs very inept, tough to gain business from a scratch territory
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Solid Company
Executive Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Saint Paul, MNOctober 20, 2014
This company is rapidly growing, they are very customer oriented. They are very focused on the future and making Patterson the best company possible.
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good company
Software support specialist (contract) (Current Employee) –  Champaign, ILSeptember 9, 2014
good company to work for an they take care of employyees i really enjoyied working here great poeple great team
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The company is changing
Manager (Current Employee) –  Saint Paul, MNMay 13, 2014
The company does feel like a family although that is changing. It is starting to feel more like a corp.
Pros
on site cafe
Cons
long hours, low pay
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Horrible Life/Work Balance
Art Director (Former Employee) –  Saint Paul, MNMay 13, 2014
Avoid any jobs here. Management is terrible and ruthless. I was employed there for 8 years and worked there an average of 60 hours a week. I hardly ever got a break, I should have left sooner.
Pros
good benefits
Cons
over worked and very poor management
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Low stress environment with low pay
Senior Developer/Administrator (Former Employee) –  Mendota Heights, MNApril 24, 2014
Overall a positive experience. My supervisor was great and easy to work with. There is a clear lack of direction and inter department communication which makes moving forward laborious.
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Work Life Balance Missing
Salaried office (Former Employee) –  NortheastApril 2, 2014
Just some facts

There is no sick time you need to use your vacation time for that.. So everyone comes into work when theyre sick and they get everyone else sick its like the black plauge.

Salaried employees need to use vacation time to leave for a Dr. Appt.
Leaving 15 mins early to go to your kids soccer game?... need to use vacation time. Salaried employees are treated like hourly ones

Theres not really a work life balance here Working late goes unrecognized but leaving a bit early is a huge deal.

Cubes are tiny you cant fit two chairs in one

Theres no windows

Chairs are uncomfortable

People are overburdened and managers recognize this but do nothing but pile on

You need to wear a tie

They are just kind of old fashioned like 1800's, rigid and unflexible, not a very dynamic or fun place to work its kind of depressing

people are nice
Pros
nice people
Cons
no work life balance, dismal enviorment and culture
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very unprofessional
Technician (Former Employee) –  Albany NYOctober 21, 2013
Management was one of the worst I have ever worked for. It seeems like they would hire anyone off the street. Sales department does not seem to be doing there job and falls back on technicians. Bad place to work and people to work for.
Pros
pay was not too bad
Cons
management
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Your Better Off Just Passing On This...
Full time Warehouse (Former Employee) –  South Bend, INOctober 15, 2013
This place is simple. The people for the most part are ok.. Some how ever are absolutely manipulative and evil. Management doesn't seem to know much of what they're doing. They abuse the good workers and aim to please the ones with seniority that do the least amount of work. And they seem to always be threatening someone's job every time you turn around. Pay is far from adequate, management is less than fair or component, work environment could be better, and I guess that some most of it up.
Pros
people
Cons
basically everything work related
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