Salaried office (Former Employee), Northeast – April 2, 2014
Pros: nice people
Cons: no work life balance, dismal enviorment and culture
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 – more... 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
Technician (Former Employee), Albany NY – October 21, 2013
Pros: pay was not too bad
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.
Full time Warehouse (Former Employee), South Bend, IN – October 15, 2013
Cons: basically everything work related
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. – more... 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. – less
Office Supply Specialist (Former Employee), Champaign, IL – May 15, 2013
I absolutely hated this job. I worked there for 3 years. I loved my coworkers. But, Patterson doesn't care about its employees. They beyond micromanage every single thing you do. The managers are lazy and do absolutely nothing.
Cleint Technology level 2 and Desktop support specialist
Cleint Technology level 2 support (Current Employee), Eagan, MN – October 16, 2012
Pros: really good with computers
Cons: need to learn more advance technology.
A typical day at work is checking emails and other application as ticket systems to help solving users issue with computers. what I learned is there are new things and opsticals when learning new technology. I do work will with co-workers that willing to improve the company. The hardest thing is organizing the important task first. the most enjoyable – more... about part of the desk support job is learning and helping people with computer issues. – less
EDI Coordinator: IT & IS Development (Former Employee), Bolingbrook, IL – August 16, 2012
Pros: flexible hours, cool quiet work environment, amazing co-workers
Cons: communication, 1/2 hour lunches, often too busy to take a break during break-times
Quiet, cool, professional atmosphere with reasonable hours & great people to work with. Executive-level management utterly failed at inter-departmental communication; consequentially - projects impacting multiple departments (including timelines & deadlines) were often negatively impacted.
Executive level management (including departmental directors) – more... were bad at articulating specific needs and expectations relevant to job function.
That being said, I enjoyed going into work and having continuous workflow. I worked unimpeded and before I realized it, my workday would end. While my management team may have been lacking in communications - my director was genius; I was also able to work closely with some incredibly knowledgeable IT professionals and learned a great deal of information during my contracted tenure there, including new software (AS400), as well as logistics process & infrastructure development. – less
Production Coordinator (Former Employee), Fort Worth, TX – May 9, 2012
Pros: great raise oppurtunities
I come in and check the work load for the day. I properly put employees in position that will benefit the operation to its best ability. The hardest part of the job was not knowing when we be done for the day. The most enjoyable part was the vast range of knowledge that is there for the taking for your own advancement.