You always know what to expect
Service technician (Current Employee) – S.E. USA – February 18, 2018
I have been working for patterson for over 10 years. The past 2 have been a complete...cluster?
I work service, so I do not interact much with sales/inside staff.
Management is a total amateur night. They hire former sales people to manage a branch, and teach them the buzzwords to repeat.
We have been through several managers, not a single one had managed anything before, aside from a starbucks, seriously!
My work peers and I have developed really good relationships and could not ask for better people to work with.
Seems a lot of other branches have the same issues, poor management, no communication, never proactive, always putting out fires instead of taking 2 minutes to look something over before it becomes a MAJOR issue.
Corporate language is always some kind of motivational poster "speak", which ends up just being nonsense.
Absolutely no way to advance. You could pull dollar bills out of thin air, and they will not give you a decent raise.
No accountability or responsibility from branch offices.
Don't see much team effort.
I suggest looking elsewhere if you are looking for a career, unless things change and get better. Right now, it does not look so good.
Excellent time off when you are there long enough
low pay, no real management.