Support Specialist I (Current Employee) – Effingham, IL – August 9, 2018
I enjoyed working for Patterson companies I feel like they gave me training and opportunity to get in the door but once there I feel like I was not appreciated for my efforts and that because I did not have a prominent name in the community that I was overlooked for a lot of things that came up as far as advancement with the company. Feel like they got.to the point where they did not care about the mpral.pf the team.
Productive and fun workplace as long as you were a team player.
UPS Shipment/Material Handler (Former Employee) – Liberty, MO – July 27, 2018
When I first started working with Patterson, overtime with the company was consuming my personal life. In 2016 the company went paperless with SAP scanners. This made my job overall more productive and efficient. Patterson wanted to make sure everyone could multitask and work at a fast pace. Inventory was more precise after using SAP.
ITSM Incident Analyst I (Current Employee) – Effingham, IL – June 28, 2018
The SD is a great place for those wanting to start a career in IT without much experience or a solid place for those looking for a paycheck. It's somewhat limited in advancement within the team itself, but good for advancing onto other teams if you're willing to learn more. Happy employee of 4+ years.
Support Specialist (Former Employee) – Effingham, IL – May 3, 2018
This place doesn't care about you, your family, your motivations, or your attitude. If you are not a friend or a friend of a friend, management will overlook you for opportunity. They expect mindless drones and refuse to acknowledge their shortcomings. Do not bother voicing your concerns if you work here. The open door policy is a lie. Political terminations are commonplace.
Master Data Analyst (Current Employee) – Eagan, MN – February 20, 2018
Obtaining new product submission forms from vendors to be enter into online data base. Contacting vendors to check pricing and quantity Company wide movment moving to new interface. Product knowledge (Dental Supply) Being a self starter and knowing what work need to be done and staying on task.
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.
Internal Audit Senior Manager (Current Employee) – Mendota Heights, MN – February 11, 2018
Excellent company to work for. New CEO is bringing a lot of new energy and enthusiasm. Fortune 500 company that can make decisions quickly, where good work is noticed and where unnecessary competition is rare.
Subsidized cafeteria, small company feel in a fortune 500
Support Specialist (Current Employee) – Effingham, IL – February 8, 2018
The Contact Center is the most stressful and frustration department to work; Small town politics play a large role in promotions, the management style encouraged borders on bullying - i.e. you worry about being chastised for taking too many or too long on bathroom breaks or speaking with your neighbor is frowned upon.
Quantity (number of calls taken) is more important that quality of service provided. Accountability is discouraged and as a result, the most experienced specialists deal with situations they shouldn't have to - instead, they should be able to coach the newer specialists but aren't given the time. The result is loss of talent and significant decrease in product knowledge in the individuals in Support at all levels.
Easy Going, Great Management, poor middle management
Material Handler II (Former Employee) – Manchester, IA – January 26, 2018
The workplace was at a relaxed pace and never too strenuous. The management in the upper offices was relaxed also and easy to get along with. The middle management was a coerced effort to cause miscommunication and many attempts to get employees in trouble. Several meetings were made to try to manage the mismanagement, but their were some vindictive employees that would not allow cohesiveness to stay for very long. Best part of the job was cycle counts. One of my most favorite activities while working there.
30 minutes or 1 hour lunch available everyday.
Work through lunch, still required to take 30 minutes off time even if you work all day.
Order Picker, Packer, AHI, Recieving, shipping (Former Employee) – Blythewood, SC – January 3, 2018
I worked there three years and was taken advantage of from day one. They do not pay you based on your work, you might run circles around people and still only make a dollar more than them. Favoritism is a big thing there as well. I worked in every department in the building and management is just horrible. Also all it takes to get fired is for a couple people to complain about you even tho your work ethic should come into play but it doesnt. Compensation is a joke, they tell you it will get better and all this but nothing ever gets done and it just keeps getting worse. Do yourself a favor and do not apply here.
Employee (Current Employee) – Greeley, CO – December 28, 2017
Favoritism is high in the credit department. Managers are never available for help and are very secretive about the agenda of the department. We have no direction. The worker bees are getting frustrated and the company is looking at a massive turnover. They have a few great people in place to promote but are promoting the wrong people due to favoritism. Steer clear of new postings until they figure it out it. The environment is not positive. I like the company as a whole. Been here a while.