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Reviews for Patterson Companies

Review factors

Feel-Good Factor

Company Culture
2.65
Support from management
2.65
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
3.30
Internal Communication
2.35
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
2.72
Work-Life Balance
3.25
Challenging Work
3.11
Inclusive / Diverse
2.68

Career factor

Gender Equality
2.95
Attitude towards older colleagues
2.80
Career Development
2.30
Overall compensation for your work
2.85
Company Image
2.95
Job Security
2.85
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
3.39
Benefits

The following benefits are offered

Flex. working hours in 5 of 20 reviews Parking in 12 of 20 reviews Easy access to public transportation in 1 of 20 reviews Stock or equity options in 10 of 20 reviews 401(k) in 13 of 20 reviews No onsite daycare facility Reimbursed daycare in 3 of 20 reviews Ability to work remotely in 1 of 20 reviews Desirable office location in 5 of 20 reviews Tuition assistance in 4 of 20 reviews Paid Parental Leave in 1 of 20 reviews 401(k) Match in 2 of 20 reviews Flexible spending account in 9 of 20 reviews Paid time off in 10 of 20 reviews Healthcare (including vision and dental) in 13 of 20 reviews No relocation allowance Life insurance in 7 of 20 reviews

The following perks are offered

On site cafeteria in 3 of 20 reviews Free (company provided) Meals in 3 of 20 reviews Health and wellness programs in 11 of 20 reviews Employee discounts in 7 of 20 reviews Vehicle allowance in 2 of 20 reviews Employee events in 2 of 20 reviews Pet friendly/Pets allowed in 1 of 20 reviews Fitness center on site in 2 of 20 reviews Free Snacks/Drinks in 3 of 20 reviews
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  • 02.Apr 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • I would ask for more communication when products are on backorder or discontinued at a plant. I also think competition is encouraged, but the benefits of the winning team is not distributed evenly.

What I like about the company

My manager believes in family first and has been accommodating to my family life. I have been with this company for 12 years and seen a lot of changes. We continue to be an industry leader in providing animal health supplies at farmers all over the USA.

What I dislike about the company

Sometimes decisions made are not well communicated to the sales team.

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    Patterson Companies, Inc.
  • City
    Manchester
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered
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Suggestions for improvement

  • A clear, communicated strategy that doesn't change would be helpful in setting goals and allowing employees to work toward and achieve those goals.

What I like about the company

The company offers a relatively decent work / life balance with average work hours per week. The company has an on-site cafeteria with subsidized meals, so breakfast and lunch are very affordable. Parking on-site is free. The work is challenging and interesting. aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

What I dislike about the company

There is too much focus on stock price and not enough focus on strategy. Annual company goals rarely make it the full year before they are changed making it hard to stay focused on achieving anything. There are too many #1 priorities of the company which creates roadblocks in completion of anything.

Company Culture
2.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
2.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
2.00
Environmental Friendliness
2.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
2.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
2.00
Inclusive / Diverse
2.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered Reimbursed daycare is offered Desirable office location is offered Paid time off is offered
  • Company
    Patterson Dental Company
  • City
    Saint Paul
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Fitness center on site is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • I think if more people are held accountable. And better training for those who want to move up. People that work hard and do a great job are given a pat on the back at least.

What I like about the company

The Company has a great atmosphere and my manager is wonderful. We get plenty of training and time off according to your years of service.

What I dislike about the company

I feel that alot of important thi vs are overlooked to much. And the pay is not so great.

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    Patterson Dental Supply, Inc.
  • City
    Eagan
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • More training for all roles in SAP. Sales reps need to be more considerate of what is physically possible before making promises to a customer.

What I like about the company

Great coworkers that are willing to work on challenges as a team.

What I dislike about the company

SAP continues to be a challenge. More training is a must. Also, sales reps often try to treat inside staff as their personal secretaries rather than learning the new system themselves.

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Patterson Companies, Inc.
  • City
    Detroit
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Free (company provided) Meals is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Vehicle allowance is offered Employee events is offered Pet friendly/Pets allowed is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered
  • 19.Aug 2016
  • Employee

Company Culture

The management team seems to have lost focus. A large part of the problem is the excessive hiring of upper management. Typical... more chiefs than indian scenario

Support from management

Huge disconnect. The executives and middle management have gotten fat and slow. Out of touch with the branch business and totally lost sight of the value in their employees. Just ask the 400 people who were let go recently

Job Security

Get ready for more cuts and bleeding. Sales failures start at the top.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Eliminate 50% of the existing management. Start with the region sales managers and work UP. Remember that the people who made the company strong beleived in valuing the employees and taking care of the customer. Not "make a fast buck and move on"

What I dislike about the company

Disorganized. Disconnected. The management is most concerned with lining their pockets and their friends pockets.

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
1.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
1.00
Work-Life Balance
2.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
1.00
Workplace Safety
2.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
2.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Tuition assistance is offered
  • Company
    Patterson Dental Co Delaware
  • City
    Minneapolis
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2007
  • Position
    C-Suite / Leadership
  • Department
    Marketing/product management

The following perks were offered to me

Free (company provided) Meals is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Vehicle allowance is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • Better training. A more regimented training schedule.

What I like about the company

I have a very flexible schedule. My co workers are great. The office location is very desirable.

What I dislike about the company

They need a better training program.

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Desirable office location is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Patterson Companies, Inc.
  • City
    Pompano Beach
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • 07.Mar 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • Better communication between management and employees. Less micromanagement.

What I like about the company

You get praised for doing a good job

What I dislike about the company

Lack of communication between management and employees.
They need to allow for more employees.

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
2.00
Job Security
5.00
Challenging Work
2.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Desirable office location is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Patterson Companies, Inc.
  • City
    Buffalo
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • I would like them to change their hours.

What I like about the company

You do get credit for the good work you do.

What I dislike about the company

There is a lack of communication. Also, there is no advancement opportunity.

Company Culture
2.00
Support from management
2.00
Teamwork
2.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
1.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
3.00
Challenging Work
1.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Desirable office location is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    Patterson Companies, Inc.
  • City
    Amherst
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • 29.Dec 2017
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • Listening to those that do the job and what we need to do it better

What I like about the company

I am able to grow I my field and to learn as needed

What I dislike about the company

Needs more communication with employees to help achieve a common goal

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
2.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered Reimbursed daycare is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Patterson Companies, Inc.
  • City
    Devens
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Employee discounts is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered
  • 16.Nov 2017
  • Employee

Internal Communication

Receptionist are very knowledgeable and friendly

Suggestions for improvement

  • Would like for the company to expand

What I like about the company

The owner is very down to earth and laid back.

What I dislike about the company

Rude patients

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Easy access to public transportation is offered Desirable office location is offered
  • Company
    Patterson Dental Group
  • City
    Columbus, Georgia
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Administration

The following perks were offered to me

Employee discounts is offered