Patterson Companies

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Patterson Companies Reviews

Updated 1 July, 2014
Updated 1 July, 2014
20 Reviews
3.1
20 Reviews
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Patterson Companies President, CEO, and Director Scott P. Anderson
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    OK first job, don't stay for too long

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Effingham, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Effingham, IL (US)

    I worked at Patterson Companies full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I enjoyed working in a team environment and had good training before I started working on the products. Flexible working conditions were nice.

    Cons

    -No incentive to be productive. I was a top producer, got the same bonus as everyone else in the division.
    -Was frequently lied to by management regarding structural changes to my department and the department's pay structure in order to keep me as an employee.
    -No opportunities for advancement
    -Coffee provided was terrible
    -Low pay
    -Bad benefits
    -After leaving, learned that managers have a different bonus structure that gives them a percentage of their salary. Why are they rewarded when I bust my butt and get nothing?
    -Also after leaving, found out that other companies have significantly better perks and benefits available.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to reward top performers or they will continue to flee the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Meh...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Patterson Companies full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    People are great to work with.

    Cons

    Management is awful. Often try to make decisions on things they don't understand.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    CAESY was good until Patterson killed it.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director of Development in Vancouver, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Director of Development in Vancouver, WA (US)

    I worked at Patterson Companies

    Pros

    Dental experience. But that's it for a software organization. No other good reason to be there. The remaining development group has some wonderful people in it. Really good guys.

    Cons

    Moved from a solid open-source software engineering organization to a closed minded Microsoft shop. REDUCED their effectiveness as a development organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Firing the senior management at CAESY and running the company from Effingham was a dumb idea. That ended the likely prospects for CAESY in one blow

    Doesn't Recommend

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