- Work/Life Balance
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
- Comp & Benefits
- Senior Management
I worked at Burkhart Dental full-time (More than 3 years)RecommendsNeutral OutlookApproves of CEORecommendsNeutral OutlookApproves of CEO
The people at Corporate are mostly really high quality. I like how buttoned-up and organized operations generally are. Burkhart has really stuck to it's values over time in terms of focusing on the higher-quality products and a holistic approach to improving their clients' dental practices. Definitely a family business feel, which I like, especially at HQ in Tacoma. The Supply Savings Guarantee really works, and it's magical when a dentist just clicks and gets why Burkhart is different.
At the end of the day it's retail sales of mostly commodity products to customers who seem wired to look for bargains. The winners in those scenarios are mostly going to be Burkhart's big competitors Patterson and Schein. I also think management has been too timid in enforcing high standards and holding people accountable. This isn't the highest-paying business, and it's hard to get new people up to speed quickly, but bad attitudes have been allowed to pollute the air for others.
Advice to Management
Enforce high standards. Recognize and reward those who smile while doing the hard work. Don't allow bad attitudes even from AMs and techs who have been around a long time.
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- No OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online – interviewed at Burkhart Dental (Roseville, CA) in April 2015.
Messy. Illegal questions asked. Operations manager appearedsleepy and uninterested. They ask outdated and irrelevant questions. Interviewer asked when I was available then basically said they needed someone sooner, after saying they to would like a two week notice.
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Burkhart Dental Supply is dedicated to supplying dentists with the tools they need. The company provides dental equipment and supplies to more than 5,000 dentists throughout the midwestern, southwestern, and western US. The company also offers a variety of technical services, equipment repairs, office management software, continuing education, financing, and consulting services, such as office design and equipment planning. It distributes products made by some 100 manufacturers including Becton Dickson, Dentsply, and J&J. Its operating subsidiaries include ADC Group...