Align Technology

  www.aligntech.com
  www.aligntech.com

Align Technology Reviews

Updated November 9, 2014
Updated November 9, 2014
50 Reviews
2.9
50 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Align Technology President, CEO, and Director Thomas M. Prescott
Thomas M. Prescott
31 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great Product and culture, the company is growing rapidly as well are new opportunties witin the company (in 7 reviews)

  • Good benefits and some good people (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Look at the upper management a compensation and the tenure of the workers (in 5 reviews)

  • Impossible to do a good job if you need cross functional support (in 3 reviews)

More Highlights

Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Dynamic Company with a good life/work balance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Align Technology full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Awesome people and cutting edge technology

    Cons

    Maturing Work Culture - some groups work in silo

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Display Strong Leadership

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great product and good company to start your career

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Align Technology full-time

    Pros

    Great product and good market
    Nice people
    Good location and work environment
    Great financial performance
    Good benefits
    Good work and life balance
    Lack of competitors

    Cons

    Lack of corporate culture
    High turnover rate in upper management.
    Lack of competitors

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Build up a unique corporate culture

  3. 4 people found this helpful  

    Worst FP&A team in my experience

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

    I worked at Align Technology full-time

    Pros

    Overall company culture is good,....

    Cons

    The FP&A team is run by some individual who sadly does not understand the business, and trades quality for quantity... 10 forecasts within each quarter.. Changing her mind on what is important every day...

    Having to work long hours is one thing, having to work long hours on meaningless things is another...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Deal with incompetent managers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company but little flaws

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - BI Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - BI Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Align Technology as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    I was a consultant for reporting project for two months.

    Cons

    I felt harassed by the testing team person , who had nothing to do with my work and he was much more interested in my job than his. I was uncomfortable working in that environment . I have heard they have hired consultants before me and fired due to lack of experience and when I was on board they treated me like I was a fresher of the boat. I am glad it was a short term project.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please look into my situation and avoid such things happening to other consultants you bring on board. Not all are same.

    No opinion of CEO
  6. 6 people found this helpful  

    This place is falling apart

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Align Technology full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Incredibly people, competitive salary, stock price is on fire

    Cons

    Marketing and Sales are a mess. Lack of focus or processes, everyone wants to be the king of their little castle, nobody works together. If you came from J&J you are fine, if you came from anywhere else or you have been there a while, then warm up your resume. Also, give up your nights and weekends, the family-oriented culture is gone, and now you have to pay to play 24/7.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    How many executives do you need to replace before you figure out where the real problem is?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great Product - Management too focused on themselves

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

    I worked at Align Technology full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Challenging
    Great Product
    Very good people in the company
    Very good salary and benefits

    Cons

    Executives and Sr Managers too focused on themselves
    Arrogance

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 5 people found this helpful  

    Poor leadership and weak, top heavy management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Management Sales in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Management Sales in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Align Technology full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Everyone will agree, product is great.
    Good company if you need at least a year of management experience. Salary for middle management is average. If upper management is goal this is the place to be. Very high salaries and the good ole boy network that exists here will ensure you get paid and have a job and success is not a requirement.

    Cons

    Recent hiring of too many upper management positions has created a top heavy, disorganized group with little to no vision and strategy to achieve goals- especially in the sales and marketing departments. They are a total mess and getting worse.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The only thing stopping this company is themselves. Upper managements has to justify their ridiculous high salaries with constant meddling with a great product. Everything they've touched in last 2 years has resulted in failure and what's left of middle management is all developing their exit plans. No leadership and no pathway to develop and grow in this company. Marketing department is a revolving door and sales is beyond stale and folks talking about moving out in a max exodus when competition appears in next year.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to start

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Field Tech in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Field Tech in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Align Technology as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Low starting requirements. I was hired as A part time field technician and they worked well around my schedule

    Cons

    Inconsistent hours. 1 month turn around for paychecks

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Wonderful company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Vice President Asian Operations in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Vice President Asian Operations in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Align Technology full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility, trust, growth opportunity, and integrity

    Cons

    Dealing with offshore teams around the clock.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    The company is a great way to build up your resumé, but I wouldn't plan to stay there as a permanent career choice.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Warehouse Clerk in Carlstadt, NJ
    Former Employee - Warehouse Clerk in Carlstadt, NJ

    I worked at Align Technology full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Lots of ethnic diversity at work. Employees are from all over the world and helps provide oneself which cultural immersion from all over the world. Give you 401k, paid holidays etc.

    Cons

    They did not offer Tuition Reimbursement for college students. Conversation and understanding with other regional branches of the company, can get lost in translation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Workers in Mexico need to be better emphasized on "quality" and "not quantity".

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

Align Technology Photos

Corporate Headquarters
Corporate Office

+ Add Photo

Work at Align Technology? Share Your Experiences

Align Technology

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.