Burkhart Dental

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Burkhart Dental Reviews

Updated December 4, 2014
Updated December 4, 2014
13 Reviews
3.8
13 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work if you want a work life balance. Challenging place to work if you want growth and like change. Overall excellent company.

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

    I have been working at Burkhart Dental full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great corporate leadership that care about the employees. Strive for continuous improvement. Work hard trying to keep the values and ethics flowing down to the branch level. Very customer focused- customer satisfaction is very important.

    Cons

    Change is slow but understandable for a family business. Could do a better job of holding people accountable. Great systems in place and not being used.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work! Focus on accountability and manage people accordingly that are not meeting expectations.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Burkhart Dental The Big Family Company

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

    I worked at Burkhart Dental

    Pros

    It']s like working for a family owned company

    Cons

    It's like working for a family owned company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More progressive views

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Hidden gem, smart business, huge opportunity

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate in Tacoma, WA
    Current Employee - Associate in Tacoma, WA

    I have been working at Burkhart Dental full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Burkhart has such a legacy of outstanding customer focus, it carefully evaluates its options and executes well, all the while paying attention to smart economic impacts. Very close community, solid leadership with realistic vision.

    Cons

    Benefits were surprisingly expensive for what you get... Good opportunity around profit sharing and performance bonus could offset this cost. Field Sales process inconsistencies create an opportunity to close the gap with competitors and enable better performance measurement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great communication and continue the investments in the future.
    Take a look at positioning benefits as an employment differentiator.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Smoke and Mirrors

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales

    I worked at Burkhart Dental full-time

    Pros

    Very little supervision. Company covers gas, travel, and entertainment with expense account. Auto allowance or provided vehicle.

    Cons

    Extremely deceptive. They'll make a lot of promises in order to get you on board, but then they will be extremely vague and evasive when it comes time to deliver. There is a lot of chatter in the company about elevated morals and practices which seems admirable at first glance. But it's just a mantra to mask shady practices and a culture of dishonesty. Don't put yourself in a position where these people have the power to affect your livelihood.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start practicing success integrity instead of preaching it to other companies. Hold your managers accountable. Serve your employees and clients as well as you expect to be served.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Good Place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Field Service Technician in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Field Service Technician in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Burkhart Dental full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Family atmosphere and they care about their employees. Industry leader in the areas where they have branches

    Cons

    Long hours for service technicians in the last quarter of the year. Limited upward mobility for service staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do what your doing. It is a good place to work. If anyrthing find a way to raise the ceiling for the Service technicians. No upward movement is a hard pill to swallow when you are ready to get off the road.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Family Oriented Company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Burkhart Dental full-time

    Pros

    A good company to work for.

    Cons

    You have to wear many hats.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Amazing company with exceptional leadership

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tacoma, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tacoma, WA

    I have been working at Burkhart Dental full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Burkhart is a family and employee-owned company who really values and cares for their employees and clients. They care about the people and it shows in everything they do.

    The previous poster who talked about the dental benefits must have been gone for awhile because they're really good now.

    Cons

    Being a smaller company, people have to wear a lot of hats. Sometimes the managers seem overworked.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on the path you're on. Lori is an outstanding leader who has the company's best interests at heart.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great Company, Great Owner

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technology Sales Specialist in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Technology Sales Specialist in Portland, OR

    I worked at Burkhart Dental full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great company, great benefits and compensation, great work-life balance, great team members. Car allowance, iphone, computer. Great values and culture.

    Cons

    Portland market account base is very saturated. It will require a lot of cold calling on non-Burkhart accounts.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    My experience at Burkhart has been equal parts learning from and contributing to a top-drawer company.

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

    I have been working at Burkhart Dental full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The company is exactly who they say they are, and leadership walks their talk. They are literally a pillar in the dental community, well respected by the industry. Values: loyalty, acting with integrity and in their clients' best interests.

    Cons

    It is hard to get fired from Burkhart. Big ship to turn.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Burkhark has always been and always will be a family atmosphere with upper management who genuinely care about you.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tacoma, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tacoma, WA

    I have been working at Burkhart Dental

    Pros

    Excellent benifits.
    Lots of PTO.
    Flexible working hours.
    Burkhart will give you the tools needed to succeed at you job.
    It is not uncommon to see employees who have worked for Burkhart for more than 20 years.
    Commuting to Tacoma is much easier the most other locations on the Pacific Northwest.
    Burkhart is debt free and make a nice profit every year.

    Cons

    Salaries are in line with working in the Tacoma, which is significantly less then salaries in the Seattle area.
    Communication between middle management and employees could be better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue on the path they currently are on. Burkhart is well respected in the dental industry by there competitors and dental offices alike. They have done well weeding out negative attitudes while praising and nourishing positive attitudes.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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