Coast Dental Services

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Coast Dental Services Reviews

Updated January 13, 2015
Updated January 13, 2015
20 Reviews
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20 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good opportunities for advancement

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

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

    Pros

    Upper management listens to your ideas and does their best to implement those ideas. If you are a good employee at the corporate office, they will find ways to keep you in the organization and advance you up the ranks.

    Cons

    Lack of one consistent message throughout the operations team(s). Also a lack of consistent branding/brand awareness, not too many people are familiar with Coast Dental.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in the practices and continue to invest in the best employees to keep them around.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Amazing culture!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Operations in Tampa, FL

    I have been working at Coast Dental Services

    Pros

    Culture of excellence, kindness and integrity. Highest regard for doing things exceptionally well and, more importantly, keeping in mind the human being on the other end of each interaction. Employee retention speaks volumes about the operation of the organization.

    Cons

    None that I have found.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Chaotic, Poorly Managed and No Culture

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Dental Assistant in Clovis, CA
    Current Employee - Dental Assistant in Clovis, CA

    I have been working at Coast Dental Services

    Pros

    This place is excellent if you do not have any other options for a job or are starting out.

    Cons

    Mediocre benefits, aggressive sales tactics, lack of proper management, lots of politics involved, no raises, no promotions. High turnover rate with Dentists, Assistants, Front Office, etc. If this company does change its culture, I am sure they wont survive much longer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would be wise to remove ALL of upper management and replace with educated business minded customer centered people. Too much focus on numbers and not team building. Invest in your employees and show appreciation and it will be returned to you 10x.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    I Love CDS

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    There is great opportunity for growth and you will learn a lot coming to work here. The expectations are very high, but if you are dedicated and passionate about dentistry you will find your "family" here. The company puts a lot of emphasis on clinical outcomes and has recently rolled out a massive development plan for managers; making this the best place to be if you are looking to grow.

    Cons

    We are growing. That means there are some growing pains here and there. It is more evident in some positions within the company than others. The new leadership team is strong and work hard to coach and support through the tough times. The company holds people accountable for clinicals, revenue, and overall performance. Be prepared to work hard and get rewarded when you're successful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep working through the tough days and don't lose your passion!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Personal Protective Equipment runs out of stock constantly due to low budget and poor management. Be ready to be the maid having to clean the office. If you have high standards providing dental care for people, this is not the place for you.

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

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

    Pros

    Benefits, some people are great caring people to work with.

    Cons

    Dirty atmosphere. Equipment is old. Using the lowest quality of products in the market on patients due to budget limits. Poor training of current dental procedures. Training consists of how to make money for the company not expanding the knowledge of the staff. Not a healthy and safe environment. Lots of drama.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get with the times, you may hire young fresh out of school dentist but you offer in the facility the poorest quality of supplies and equipment to use.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Learning experience...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Regional Hygiene Administrator in Santa Ana, CA
    Former Employee - Regional Hygiene Administrator in Santa Ana, CA

    I worked at Coast Dental Services full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great mission directed at the customer/patient. Proficient training for employees. Provided great patient care. Responses and resolution to employee's issues are prompt.

    Cons

    Corporate culture is fallacious, broadcasting one thing but doing another. Code of ethics needs to be followed in all practices, not just where it is convenient.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers need to backed-up by Corporate, otherwise the structure means nothing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Bad managment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Dental Assistant in Sarasota, FL
    Current Employee - Dental Assistant in Sarasota, FL

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

    Pros

    Pay was good. But bonus could not be reached.

    Cons

    Office manager was just mean. Made coming to work a nightmare.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the staff as well as the dentist and the managers. We want the office to do well and be a good place to work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Horrible overwork

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - AOM in West Covina, CA
    Former Employee - AOM in West Covina, CA

    I worked at Coast Dental Services full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I liked when is was smile care dental there where always caring not over working you .

    Cons

    There never happy always want more from you they don't care about patients all they want is money$$

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look around before you accept full time work your pay is horrible and bonus..... Do not recommend

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Overworked

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Accounts Payable Specialist in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Accounts Payable Specialist in Tampa, FL

    I worked at Coast Dental Services full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    I gained a lot of experience while working there. The employees were great and management was sincere. the location was good and the view was excellent.

    Cons

    We were expected to work too many hours in the corporate office. Salaried employees were expected to work at least 50 hours a week and, when you tried to go home at a reasonable hour, jokes were made about working a half-day and you were looked down upon.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Company only interested in the dollar sign, not the patients

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Dental Hygienist in Sebring, FL
    Former Employee - Dental Hygienist in Sebring, FL

    I worked at Coast Dental Services full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good medical benefits. But you have to pay for 50% of your dental.

    Cons

    Over load of patients. Pressured to sell, sell, sell. Company does not care about employees or patient care. I worked there for 3 years and could never tell you how much a prophy was. Prices were changed according to insurance. Hard to make a bonus.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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