DENTSPLY International

  www.dentsply.com
Work in HR? Unlock Free Profile

DENTSPLY International Reviews

Updated Jul 19, 2014

Be The First To
Add Photos

All Employees Current Employees Only

2.7 49 reviews

67% Approve of the CEO

DENTSPLY International President, CEO, and Chairman Bret W. Wise

Bret W. Wise

(30 ratings)

55% of employees recommend this company to a friend
49 Employee Reviews
Relevance Date Rating
in
    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    • Approves of CEO

     

    Good Spot

    Electrician (Current Employee) York, PA

    ProsThis is a good place to work. Some better most alot worse. Would recommend to someone looking to find a stape job

    ConsIt has the same cons as most places. Senior management doesnt listen to the cries of associates until it is unbearable. Some management seems to forget that they can be replaced

    Advice to Senior ManagementConsider doing a little bit more on a personal level with the associates. Make EHS more visable and proactive rather than reactive

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    • No Opinion of CEO

     

    Good company led by good people

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsLeadership is intelligent, knowledgeable, and caring.
    Opportunities to work on new, important tasks
    Chance to impact the business through your efforts
    Good co-workers in many areas of the business

    ConsRelatively flat organization without a lot of room for advancement above middle level
    Slow decision-makers on critical issues
    Not overly entrepreneurial

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to make future shaping decisions more rapidly and definitively
    Need to reward team players in ways other than continuing to pile new work and projects on them
    Need to celebrate wins once in a while

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    • Disapproves of CEO

     

    management is out of touch

    Lab Technician (Former Employee) York, PA

    ProsBenefits are OK, many of the people are great to work with.

    Conssupervisors in the manufacturing areas are useless! They depend on their unit leaders for everything..Most have absolutely no knowledge of their area. Upper management is only a bunch of yes people, afraid to say anything to their superiors. Years ago, the supervisors were very knowledgeable of their areas and could fill in if needed, now not a chance. This company was once a leader in its field.

    Advice to Senior Managementget more involved with the "little people" you might learn something. Most of your talent has left this company and you need to listen to those that are left.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

  1. We want your feedback – Are these company reviews helpful to you?  Yes | No
    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    • Approves of CEO

     

    Full-time based in Islandia, NY

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat people. Work/life balance. Fantastic amenities(cafeteria, gym, basketball courts, racquetball, tennis, ec.)

    Cons"Promotions" based more on time at company rather than merit. Atmosphere of "finger pointing" and lack of accountability at team member level - trickles down from management and attitudes at other divisions within franchise. Employee reviews are meaningless with no output, top scores seem to be handed out to everyone as an attempt to keep morale high. Lack of strategy - expectations not realistic by senior management.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDevelop employees with product knowledge into management roles.

    Do not tell your employees that there are opportunities in other divisions, only to come back and say NO.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    • Disapproves of CEO

     

    DPD Sales

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsCompany car, dental coverage, cell phone, expenses

    ConsLack of advancement opportunities, low morale, no true organic growth, limited technological vision for both manufacturing and marketing. Leadership is out of touch, RSM's are fairly clueless as to what goes on in the field

    Advice to Senior ManagementSee above

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    • No Opinion of CEO

     

    Good short term job in an area mostly barren of medical device.

    Project Engineer (Current Employee) Islandia, NY

    ProsBeautiful location in Islandia, NY. Plenty of amenities including soccer, racquetball, table tennis, volleyball, tennis, basketball, full weights and cardio room. Company has small size to provide good visibility and a wide variety of tasks allowing for growth of experience. Good work / life balance. Mostly Class I medical device therefore giving shorter product development lifecycles.

    ConsPersonal growth ladder limiting both professionally and financially. The pay will almost always be lower than what you expect for your position. I know of a few individuals who have tried to transfer to another division / location and have had it shut down hard by upper management who were afraid to lose local talent. Promotions are handed out easily if you seem discontent. However the increase will be small and the responsibility difference will be negligible. The good people are passive and easily overlooked while the bad workers thrive on the good will and courtesy of others. Not a meritocratic environment as the company treats those who work hard and those who do not all too similarly.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe company has potential but individual P&L for each division inhibits collaboration and synergy. Leadership positions need to be more heavily scrutinized and held accountable for results. Do not promote an atmosphere of pointing fingers as it is contagious and heavily detrimental to success.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    • Disapproves of CEO

     

    A company that is still able to get away with good ole boy style management with outdated products.

    Senior Territory Manager (Former Employee) Los Angeles, CA

    ProsIt's great when management chooses you as a favorite it's really bad when you are not wanted. If you play the political game right management will advance you.
    Great dental training
    Pro is the best division
    Decent dental benefits, but was better 5 years ago.

    ConsFor a Fortune 500 company Dentsply has horrible leadership.
    Leaders and managers pretend to care,don't be fooled. Poor execution of company values.
    The majority of RSMs have no dental background. The next time you interview ask the manager if they know where tooth number 9 is in the mouth.
    It's ok to micromanage but RSMs better know how to back it up with sales expertise and quality management. Most RSMs have pharmaceutical background, which is so obsolete.
    HR staff is very unprofessional, and has no idea what is going on in the dental business. Your job may be to protect the company, but your current and former employees are still your most valuable assets and resources to the future of Dentsply.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake a look at your VPs. Do they really know the dental business and are they willing to talk about their weaknesses. Too many "yes" men in this company.
    Why is a distributor such as Henry Schein voted the #3 best Fortune 500 company in 2013? You really should care.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    • Approves of CEO

     

    First manager to take a team above quota in 6 years

    Regional Sales Manager (Former Employee) Austin, TX

    Prossolid products and good people

    Consthey are a bit behind competitively with respect to innovation

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    Good Company to work for

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsTraining, people, products, good support from management

    Consnone, it is a good place to work

    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    • Approves of CEO

     

    Marketing

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsWork life balance, empowerment, good culture

    ConsCareer planning, red tape, open up to outside ideas

    Advice to Senior ManagementChange management

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

Worked for DENTSPLY International? Contribute to the Community!

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