Den-Mat Reviews

Updated June 10, 2015
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  1. sales

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Den-Mat full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company but like most they jump the gun never prepared for the next product

    Cons

    The company is no longer ran by Dr Ibsen lost the personal touch


  2. Events Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Den-Mat full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They have fruit brought in for the employees once a month and strawberry taste testing

    Cons

    Over promise on what the company will do for you and how there is opportunity to advance but under deliver on their promises

    Advice to Management

    Respect your employees and value their opinion. They have more of an insight on what is happening since the workers do the work and feel the pain of their jobs. Do NOT write them up for your under achievements to make you look better - NOT cool!!!


  3. Helpful (1)

    Over promised and way under delivered

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Lompoc, CA
    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Lompoc, CA

    I worked at Den-Mat (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Get to work from home

    Cons

    YOUR MORE MICRO MANAGED THAN YOU WOULD BE IF YOU WERE AT THE OFFICE

    Advice to Management

    GET REAL


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  5. denmat

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Den-Mat

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    There is slot of work

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good job


  6. I had a great experience working with the company. A great opportunity for advancement.

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Team Leader in Santa Maria, CA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Team Leader in Santa Maria, CA

    I worked at Den-Mat full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The company ownership was not only interested in the growth of the company but also the growth and development of employees.

    Cons

    The company changed ownership which then led to a change in vision and priorities. It was a challenge for employees.

    Advice to Management

    Get back to what made the company successful in the first place. Ensure a great, quality product and ensure employees are trained so they can promote the product confidently.


  7. Stressful

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Den-Mat

    Pros

    Great co-workers, good pay, okay benefits

    Cons

    Short staffed, management doesn't respond to suggestions/concerns, stressful

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees


  8. Treats employees unfairly

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Den-Mat full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Products, if manufactured correctly.

    Cons

    The new executive team that purchased DenMat in 2011 cares nothing about the employees. They are in it to make a quick buck and then move on to the next company. The decisions they make about their employees are poor and not thought out well, almost as if they no nothing about team management. They continue to acquire new companies to add to their portfolio, yet do layoff's almost every 6 months, sounds like a loosing business model.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees in a fair manner with respect and dignity, not like a disposable commodity. Take more care in building a better product. Instead of chasing after the next big idea to add to your portfolio, why not invent in growing your top line with products that have proven to be winners like Lumineers. Once you get that under control, then start new acquisitions.


  9. Challenging, interesting and extremely busy.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lompoc, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lompoc, CA

    I have been working at Den-Mat full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They care about their employees.
    They have a 401 k partial matching.
    They are trying to be the best that they can be.
    There is room for dynamic people to make a difference.

    Cons

    Too much focus on short term goals.
    Not enough focus on long term goals.
    Too much focus on Marketing building the business.
    Not enough focus on Customer service building the business.

    Advice to Management

    Investment in more key employees.
    Understand the current investments made and exploit them.
    Every important decision should be made with the customer's interest first.


  10. I hope they make it!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Maria, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Maria, CA

    I worked at Den-Mat full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Dr. Ibsen is no longer involved in the day to day operations!

    Cons

    Poorly trained/Ill prepared managers/supervisors who have limited exposure/experience from other companies.

    Focus on hiring new talent with "Dental Industry" exeperience in an extremely small geographic area....Should be focusing on hiring subject matter experts...i.e. Sales, Marketing, HR, Accounting...


  11. Okay -- But disorganized

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    Former Employee - N/A in Santa Maria, CA
    Former Employee - N/A in Santa Maria, CA

    I worked at Den-Mat full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice high-end products and classy professional clients.

    Cons

    Paid well below median income levels within market for a person's experience. Raises were withheld for the years I was there due to poor management -- especially in the supply chain. Had recurring, long-term issues with back-stock & marketing rolling out products before they were ready. This led to upset people.

    Advice to Management

    Do not promise clients things that you cannot deliver on. Clean up operations, and make it easier for customers -- both internal and external -- to do business with you,



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