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Good Company just find the right place.

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Former Employee - Equipment Specialist in Wilkes Barre, PA
Former Employee - Equipment Specialist in Wilkes Barre, PA

I worked at Benco Dental

Pros

Good Family, Family Company, Continueing to grow, Great Opportunity

Cons

Not a whole lot of support. Be Sure you are in a good market.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep up the work

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    Good place to work, not to make money

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    Former Employee - Territory Representative in Buffalo, NY
    Former Employee - Territory Representative in Buffalo, NY

    I worked at Benco Dental

    Pros

    The best reason to work for Benco Dental is that everyone is very friendly and seems to enjoy what they do. They really do want to see everyone succeed and provide a lot of training and seminars throughout the year to keep you up to speed with things happening in the dental industry.

    Cons

    In the area I worked there was not too great of an opportunity to make money, due to the poor economy of the city and the area. There was a little too much favoritism due to the fact that Benco buys out existing dental distributors, so they people that wok there tend to have worked together for a while and can be unwelcoming to anyone new.

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    I would say that sometimes the lack of sales is more due to the area and the economy than the sales rep.

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  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Benco, you've got some work to do

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    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in WiLakees Barre Township, PA
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in WiLakees Barre Township, PA

    I worked at Benco Dental

    Pros

    Company has been around for many years. Stable industry - dentists will always need supplies and Benco provides a good resource for the dental industry. Prices are very good, and competitive. Northeastern Pennsylvania is a depressed area with very few opportunities. A job at Benco is better than being unemployed. We got free hot dogs a few times (only 2 per employee).

    Cons

    You're not going to be promoted or make any real money unless you are with the "in" crowd there. This is a family owned business, and if you're not in the Cohen family you have no chance of moving up and making real money.

    There's too much gossip and backstabbing.

    The environment and mood there is very dull and drab. Rigid and corporate, and not a very diverse or interesting staff for the most part. You are expected to be a robot. Individuality is not part of the culture.

    They've been doing business since 1930, and there's a lot of the old mentality and resistance in embracing new ideas and change.

    Management plays favorites. It's by no means a fair workplace. If you do a better job than your manager or show them up in any way, they will make you pay for it.

    Holidays and days off are few. I was told you are not permitted to take an extra day off next to a holiday. You worked Christmas eve until 5, New Year's eve until 5, and no days off for Easter.

    During the 9/11 attacks they would not let the staff go home. They forced everyone to work through some of the darkest days in our nation's history. On Sept. 11th staff gathered around a television. Management turned off the TV and told workers to get back to work.

    Raises are pitiful, even if you score as high as possible on the grade scale they have.

    Don't work here more than a year or two, you are wasting your time. Pay won't keep up with cost of living.

    It seems like it takes forever to get anything done. Too many hands in the pot. Then if a project is going slow the blame falls on the wrong person.

    They freely spend money on everything and anything, but not wages.

    Too many meetings. Do we really need to have a meeting to plan the next meeting?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop telling employees how much you care about them, and how great it is to work there. Do something for them - like pay them what they are worth. Stop using outdated corporate philosophy and policies. This is 2008, so that old style thinking does not work anymore if you want to attract and keep the most talented people. Cut out the favoritism. Put people who can do the job best in the Management positions, not just a family friend. Give employees flexibility and work/personal life balance. Stop worrying about the little things and focus on the bigger issues.

    Doesn't Recommend
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