Glidewell Laboratories

www.glidewelldental.com
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Top-notch Employer Experiencing Exponential Growth

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Current Employee - Management in Irvine, CA
Current Employee - Management in Irvine, CA

I have been working at Glidewell Laboratories full-time (More than 5 years)

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

Pros

Great Salary, Subsidized Cafeteria, Onsite Health Care which include a clinic with an MD, PA, Accupuncture and Massage Therapy, and Gym, Caring Owner Mr. Jim Glidewell,

Cons

Company has grown too quickly. Mom and pop shop mentality persists. Many inexperienced staff thrust into management positions sans adequate management training. Legacy staff with sense of entitlement.

Advice to Management

Hire management consultants/advisors and begin a management training program.

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  1. Helpful (3)

    I learned alot but the job is all about meeting quotas but the final product and final QC needs work.

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    Former Employee - Technical Advisor in Newport Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Technical Advisor in Newport Beach, CA

    I worked at Glidewell Laboratories full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The customer service is great

    Cons

    The technical advisors have to lie to the dentists about everything including the final outcome of the case. The QC is terrible.

    Advice to Management

    Treat people and staff like individuals and not like they are a cad cam machine.

  2. It had its ups and downs, but for the most part pretty good experience working there

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Glidewell Laboratories full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, plenty of employee appreciation opportunities, paid training, diversity amongst employees

    Cons

    -If you are accepted as dental tech trainee Education department, you may get"tossed" from department to department meaning you will learn one thing for couple weeks and then be set up for an interview only to find out that position is already taken or no longer needed.
    -At times, during "slow season" not enough work/hours may be available.
    -Depending on department, there are constant changes you have to keep up with.
    -Strict meal violation policy
    -No part time positions
    -A bit sexist as management likes to allocate certain jobs to certain genders

    Advice to Management

    Connect more with employees, as previous poster said, often times some of the managers/QCs (not all) feel as if they are "better than the rest of us" and therefore seem "distant" and hard to communicate with.

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