Glidewell Laboratories

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Updated June 8, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Great company!

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

    I have been working at Glidewell Laboratories full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    There are many employee appreciation events all year, including Knotts Berry Farm (open to employees + family only!), frequent on-site BBQs free for employees, other fun events and fairs.
    Extremely friendly work environment, from janitors to executives.
    Advancement opportunities to those who may not have similar opportunities elsewhere.

    Cons

    Some of the benefits could be better.
    Limited PTO.
    Parking is difficult (some lots are ~15 minutes walking distance).

    Advice to Management

    Remain transparent and remember that your employees are people!


  2. Best Company for a Career

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

    I have been working at Glidewell Laboratories

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

    Pros

    - Lot of opportunities to grow.
    - Technology driven.
    - Management encourages growth.

    Cons

    Always busy but that is not a bad thing :)


  3. Best company to work for with tons of potential to advance!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Ad Sales Representative in Newport Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Ad Sales Representative in Newport Beach, 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

    -Opportunity to move up is available if you are a "go getter"..my motto is closed mouths don't get fed. So if your a wall fly thats where you will stay.
    -On site Clinic
    -On site Wellness Center where you can get massages and acupuncture
    -On site cafeteria ...not one but TWO
    -You can payroll deduct just about anything.
    -Discounted Sonicare tooth brushes, toothpaste, mouth wash, ect..
    -Company BBQ's
    -Company Pick-nic
    -Holiday party
    -Paid holidays

    SOOO much pro's to list...i can go on and on all day

    Cons

    Parking is hard to find.

    Advice to Management

    keep up the great work...no matter what anyone says there is a reason why we are the biggest lab in the world and almost a billion dollar company!


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  5. GREAT

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Glidewell Laboratories

    Pros

    Pay, benefits, people, shift, management

    Cons

    Doctors, cases, system, terminology, cafeteria


  6. Wonderful company that cares about employees

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

    I have been working at Glidewell Laboratories full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Employees are really taken care of here. There is an on-site gym with fitness classes, a wellness center with doctors and nurses, very cheap/delicious cafeteria, fun events that give everyone something to look forward to (BBQs, Knotts Berry Farm summer picnic, holiday parties, etc.), and a really great company culture. For the most part (there are always those few...), Glidewell employees are friendly and easy to get along with. You also never really feel 'stuck' in your position - the company promotes from within and there is a fairly simple transfer policy if you want to try a new position/department.

    Cons

    Not a lot of PTO/paid holidays


  7. Helpful (1)

    Room for Growth

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Junior Scrum Master in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Junior Scrum Master in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Glidewell Laboratories full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    I love that this company is vertically integrated! I started the company as an HR Administrative Assistant. Since then, was given the opportunity to learn payroll, operations, and now I'll be learning how to use data analytic tools. The learning is endless, as long as you work hard. All the managers I've had have been supportive and never stifled my learning.

    The company is driven and innovative and most of all, unlike a lot of company, the executives are really humble and take the time to get to know you. Although this company is pretty big, you really become part of the Glidewell family.

    Cons

    Parking is a bit far for the newer employees, but they are working on it.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Great Company, Great Environment and Great People

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Project Coordinator in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Project Coordinator in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Glidewell Laboratories full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This Company takes pride in taking care of their employees. They create events throughout the year for us to partake in. The people working here are always happy and that is very unusual for such a large Company.

    Cons

    I do not have anything negative to say.

    Advice to Management

    Allow for more personal growth by sending employees to seminars in a particular area of growth needed or to help them do their job more efficiently.


  9. Helpful (2)

    Great company! Been here 9 years and counting!

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

    I have been working at Glidewell Laboratories full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Glidewell treats their employees like family. They are always planning company picnics, holiday parties, bbq's for employees. Considerate of work-life balance and needing time off for kids or family emergencies. Always promote within first before looking to the outside to hire. We have our own Glidwell health center with a medical doctor, nurses, acupuncturist and massage therapist. We also have an onsite gym, meditation room, cafeteria and game rooms. Medical benefits are extremely cheap and affordable.

    Cons

    The holiday and vacation time could be better. We only get two weeks of paid vacation time off. Seniority with vacation does not apply. The Glidewell University LEAD program is not open to everyone only managers and supervisors. Should consider program for others wanting to grow.

    Advice to Management

    The Human Resources Department is so helpful. They always go out of their way to help employees


  10. Great Company, Great People

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

    Employees are really looked after. Company encourages promotion from within. Employees can seek out opportunities in other parts of the organization. Because the company is vertically integrated it means there are a wealth of opportunities available. Developed an extensive management and leadership training program to assist those making the leap to management.

    Cons

    Benefits could be much better.Need better long term strategic planning.

    Advice to Management

    Management should be son the same page when determining direction and company goals.


  11. Great Company to work for.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Newport Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Newport Beach, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Great corporate culture that is family centered. Good pay, great support from management, and lots of opportunities for growth.

    Cons

    Gossip is very regular hear. I always did my job and stayed away from stuff like that so I wasn't affected by it very much but it would probably be biggest con here. other than that its great.

    Advice to Management

    There are some people in management that should be fired and not protected. Like the manager that only hires attractive women.



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