Glidewell Laboratories Reviews

Updated March 12, 2015
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  1. Best company to work for with tons of potential to advance!

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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 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

  3. It's a pretty fun job. Pretty laid back.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Glidewell Laboratories

    Pros

    Easy, flexible hours, nice people.

    Cons

    A lot of mandatory overtime. Staring at computer screen long hours.

    Recommends
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  5. Love the family oriented factor but often times treats employees like children.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Glidewell Laboratories

    Pros

    Offers plenty of opportunities for employees to make lateral movements into new positions. Plenty of company sponsored events. Great entry level job.

    Cons

    Parking is horrible, compensation and benefits offered are not the best.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. Wonderful company that cares about employees

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful

    Room for Growth

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    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Great place for entry-level employees to move up with hard work

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

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

    Pros

    Good benefits- subsidized cafeteria, on-site health clinic with masseuse and acupuncturist, gym that offers daily classes, flexible hours for some job positions, paid educational/leadership training

    Flexible career movement- human resources makes a good effort to transfer employees within the company to different positions/departments if they are unhappy with their position

    Cons

    Low pay, minimal PTO, difficult to advance into higher level positions without seniority

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize and reward employees based on skill and work ethic, rather than cronyism

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    Great Company, Great Environment and Great People

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    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

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  10. 1 person found this helpful

    Great company! Been here 9 years and counting!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Great Company, Great People

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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