Nobel Biocare
3.2 of 5 13 reviews
www.nobelbiocare.com Kloten, Switzerland 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Mar 21, 2014

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80% Approve of the CEO

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Richard T. Laube

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58% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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CAM Operator (Current Employee)
Mahwah, NJ

I have been working at Nobel Biocare

ProsThe facility is spotless. My co workers are great. the commute is short for me. They provide free beverages. Overall, it's a great place.

ConsThe company is cheap compared to other employers I have worked for. I believe this is because they are foreign owned and do not understand the cost of living in the USA.

Advice to Senior ManagementYou have a hard time finding skilled manufacuring emplolyees because your pay scale is 40% below other companies such as Osteonics, and other competing BIO manufacturing companies. Loosten up your wallet and pay a decent livable wage and you will get better employees.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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No clear direction

Marketing (Former Employee)
Zurich, CA

I worked at Nobel Biocare full-time for more than 3 years

ProsMost people are smart and work very hard. Great coffee.

ConsConstant reorganization with no clear direction. Many people leave--constant revolving door.

Advice to Senior ManagementStick to a strategy and give it a chance to work.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Unstable and ridiculous place to work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Yorba Linda, CA

I have been working at Nobel Biocare full-time for more than 5 years

Proscompensation is fair if not higher than industry average

Consunethical management team, boys' club, stupid Sales people in key positions, promotions based on whose ass you kiss

Advice to Senior ManagementTake a harsh look at yourself and your peers and hold yourselves to a higher standard.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Sales Representative (Current Employee)
San Francisco, CA

I have been working at Nobel Biocare full-time for more than 3 years

ProsNice people with an abundance of expertise in the their field.

ConsProducts are slow to market.

Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on efficient processes by making managers accountable with less of a matrix style organization.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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My experience at NobelBiocare is not so good

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Yorba Linda, CA

I worked at Nobel Biocare

ProsBenefits and compensation are good

ConsManagement team is not so competent

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Nobel Biocare, a strong and pleasant company to work for.

Technical Support Representative (Current Employee)
Yorba Linda, CA

I have been working at Nobel Biocare

ProsIt is a very pleasant place to work. The workplace is very comfortable. Management is fair and accomidating. Their doors are always open, even though they many be physically closed. Health and Medical benefits are excelent. The work load and management's expectations are very reasonable.

ConsCompensation tends to be limited. Previous CEO tended to lean towards the stock holder, not the employees. This lead to some ill feelings by many of the employees. Sales increase drastically under previous CEO, yet little of that growth made it's way down to the average employee. New CEO has taken the reigns at a tough time and more time will be needed to make a proper assesment of his tenure.

Advice to Senior ManagementTake the customer's feed back and work with it. Seek input from the people on the front lines. Though customer support is speaking to the customer base, little of their insight is sought by senior management.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great company to work for

Sales Administrator (Current Employee)
Yorba Linda, CA

I have been working at Nobel Biocare

ProsGreat company to work for. Many opportunities for advancement.

ConsThe many shifts and radical restructuring the company has initiated in the past seven years or so.

Advice to Senior ManagementSenior Manager was overall pleasant to work with and very accomodating

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Nice and organize international company

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Nobel Biocare

ProsInternational, English is officil company language. Oversea company. Well organized

ConsSometimes social interacting without knowing Swiss German was not so easy

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Several years working for Nobel Biocare and overall a poor experience

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Nobel Biocare full-time for more than 3 years

ProsSome colleagues were very motivated, which made it an exciting environment to work in.

ConsVery unfriendly environment for mothers to be in, a sentiment shared by many others I met at the company. I was fired once I became pregnant. Working hours can be ridiculously long and may mean your evenings and weekends are filled with projects. The culture is one where it's a status thing to work a lot of overtime. Senior management is quick to take your work and present it as their own.

Advice to Senior ManagementDon't gossip about other members of management or your employees. Give credit where it is due and do not present the work of others as your own. Be transparent, honest and respectful of all people in the workplace, including mothers (current and expecting).

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great brand and great number of committed people to the success of the organization

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Nobel Biocare full-time for more than 3 years

ProsWell known brand, committed US team.

ConsHaving US organization as a subsidiary to Zurich tends to delay actions being initiated by the US team.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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