Western Dental Services Reviews

Updated March 27, 2015
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Western Dental Services Chief Executive Officer Simon Castellanos
Simon Castellanos
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Pros
  • Excellent company to gain experience, and knowledge about Dentistry (in 4 reviews)

  • Good pay, decent benefits, although dental could be better, friendly co workers (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • The corporate office is not interested in having happy employees (in 4 reviews)

  • No one truly knows what they are doing (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Fast Pace Environment

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    Current Employee - Associate Dentist in Stockton, CA
    Current Employee - Associate Dentist in Stockton, CA

    I have been working at Western Dental Services part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    You get to do lots of dentistry and learn to work fast

    Cons

    Lower pay than private places

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire executives who are familiar with dentistry

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. dentist

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Western Dental Services

    Pros

    good facilities, benefits, salary, location, atmosphere

    Cons

    preasure, room for growth, relations,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    room for growth

  3. Great Place to work at

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Western Dental Services full-time

    Pros

    Great company values they truly care for the patients as well as for the employees, they also have discount in popular theme parks and one of the most important things is that they are very strict in osha compliance which i love

    Cons

    everything is great no cons at the moment everything is well organized

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Outstanding

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    Current Employee - Patient Care Coordinator in Manteca, CA
    Current Employee - Patient Care Coordinator in Manteca, CA

    I have been working at Western Dental Services full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity for growth .
    Great learning experience

    Cons

    Pay could be better but other than that company is great

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. We are serving our communities by providing excellent oral health care and I am excited to be a part of that mission.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Western Dental Services

    Pros

    Exciting place to grow your career

    Cons

    This is a company that is serious about serving the public so this is not the right fit for those people that don't have a passion to serve the public.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Great Company With A Bright Future!

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Orange, CA
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Orange, CA

    I worked at Western Dental Services full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent company to gain experience, and knowledge about Dentistry. Those who work hard get compensated, promoted, and recognized.

    Cons

    Sometimes you're managed by weak individual's, and receive no guidance or leadership.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote within the company because your staff has a wealth of knowledge that is hard to find elsewhere.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. Rapidly growing and improving.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orange, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orange, CA

    I have been working at Western Dental Services full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Western Dental and Brident are growing rapidly, especially in CA and TX, and getting more sophisticated in approach to most functions -- leading to more opportunities and greater career potential for the bright and passionate. Historical silos between departments are falling, and managers and department heads who care for their teams are becoming the new norm. It's not perfect yet, but improves consistently.

    Cons

    Never a dull moment, and more opportunity than hours in the day. Success here requires deep wells of energy, and the will to overcome or entirely remove roadblocks. Many of the tech systems and other processes were home-grown, and often a system fix is required before a seemingly simple process can be improved.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue on with what you've now started. This is the first step in the journey to be a really great company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. A good place to work if you can self-direct

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in Orange, CA
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Orange, CA

    I worked at Western Dental Services full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Top compensation package
    - Good benefits
    - No micromanagement

    Cons

    - Not much room for advancement
    - No visible place to expand skillset
    - Little management feedback

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Be more proactive with employees who might need a little push to a higher level of performance
    - "Manage" without "micro-managing"; i,e, make sure your people know where they should be working, and where and when they might be falling behind.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10. Not bad

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    Former Employee - Registered Dental Assistant in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Registered Dental Assistant in Sacramento, CA

    I worked at Western Dental Services full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Very easy to gain experience because very busy
    Very fast paced, the day goes by in a flash
    Lenient with schedule

    Cons

    Underpaid for the stressful environment
    Old manager was very write up happy
    Make you believe there is room for growth, but you only get a very small raise (less than .50 cents) every year if you meet their conduct
    Get penalized for the littlest things
    Favoritism
    Rude patients
    The ObamaCare insurance made our schedule almost twice as booked, so even more stressed. Our corporate office books our appointments so we once had three root canals at the same time with three dentists (pediatric, general, and managing). Only the general dentist was put in charge of root canals and they scheduled three at the same time along with other treatment for him to do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't overbook the schedule, we are busy enough.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11. business analyst

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I have been working at Western Dental Services as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Growth in the company for an employee is high

    Cons

    Need to have better infrastruture

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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