Willamette Dental Group

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Willamette Dental Group Reviews

Updated December 18, 2014
Updated December 18, 2014
33 Reviews
4.3
33 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    I have been with Willamette Dental for about 3 months, I love the atmosphere, culture and focus on health.

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

    I have been working at Willamette Dental Group full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    I enjoy working here as a manager because you are given all the resources needed to complete your job well. The administration is there for you to answer any and all questions. The support staff for managers is easily accessible and prompt in answering questions that may come up. I came from out side the dental communitity and was welcomed and taught the routines and culture of Willamette Dental in a proactive and positive way.

    Cons

    It would be great to have more trainings for office level staff and clinicians in group settings.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing. Being a support system to all staff.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Willamette Dental Group Response

    Dec 15, 2014Recruitment Coordinator

    Thank you for taking the time to provide a review! We value your feedback and we’re glad to hear you’ve had a positive experience working at Willamette Dental Group.

  2.  

    Fun, change oriented, forward-thinking work atmosphere

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

    I have been working at Willamette Dental Group full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I have only been here five years and there have been numerous positive changes, including improvements to scheduling, general customer service, and administrative functions. They are always looking at process and things can come into better alignment with the company's direction. The company is definitely a meritocracy--if you prove your capabilities and work ethically and hard, you will be recognized.

    Cons

    Not really a con for me but may be for others--if you are not a person who enjoys rapid and consistent change, this may not be the place for you.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Willamette Dental Group Response

    Dec 15, 2014Recruitment Coordinator

    Thank you for taking the time to provide a review! We value your feedback and we’re glad to hear you’ve had a positive experience working at Willamette Dental Group.

  3.  

    Dishonest, all for show company.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lead PSR in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Lead PSR in Portland, OR

    I worked at Willamette Dental Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, good employees. Great doctors. PTO, sick and holiday pay. A lot of fun marketing merchandise

    Cons

    Over worked, under paid. Accelerated schedules which created a horrible patient experience. Throwing retail products down the patient's throats for extra profit. Horrible bonus program. Hourly wage dollars less than competitors.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Practice Manager

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

    I have been working at Willamette Dental Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits package, senior management support, evidence based philosophy. Opportunity for growth and development, career support

    Cons

    Would like Practice Managers to get cell phone benefit. I use my personal cell phone primarily for work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Admin and Office disconnect

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

    I have been working at Willamette Dental Group full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    A challenging place to work offering competitive pay and benefits for several choices of dental settings to work in. Willamette hires newbies just out of school and seasoned professionals. They offer general dentistry, ER and specialty offices. A large company moving with the times and trying to keep up with the latest technology. While it's not the most generous company to work for I won't complain because it does offer a place to do an honest days work for the pay.

    Cons

    There is general acknowledgement within offices that there is a huge disconnect between administration and office life. Management seems messy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Policies are in place, really nice benefits, choice of schedule to fit personal preferences, but management is lacking. The day to day care from management is not present. The staff doesn't feel like it has a voice or getting the attention it wants. I like my co workers and office but I don't have a leader.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great opportunities for growth

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

    I have been working at Willamette Dental Group full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    WDG is truly passionate about proactive dental care. The Hillsboro Admin has some truly great people to work with.

    Cons

    WDG is not among the top payers for its non-clinical positions in the industry.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Lead Dental Assistant

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Dental Assistant in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Lead Dental Assistant in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Willamette Dental Group full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Guaranteed hours, New hire training, continuing eduation, investment in employees, company mission of prevention.

    Cons

    No digital xrays yet.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bus passes for employees would be very helpful. Larger wage increase between general/lead titles for hygienist/assistants.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Positive experience

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

    I have been working at Willamette Dental Group full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Very flexible schedule, wonderful co-workers, a company that is continuously working to improve itself and provide excellent care for patients. Tuition reimbursement and promotional opportunities available to employees

    Cons

    The only negative I can really even think of is a requirement to work one Saturday a month. Working at 7AM is early, but only needing to work 4 days a week to be full time really turns that into a positive instead of a negative!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Best Job for the Dental Hygienist

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Dental Hygienist in Yakima, WA
    Current Employee - Dental Hygienist in Yakima, WA

    I have been working at Willamette Dental Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Stability- Probably the longest tenured group at WDG are the hygienists.
    Reliability - You will get your hours no problem
    Opportunity for growth - Multiple ways in which you will be able to grow within the company if you choose
    Compensation - More than fair in most areas, with annual reviews (no guaranteed raise) that are fair and objective
    Recognition - multiple areas in which you will be recognized on the local and company wide levels
    Rewards - Annual holiday party both regional and company wide. Gifts for jobs well done. Generous bonuses given for important criteria including giving great customer service.
    Generous PTO and 4 day work-weeks allow for lots of vacationing and relaxation to allow for family time which is emphasized regularly.
    Solid company values including breaking the disease cycle and empowering the patients to take control of their own oral health. Focus on prevention not drill and fill.

    Cons

    10 hour days? some could see that as a negative. I supposed each office has their quirks but I feel that is mostly a localized personnel problem and not a reflection of the company as a whole.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is a good initial start in the training of new employees. I would like to see more emphasis on in-office procedure and rules being followed, through office visits by appointees of senior management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Willamette Dental Group Response

    Dec 15, 2014Recruitment Coordinator

    Thank you for taking the time to provide a review! We value your feedback and we’re glad to hear you’ve had a positive experience working at Willamette Dental Group.

  11.  

    Dental Assistant

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Dental Assistant in Springfield, OR
    Current Employee - Dental Assistant in Springfield, OR

    I have been working at Willamette Dental Group full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Very friendly company and helpful. Great Benefits. The office’s harmonious atmosphere and each patient is assured of a personal one on one relationship with the doctor and staff. I am very excited about the possibility of joining your team.

    Cons

    First pace and busy office work. The computer software system is not easy for users and it will take a while to learn all the editing entries.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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