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Hu-Friedy Overview

Chicago, IL
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Private
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Founded in 1908, Hu-Friedy has since become a world leader in dental instrument manufacturing. Today, we take a broader view of the value we offer our customers. We are focused on delivering the highest quality product, service, and community experience in the dental industry in ... Read more

Hu-Friedy – Why Work For Us?

Founded in 1908, Hu-Friedy has since become a world leader in dental instrument manufacturing. Today, we take a broader view of the value we offer our customers. We are focused on delivering the highest quality product,service, and community experience in the dental industry in order to help dental professionals perform at their best.

Our 10,000 dental instruments and product solutions are sold in over 100 countries, and we have more than 600 employees representing and growing our brand around the world. Headquartered in Chicago, we have offices and distribution centers in the Netherlands, Italy, Germany, China, and Japan, and a sales force spread over 30 different countries.

Mission: “Improving lives through better dentistry—smile after smile”

Hu-Friedy’s mission is the same today as it has always been – to help dental professionals perform at their best. In order to do that, we have to be at our best, too, because better dentistry starts with us - and we take that responsibility very seriously.

We concentrate on designing, manufacturing and distributing superior dental instruments and products, which has made us the world’s leading dental manufacturer. It doesn’t end there, though. We pride ourselves on forging relationships with the dental professionals who choose Hu-Friedy, starting when they are students and continuing through their entire careers. In order to maintain our presence in their lives, we are constantly creating new products and new opportunities for them to deliver the best care to patients.

At Hu-Friedy, we realize that enjoying your time at work is essential to producing great results! We believe in creating a positive work environment by hiring people devoted to excellence, encouraging development opportunities and celebrating our successes.

Through Hu-Friedy Academy, we foster a developmental climate that encourages all employees to strive for constant improvement. Hu-Friedy offers a variety of professional development training, including:

  • New manager leadership study groups
  • Sales Development and Certification Program
  • Health and wellness educational seminars
  • Skill-focused training, such as computer software, marketing skills development, and project management

Our distinctive culture shines through in the nearly 30 employee programs and events that inspire camaraderie and teamwork. Here are just a few:

  • Engagement surveys and initiatives that continuously build commitment
  • Awards & Recognition Ceremony
  • Employee Appreciation Days
  • Meet and Greet Events for New Employees
  • Museum and Theme Park Family Outings
  • Charitable Events and Programs
  • Holiday Party
  • Intramurals

As a leader in the global dental market for more than 100 years, Hu-Friedy is passionately committed to performing at our best, and helping others do the same.

Our mandate for excellence is company-wide. Only at Hu-Friedy will you find more than 300 artisans meticulously handcrafting dental instruments in a modern manufacturing facility, where all employees are personally responsible for the quality of their work. We believe that our success is the result of both our company’s commitment to excellence and the dedication and innovative spirit of our highly skilled craftspeople, management and staff.

Each day, Hu-Friedy employees help to advance the performance of dental professionals around the world. That’s our passion - That’s our promise.

We are a growing company that passionately believes in leveraging our strengths. We regularly fill openings through our self-nomination process, so our employees frequently have career advancement opportunities. Hu-Friedy careers span the following diverse areas:

  • Accounting & Finance
  • Assembly & Distribution
  • Customer Care
  • Engineering
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing
  • Quality Control/Regulatory
  • Sales

Internship Program

Hu-Friedy promotes an environment of dialogue and discovery for students and recent graduates to excel. While interning, participants will network with leaders, learn transferable skills, gain real-world experience, and be a part of a first class team from a variety of job disciplines. Each internship plan is custom designed with a learning curriculum that best suits individual needs and interests, with seminars, specialized learning activities and social events that help them get the most out of their experience.

Hu-Friedy values its involvement in the community with our customers, our friends, and other organizations. Fostering lasting relationships and sharing our gifts and talents is a large part of what defines Hu-Friedy as a company. A global initiative team leads the allocation of resources, coordination of initiatives and communication to create engagement and maximize Hu-Friedy's positive impact on the world around us.

Through our commitment to social responsibility and dental community support, Hu-Friedy strives to:

  • Identify initiatives and causes that align with our social responsibility core value, focusing on the areas of Healthcare, Education and the Environment
  • Support dental industry organizations in their missions to positively impact the community and profession
  • Promote education and growth of the field by recognizing accomplishments and rewarding success
  • Provide guidance and share our knowledge to help advance the dental profession

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    Friendly, laid back environment, lots of work in the summer


    Can be slow during winter months

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    Phone interview with questions of why you want the job, and skills you have to perform well. They asked about 10-15 questions. After that if you were moving to the next step. You were emailed a questionnaire to fill out and submit back.

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