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Align Technology Reviews

Updated November 16, 2017
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  • Business driven decisions cause a lot of stress (in 3 reviews)

  • The fast pace sometimes makes difficult to find the right work-life balance (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Sr. Consumer Marketing Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great pay, great benefits and lots of upward mobility

    Cons

    A lot to learn upfront


  2. "Perfect Opportunity for Employees Looking to Grow within a Company"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Align Technology full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Consistently challenged to improve.
    Energetic culture.
    High visibility to upper management.
    Encouraged to contribute ideas.
    Excellent collaboration among team members.

    Cons

    After working at Align for a year and a half, I see no cons to working here.

  3. "Sales Associate"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Align Technology full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Market leader within the orthodontic industry

    - Innovative technology that continues to improve

    - Great opportunities to rise within the company, across the country and internationally

    - Incredible employees from around the globe

    Cons

    None! I began my career in sales with Align over a year ago, and hope to stay with the company for many more years to come.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Not a great place for career development"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Align Technology full-time

    Pros

    Good place for short term career.

    Cons

    Very political and favoritism culture within HR org. Manager gives financial (comp/stock/promo) to friends rather than those deserving. There is no opportunity for career development or growth.

    Advice to Management

    Don’t have friends reporting their managers. Creates unfair culture and environment for others.


  5. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Align Technology full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good experience and great people!

    Cons

    Nothing to complain about working here.


  6. "Great industry potential, limiting culture and no opportunity to make an impact"

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    Former Employee - Professional in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Former Employee - Professional in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Align Technology full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Stock is through the roof! Gorgeous RTP facility, brand new. Free snacks and food. Fun co-workers.

    Cons

    Management is not open to suggestions. No opportunity to make an impact. Micromanagement and favoritism are rampant and a part of the culture. High company turnover because of this. When everything is URGENT...nothing is. No strategic planning so constantly firefighting without ability to suggest solutions from bottom up.

    Advice to Management

    Bring in someone from outside the company to create a culture department and cultivate an engaging environment. Train leaders on how to lead instead of micromanaging. Actually set strategy so you are not constantly in operational firefighting mode.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "No paid parental leave."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Align Technology full-time

    Pros

    Company is doing extremely well in the stock market.

    Cons

    No paid parental leave. Pretty shocking for a Silicon Valley and California company that is doing so well.

  8. Helpful (7)

    "Just Like Oz: All that Glitter isn't Gold!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Align Technology full-time

    Pros

    Shiny brand new facility in RTP with free beverages and snacks. Lower level coworkers that are nice and sincere. Great convenient location. Awesome stock price / potential The people of Oz are happy in their beautiful facility....right?!??

    Cons

    Running the show in Oz are The Wizards (aka management). There are way too many of them. Align is a top heavy organization with managers overly anxious to prove how great and powerful they are. The people of Oz are very closely monitored by these Wizards, and just like in Oz, communication is always top down. Also as in Oz, the Wizards (management) are paranoid that their lack of leadership skills will be found out. So they monitor the People even more to make sure it is known that they are all knowing and powerful. The people are told that they are lucky to work 60 or 70 hour workweeks. If you have the misfortune of actually ending up at Align….RUN - like in the movie GET OUT. Get out before the Wizards try to brain wash you into thinking that it is normal and that the required subservience makes them leaders in any way. GET OUT before they try to make you believe its you. It’s not. It’s them. They are not equipped with leadership skills. They are terrified, just like the Wizard of Oz, of being discovered. There is life outside this place, and opportunities for you to contribute, be appreciated and thrive while still having a life. It’s called real leadership and employee engagement.

    Advice to Management

    1) Get over yourselves. News flash: you aren't 1/2 as great as you think. 2) Read up on Servant Leadership. 3) Take some training on employee engagement. 4) Leave Align because you now how a skill set that if you try to utilize it, you will not be successful there. Only a cleaning of house in management will change the ridiculously horrible culture. On second thought, stay where you are. The rest of the world does not want you to leave and go to other companies, spreading your horrible management practices and trying to infect them with your ridiculous 1940s style work life culture. Keep it contained to "Oz".


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Outstanding Opportunity and Place to Hold a Career!"

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    Current Employee - Leadership
    Current Employee - Leadership
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Align Technology full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Brand new facilities, smiling faces, top notch stock purchase programs, industry leading PTO, leaders throughout, industry leaders, incredible growth, and more!

    Cons

    A bit disjointed from HQ in CA, CR and Raleigh. This causes delays in growth. Thin in resources compared to growth plan.

    Advice to Management

    Hire up support departments so growth can fluidly move. Give Raleigh the support headcount it needs to not be stunted by lack of support. Keep up the great culture building, and keep dominating.


  10. "After 1 year"

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    Current Employee - Senior SQA Engineer - Mfg R&D Focus in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - Senior SQA Engineer - Mfg R&D Focus in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Align Technology full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Contemporary, energetic culture! Interesting and challenging work. Great mix of technologies and sciences. Great comp and benefits! Now listed on the S&P 500 and well positioned in the huge global market potential.

    Cons

    None so far to date.


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