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Updated January 24, 2017
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  1. "Telecommunication Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Telecommunications Engineer in Santa Maria, CA
    Former Employee - Telecommunications Engineer in Santa Maria, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Den-Mat full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Room for growth, promoted internally

    Cons

    Low pay, ineffective management and company leadership

    Advice to Management

    Anyhow who manages employees should receive training on how to do so. There are far too many "managers" that don't have management skills and have no business managing people.


  2. "Event Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Event Coordinator in Arroyo Grande, CA
    Current Employee - Event Coordinator in Arroyo Grande, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Den-Mat (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    One of the top growing dental materials companies.

    Cons

    Location is in a small town of Lompoc, CA


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Over promised and way under delivered"

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Lompoc, CA
    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Lompoc, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Den-Mat (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Get to work from home

    Cons

    YOUR MORE MICRO MANAGED THAN YOU WOULD BE IF YOU WERE AT THE OFFICE

    Advice to Management

    GET REAL


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  5. "I had a great experience working with the company. A great opportunity for advancement."

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Team Leader in Santa Maria, CA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Team Leader in Santa Maria, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Den-Mat full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The company ownership was not only interested in the growth of the company but also the growth and development of employees.

    Cons

    The company changed ownership which then led to a change in vision and priorities. It was a challenge for employees.

    Advice to Management

    Get back to what made the company successful in the first place. Ensure a great, quality product and ensure employees are trained so they can promote the product confidently.


  6. "Challenging, interesting and extremely busy."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lompoc, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lompoc, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Den-Mat full-time

    Pros

    They care about their employees.
    They have a 401 k partial matching.
    They are trying to be the best that they can be.
    There is room for dynamic people to make a difference.

    Cons

    Too much focus on short term goals.
    Not enough focus on long term goals.
    Too much focus on Marketing building the business.
    Not enough focus on Customer service building the business.

    Advice to Management

    Investment in more key employees.
    Understand the current investments made and exploit them.
    Every important decision should be made with the customer's interest first.


  7. "I hope they make it!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Maria, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Maria, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Den-Mat full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Dr. Ibsen is no longer involved in the day to day operations!

    Cons

    Poorly trained/Ill prepared managers/supervisors who have limited exposure/experience from other companies.

    Focus on hiring new talent with "Dental Industry" exeperience in an extremely small geographic area....Should be focusing on hiring subject matter experts...i.e. Sales, Marketing, HR, Accounting...


  8. "Okay -- But disorganized"

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    Former Employee - N/A in Santa Maria, CA
    Former Employee - N/A in Santa Maria, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Den-Mat full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice high-end products and classy professional clients.

    Cons

    Paid well below median income levels within market for a person's experience. Raises were withheld for the years I was there due to poor management -- especially in the supply chain. Had recurring, long-term issues with back-stock & marketing rolling out products before they were ready. This led to upset people.

    Advice to Management

    Do not promise clients things that you cannot deliver on. Clean up operations, and make it easier for customers -- both internal and external -- to do business with you,


  9. "A Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Milling Operator in Santa Maria, CA
    Current Employee - Milling Operator in Santa Maria, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Den-Mat full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, paid holidays, paid vacation time, paid sick time. Its a great place to start out at, it beats the heck out of any fast food restaurant and the management is pretty laid back.

    Cons

    People gossip all the time, other than that its pretty chill.


  10. "They have a LONG ROAD ahead of them"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Maria, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Maria, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Den-Mat full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    My department consisted of employees new to the company since the acquisition by DLJ, employees who were committed to making positive changes and actually implementing those.

    Cons

    Poor Managers who lacked managment training, knowledge of how to manage/build high performing teams.

    While better than time when Dr. Ibsen was in charge, poor company culture

    Advice to Management

    Sales Training is a must. Current sales supervisors make biased hiring decisions (they do not want to hire anyone who may seem smarter, more experienced or more educated than they are)


  11. "Great experience and great opportunity for learning but industry/marketplace is challenged."

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

    Pros

    Nice location, new facility, loads to learn and loads of work. Expect to work hard.

    Cons

    The industry is flat (dental is a mostly cash pay service) so there is a lot of industry competition.

    Advice to Management

    Company needs to set clear realistic goals for each division.


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