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Updated February 8, 2017
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Management"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Management in Lakewood, CA
    Former Employee - Management in Lakewood, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Dr. Fresh (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work in.

    Cons

    Management could benefit more if they worked more as a team.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "I hate it here and you will too"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Collections in Buena Park, CA
    Former Employee - Collections in Buena Park, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Dr. Fresh full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    It's a job and that's it. No pros........................................................ most depressing place to work and they are so evil, DO NOT TRUST ANYONE HERE

    Cons

    People are fake and they all turn on each other, don't care how bad they can hurt you, they will all talk about each other and pretend to be friends, the most unprofessional environment ever, and don't get me started about the HR. Don't work here unless your really desperate and has no other options and your life is going nowhere

    Advice to Management

    Please have a heart stop treating your employees like dirt, we are human beings not robots


  3. Helpful (5)

    "You don't get to see the skeletons rattling in the closet until you're given the key to the room"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Brea, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Brea, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Dr. Fresh full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Hopefully the company will be sold sooner than later.
    Health insurance reasonably priced.

    Cons

    Unethical and unprofessional environment; finance team is a joke; do not provide any support to sales and marketing people that keep this company afloat. CFO keeps bringing his friends who are unskilled, inexperienced and unprofessional. Three employees quit finance teem within one year.

    Advice to Management

    Pleas sell the company already.


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  5. Helpful (7)

    "Accounts Receivable Specialisty"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accounts Receivable Specialist in Fullerton, CA
    Former Employee - Accounts Receivable Specialist in Fullerton, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Dr. Fresh (More than a year)

    Pros

    There are no pros unless you are absolutely desperate for a job

    Cons

    Very hard environment, no room for growth unless you are Hindu


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Small Company with extra large goals"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Director in Buena Park, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Director in Buena Park, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dr. Fresh (More than a year)

    Pros

    Small which allows for flexibility

    Cons

    Not big enough to have the product offerings to compete

    Advice to Management

    Merge


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Dr. Fresh will never be a world class organization - It has no world class leaders."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Buena Park, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Buena Park, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Dr. Fresh full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Cheap toothbrush company. What else ? ......Dr Fresh can never be a world class company. Its leadership is made of small minded , arrogant, self centered people who can't even manage a small company efficiently. ....Company made huge blunders recently and it is costing it dearly now.......... Most of the new hiring done by new management has resulted in insignificant results and a lot of these people are leaving or looking to leave for good.... Most people are no longer inspired & the foundation of the company is weak and fragile.

    Cons

    Fragile business model built on producing cheap quality toothbrushes & low quality products........ Leadership failures on almost all aspects. ........ Employees are demoralized and are waiting for citizenship or green card so they can leave and find better opportunities........ While global companies are doing every bit to attract and retain diversified work force - Dr Fresh management is prejudiced against the minorities. ...............Overall - there is no reason for a company like Dr Fresh to exist anymore ... the ultimate plan is to sell the company to highest bidder and dump the employees for good this time...

    Advice to Management

    We all know the end game is to dump the company to the highest bidder. ... Don't think the employees are less smarter than you are - we just show what we truly think about you..... Secondly - Don’t be a jerk.. ...Good leaders don’t create followers — they create more leaders. Surveys typically find that most people, an average of 50%, leave their jobs to get away from their manager. And that's for sure applicable for Dr Fresh - Unfortunately for many employees there visa status does not allow them to leave - otherwise This company will go down the drain in a minute.

    The fix is simple here though. Treat others the way you expect to be treated. ..... On another thought it is too late for you all to change .


  8. Helpful (7)

    "real situation"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Buena Park, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Buena Park, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Dr. Fresh full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    previous team built a good business which provides solid foundation otherwise there is nothing spectacular to talk about new management

    Cons

    you can not talk to top management because they are not ready to listen to ideas and feedback is treated as revolt and indiscipline

    nail salon operator or McD's burger cook can be a C level executive - this may be a plus point as well

    constantly having to close out inventory to dollars stores in order to make sales numbers because management does not know how to build annual budgets or plan

    internal issues, lack of maturity , politics among top management

    Advice to Management

    needs direction


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Nimble, smaller company with bigger company dreams"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - R&D in Buena Park, CA
    Current Employee - R&D in Buena Park, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dr. Fresh full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Rapid business growth, especially after the business and ownership changes in mid-2012. Optimistic about short term outlook.
    Senior Management that is concerned about the culture and values it promotes.
    Company values entrepreneurial attitudes and provides hands-on opportunities across various roles.
    Pleasant, hard-working employees who care and are comfortable with change. The organization's strongest asset.
    Work-life balance is good, especially considering the Company's very quick product development cycle and lean staffing.

    Cons

    Although actively being addressed, benefits are below average compared to other similar companies.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to bring up benefits to be more in line with industry standards.
    Greater transparency and communication regarding employee moves. Turnover happens in every organization and the company is too small to keep these things quiet.


  10. Helpful (8)

    "Harassing work culture with no future"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Buena Park, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Buena Park, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Dr. Fresh full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    None. Only a few people are truly talented and know what they are doing.

    rest is off the street and either family / friends OR cant find job elsewhere and decided to join.

    Cons

    Harassing work culture, no organizational values, high on politics and pointing fingers at employees instead of focusing on business, even though employee survey suggest many issues there is no action since management is favorable to its own friends and family members, No long term plan only looking at making quick gains and profit, most directors lack business acumen and basic understanding and sometime show they are not there for a long term either & it is challenging to make them see the bigger picture.... jobs can be affected by management mood swing.

    Advice to Management

    none...... no use actually... even the management is not there for long term. ...need to really learn leadership qualities.


  11. Helpful (10)

    "Not a long term place or best place to work."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Accountant in Buena Park, CA
    Current Employee - Accountant in Buena Park, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Dr. Fresh full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Salary and Benefits are basic . Nothing special.

    Cons

    Personal growth => None. Small company with limited opportunities to progress. most of the top managers are there for years and are not moving up which is limiting the new employees to grow. also too much family and friends and outsiders are not given equal opportunity to grow.

    Work life balance => too much inside politics due to limited opportunities, poor work culture and inefficiencies. just a bad work atmosphere and cause of ill health.

    Training => no investment in training employees.

    Loyalty = > No loyalty towards employees. Short term view. No long term employment.

    Business = > Company sells products to dollar stores , closeout stores etc. Cheap, low quality low price products.

    Advice to Management

    Not applicable.



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