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"PDS Has Redefined Practicing Dentistry For Me"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - General Dentist
Current Employee - General Dentist
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Pacific Dental Services full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

PDS has helped me do some of the best dentistry I have ever done in my life. They have helped me adopt new technology and given me the space to diagnose and treat my patients with excellence. The support staff has been on the cutting edge of what is happening in dentistry and has given me wise council to help grow my office.

Cons

Being a part of PDS, in many ways, is operating a private practice. I actually really like the model, but be aware, as a doctor you are going to have to grow your own practice, as you would if you started your own. I think PDS follows up the private practice plus model as they call it, with solid support and help, but this is not traditional corporate dentistry.

Advice to Management

Keep trying to capture the hearts, minds and attention of all the doctors and support staff. Celebrating the successes of a few is great and interesting for a little while, but I feel like you loose our attention when you focus too much on that. There are too many things that run through our minds as to why someone else's successes would not work in our particular practice, because these are private practice plus offices and somewhat individualized.

Other Employee Reviews for Pacific Dental Services

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    "My Ongoing Work Experience with PDS - Part 2. Love It Even More!!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pacific Dental Services full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I posted a review well over a year ago but I wanted to add more about my continued experience working for this company. I have been with PDS for over 5 years now. In my role I work closely with upper management and the executive team so I feel I have a pretty good overall perspective of this company's underlying philosophy towards its goals and its employees. Here's the secret: if you are intelligent, driven, believe in the company and its core beliefs and put 100% + into your job - you WILL be rewarded. Not only with promotions, compensation and accolades, but with the personal satisfaction that goes along with it. That is the secret of good employee retention - you can be paid well and promoted in any job but the feeling you carry home with you at the end of the day is what makes one stay. I am fortunate enough to say I have that feeling every day! Additionally, I am proud to say that PDS is a trailblazer in its industry, meaning we pave the path that others - and we are not afraid to do it. PDS does not wait to walk in the footsteps of others. While this may be a risky position to take sometimes, it is the risk-takers that set the course for the future. This is a personal philosophy in which I can identify. The nay-sayers in the negative posts on Glassdoor are either no longer with the company or unfortunately have had bad isolated personal experiences which are NOT common at PDS; they could happen at any company and but these few individuals have turned to the internet for an audience. With over 5,000 employees a company cannot appease all 5,000 of us at the same time, and if PDS was as bad as its few negative comments, it would not be in business. If you are smart, have a positive attitude, a great personality and are not afraid to work hard - come work with us!!

    Cons

    None - unless you're looking for a free ride, getting paid for putting in a half-ass effort or having a constant negative attitude - in those cases then don't work here (especially not in my department).

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work, and do not ever let go of that courage to move in directions others are afraid to go.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "I enjoy working at PDS... but..."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pacific Dental Services full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    "Small business" family feel.
    Fast growing company - always busy.
    Reliable paycheck.

    Cons

    Very difficult to get promoted - the company typically will hire new rather than promote.
    Fast growing company - too much focus on opening new offices and not enough on people development and their individual growth.
    Bonus compensation is never 100% attainable due to unrealistic company imperatives.

    Advice to Management

    Get engaged. Don't let ineffective middle-management feed you what you want to hear. Ask the hard questions. Get out of the ivory tower once in a while.


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