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Glidewell Laboratories Reviews

Updated July 26, 2017
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Pros
  • Met some great friends, enjoyed perks like company BBQ's, Knotts Berry Farm company picnic, holiday party and on-site health clinic and cafeterias (in 9 reviews)

  • Great Benefits, Employee medical/wellness center, Internet Cafes (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • Very low pay rate and high expectations (in 14 reviews)

  • If you are an ambitious woman, you won't be able to advance your career with this company (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Purchasing Clerk"

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

    I worked at Glidewell Laboratories full-time

    Pros

    Great environment to work in. Something different everyday.

    Cons

    No cons about working as a purchasing clerk

    Glidewell Laboratories Response

    Aug 2, 2017 – Social Media Strategist

    Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback on your experience at Glidewell. We are glad that you enjoyed the dynamic environment of Glidewell Dental! We wish you the best in your future... More


  2. "Very welcoming and friendly environment. Feels like high school a little bit but overall a very good experience so far."

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative I in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative I in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Glidewell Laboratories full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Benefits
    Competitive pay
    Company Events
    Training Provided
    Career Advancement Opportunities
    Great cafeterias with different specials every day.
    Break and eating areas are great.

    Cons

    Fast Paced
    High Expectations
    Bad Parking
    Some departments are very cliquey
    Lots of walking in between buildings
    Change happens a lot

    Advice to Management

    Overall doing a great job integrating new employees into the culture of he company.

    Glidewell Laboratories Response

    Jul 17, 2017 – Social Media Strategist

    Thank you so much for your feedback. We are glad to hear that you have appreciated the many amenities Glidewell offers to its employees. We believe that if we take great care of our employees that... More

  3. "Vaste of time"

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

    I worked at Glidewell Laboratories full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Free food couple times a year

    Cons

    Lowest pay ever and they pretentd to be a google in their gield of induatry. 60% of employes doesen't even speek english at all and many of them are managers. They keep promising that you will be promoted for months, then they give you ton of other techs work to finish "to improve your skills" and you do that for same in my case minimum wage. A lot of people being promoted because they are good with managers or they have conections inside. Anyway Ive lost 1 year and a half of my life. Best wishes to all future employes

    Advice to Management

    Change everything. This is not India!

    Glidewell Laboratories Response

    Jul 11, 2017 – Social Media Strategist

    Thank you for your feedback. At Glidewell, we value the consistent hard work of our employees with holiday bbqs, wellness fairs, a subsidized cafeteria and onsite Gym and Wellness Center. We do have... More


  4. "Designer"

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

    I worked at Glidewell Laboratories part-time

    Pros

    They have their own cafeteria, health care office and so on.

    Cons

    Most of the supervisors and managers are unprofessional. They only mainly focus on "Looking" professional and the "numbers" of the production without paying attention to things like different employees have different coping with the system, different approach, different techniques. You can't just learn a technique from WITHIN a FEW months. And it's ridiculous to be making new employees making the same as the "EMPLOYEES" who worked there longer. What you should've been focusing on is the quality first then speed. There's no point in quick work if all the works are horrible and unorganized. All your departments are messy, doesn't function correctly, tend to blame a different department when their department get in trouble. Lack of communication. All the supervisors and managers are not promoted base on how good they are but how long they've worked there, which is the worst. They sucked. It's one thing to stand on the sideline and expect someone to do better because you "think" they should. It's another thing to actually get In there.

    Advice to Management

    Honestly, the way your company is run is just horrible. There's no other way to say it. I don't think it can be change overnight either.

    Glidewell Laboratories Response

    Jul 6, 2017 – Social Media Strategist

    Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your experience at Glidewell. We are happy to hear that you were able enjoy some of the Company benefits that we offer our employees, like our... More


  5. "people are nice"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Glidewell Laboratories full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    coworkers are like family, a lot of very nice people

    Cons

    promotion not based on performance or skill

    Glidewell Laboratories Response

    Jul 3, 2017 – Social Media Strategist

    Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback on your experience at Glidewell. We are glad to hear that you felt like part of the Glidewell family and enjoyed the people you worked with... More


  6. "Operations Monitoring Center Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Glidewell Laboratories full-time

    Pros

    -Glidewell is always implementing cutting edge tech and the Operations Monitor Center is always riding along on how to provide 24/7 uptime.
    -On site cafe provides above average food for reasonable prices.
    -Upper management is very humble and willing to listen to each person.
    -Work from home becomes an option after you are ramped up.
    -Opportunities for growth.

    Cons

    Lack of deprecation of unstable legacy in-house applications.
    Benefits are sub-par

    Glidewell Laboratories Response

    Jun 20, 2017 – Social Media Strategist

    Thank you for taking the time to give your feedback. We are glad to hear that overall, you had a pleasant working experience at Glidewell. Raising the standard for industry technology and creating a... More


  7. "cnc machinist"

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    Former Employee - Machinist in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Machinist in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Glidewell Laboratories full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    ok benefits, added extras such as free food during holidays. They have their own cafeteria and massage place.

    Cons

    Parking is a hassle, people from other departments don't get along well. There isn't much room for improvement if you are a low level worker.

    Glidewell Laboratories Response

    May 31, 2017 – Social Media Strategist

    Thank you for your feedback. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed Glidewell’s holiday festivities and our Wellness Center. Those are just a few of the many added benefits that we offer our employees... More

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Busy work for a busy lab."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newport Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newport Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Glidewell Laboratories full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits and conveniences to employee. Steady work.

    Cons

    Busy, and customers can be rude. Could pay better.

    Glidewell Laboratories Response

    May 25, 2017 – Social Media Strategist

    Thank you for your feedback. We are glad to hear that our benefits and amenities enhanced your time at Glidewell. You’re right we are a very busy lab and have the privilege to work with dentists from... More


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Supportive Management and Awesome Benefits!"

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    Current Employee - Copywriter in Newport Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Copywriter in Newport Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Glidewell Laboratories full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I've been working at Glidewell Dental since January and I have no complaints thus far. Everyone that I've been around, from technicians to upper-management, has been nice, full of great advice, and they all truly care about the vision of the company.

    My manager and director are incredibly supportive of any new endeavors that I want to take on. My manager in particular is such a go-getter and he's someone that you know will be right there backing you 100%. It's really inspiring to work on their teams.

    My co-workers are extremely friendly and always willing to review my work or help me learn more about a product, since I'm still new. I've been nothing but welcomed by them!

    Mr. Glidewell also treats his employees well. We have a Wellness Center, a gym, and cafeterias on both campuses. It's like working for the Google of the dental industry.

    Cons

    Truthfully, I haven't experienced too many cons. The company can be set in its ways at times, but they also aren't scared to evolve either. If you can present a reasonable argument to your managers about why you want to go about something a certain way, most of the time, they are open to it. I've yet to experience complete rejection on a new idea that I've pitched to them.

    Advice to Management

    The Leadership and Development programs for the employees seem to really help shape great professionals. I'd say continue that education for the employees who want it/need it!

    Glidewell Laboratories Response

    May 18, 2017 – Social Media Strategist

    Thank you for your feedback. We are glad to hear that you have felt welcomed and supported by the Glidewell team. As Glidewell continues to grow, we know that employees with the itch to innovate are... More


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Stingy compensation"

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    Current Employee - DL-Plus Administrator in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - DL-Plus Administrator in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Glidewell Laboratories full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Job security.
    Free donuts every Fridays.

    Cons

    Stingy compensation.
    The company is extremely backwards on compensating the operations team
    SUPPORTING the technicians. Technicians make 3-4x amount the money the operations team would make. Many of the technicians are uneducated in ANY dental work and were just picked up and trained with very vague instructions.

    Advice to Management

    Have better compensations for the operations department who actually are the BACKBONE of these clueless technicians.

    Glidewell Laboratories Response

    May 15, 2017 – Social Media Strategist

    Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. We are currently in the process of reviewing compensation ranges for several positions in the company. If you would like to offer more... More


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