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Glidewell Laboratories Reviews

Updated June 19, 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. "Vacation Time and Paid Holidays"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Only one option for each - Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance. But, they are all pretty good. Deductible is pretty low. 401k is ok.

    Cons

    Only two weeks vacation every year, forever. Only 6 paid holidays. You will have to work on the day after Thanksgiving and on Christmas Eve. If you want them off, you will have to use sick days or a couple of your vacation days.

    Advice to Management

    If you care about your employees then allow them the time off to spend with their friends and family. Be competitive with other companies. Your employees will become happier and more productive when they are at work.


  2. "...."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Scheduler in Newport Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Scheduler in Newport Beach, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Glidewell Laboratories (More than a year)

    Pros

    Easy work. No pressure and stress. Easy hire. No challenge at work. Medical insurance. Low competition. Low expectations.

    Cons

    Low pay. No opportunities for raise. Bad benefits. Stingy management. Boring. Greedy co-workers. Quantity over quality. Not long vacation.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on quality. Pay what we deserve. Give raise. Stop pay minimum. Long vacation. No take work from bad doctor.

  3. "Information Technology"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture and people (including recruiters!)
    Using the latest state of the art technologies
    Always pushing employees to learn and further develop our knowledge to reach our potential
    Lots of perks like company barbecues, holiday parties, Knott's Berry Farm, cheap lunch, donuts on Fridays!, free gym, etc.

    Cons

    New employees may be required to park a 10 minute walk away.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Scheduler"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Scheduler in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Scheduler in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Nice people
    -Fun events, free food and drinks
    -Deals on dental products

    Cons

    -Low pay
    -Management is horrible. Too many managers not enough people actually working
    -Constant changes for no real reason
    -Not a good place for people who don't smoke. A lot of the workers smoke and there is only one area for non-smokers which is right below the smoking balcony.
    -A lot of the workers do not wash their hands which is disgusting, especially since we make dental products that will go in people's mouths.

    Advice to Management

    Stop promoting people just because they have been there for a long time or know the CEO....those things do not make them qualified. Stop constantly changing things, if it is not broken don't try and fix it. Stop over working people, instead just hire a few more people.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "IT"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Analyst in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - IT Analyst in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Glidewell Laboratories full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great team mates like family. Company picnic at Knotts, bbqs, gym and wellness center with dr on site

    Cons

    Supervisors unprofessional, gossiped, harrassed employees under them if he had anything personal against them until they quit or worked on building cases against them to fire them. Always went back on his word and made poor decisions. Physical fight between supervisor and peer. He then got promoted to manager. Company is all politics and most managers don't deserve their position

    Advice to Management

    Directors and VPs need to really pay attention who they're appointing as Manager and supervisor. There are many unhappy people who are making themselves sick over work


  6. "everything seems perfect at the beginning, but..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Laboratory Technician in Santa Ana, CA
    Former Employee - Laboratory Technician in Santa Ana, CA

    I worked at Glidewell Laboratories (Less than a year)

    Pros

    good environment, friendly people, nice place to work

    Cons

    they promised to promote but it never happened


  7. "Suck You Dry and Discarded"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Newport Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Newport Beach, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Glidewell Laboratories (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Engineering Pay was similar to other companies.

    Cons

    Watch your back, Glidewell will suck you dry of knowledge and then discard you.

    Advice to Management

    Fire the CTO and his cronies.

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Could be Great, but Just is Not"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lab Operations in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Lab Operations in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -A few genuine and compassionate leaders.

    -JG genuinely cares for his employees, but seems out of touch with the benefits that truly matter to employees and has placed some dangerously incompetent individuals in key leadership positions.

    Cons

    -The benefits package is horrible (health insurance has a very high deductible).

    -6 holidays a year, two weeks of vacation (forever), one week of sick pay.

    -There are some dangerously incompetent people in key leadership positions:

    -These individuals make extremely erratic and irrational "decisions."

    -Shooting the messenger is a common practice, as business annalists, process improvement managers, and auditors are consistently blamed for poor business performance.

    -The president empowering his friends may kill a company that he built over the last 40 years.

    -The product quality is horrible, which again goes back to incompetent leadership and a business model that is based upon piece-rate manufacturing.

    -All male leaders are required to wear a white shirt and tie (welcome to 1955).

    Advice to Management

    -Place all existing managers on a performance action plan.

    -Invest in third-party management training courses.

    -Document performance and hold employees accountable.


  9. "Part specialist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assembly Technician in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Assembly Technician in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Glidewell Laboratories full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I am doing inventory control for 10 years and data entry I am responsible working

    Cons

    I am learn quick person and organize work

    Advice to Management

    I am good communication with anyone and good team work


  10. "Concierge for the doctors"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Customer Care in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Customer Care in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Glidewell Laboratories full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I love making the offices I work with happy

    Cons

    When doctors leave our company unhappy


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