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Pacific Dental Services Reviews

Updated January 20, 2019
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Pros
  • "My work life balance has vastly improved since switching" (in 19 reviews)

  • "They give back to the community with many events they sponsor i" (in 28 reviews)

Cons
  • "Depending on your manager they will work with you to customize a better work/life balance" (in 50 reviews)

  • "Upper management sucked ; lack of upward mobility" (in 35 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (13)

    "General Dentist"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - General Dentist in Baton Rouge, LA
    Current Employee - General Dentist in Baton Rouge, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pacific Dental Services full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I initially had reservations working for PDS due to the corporate reputation. However, I am so glad I did. PDS has exceeded every expectation I’ve had. As a dentist, I am solely able to focus on my dentistry. I do not have to worry about insurance, hiring/firing employees, marketing, etc. Before PDS, I worked in private practice. My work life balance has vastly improved since switching. Other pros include the amount of free C.E. at my disposable, which is usually very expensive. There is full benefits (medical, vision, 401k, etc) which is unheard of in private practice. I am so happy I took a chance with PDS because it has brought my career to the next level.

    Cons

    Occasionally open extended hours (7PM) and Saturdays. However, I worked these hours in private practice as well.


  2. "Awesome place to work!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruiting Coordinator in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Recruiting Coordinator in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pacific Dental Services full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, great work life balance, amazing leadership, good benefits, and so much more

    Cons

    I don't have any cons

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing!

  3. "Not too bad"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Dental Assistant in Mesa, AZ
    Current Employee - Dental Assistant in Mesa, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A lot of hands on with patients, you get to help people out

    Cons

    Hard to get opportunities and personal value is not there


  4. "General Dentist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Pacific Dental Services (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The pros with this company is they do alot of marketing

    Cons

    The cons of this company is that they move you too much


  5. "Speciality Benefits Coordinator"

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    • 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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great opportunity for ownership of career. Lots of training and development tools and resources. Various opportunities for growth no ceiling.

    Cons

    People with great experience get overlooked unless they are truly proactive and invested in their career.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure people are aware of training and invest in their growth early on instead of seat filling.


  6. "Work at pDD"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pacific Dental Services part-time

    Pros

    Good owner doctor makes all the difference

    Cons

    Bad owner doc makes it not a good place to work


  7. "Traveling Ortho Assistant"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • 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 part-time

    Pros

    Pay, benefits, and mileage reimbursements.

    Cons

    A busy schedule may have to travel far and in traffic.

  8. "Actions do not match mission"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Pacific Dental Services full-time

    Pros

    Line level employees have great intentions

    Cons

    Good old boy management. Mission of PDS is not matched by managements actions.

    Advice to Management

    Get out of your own way and let your employees do their job


  9. "Associate Dentist"

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    Current Employee - Associate Dentist
    Current Employee - Associate Dentist
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Pacific Dental Services full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work, Life, Balance is great. Good income with lots of CE

    Cons

    Too much patient, heavy workload


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Regional auditor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Pacific Dental Services full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Got Time off when needed

    Cons

    Upper management sucked ; lack of upward mobility