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Stratus Dental Group Reviews

Updated Dec 19, 2016

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3.1
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67%
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52%
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Brandon M. Dawson
6 Ratings
  1. Helpful (2)

    "Started company at the same time as the one star reviewer"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Vancouver, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Stratus Dental Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Fact, Stratus has reset its leadership team three times in the last four years. Fact, when you are a start-up in a competitive industry the team that gets you from start to finish will go through turn over. Fact, in a free market you are paid what you are worth to an organization. I have never worked at an organization that cared so much about getting it right that it is willing to hit reset when things head off course...

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    Cons

    Stratus is a services based organization run by people- not machines. People make mistakes and that's okay as long as those same people have accountability and the desire to improve. The best companies hire slow and fire fast. Stratus has, in the past hired opportunistically when back filling a role due to attrition. This practice has hurt more than helped in the long run and is no longer a standard practice. The...

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    Advice to Management

    Continue making forward progress. Lean into those that want to be here. Let those that don't see themselves as part of the organization work their way out and keep hiring the best in class colleagues at a slow pace to make sure we hit the reset button less often.

    Stratus Dental Group2016-12-13
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Clear vision and focus - excited for growth!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Stratus Dental Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    A major PRO is the ability for individuals whom love growth, challenge and change to truly sink their teeth in and contribute! They want us to have a voice and an impact on the company and our Members. It's definitely true that over the past 5 years, Stratus has gone through a lot of changes. Changes in leadership, staff, and the business model itself. The one thing I have seen consistent through that change is that...

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    Cons

    A con for me is the fact that this type of environment is not for everyone, yet those whom are not a fit for this environment choose to stay here and make it miserable for those of us who believe in what we're doing and the direction that Stratus is going. Those who seek the same type of work environment on a daily basis, who don't want to be exposed to challenges, and just want comfort and a paycheck...this is the not...

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    Advice to Management

    Please keep doing what you're doing! We're finally focused on having the right people contributing in the right ways, and those of us who want to be a part of the next phase and growth with the company are going to give everything we have to the vision. Those who aren't will self-select out and we can get people in here who are aligned with us. Thank you for including us in things and I'm incredibly excited for 2017 and...

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    Stratus Dental Group2016-12-13
  3. Helpful (14)

    "Wow. Just wow."

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

    I worked at Stratus Dental Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The trial by fire approach of a startup company mixed with an underlying expectation of professional skills and career development pushed me to learn a huge amount of things that I had not experienced before. These include creating and delivering presentations, teaching classes, dealing with pissed off stakeholders (clients), contributing in a team environment, analyzing value, delivering high quality product with significant...

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    Cons

    To job searchers: Read this whole review and know what you are getting into. It's not all bad, but it is really hard, and you have no right to complain about things you knew to be true from reading reviews. You will not change the company, you will not make a lot of money, the "ground floor" is long gone, there is no incentive plan, the company is not making money, the company has been "about to take off" each quarter...

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    Advice to Management

    Advice to management: To Brandon (owner) directly: If you are so passionate about the specific direction of Stratus, you need to be directly involved. If you truly think that Stratus has a bigger market opportunity, then you should be investing more than just money to keep the doors open while it rips itself apart from the inside out. You talk a lot about belief - well one reason that Stratus is struggling is that the...

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    Stratus Dental Group2016-12-19
  4. Helpful (14)

    "Leadership Writing Their Own Reviews"

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

    I worked at Stratus Dental Group full-time

    Pros

    Incredible peers and client's. Challenging, meaningful work that is done by professional men/women with the best intentions. However, 90% have moved on to other companies after realizing the CEO was not a worthy Mentor. These people have gone on to some of the largest corporations in the country and are thriving, networking and making their communities better places to live.

    Cons

    CEO and his friends that are still trying to make the company work are more focused on punishing people that leave, writing fake reviews and blaming client's for their failures. There are still problems to solve within their client base and they have the tools to help them. I'd like to see them do so, rather than spend their time supporting the CEO's dream of becoming a public speaker.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employee's and client's. Evaluate the data and look at the message it is trying to send. Facts are facts and you own the tools necessary to do really great work. Client's need you to help them, not speak at them from a stage in order to feed personal ego.

    Stratus Dental Group2016-12-18
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Company Culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Stratus Dental Group

    Pros

    Teams really focus on company culture, great place to focus on goals

    Cons

    New company still working out growing pains

    Advice to Management

    Heading in the right direction!

    Stratus Dental Group2016-05-24
  6. Helpful (3)

    "Roll Your Sleeves Up - It's Time to Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Stratus Dental Group

    Pros

    The Stratus Team is hard-working, innovative, and supportive unlike many previous employers I worked for. New ideas are encouraged and there is a great deal of autonomy with the position. While changes often occurs very quickly, there is dialogue around what the impact may be and how each function plays a part in the organizational changes. The culture is forward thinking and very indicative of the NW lifestyle....

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    Cons

    This is a business management consulting company, we don't always practice what we coach to our members. Furthermore, many organizations struggle to fully implement, or appropriately plan for the vast number of fast-moving changes that are presented from upper management, this is no exception. I don't believe the job itself was fully represented during the hiring process, so definitely a sizable learning curve moving...

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    Advice to Management

    I encourage management to respond to requests for support within a shorter time period. Additionally, focus less effort on the administrative documentation, and more on mentoring for improved relationships with the members.

    Stratus Dental Group2015-09-04
  7. Helpful (16)

    "Just Don't"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Stratus Dental Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Hard working, smart, determined colleagues.

    Cons

    Terrible management. Lack of communication between the parent company and Stratus. Overtime is expected. Unfulfilled promises to members.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your gut and question authority.

    Stratus Dental Group2015-09-02
  8. Helpful (2)

    "Stratus Good for Young Professionals"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Stratus Dental Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great place to work if you are young and ambitious. The pace of the work drives you to achieve high functioning organizational skills and the engagement with the members drives professional skill development. Team is made up of high performers who respect and support one another.

    Cons

    Incredibly demanding pace and the organization is still developing the organizational framework to support the business model.

    Stratus Dental Group2015-07-20
  9. Helpful (2)

    "Loved the environment and the Leadership training"

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    Former Employee - Digital Marketing Intern in Vancouver, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Stratus Dental Group for less than a year

    Pros

    great environment to work in. I was an intern over the summer and I was able to talk with anyone and everyone I had asked to talk to including the president and CEO of the company. Everyone wanted to see you succeed and would do anything to help. I did tons of informational interviews and I felt like I made a dramatic difference at the company just in 3 months. That was an amazing feeling!

    Cons

    Because the company is small, everyone has a lot of their plate. More than I think most people even realize until they are burnt out and need to find a new job.

    Advice to Management

    I worked at Stratus (the sister company) and I realize they are putting a lot into the company and not getting much back, but I think they need to put more into labor and hire more employees to divide the amount of work up even more

    Stratus Dental Group2014-10-15
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