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Willamette Dental Group Reviews

Updated January 15, 2018
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  • Long hours, incomplete office remodels (in 7 reviews)

  • It is really hard to follow my practice manager when she hardly shows up or knows what she talks about (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (3)

    "Passionate people, respected philosophy"

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

    I have been working at Willamette Dental Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Team oriented environment, everyone is supportive of each others success and on board with the company philosophy - focused on the partnerships and care for our patients. Flexible with working hours. Open to employee feedback as corporate culture continues to evolve.

    Cons

    Being flexible and prepared to shift gears accordingly as responsibilities pull in all different directions.

    Willamette Dental Group Response

    Apr 6, 2017 – Talent Acquisition Coordinator

    Thank you for the feedback! We appreciate the time you took to provide this review!


  2. "Excellent people, benefits, compensation, and mission"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative in Hillsboro, OR
    Current Employee - Administrative in Hillsboro, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Willamette Dental Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Willamette is a wonderful company to work for. The company fulfills the mission and values of the company on a daily basis. Feedback is solicited from patients and employees alike and then the company makes changes based on the input received. Everyone that works at Willamette believes in our philosophy and doing the right thing for patients.

    Cons

    As it is with all companies that want to evolve and grow, there are lots of changes that take place. These can sometimes be communicated better.

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening and involving employees in business decisions. Work with employees to create long-term career/growth plans.

  3. "Lead Dental Hygienist"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Hygienst in Eugene, OR
    Current Employee - Hygienst in Eugene, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Willamette Dental Group full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Even though WDG is a large group there is still the relationships with the patients that make the experience for the patients more personal. Since WDG is a large group you get better benefits that in most private practices. It is easier to have time off when you want it rather than when the doctor is taking time off.

    Cons

    It is hard to work 40 hours a week but there is sometimes an option to work less.


  4. "Lead Dental Assistant"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Dental Assistant in Spokane, WA
    Current Employee - Lead Dental Assistant in Spokane, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Willamette Dental Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits that start immediately, full time regular hours and excellent pay, with continual improvements to make being an employee even better.

    Great initial training on software, and Willamette philosophies with classes for several days in Hillsboro, OR and in office training program. You'll not just be thrown in to a "sink or swim" type start.

    True patient first care, not unnecessary treatment so the doctor can make money. Willamette Dental is an evidence based company. Treatment is to be done after certain criteria is met (like the patient having all decay under control before placing a crown)and sometimes that can be frustrating to the patient, though it's in the patient's best interest.

    As a Dental Assistant, I appreciate the opportunities to work in general, specialties and even other offices if I want/need additional hours. Extremely focused on what the employee needs and wants.

    Relocation opportunities. With locations in OR, WA and ID I could transfer if I ever moved to any of these areas.

    Willamette really cares about it's employees. We are treated as its most valuable asset. That's rare.

    Cons

    Large company with decisions made at a corporate level can be frustrating at times.

    Materials are controlled by a formulary list-you can't get just anything you want.

    Learning our philosophy and ways can be overwhelming at first. It will take a good 6 mo-1 yr to feel you've got it down well but there is amazing support all around the new hires.

    For some who have worked in smaller offices, coming to a place with so many employees in an office, can be overwhelming at first.
    No artificial nails allowed.


  5. "Administrative Assistant"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Hillsboro, OR
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Hillsboro, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Willamette Dental Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    People, work environment, values, enjoy my work duties

    Cons

    Pay is less than what I'm used to. Not sure what I'd do or what positions would be available if I were to move up in the company

    Advice to Management

    To listen to the employee surveys & feedback. It seems like they have from what I've observed


  6. "Dental Assistant"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Dental Assistant in Eugene, OR
    Current Employee - Dental Assistant in Eugene, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Willamette Dental Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I love how Willamette is work to make Pt care a positive and work with Pt to have them provident tooth Decay

    Cons

    I really don't have any down side working for Willamette

    Advice to Management

    Maybe just make sure to check in with works and give them positive feed back


  7. "hygienist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Willamette Dental Group full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good 401 K, large company, good medical benefits

    Cons

    long hours, poor management, long term employees not helpful

  8. "Dental Assistant"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Dental Assistant in Salem, OR
    Current Employee - Dental Assistant in Salem, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Willamette Dental Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    WDG has a very competitive compensation package! WDG is flexible with personal schedules.

    Cons

    We work long hours. 10 hour days. Our clinical supplies are limited to what is approved by the company.

    Advice to Management

    Communication is key, if you feel you have communicated enough I feel you should over communicate. Kudos in a timely manner.


  9. "dentist"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - General Dentist
    Former Employee - General Dentist
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Willamette Dental Group full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    somewhat good benefits, some good competent coworkers

    Cons

    very toxic place to work, management not supportive at all only point fingers when problem occurs, super busy schedules. had to take lots of BS and abuse from management, special for office level. Flaky and two faces management and they attack on your back, even make up lies to cause terrible drama.
    Warnings to Pts: don't come to WDG since they always get rid of experienced dentists and replace with new grads, most of them don't know what they are doing, only show such so fake care to get good feedback , you can find in their web site, every Dr is 4.5 out of 5 ratings, you have to ask yourself " really? " Also this is HMO type of dental insurance company so they will do as little as possible to make more money for themselves. They have no interest to focus on clinical excellence. Dishonest, all for show.


  10. "Excellent company!"

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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

    Pros

    Benefits package includes: medical, dental, vision, tuition reimbursement, wellness program, employee discounts
    Collaborative and supportive work environment. We’re constantly seeking out feedback, sharing ideas and changing based on what we learn!
    Our evidence based and proactive treatment philosophy and affordable patient care

    Cons

    The biggest con is absolutely the patient offices and their appearance. It’s embarrassing for the teams and patients are always commenting on how outdated and run down we look.

    Advice to Management

    Fix the offices. This is just about appearances it’s about patient care. We’re growing but we have no room to work.


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