Pacific Dental Services Reviews

Updated May 29, 2020

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3.3
57%
Recommend to a Friend
80%
Approve of CEO
Pacific Dental Services President Stephen Thorne
Stephen Thorne
475 Ratings
Pros
  • "I loved how I was able to work on a project that actual dentists could use in the field to positively impact their practice(in 49 reviews)

  • "I have been a Dental Assistant for over 9 years and never thought that I would still learn so much in dentistry with so much of excitement(in 38 reviews)

Cons
  • "There is so much turnover in management and associate dentists and false promises from the beginning(in 64 reviews)

  • "Work life balance in some departments can be non existent(in 57 reviews)

More Pros and Cons
  1. "pds"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Network Engineer in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Pacific Dental Services full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    new and interesting technologies being used

    Cons

    not IPO, so no shares

    Pacific Dental Services2020-05-29
  2. "Great place to work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Rda in Orange, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pacific Dental Services full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Team work and support everyone worked together

    Cons

    Their weren’t any cons to working their

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    Pacific Dental Services2020-05-21
  3. "Overall pretty good"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Specialty Benefits Coordinator 

    I worked at Pacific Dental Services full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    There are plenty of development opportunities and possibilities for professional growth

    Cons

    Promises are not always kept. Very production focused mindset

    Pacific Dental Services2020-05-18
  4. "Great Environment; You Own Your Success."

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pacific Dental Services full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    No matter the role you are considering at PDS or a PDS-supported practice, you should proceed only if you intend to go all-in. The PDS Platform is a well-oiled machine. You will thrive and succeed in this structured environment, if you embrace it. PDS nationally and regionally invests heavily in continuing education, clinical education, job training and career advancement, but they won't hold your hand - you must own your success. You will find more operational and financial data than you could ever imagine. To the untrained eye, it will seem like a daunting, complex, profit-driven platform, but when you dig deeper, starting with the "why," you will learn the unparalleled value in having this wealth of information at your finger tips. You can embrace it, learn from it, and use it to your advantage to help you and your team better serve patients; or, you can let the data hold you back.

    Cons

    Due to growth, you will encounter a variety of folks - very seasoned, experienced professionals; very green, novice people who are new to dentistry; and, everyone in between. Be thankful for their perspectives. You won't be on an island - you'll be a part of a large community. Leverage that collective knowledge and be about it. Nothing will be handed to you. You have to perform for reward. If you're hungry with an open mind, this is your ticket.

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    Pacific Dental Services2020-05-15
  5. "Good company"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Project Manager in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Pacific Dental Services full-time

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity for growth and advancement

    Cons

    Benefits are not the best.

    Pacific Dental Services2020-05-11
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Working at PDS"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Benefits Coordinator in Miami, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Pacific Dental Services full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I love their foundation and values.

    Cons

    You have to attend alot of workshops.

    Pacific Dental Services2020-05-22
  7. "Good Place to Work"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pacific Dental Services full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Lots of support and training. The majority of the employees are very hardworking. Great place to get work experience. Met lots of amazing people.

    Cons

    The pay is not great unless you're in a high producing office.

    Pacific Dental Services2020-05-07
  8. "Great place to work"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Rdh 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pacific Dental Services full-time

    Pros

    Friendly co-workers, great benefits and excellent upper management

    Cons

    work hours and family life are hard to balance

    Pacific Dental Services2020-05-04

    Pacific Dental Services Response

    May 13, 2020People Services

    Thanks for your honest review! We appreciate all that you do and are committed to your continued career growth and success.

  9. "Good starting out job"

    3.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Benefits Coordinator 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pacific Dental Services full-time

    Pros

    Ability to advance, good company values

    Cons

    Unpredictable hours, lack of employee fairness as in everyone being held to the same standard

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    Pacific Dental Services2020-05-18
  10. "Pros and Cons to this Company"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - NSC Manager 
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pacific Dental Services full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Strong purpose, supportive team members

    Cons

    Poor leadership, lack of growth opportunities, office politics

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    Pacific Dental Services2020-05-14
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