Pros: when you win contest you recieve prizes (2months after contest), (if your higher on the totem pole: the bonuses and compensation is great)
Cons: lack of advancement, laxed management from corp offiice, short breaks, expensive healthcare, lack of compensation, no bonuses
First and foremost, the people I work with; within the home office I am apart of, are great individuals. Smiling faces, working relationships quickly turned into life long friendships and those are the things one looks forward to when working with Aspen ( or any company for that matter.) Sure there will always be quirks within peoples personalities – more... however ultimately the people I work with are the only reason I have stayed with this company; well that and the unfortunate difficulty to find a better job. A majority of the patients are amazing and extremely appreciative to receive the care and concern they have not been receiving at other dental practices. The looks on the faces of the men and women as they walk out smiling unlike they have smiled in 4, 10 or even 20+ years is a rewarding feeling and one I could not take away from the job.
However being employed by Aspen Dental, one is quickly shown the downfall of corporate life (when the corporation is run by a money hungry, unappreciative, employee non-savvy group of individuals). Having a work/life balance is almost non existent with this company especially when they request of you to work the overtime (when it is a benefit to them) and then shun and/or chastise you for doing just that. Depending on the position you are in, the ability for advancement is available but at what cost? If advancing means you are unable to have a social/family life outside of work. you push yourself to the max working for years in one position with promise of advancement/compensation and recognition only to be dragged through the mud and be told (unapologetically) there is no where to advance to or that it will take more years and proof to show you are "worthy" of advancement then I would rather work at a run of the muck bar making tips. Doctors can make large lump sum bonuses every month however the rest of the "team" doesn't make a single thing. If it takes a team to run an office then a team should be receiving a bonus.
There are many things I could say about this company as a whole to try and express how much I would not advise another to apply with this company however I will simply leave you with this:
"A happy employee, a thriving company" Patient satisfaction is necessary however employee satisfaction is a must; and when you're main focus is that of the patient you loose site of what it is to have a happy employee and that matters just as much if not more than having a good post on Google maps about your company. – less