Dental Assistant in Keizer, OR
Fun, efficient, and caring work environment
Acorn Dentistry for Kids is a fun, friendly, and efficient dental group that provides quality dental services to children. When you’re busy providing top rated dental services while making it a fun experience for your patients and parents, it’s hard not to have fun yourself. Acorn was voted Best Pediatric Dentist in the Willamette Valley for a reason. As a rapidly growing dental group, there are a lot of changes but they are for the better. I have been in the dental field for many years and never have I felt that my opinion has been heard and appreciated as much as it has here at Acorn. I am not in management for Acorn yet, my and my colleagues’ (Acornians 😉) opinions are always welcome. We are encouraged to ask questions and be lifetime learners and leaders. Great things are happening here at Acorn. Come join the fun!
Great staff - Awful, awful Leadership
The thing about this place, is their vision is incredible. The only problem is that they don't implement these ideas nor do they create change to make this company be what they want it to be. It's all fake, and it's all a show. It's almost as though they want these ideas to magically come to life with no hard work, effort or change, and then they are surprised when their employees are unhappy, or when their employees don't act on this vision that they haven't even put in place. Actions speak louder then words. It also seems like they have ideas/rules in place to justify their own actions. For example: They say that they have "zero tolerance" for gossip but will gossip about their employees during staff meetings. They justify that they aren't gossiping because if it's "True, Useful, and Good" It's not gossip.. They're leaders will tell staff that they are replaceable, they actively talk poorly about their employees and tear them down. They are basically bullies. They create very uncomfortable work environments because they don't allow their employees to have a voice. The funniest thing is that they encourage their employees to speak up so that they can "implement change to make things better". But in my personal experience, I spoke up about a safety violation regarding COVID-19 and they are slowly punishing everyone involved who spoke up.. Very very hypocritical. The employees who work for this company are gems, I love all my coworkers, and have made some life long friends here. I have zero respect for the leaders though. There is a lot of micro managing, they encourage us to speak up but completely disregard our concerns or try to insert their authority so that they don't have to deal with the issue or reverse it on you to make it your fault. They say that they want to implement change to make this place the best it can be, but if anyone speaks up they just push back and silence their employees. This company has a lot of potential to be absolutely amazing. If their leaders would listen to their employees and create changes to improve the business, stop having favorites, and stop bullying. If they did this then this place would thrive.. Unfortunately this is not the case, and their employees continue to feel disregarded and unheard. If you are considering working here, I would encourage you to look elsewhere, you can probably find something better somewhere else.
Employee in Hillsboro, OR
I've been an employee here for over 2 years and I couldnt be happier! Its a very new dental group, so there have absolutely been some 'growing pains' but as a team seeing the progress we have made is incredible! Knowing that I've had the opportunity to be a part of laying the foundation for this company is such a rewarding feeling!
PeaPod scheduler in Silverton, OR
They dont care...
While working at Acorn, when I first arrived I thought this would be the place to work, that management would be different, and I really got blindsided into thinking it was the best place to work. Not anymore. Although there are many employees that are more than nice, welcoming and go above and beyond to hear your concerns. Management will not listen to a thing, they play favorites and they are so focused on their culture they will let people go because of NO reason. They will lie and decieve you into thinking they like you. Have meetings about how great you are doing, then fire you. This company used to be the best but then i saw the truth behind everything and they are far, very far from the best.
Everything is not as it seems... It is all a show.
Let me start out by saying that things were not all bad. I have some life long friendships and have worked with some amazing people! The things I have gone through have made me an even better person than I was. Seeing all the patients and parents come back and just watching them grow is beyond rewarding and it was very hard to decide to leave. I brought a lot to Acorn and when I shared my ideas they would get shot down, ignored or the wrong person would get the credit for what I said. My third week of employment we had peer reviews. I thought no one knew me so how bad could it be..... Let’s just say some employees said some nasty things about someone they didn’t even know and to top it off we had no clue who it came from. I was then bullied for my remaining time I was employed. I showed up to work every day and worked hard but my hard work was over looked by gossip. I spoke up about being bullied and these people continue to work for the company. Until they leave they will continue to do this to many more other than myself. I was very open to change but when it comes to them changing the way we do things to make our job easier it’s never done or takes months to happen and it all comes from an office who does not talk to or see us in action at the clinics. There are way too many siblings and friends of the siblings working there that they all have higher positions than people who have worked there longer. It is very hard to move up within the company and you have to beg for a raise. Only having a week of PTO made things very hard. I really tried to wait it out and had hope that things would change, but I was wrong. I know my worth and wish them all nothing but the best.