Great Place to Work and FORTUNE have honored Benco Dental as one of the 2018 Best Workplaces in Health Care & Biopharma. The ranking considered input from more than 95,000 employees in the Health Care and Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical sectors.
Great Place to Work, a research and consulting firm, evaluated more than 50 elements of team members’ experience on the job. These included employee pride in the organization’s community impact, belief that their work makes a difference, and feeling their work has special meaning. Rankings are based on employees’ experiences, no matter who they are or what they do. Benco Dental, the nation’s largest privately owned dental distributor took the No. 19 spot on the list.
“It’s an honor for Benco Dental to be selected for this impressive list of the best companies in health care,” said George Rable, Vice President, Culture and People at Benco Dental. “This is the third year in a row Benco has been recognized, with this being our highest ranking yet! When you hire top-flight associates, they work well together to ensure happy customers.”
Rable noted, “Our Talent Team reviewed over 23,000 applications in the past year, hiring 253 associates, which demonstrates Benco’s selectivity in hiring associates.”
Once they are part of the team, the company makes every effort to retain those associates. Benco’s Wellness Programs continued to be successful, resulting in associates having no increase to their payroll deductions for two of the past three years, he said.
Those efforts result in what the company stands behind: the Benco Difference. According to Rable, Benco’s customer net promoter score (NPX) was at an all-time high of 67.5 in 2017, reinforcing that engaged associates will result in happy customers.
The Best Workplaces in Health Care & Biopharma stand out for sustaining agile, innovative cultures, which helps them outpace competitors in the marketplace.
“Great Place to Work is proud of these Best Workplaces that enable their people to be innovators in their field,” said Michael Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work. “Organizations like Benco Dental set the bar for other Health Care and Biopharma companies, who prove that taking care of employees will give them the tools and motivation they need to provide industry-leading care and services to patients and customers.”
The Best Workplaces in Health Care & Biopharma is one of a series of rankings by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE based on employee feedback from Great Place to Work-Certified™ organizations. Benco Dental also was ranked as a Best Workplace for Health Care in 2016 and 2017 by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE.
About Benco Dental
Benco Dental, headquartered in Northeastern Pennsylvania, is the largest privately-owned dental distributor in the United States, offering a full array of supplies, equipment and services to dentists across the nation. Founded in 1930 by Benjamin Cohen, the company has remained family-owned and focused on its unique mission to “deliver success, smile after smile.”
Within the past 87 years, the company has grown from a single downtown location to a national network of more than 65 regional locations, five distribution centers, and three design showrooms. Those design showrooms, one at the company’s Pa. headquarters, one in Southern California, and one in Texas, feature North America’s largest selection of dental equipment and technology, as well as a hands-on dental design experience, to assist dentists in the planning and construction of a new office.
Benco, which has been named one of the Best Workplaces in Health Care in 2016 and 2017, and Pennsylvania’s Best Places to Work® for 12 of the past 14 years, is proud to feature a highly skilled team of more than 400 professionally trained sales representatives and over 300 factory-trained service technicians. For more information, visit benco.com or call 1.800.GO.BENCO
About the Best Workplaces in Health Care & Biopharma
Great Place to Work based its ranking on a data-driven methodology applied to anonymous Trust Index™ survey responses from more than 95,000 employees at Great Place to Work-Certified organizations in Financial Services & Insurance. To learn more about Great Place to Work Certification and recognition on Best Workplaces lists published with FORTUNE, visit Greatplacetowork.com.
About Great Place to Work
Great Place to Work is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through its certification programs, Great Place to Work recognizes outstanding workplace cultures and produces the annual Fortune “100 Best Companies to Work For®” and Great Place to Work Best Workplaces lists for Millennials, Women, Diversity, Small & Medium Companies, industries and, internationally, countries and regions. Through its culture consulting services, Great Place to Work helps clients create great workplaces that outpace peers on key business metrics like revenue growth, profitability, retention and stock performance.