BENCO DENTAL DESCRIPTION:
While the 3rd largest dental supply company in the U.S., we are the largest family-owned supplier of dental supplies, equipment and services to the dental community. We hire great people who provide top-flight, one-stop service to our customers!
How to Get Hired
We asked Benco Dental for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.
What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?
We look for a number of characteristics beyond education and job experience when assessing who will be a great fit for Benco Dental. We start with our Values: We earn & cherish our sterling reputation every day. We assume positive intent, always. We empower great people to do great work. We give back to the communities & families we serve. We begin each initiative by asking, 'what does the customer want?' & we improve each process by asking 'why' again and again. And.....we smile! Additional characteristics include: Integrity: Earns trust & respect of co-workers through their works and actions. Resourcefulness: Creatively finds ways to solve problems. Self-Awareness: Understands personal strengths & weaknesses; openly accepts feedback. Team Player: Does what's best for the company rather than self. Customer Service Focus: External & internal. Curiosity: Has a need to continually question and learn.
What can prospective employees do to get your attention?
Prospective associates can get Benco Dental's attention in a number of ways: Demonstrate the Benco Values: Having a track record of volunteerism and charity work; Having a history of consistently working to improve oneself and the organization worked in; Having former managers as references who enthusiastically endorse the person's character, work ethic and accomplishments; Having numerous examples of teamwork & collaboration with co-workers; Having a list of accomplishments from former jobs; Having a customer service mentality. On a more basic level, it's also important to accurately and completely finish the employment application and include any pertinent information, such as a resume/references. Benco receives approximately 16,000 applications each year, so it's imperative to put your best foot forward. Prior to being interviewed, do your homework so that you have some knowledge of Benco. Bringing work samples is also a nice touch!
Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?
As part of our ongoing growth, we will primarily be hiring sales and service associates. Just in the past two months, one of our main competitors terminated 200 sales people. We recently hired 50 of them and will be continuing to interview others who decide that Benco is the better 'fit'. Increasing sales hires means that we will also be hiring a similar number of service technicians to complement this new business. In addition, we'll continue to focus on IT positions to support our ongoing efforts to provide the industry's best online experience for our customers. Needless to say, other Home Office departments will also continue to grow to support our sales and service efforts. Overall, Benco added over 100 positions in the past 13-14 months, and we may see similar growth over the next 12 months.
What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?
Candidates interested in a career with Benco Dental can go to benco.com/careers. The Benco Careers site allows candidates to review open positions, complete an online application and attach a resume. Even when there are no open positions that interest a candidate, he/she can submit a resume to a Benco 'Talent Network'. Examples include Sales & Service (both by geographic district), Finance, Marketing, Purchasing, Culture & People, Information Technology, Call Center, Interns, etc. The idea behind the Talent Networks is to allow interested candidates to submit their resume for future opportunities. The Culture & People Talent Specialists review these submissions on a regular basis in order to be prepared when opportunities develop. Also, you can find our job openings on LinkedIn, Monster and similar sites. Benco participates in a number of Job Fairs (in person and virtual), and hosts a Job Fair at the Home Office each year.