Meet the company making Czechia smile

Envista is devoted to partnering with dental professionals to improve lives and wants to do the same for its employees in the Czech Republic.

William Nattrass

Written by William Nattrass Published on 30.01.2023 13:34:00 (updated on 30.01.2023) Reading time: 3 minutes

In the post-Covid era, employers’ efforts to make people feel engaged and comfortable in the workplace are increasingly important for job candidates, in Czechia and around the world. Rather than being seen as a perk, an empathetic, flexible working environment is now considered by many to be a requirement.

It’s no wonder, then, that a global dentistry leader that chose to make Prague its regional hub is also devoted to brightening its employees' smiles. Envista, a company based in the United States and operating around the world, is now turning to the rich seam of Czech talent to grow its business.

Envista brings together some of the world’s leading dental brands. A wide product portfolio reflects this varied structure; the company comprises a whole family of dental brands offering a variety of products for oral surgeons and orthodontists including braces, clear aligners, implants and restorative solutions to name a few.

Envista’s decision to bring together its regional operations and expand its Prague center is a big deal for the Czech dental care industry. And Envista’s Czech expansion also presents exciting employment opportunities for people keen to join a global oral healthcare leader.

Envista makes Prague its home

Envista is one of the many international innovators now realizing the enormous potential presented by the Czech Republic. The company’s Prague office serves as its regional center.

Why did Envista choose Prague? The company was impressed by the city’s diversity and large international community, especially as the company emphasizes a multicultural working environment. Envista currently employs people of a wide variety of nationalities and is always looking for more people proficient in an array of languages. Native level skills in English, Dutch, German, French, Italian, or Spanish are a priority.

The expansion of the Prague hub means Envista is also looking for people with different skill sets to work in areas including back-office roles such as finance, accounting, IT, and legal, to customer-facing roles such as marketing, customer service, and credit collections. 

And with modern offices in Prague’s new and trendy Docks campus in the Prague 8 district, the company is employee-oriented to a degree not often seen in large multinationals.

“Something I love about Envista is that our leaders genuinely care about their team members. As an HR leader, it’s refreshing to be able to say this with conviction” says Matthew McDonald, Director of Human Resources and Site Leader, who has worked with the business for almost seven years. Employee development and engagement are considered key by Envista, which aims to create a great place to work while adding value for customers.

“We have a strong employee focus as part of our culture and you can see this in our annual employee engagement scores. In both of our two short years in Prague, we have achieved high levels of engagement with our team. They tell us that they have a great sense of belonging here and that they feel connected to our purpose; we partner with dental professionals to improve the lives of the patients they serve,” says McDonald.

A people-focused business

So, what can potential employees expect from Envista?

The company’s balance of customer and employee centricity is part of its core business philosophy, which the company calls its “CIRCLe values.” Envista is an established, yet progressive business, with a long history of continuous improvement and collaboration. Its dental brands are market leaders in the sectors in which they operate, with a brand history of over 131 years.

Having chosen Prague as its regional hub, the brand is determined to develop local talent and provide opportunities to work in a global environment. Envista benefits focus on health and wellness, including a hybrid working environment, long-term insurance, pensions, and individual and team-based wellness activities. Of course, unlimited access to growth and development initiatives at all levels is prioritized, including its world class Envista Business Systems (EBS), providing a continuous improvement framework and tools.

And fittingly, for a dental care brand, employees and family members can also enjoy discounts on some of Envista’s world-class products.

Envista’s local success story provides exciting opportunities for expat workers in the Czech Republic. They have the chance to join a thriving global business, make the most of Envista’s focus on employee growth and development, and be a part of the company’s future.

This article was written in cooperation with Envista. Read more about our partner content policies here.

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