Dendreon Reviews

Updated April 28, 2015
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Dendreon President & CEO John H. Johnson
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Pros
  • Casual environment, good pay and great location (in 7 reviews)

  • Great benefits because it's a biotech/pharma company (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • Refusal to recognize the elephant in the room by senior management and I don't mean just product sales (in 5 reviews)

  • Bad management, no direction, no growth (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Manufacturing Associate II

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norcross, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norcross, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Dendreon full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great co-workers, decent money, great experience whether it is your field or not

    Cons

    Nepotism, Racism, No room to grow, poor decision-making by management

    Advice to Management

    Specific individuals within your management team is the reason you all have problems...Slavery is over!


  2. Payroll Specialist.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    No Pros that I know.

    Cons

    Payroll Department doesn't like working well with other people.

    Advice to Management

    Teach your payroll department that they are no top dogs.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Senior Employee for 3+ years

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    Current Employee - Senior Employee in Union City, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Employee in Union City, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Dendreon (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Vacation time, if you were a yes man to get it. Largely dealt out to favorites, like bonuses, increases. There weren't many pros about Dendreon.

    Cons

    Watched my work get credited to someone because they were our bosses favorite . Dendreon was a poster child for what's wrong with Pharma. I watched my hard work like many of my colleagues get accredited to unqualified people who took credit because they were yes men. It was without a doubt the most hostile environment I've ever seen. Dendreon decline can be directly associated to what I witnessed. Strictly a, I'll pat your back company.

    Advice to Management

    When you hire HR people, try not to hire the ones that cover everything up. When people complain to HR, listen to what they say. No one cared when so many complained about the waste, about the cover up, about the poor treatment, about the hostile work place, about the payoffs to keep quite through promotions and bonuses, about the deciet. Listen to the ones doing the work, listen to the ones telling when so many are stealing and hurting the Company. Dendreon's choice of Directors and Managers was a direct action to its failures. It was almost a joke through our plant about the actual hard working individuals were being treated so poorly. These people did exactly what the first CEO did cash out and run.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Manufacturing

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Manufacturing in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Dendreon full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Contributions to aide in preserving the health of prostate cancer patients.

    Cons

    Management is very unsatisfactory, leading with no common sense

    Advice to Management

    Thanks for nothing


  6. Helpful (1)

    Supervisor

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    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The pay and the employees are the best thing at this company. The benefits are great.

    Cons

    Upper Management can not be trusted. They do not care about the employees. They only care about $$$$$$$$$$.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to actually care about the employees. Treat people with respect and treat them as the adults.


  7. Helpful (1)

    This company is a joke!

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    Former Employee - CRA in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - CRA in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Dendreon full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Better than average salary and lots of PTO bc you can't get fired for abusing the system. The people you connect with who aren't in management positions.

    Cons

    Toxic culture, understaffed, nepotism in management, no future for the company, etc. If you want to work somewhere for longer than six months avoid this joke of a company!

    Advice to Management

    Give everyone left there a decent severance package since you've wasted so much money in the past four years it's ridiculous!


  8. Needs change

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    Former Employee - QA Associate II in Union City, GA
    Former Employee - QA Associate II in Union City, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Dendreon full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great compensation, good benefits.

    Cons

    Bad management, no direction, no growth. No job satisfaction. If you are looking for secure employment, do not apply there.

    Advice to Management

    Hire professionals with degrees who have experience in the industry.


  9. Sinking ship

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    Current Employee - Coordinator in Seal Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Coordinator in Seal Beach, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Dendreon full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Compensation, co-workers, nice work environment, office culture

    Cons

    stress, regular layoffs, facility closures, horrible management, very political environment, lack of money, senior management very dishonest

    Advice to Management

    Get your act together, sell or file for bankruptcy. it is obvious that your vested interest is in GA.


  10. Horrible Company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Dendreon full-time

    Pros

    The only good thing about this company is their product. Hopefully a buyout will happen soon so they can clean house of senior management

    Cons

    3 reductions in force over the last 3 years. No pipeline

    Advice to Management

    You have already destroyed this company.


  11. Run......

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    Current Employee - Senior Research Associate in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Research Associate in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Dendreon full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    They pay well, it used to be a fun company to work for.

    Cons

    No room to grow. Management plays favorites and promotes wrong people who do nothing. Management has no idea what is going on. Misleading on bonuses and raises (non-existent for the most part).

    Advice to Management

    Figure out what is going on or people will keep leaving, unless that is what you want, which is definitely the consesnsus among employees.



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