Dendreon
2.6 of 5 77 reviews
www.dendreon.com Seattle, WA 1000 to 5000 Employees

Dendreon Reviews

Updated Apr 29, 2014
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2.6 77 reviews

                             

23% Approve of the CEO

Dendreon President & CEO John H. Johnson

John H. Johnson

(26 ratings)

22% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Compliance/Regulatory

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsInnovative organization with many biotech breakthroughs to learn from.

    ConsMany systems are not developed or highly maintained.

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    Always having Change and do more with less

    QC Associate II (Current Employee)
    Atlanta, GA

    ProsGood pay
    Saving lives
    Three day work week

    ConsNight shift
    Not stable at the moment
    Not a lot of room for growth

    Advice to Senior ManagementPromote more people that have earned it.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Fun place but....

    Manufacturing Associate (Current Employee)
    Morris Plains, NJ

    ProsThe company itself was fun to work at. There were open computers to use and coffee to drink.

    ConsThere were mass hires even tho we sat around doing nothing?

    Advice to Senior ManagementRUN YOUR COMPANY BETTER!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great learning experience with many difficult hurdles to overcome

    Commercial (Former Employee)
    Cecil Field, FL

    ProsPassionate people that were very driven in the field.
    Aggressive pay structure
    Touched many areas within an Oncology clinic that most product do not

    ConsMore of a Device type format. Have to hand hold the entire process thru until final payment.
    High turn over in the field made it very difficult to manage and have customers gain confidence.
    Baggage inherited around initial poor reimbursement was difficult to overcome and made it a long process to get customers back. Time that we did not have.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe more open in hiring people into leadership positions with diverse back grounds into the mix. Many people were from JNJ and Amgen. This type of thinking let to group think and limited diverse solutions that could have helped the company.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Full of promise and hope, fell short in the end.

    Let's Just Say IT (Former Employee)
    Seattle, WA

    ProsGood pay, decent folks, chance to work for a company trying to make a difference.

    ConsPoor management. Poor management. Failed at making the transition from research company to commercial company. Ruthlessly punished by wallstreet for mistakes. Almost... Intentionally.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't fire those who know what's going on and bring in consultants who talk to no one, then make painful uneducated cuts in force,

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It was fun while it lasted!

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Seattle, WA

    ProsAwesome pay, benefits, outside of work functions.

    ConsWent from an R/D company to manufacturing, lacked the vision for the future.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Memorable

    Manufacturing Associate II (Current Employee)
    Seal Beach, CA

    ProsThe employees at Dendreon are great people who love what they do.

    ConsDendreon needs to address management issues at the Seal Beach site before they run the good employees away.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDendreon needs to figure out how to increase sales and to come up with additional products to create stability for the company.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great novel therapeutic but poor management

    Manufacturing Associate (Former Employee)
    Seal Beach, CA

    ProsTo work in manufacturing a novel drug therapeutic within the great biotechnology industry .

    ConsCompany has undergone major financial downturns and downsizing in the past years.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to take care of the current team members due to many accomplishments completed for the company since the company's beginnings (I.e. Good teams of people working for the company).

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good people, quality work, unfortunate product

    QC Associate I (Former Employee)
    Seal Beach, CA

    ProsThe quality of the work at Dendreon was high. The people were reasonable and enjoyable to work with. Company is small so you knew a lot of people from different departments.

    ConsProduct requires complicated processing which means if you work with the product hands on you are likely working on Graveshift. Financial issues continue to plague the company so stability is questionable.

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    Ok company

    Cell Processing Associate II (Former Employee)
    Morris Plains, NJ

    ProsWorked with great people and good benefits.

    ConsBad management and constant shift changes.

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