Dendreon Reviews

Updated July 11, 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. Mfg Associate

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dendreon full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    State of the art facility and excellent training program.

    Cons

    MGMT has no clue how to financially lead and be lean


  2. Good Medical/Clinical Dept

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Positive culture for us in Med/Clin

    Cons

    Company had significant financial challenges

    Advice to Management

    File BK--whoops, you did that!


  3. Clinical Study Manager

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Dendreon full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Small group; great medical directors.

    Cons

    Some staff had worked there long term and had limited outside experience.


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  5. Not a bad place, but......

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newnan, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newnan, GA

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

    Pros

    A lot of really great people to work with.

    Cons

    Losing some really good employees with the recent buy out. Management does not seem to care.

    Advice to Management

    Sadly. many managers do not see the incompetence in those in lead positions. Pay attention to those taking smoke breaks


  6. QC

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Decatur, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Decatur, GA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good pay. Easy job.

    Cons

    Middle management is incompetent. Job is repetitive. Working overnight is hard.


  7. Good Company

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    Current Employee - QC Associate II in Union City, GA
    Current Employee - QC Associate II in Union City, GA

    I have been working at Dendreon full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great Product Good Pay Work/Life balance is good

    Cons

    Overnight schedules Very lean staff because of lack of revenue Not a lot of room for growth

    Advice to Management

    Put the right people in positions that can make a difference and know what they are doing.


  8. Masters of underutilization

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    Former Employee - Senior Associate QA L2 in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Associate QA L2 in Seattle, WA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great people in the individual contributor bandwidth

    Cons

    Absolute lousy senior management. Another example of Seattle biotech that never valued business leadership within its upper echelon

    Advice to Management

    Good luck in Chapter 11!


  9. Good company, some financial problems

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dendreon full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The mission and the patients.

    Cons

    Bankruptcy and allegations of Executive insider trading.

    Advice to Management

    Lawyer up.


  10. Helpful (1)

    From Approval to Crash

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Seattle Site was very profession, competitive pay and benefits, I was there during the approval and the crash, two very different and interesting times

    Cons

    Gold was the worst CEO of all time, watching the Management make boatloads with their stock sales, while the rest of us had a closed window and had to wait for the crash was very difficult. No option to transfer to other sites during after layoffs, despite having seniority. Ethics at Seal Beach seemed lower and somewhat alarming.

    Advice to Management

    Allow trained individuals to transfer to other sites rather than let everyone go. Dont email your politcal views to the whole company regarding votes on income tax either.


  11. Compliance/Regulatory

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dendreon

    Pros

    Innovative organization with many biotech breakthroughs to learn from.

    Cons

    Many systems are not developed or highly maintained.



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