Dendreon Reviews

Updated February 17, 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. Saving peoples lives...awesome :)

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great team, dedicated and passionate, very intelligent and adaptive. I have experienced so much growth here as an employee here for this start up, I know I can bring energy and experience to any other company. Great benefits and good pay, nice bonus too :)

    Cons

    Rifts each and every year. Three CEO's in five years. Increased work load (which has only made me a more adaptive and efficient employee :) Dont care that Valeant recently purchased us, this was and still is an awesome place to work at :)

    Advice to Management

    What can I say... the first CEO messed things up, not your fault :)


  2. Excellent

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    Former Employee - Senior Scientist in Morris Plains, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Scientist in Morris Plains, NJ

    I worked at Dendreon full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    People respect each other. Management values each employee.

    Cons

    The work here brings the best out of you. It is challenging.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management wants each employee to grow. They pay for your college tuition.


  3. quality control

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    Former Employee - Quality Control Associate II in Seal Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Quality Control Associate II in Seal Beach, CA

    I worked at Dendreon full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great benefits and good benefits.

    Cons

    Politics.If you know the manager you will be promoted right away.

    Advice to Management

    Please look at employees performance not at the one that is your favorite.


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  5. This company helped me become a professional in software development and database design and administration; it was a pl

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    Current Employee - Senior IT Systems Developer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Senior IT Systems Developer in Seattle, WA

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Great coworkers - Great benefits - Professional environment

    Cons

    - A lot of employees were laid off


  6. tester

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dendreon

    Pros

    good company , good help , good pay

    Cons

    small projects, not much time managed


  7. Helpful (1)

    Great experience - poor leadership

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    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Associate in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Associate in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Dendreon full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    -Benefits, work life balance, co-workers, 'feel good industry', downtown location

    Cons

    -Leadership/Board doesn't seem to make the right decisions, Stock granted is not worth anything so not a good indication of overall salary/pay. Leadership/Board of Directors seem to think of the stock only and not as much about growing the company, thinking of the patient first (one of the values!)...

    Advice to Management

    Let people on the front line make decisions and listen to them - stop making poor decisions that impact stock and physician's decision to use the product.


  8. wonderful place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dendreon

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The people that work there are wonderful. The benefits are also great.

    Cons

    You have to be willing to work a night shift for three 12 hour days.



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