Dendreon Interview Questions

Updated Feb 24, 2015
Updated Feb 24, 2015
37 Interview Reviews

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    Supervisor Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    The hiring process was long and drawn out. Seems they are looking for "yes men/women" as opposed to independent thinkers. They do not seem to really look for qualified candidates during the interview process.

  2. Helpful (1)  

    Clinical/Medical Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a weekinterviewed at Dendreon.

    Interview

    Several interviews, quick process

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    HR was not able to negotiate at all. They were very firm on the offer and could not make any adjustments at all,

  3.  

    Cell Processing Associate Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Dendreon.

    Interview

    Informal due to age and growth of company at the time of interview

    Interview Questions

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    Vice President of Market Access Interview

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Dendreon (Bridgewater, NJ) in March 2013.

    Interview

    Convoluted and disorganized. I spoke with 3 different HR representatives and secured an interview. When I arrived I was asked to interview for a completely different position than described previously, with people I was not expecting to see and who were not prepared to meet.

    Interview Questions

    • What have you heard about us on the street? What reputation do we have?   Answer Question
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    QA Supervisor Interview

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Dendreon (Seal Beach, CA) in September 2012.

    Interview

    Standard questions, nothing technical. They want to make sure that you fit their culture, not that you know what you are doing.

    Interview Questions

  7.  

    Manager Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Dendreon (Morris Plains, NJ).

    Interview

    3 phone interviews
    On-Site all day interview
    Offer letter

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Minimal negotiation

  8.  

    Senior ESystems Operations Analyst Interview

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Dendreon (Morris Plains, NJ) in April 2012.

    Interview

    The position was a senior management position troubleshooting operations issues, managing system roll out and upgrades, and reporting directly to corporate for a major new pharma product.

    Initial communications with the recruiter were always prepared in advance and with warm introductions. Early screening was conducted by phone with two levels of recruiters, followed by a phone interview with the employer hiring manager, followed by 1:1 interviews with the employer panel of co-workers, senior management team, and hiring manager.

    The company has a cutting edge product and a world-class supply chain operation, driven by a recent upgrade of a major ERP system. Any candidate must be confident in all of those topics to make it to the final round of interviews.

    The hiring manager flew from Seattle to New Jersey to meet for the interview at the IMF where the position would be based, reporting back to corporate in Seattle, and working with colleagues at other IMFs in the USA. I personally appreciated not having to travel to the employer - especially after I was not offered the position - and they offered to travel to me for the interview.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you automate manual processes in a clinical laboratory in six months or less?   Answer Question
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    Quality Control Associate Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at Dendreon in July 2011.

    Interview

    Initially I received an email indicating that I would need to contact the recruiter to schedule a phone interview. The recruiter was hard to reach, and cancelled several times before I was finally able to make contact and complete the interview. I scheduled a group interview at the facility, during which time I was interviewed again by phone. Then, I was interviewed by a potential coworker, and supervisor. Finally I was interviewed by the director of my prospective department. I was given instructions to complete a drug screen and a start date in July of that year. Before my start date arrived, I received an email from HR to inform me that the company was on a hiring freeze and that the offer of employment had to be rescinded.

    In October of the same year, I received an email from the HR contact to inform me that I had been approved for hire and that I would need to be interviewed again by the potential manager and supervisor of the prospective department. I was interviewed over lunch. 2 weeks later I received an email with instructions on how to access and accept my offer letter, and what to do from there.

    Interview Questions

    • Explain the concept of how the luminex works as simply as possible.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    There was very little room for negotiation of the offer or the schedule.

  10.  

    QC Associate I Interview

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Dendreon (Atlanta, GA) in July 2011.

    Interview

    Since I had primarily worked in academic labs, the interviewers really questioned whether I understood the difference between academic and industry labs. They really wondered if the repetitiveness of quality control was what I wanted since it is different than academia. They mostly talked about the job and did not ask a lot of questions of me.

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    Cell Processing Associate Interview

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Dendreon (Seal Beach, CA) in June 2011.

    Interview

    I was asked a list of questions ranging from what do you know about the company, how did you hear of the job opening, what is your desired salary, what shift do you prefer to work. The interviewer basically asked me all these questions and then asked me if I had any. I asked him a few questions regarding the position I was interviewing for and how much growth would I be able to reach say that they decide to hire me for this particular position, etc.

    Interview Questions

    • What do you know about Dendreon?   Answer Question
    • Would you say that you are a team player? This position requires you to work in a team and work by yourself. Do you have these qualifications?   Answer Question

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