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Dendreon Reviews

Updated Jul 13, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

2.6 78 reviews

22% Approve of the CEO

Dendreon President & CEO John H. Johnson

John H. Johnson

(27 ratings)

21% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good pay, decent folks, chance to work for a company trying to make a difference(in 6 reviews)

  • Great benefits because it's a biotech/pharma company(in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • No work life balance especially if you work in manufacturing(in 4 reviews)

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

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

    Senior IT Systems Developer (Current Employee) Seattle, WA

    Pros- Great coworkers
    - Great benefits
    - Professional environment

    Cons- A lot of employees were laid off

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

     

    tester

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosgood company , good help , good pay

    Conssmall projects, not much time managed

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    Great experience - poor leadership

    Quality Assurance Associate (Former Employee) Seattle, WA

    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 Senior ManagementLet 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.

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

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    wonderful place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    Enjoyed my time here

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosbenefits, coworkers are great, great location

    Consbad management in some departments

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    I enjoyed working here!

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood benefits, Great coworkers, enjoy working for cancer patients.

    ConsCOGS; the company made a lot of critical mistakes in the beginning financially

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    I really enjoyed working here!

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Seattle, WA

    ProsGreat benefits because it's a biotech/pharma company. Can't go wrong there. And, if you get in with a manager you like and department you feel challenged in, it's good.

    ConsStruggling with COGS which has resulted in annual downsizings and a lot of turnover. Don't expect your manager and your job description to remain the same over a long period of time.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRemember to keep communications lines open with all employees to mitigate turnover.

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

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    Good But Unstable

    Quality Control Associate I (Former Employee) Seal Beach, CA

    ProsComp, Benefits
    Coworkers
    Workload
    Bonuses
    Subsidies on Food and Snacks

    ConsInstability
    Lack of Sales
    Worried about layoffs

    Advice to Senior ManagementIncrease sales

    – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsLots of internal talent, people are passionate about their work, you will get an opportunity to work on cutting edge technology in cancer research

    ConsUncertain Future of the company, frequent lay offs, money troubles and budget cuts are just few recent drawbacks you will face if you were to join the company right now

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

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    loved the people I worked with for the most part. Executive leadership destroyed this company

    Material Handler II (Former Employee) Morris Plains, NJ

    Prosgreat people...great pay....bad leadership.. a lot of excitement and enthusiasm turned into disappointment as senior management drove this company into the ground...mitch gold should be in jail.

    Conschanged the schedule too many times...management did not know how to delegate and instead micromanaged everything.

    Advice to Senior Managementyou should all be fired...mitch gold and john Johnson are idiots

    – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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