Dendreon Reviews

Updated July 31, 2015
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  1. If they can fix it.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dendreon

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

    Pros

    The QC process was well organized.

    Cons

    High cost of goods poor sales is a recipe for disaster. Work hours were not conducive to work/life balance


  2. Great place.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Associate
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Associate

    I worked at Dendreon

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Helping men with prostate cancer. Good pay good benefits. New facility with a ton of great co workers.

    Cons

    The ongoing risk of layoffs was always looming. Unfortunately this caused most of the better employees to look for other work.


  3. Payroll Specialist.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dendreon

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

    Pros

    No Pros that I know.

    Cons

    Payroll Department doesn't like working well with other people.

    Advice to Management

    Teach your payroll department that they are no top dogs.


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  5. Saving peoples lives...awesome :)

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 :)


  6. Mismanagement and politics plague day to day operations.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Operations Associate in Union City, GA
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Operations Associate in Union City, GA

    I have been working at Dendreon

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

    Pros

    The short work week, as well as the pay, is a exceptional perk. The health benefits were fantastic as well, but those have recently changed. The work can be monotonous yet somewhat fufilling.

    Cons

    Politics run rampant. My job title has changed no less then 3 times through out my 5 year tenure in the manufacturing department. As of 6 months ago all senority has been "reset" and now a employee must apply and interview for promotions. This would be fine with the exception that management has handpicked a few employees to retain senior status. There is no clear outline of what is needed to be promoted. Management enjoys moving the goal posts for employees, and making promises they have little intent on keeping. Management has repetedly lost training records of long term employees, then put the onus on those employees to keep hard copies of these records in their car's glove box. All in all a very unprofessional work environment maintained by amauturs and sycophants.

    Advice to Management

    Reevaluate the middle management and pay more attention to the day to day operations of your facilities. Look at who is in charge and how they got there. Pay attention to the moral of your workforce because as of today it is beyond poor.


  7. Great product, disorganized and cost of goods too high

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Immunotherapy Sales Specialist
    Former Employee - Immunotherapy Sales Specialist

    I worked at Dendreon

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

    Pros

    great product, patients are in need of it

    Cons

    narrow indication, high cost of goods, manufacturing has difficulty keeping up with demand

    Advice to Management

    punt


  8. Helpful (1)

    Working FTE at Dendreon

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Information Technology
    Current Employee - Information Technology

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good place to work. Co-workers are very friendly and helpful. There is a sense that everyone needs to succeed in order for the company to succeed.

    Cons

    Promotions need personal lobbying. and there is personal politics in play as your position becomes higher.

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent.


  9. Great Company but early decisions left us in a bad place

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Manager in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Dendreon

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, pay, benefits, and passion. Really dedicated to patients and trying to make their lives better.

    Cons

    Company grew way too fast and now we're paying the price with Chapter 11.

    Advice to Management

    Too late unfortunately.


  10. Masters of underutilization

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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!


  11. 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.



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