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A company in chaos

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

I worked at Dendreon for less than a year

Pros

Generous salary and benefits, including severance packages
Powerful new technology
Great product. I truly believe it has/will change the face of oncology.

Cons

New and naive
Grew to fast because they were optimistic to a fault. Quadrupled their size in anticipation of sales. But didn't know how to market their drug, then had to lay off more than half of staff and close a facility.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Really need to analyze situations better. A great product doesn't necessarily mean success. No drug can sell itself. Need experience and infrastructure rather than big ideas.
Don't lose sight of the values that made Dendreon great. Need to balance the new with the old.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Excellent in Theory, Disappointing in Practice.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Union City, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Union City, GA

    I have been working at Dendreon full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Fantastic product concept, good benefits, decent salary. Excellent team of professionals at my level.

    Cons

    There are wide disparities in management quality, training and experience within departments. Work-life balance is challenging, given management's expectation of unlimited availability regardless of whether outside normally scheduled days and times. Little concern if any, is given to the personal cost or inconvenience to the employees in question.

    No opinion of CEO
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    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 for more than 3 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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