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A company in chaos

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Seattle, WA

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

ConsNew 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 Senior ManagementReally 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.

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

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    Great experience - poor leadership

    Quality Assurance Associate (Former Employee) 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… Advice to Senior Management: Let people on the front line make decisions and listen to them -… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    Excellent in Theory, Disappointing in Practice.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) 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… 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… More
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