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Dendreon Overview

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Seattle, WA
501 to 1000 employees
1992
Company - Public (DNDN)
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Unknown
Dendreon wants to boost your immunity from the start. It is developing therapeutic vaccines that help the body's immune system fight cancer by targeting dendritic cells, which initiate an immune response to disease-causing antigens. Its sole commercial product ... Read more

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  • "Bright people, first-out-the-box, so deployment missteps made"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
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    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Dendreon full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent comp, terrific location, mission-oriented staff (cancer company) at the time

    Cons

    Company grew fast, developed first approved immunotherapy, decided to go it alone, so did not partner w/big pharma. As a result, company went bankrupt and was eventually acquired in virtual fire sale to rapacious company called Valeant (not valiant).

    Advice to Management

    Too late now, but you should have collaborated with more experienced companies once the therapy was approved.

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Dendreon Interviews

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    Interview

    I went through an interview panel with 2 of the managers. They asked very standard interview questions. Not a lot of technical, more behavioral. They asked what you knew about the company and elaborate more on your resume. Mainly check to see if you are fit for their culture and vice versa. They want to see you're willing to learn and enthusiasm I'd key.

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