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Dendreon Reviews

Updated November 19, 2018
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  • "Turmoil within C-level management team" (in 5 reviews)

  • "Nepotism, Racism, No room to grow, poor decision-making by management" (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "A new day"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Operations in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dendreon full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Strong leadership. Great vision. Focus on employee success and happiness. Great team environment. Focus on employee growth and advancement.

    Cons

    Intense product support challenges given nature of product.


  2. "Great company in the early days"

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    Former Employee - QA Director in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - QA Director in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dendreon full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Benefits
    - Salary
    - Upward mobility

    Cons

    - Sr.Management
    - Failed to commercialize successfully

    Advice to Management

    Great product but need to partner with company with deep pockets. Kite and Juno have surpassed Dendreon due to Gilead and Celgene. Dendreon needs to partner to allow this great product to fully come to market.

  3. "Nothing special. Average. OK."

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    Current Employee - Analyst
    Current Employee - Analyst
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Dendreon full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    • Timely payroll runs
    • Decent benefits
    • On-site gym at corporate HQ
    • Free K-cups in the kitchen
    • Some telecommuting options
    • Relatively stable business

    Cons

    Dendreon is a fine "in-between" place to park yourself while you scope out your next career move. Don't expect anything more than status quo.

    2.5 stars

    Advice to Management

    I don't give free advice.


  4. "An OK place to gain experience."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dendreon full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    A chance work on the cutting edge of medicine.

    Cons

    A lot of nepotism, Unqualified managers. There is limited potential for advancement.


  5. "There are better oppoturnities out there."

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing in Seal Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Manufacturing in Seal Beach, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Dendreon full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Amazing groups of people, not management, to work with in all functional areas.

    Cons

    Everything else. The company used to be a wonderful place to work after first starting up but has been on a downhill slide since it was acquired by Valeant.

    Advice to Management

    The best workers will continue to keep leaving unless more advancements opportunites are provided.


  6. "The grass was greener at Dendreon"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seal Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seal Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Dendreon full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Many people have returned to Dendreon - because it is such a great company

    Cons

    Dendreon just needs to continue to grow

    Advice to Management

    Continue to hire and promote people that make Dendreon a great place to work


  7. "Manufacture Associate horror"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Dendreon full-time

    Pros

    Good product for patients with prostate cancer

    Only work three days / week

    Cons

    Horrible management
    Very unprofessional
    No room for growth

    Advice to Management

    Fire entire management and start over

  8. "Great company with difficult past. You will get what you put in."

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    Current Employee - Meteorology Specialist in Seal Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Meteorology Specialist in Seal Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dendreon full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible working environment, alot of opportunity to learn and take on challenges.

    Cons

    Difficult to advance your career.

    Advice to Management

    Less politics, less meetings, more focus on actual work and improvement. Reward your key contributors.


  9. "Excellent intro to Biotech Industry"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manufacturing Associate in Union City, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Manufacturing Associate in Union City, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dendreon full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    3 days on. 4 off is great work week. Plenty of OT was offered. Some Solid mgrs in manufacturing dept. Nice people.

    Cons

    3rd shift is hard work but great experience. A lot of nepotism. Benefits arent great. Sometimes people allowed too much freedom and they take advantage of it!

    Advice to Management

    Promote based on merits and skills. Not tenure. "Its his time" isnt good enough.


  10. "Operations"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Operations in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company good benefits

    Cons

    Going thru new management

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work


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