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Dendreon Reviews

Updated July 20, 2018
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Pros
  • "If you establish boundaries early, you can have a great work/life balance" (in 5 reviews)

  • "New facility with a ton of great co workers" (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "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. "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

  3. "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.


  4. "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.


  5. "Operations"

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    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


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Be Careful"

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Associate in Union City, GA
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Associate in Union City, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    3-4 day work week
    great co-workers
    great place to work for experience
    easy interview process

    Cons

    NIght shift, they will change work schedule whenever they want and expect you to convert without any notice.
    Management, does not listen to their employees nor care to understand the day to day issues.
    High turnover, they are always hiring and firing because of the difficult of work and mgmt rules.
    Everything is being recorded at all times

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees more.
    Understand the process and work in a team in that setting is extremely stressful


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Innovative. Transparent. Great team. Hard work.

    Cons

    Too much instability and fluff.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Lack of Strategy and support for sales force"

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    Current Employee - Field Sales in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Field Sales in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best colleagues to work with - very professional, talented and genuine
    Great treatment- exciting to learn about and present to hcp's
    Money was ok.

    Cons

    No support for sales
    No strategic planning for upcoming changes in the market
    Poor training
    Turnover is abrupt and frequent
    Rate of turnover is very high

    Advice to Management

    Provide sales force with additional training support and tools to respond to changes in the market
    Be kinder
    Show goodwill


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Sales"

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

    I worked at Dendreon full-time

    Pros

    - Great product. Easy to get excited about and the impact on patients' lives.
    - Great working with colleagues in sales. Lots of collaboration.
    - Great pay. Benefits are average at best. Zero equity in the company.
    - I hear sales strategy has finally been consistent, so that's a plus.

    Cons

    - This once groundbreaking therapy is getting left in the dust by competition getting approval for broader indications and there's been very little done to help the sales team combat these realities. In fact, every effort to explore different avenues are shot down and seen as "distractions".
    - Very little professional development. The only help you will get is from your sales colleagues during windshield time.
    - There's been no continuing education from the home office. Years without a training department.
    - No one in the home office has ever sold this product and it shows. They haven't a clue and think its a breeze.
    - This is the most complex sale in the industry and mgt thinks it only takes "reach and frequency" to win. Top-down support non-existent.
    The turnover is crazy and vacancies w/ field partners make it tough to meet customer's needs.
    - You will be let go if you struggle rather than receive help. Many leave before the target gets on their back.
    - Small field force so very tough to advance.

    Advice to Management

    Get out into the field and work with the average customer. Stop listening just to KOLs who dont live in the same world as the rest of our physicians.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Moa"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Moa in Union City, GA
    Current Employee - Moa in Union City, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Three days a week work life

    Cons

    Treats employees like animals, drama, manager spreads employees business. Employees go out drinking and smoking marijuana while manufacturing drugs, managers know but want do anything

    Advice to Management

    Hire professional managers


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