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Dendreon Reviews

Updated June 26, 2017
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  • hours a week overnight, no opportunities for career advancement, work/life balance is not important To their staff (in 5 reviews)

  • Upper management had no idea what they were doing (in 8 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Unfortunate business fortunes, but was a wonderful place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Dendreon (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of smart and good people at the company, perfect place to learn. Great work-life balance

    Cons

    Pipeline is dry. The company made too many early missteps that makes it difficult to compete in current environment against bigger competitions. Pay and benefit is lower than competition.

    Advice to Management

    It's time to take some R&D bets. The company is dying a slow death and bleeding talents consistently.


  2. "Great staff"

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

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

    Pros

    Great staff that knows their stuff

    Cons

    Too much turnover in a short time.

    Advice to Management

    Listen

  3. "Loved working there, but at the end I didnt feel valued even though I was doing the work of 5 people...crazy"

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    Former Employee - Materials Associate II/Material Handler I/Manufacturing Associate V in Seal Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Materials Associate II/Material Handler I/Manufacturing Associate V in Seal Beach, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent health benefits
    Excellent Facility (State of the Art)
    Structured, and everytging has metrics
    Very organized and optimized work flow

    Cons

    Only one product
    Year I worked there...a layoff
    No growth opportunities..to bad
    Losing skilled experienced workers frequently
    Micro Management at the end only steered me to find a better job.

    Advice to Management

    Check your current employee resumes..ask if they want to grow!


  4. "Reasonable"

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    Former Employee - Manufacuring Associate
    Former Employee - Manufacuring Associate

    I worked at Dendreon (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Decent pay and benefits Good people.

    Cons

    bankrupt. Higher management very incompetent


  5. "Stepping stone job - long-term employment not recommended here"

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Operations Associate in Seal Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Operations Associate in Seal Beach, CA
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    3-day work weeks
    Thorough training program
    Resume builder (GMP, Batch Record Review, cleanroom, fast-paced, biologics). Flow Cytometry for QC BioAssay Associates.
    Pay & Benefits
    Many Breaks, Easy Work

    Cons

    Strong day-to-day sentiment that management is not on your side and will not back you up
    Poor potential for career growth (no upward mobility)
    Shifts combine swing and grave or are split grave (ie mo/tu/fr)
    Preferential treatment
    Meaningless projects
    Poor leadership
    Company only has 1 product (sinking ship)
    Certain coworkers will not pull their weight, so you'll have to pull theirs. They'll probably be much better compensated than you are too.
    Repetitive and poor development beyond repetitive production processes (only a few for each department). Learning stops.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to identify which projects will be a waste of resources and let go of them. Do real work instead of padding the metrics.
    Encourage and support your employees when it's deserved.
    Get rid of dead weight on all levels. Quality department is a mess, middle management everywhere, and poor mfg/qc workers harm patients and drag the team, company, metrics, and morale down.
    Push the best employees forward to lean out and improve the company. When we get bought out again, take these employees and do more with them than just make provenge.


  6. "OK job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good coworkers, salary, and benefits

    Cons

    Turmoil within C-level management team


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Sr. Manager"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Snohomish, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Snohomish, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Dendreon (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good People with big hearts

    Cons

    Mismanaged over several years starting with ...

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Scientist"

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    Former Employee - Scientist I in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Scientist I in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Innovative and frontier technologies and treat employees well.

    Cons

    constant layoffs keep employees worried all the time


  9. "Manufacturing"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I have been working at Dendreon as a contractor

    Pros

    Good c9mpany to start with.

    Cons

    No shift preferance,only nights.far from the city.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Management Improvement"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Benefits which includes health and dental . Flexible time off. Serving and being committed to the patient. Continued coffee perk which helps with staying up.

    Cons

    Management, no room for growth. No training programs or initiatives. Favoritism, putting employees in roles in which they are not qualified. Not adhering to the same policies across the board when reprimanding employees.

    Advice to Management

    Foster career development and growth. Eliminate favoritism. Provide employees with the same opportunities across the board. Utilize different skill sets as there are many offered.


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