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Dendreon Reviews

Updated October 28, 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. "Very good place (for temp cost work at least)"

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    Former Contractor - Cost Accountant in Seal Beach, CA
    Former Contractor - Cost Accountant in Seal Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dendreon as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great learning experience, and my boss did a good job teaching me but leaving me space to figure tasks out.

    Cons

    I can't speak to non-temp contract work, I was only there a few months during the summer full-time. The only bad thing to happen was not being able to have clearance for a few days, making me unable to start working at first.


  2. "Coordinator"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Dendreon as a contractor

    Pros

    Dendreon is unique in the way that confidence is what propels the company further. The treatment process can be complex but that doesn't stop Dendreon for pursuing to spread this treatment to men in need.

    Cons

    Ups and downs in the past while under Valeant

  3. "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
    Negative Outlook
    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.


  4. "Manager, Manufacturing Operations"

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing Operations Manager in Union City, GA
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Operations Manager in Union City, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Site director in Union City is excellent and bringing positive change. The product is unique and meaningful.

    Cons

    Poor upper management (off site). Over forecasted and had production layoffs once per year. Went bankrupt and sold (awkward transition). Were just sold again. Hopefully they get it right this time! This uncertainty creates a lot of unneeded stress and employees eventually seek stability elsewhere.
    The production schedule forces odd shift schedules for employees.

    Advice to Management

    Let the plant run itself. Stay out of the way.


  5. "Great"

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    Former Employee - Cell Processing Tech in Morris Plains, NJ
    Former Employee - Cell Processing Tech in Morris Plains, NJ
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    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Dendreon (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    Downsizing downsizing no overtime etc


  6. "employee review"

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    Former Employee - Medical Science Liaison
    Former Employee - Medical Science Liaison
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great small company to work for. Excellent group of folks who believe in their drug and work hard. Has been through a lot of ups and downs, being sold etc. but the main core of employees there are a wonderful group who support each other, have the patients best interests at heart, and care about the emloyees!

    Cons

    Company has been sold twice....many ups and downs.


  7. "Manufacturing Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good starting position.Good place to gain experience in to the Biotech industry

    Cons

    No Job satisfaction, One of the managers was essentially only there to eat and drink.

    Advice to Management

    Be more polite to your employees. At-least trust that they know what they are doing .

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    "Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great team, great mission

    Cons

    Financial challenges led to insecurity and lots of job churn

    Advice to Management

    None


  9. "QA Supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people and product (immunotherpy drug for prostate cancer).
    Excellent pay, benefits, training and culture.

    Cons

    Poor product launch led to being bought by Valeant Pharmaceuticals.
    Annual layoffs as a result of poor product launch and poor financial decisions.

    Advice to Management

    Involve employees more by bringing back round table meetings with senior management and board members. Dendreon employees are very knowledgeable and the desire to be heard.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Pros and Cons"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Dendreon full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and work life balance. Pay is above average

    Cons

    The constant unknown of whether or not the company will succeed and if you will have employment.


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