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Dendreon Reviews

Updated December 6, 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)

    "Great experience - poor leadership"

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    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Associate in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Associate in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Benefits, work life balance, co-workers, 'feel good industry', downtown location

    Cons

    -Leadership/Board doesn't seem to make the right decisions, Stock granted is not worth anything so not a good indication of overall salary/pay. Leadership/Board of Directors seem to think of the stock only and not as much about growing the company, thinking of the patient first (one of the values!)...

    Advice to Management

    Let people on the front line make decisions and listen to them - stop making poor decisions that impact stock and physician's decision to use the product.


  2. "tester"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good company , good help , good pay

    Cons

    small projects, not much time managed

  3. "This company helped me become a professional in software development and database design and administration; it was a pl"

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    Current Employee - Senior IT Systems Developer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Senior IT Systems Developer in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great coworkers
    - Great benefits
    - Professional environment

    Cons

    - A lot of employees were laid off


  4. "quality control"

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    Former Employee - Quality Control Associate II in Seal Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Quality Control Associate II in Seal Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and good benefits.

    Cons

    Politics.If you know the manager you will be promoted right away.

    Advice to Management

    Please look at employees performance not at the one that is your favorite.


  5. "Excellent"

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    Former Employee - Senior Scientist in Morris Plains, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Scientist in Morris Plains, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People respect each other. Management values each employee.

    Cons

    The work here brings the best out of you. It is challenging.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management wants each employee to grow. They pay for your college tuition.


  6. "Saving peoples lives...awesome :)"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great team, dedicated and passionate, very intelligent and adaptive. I have experienced so much growth here as an employee here for this start up, I know I can bring energy and experience to any other company.

    Great benefits and good pay, nice bonus too :)

    Cons

    Rifts each and every year. Three CEO's in five years. Increased work load (which has only made me a more adaptive and efficient employee :)

    Dont care that Valeant recently purchased us, this was and still is an awesome place to work at :)

    Advice to Management

    What can I say... the first CEO messed things up, not your fault :)


  7. "Facilities"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hemet, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hemet, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Dendreon (Less than a year)

    Pros

    great people to work with within all departments

    Cons

    Had many layoffs each year

  8. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Small Team
    Worked on multiple projects
    Learning and collaborative atmosphere
    Fun work environment

    Cons

    HR was difficult to deal with at time


  9. Helpful (1)

    "What seemed like a promising company turned for the worse by terrible executive decisions"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Morris Plains, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Morris Plains, NJ
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great co-workers, information sharing is encouraged

    Cons

    Executive management doesn't seem like they know what they're doing

    Advice to Management

    Figure out how to run a company that is no longer an R&D company.


  10. "QC Bioassay Associate"

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    Current Employee - QC Bioassay Associate I in Union City, GA
    Current Employee - QC Bioassay Associate I in Union City, GA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Very nice Company to work for. Co-workers are very friendly and helpful! It is a nice work environment.

    Cons

    12 hours shifts are tough but they pay well.


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