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Dendreon Reviews

Updated December 28, 2017
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Pros
  • Pay and benefits are pretty good (in 11 reviews)

  • If you establish boundaries early, you can have a great work/life balance (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • 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. "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!


  2. "Moa"

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    Current Employee - Quality Assurance in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance in Jersey City, NJ

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

    Pros

    Three days a week which is flexible

    Cons

    Poor management, lack of communication

    Advice to Management

    Lack of confidentiality, a big high school with immature individuals that lack knowledge in control

  3. "Manufacturing associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Dendreon full-time

    Pros

    Benefits. Nothing else good to say

    Cons

    The Management (senior to mid level) was incompetent.

    Advice to Management

    None none none none none


  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. "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


  6. "Great"

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

    I worked at Dendreon (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    Downsizing downsizing no overtime etc


  7. "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.

  8. "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.


  9. "QC Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - QC Analyst II in Seal Beach, CA
    Former Employee - QC Analyst II in Seal Beach, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Dendreon (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    This company had good salary

    Cons

    Bad place to work, management really sucks

    Advice to Management

    They Suck


  10. "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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