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Dendreon Reviews

Updated April 23, 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)

    "Scientist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Not a good fit"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Associate II in Union City, GA
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Associate II in Union City, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Dendreon full-time

    Pros

    There are no pros, will not elaborate

    Cons

    Horrible working environment, HR needs to be revamped,

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of your top management


  3. "Management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Cell Processing Associate II (Lead) in Newnan, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Cell Processing Associate II (Lead) in Newnan, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Dendreon (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pay was one of the only things

    Cons

    Far too many to name

    Advice to Management

    Start over. No one has any real management experience


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Bad Company, horrible management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Facilities Technician in Union City, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Facilities Technician in Union City, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay was the only positive experiance

    Cons

    Everything, favoritism (to a level that goes beyond buddy system), terrible management (probably hired the worst in the field), Supervisors that were promoted were unbelievably incompetent. Facility management team was the absolute worst I've ever experienced (been in the field 20+ yrs) this facility (Union City) was one step short of being a money laundering operation.

    Advice to Management

    Clean house except for lab techs...get rid of everyone.


  6. "Shop Floor Coordinator II"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Shop Floor Coordinator II in Union City, GA
    Former Employee - Shop Floor Coordinator II in Union City, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Dendreon full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Outstanding work environment and treat employees great, and provide great opportunities to grow and learn new skills. Overall, great company and excellent benefits.

    Cons

    At the time low job security. Part of company layoff.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more job security


  7. Helpful (1)

    "What could have been the best job ever."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - QC Bioassay Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - QC Bioassay Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The work week was three days. The work was fairly easy once you were trained. State of the art facilities. Amazingly clean. Excellent pay with a great differential. Company benefits were great for the employee. The holiday parties and picnics were awesome. Coworkers were friendly at first.

    Cons

    Everyone started with the same job title and had the same duties. No real way to get promoted. Supervisors were all incompetent or afraid to propose positive change. The managers were all tyrants. There were way to many employees in corporate. The company was top heavy. Employees were worried about being laid off constantly. Promotions were given to people because they were liked and not people who worked for them. Management created an atmosphere conducive to backstabbing and jealousy.


  8. "Flawed Business Model"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Union City, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Union City, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Dendreon full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Novel therapy for prostate cancer. Extensive plans to grow commercial organization after FDA approval. Plenty of borrowed cash to execute.

    Cons

    Overbuilt capacity before proving market for $93,000 treatment. Slow to admit market much smaller than anticipated. Slow to react and cut production capacity. Slow to cut bloated administrative, R&D and non-production staff.

    Advice to Management

    Too late for advice. Company went bankrupt and sold for four cents a share. Down from high of $55 a share right after FDA approval.


  9. "QC"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - QC Analyst II in Morris Plains, NJ
    Former Employee - QC Analyst II in Morris Plains, NJ
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    decent pay, and good health benefits

    Cons

    no room for growth and career advancement

    Advice to Management

    get your act together


  10. "Marketing"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Bridgewater, NJ
    Former Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Bridgewater, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Everyone at company gave 100% to turn things around financially

    Cons

    Marketplace competition, labor intensive product collection, lack of understanding of immunotherapy treatment by critical mass of oncologists and urologists led to the financial distress of the company


  11. "Sr.Quality Control"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Quality Control in Union City, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Quality Control in Union City, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, first in auto immunotherapy

    Cons

    Work shifts changes without too much notice


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