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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. "Facilities"

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


  2. "The potential was exciting"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Scientist I in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Scientist I in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Small company meant there was a lot of growth opportunity and it was a great learning experience. Coworkers in other departments were helpful and willing to collaborate.

    Cons

    Many of the managers were good at science but not at managing. Obviously the company just couldn't survive, filed for bankruptcy and has been bought out.

    Advice to Management

    There were a lot of good ideas and science so hopefully now that it is owned by Valeant they will do something interesting with the technology.


  3. "Clinical Study Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Dendreon full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Small group; great medical directors.

    Cons

    Some staff had worked there long term and had limited outside experience.


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  5. "Not a bad place, but......"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newnan, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newnan, GA

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

    Pros

    A lot of really great people to work with.

    Cons

    Losing some really good employees with the recent buy out. Management does not seem to care.

    Advice to Management

    Sadly. many managers do not see the incompetence in those in lead positions. Pay attention to those taking smoke breaks


  6. "QC"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Decatur, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Decatur, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good pay. Easy job.

    Cons

    Middle management is incompetent. Job is repetitive. Working overnight is hard.


  7. "Good Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - QC Associate II in Union City, GA
    Current Employee - QC Associate II in Union City, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great Product
    Good Pay
    Work/Life balance is good

    Cons

    Overnight schedules
    Very lean staff because of lack of revenue
    Not a lot of room for growth

    Advice to Management

    Put the right people in positions that can make a difference and know what they are doing.


  8. "Manufacturing Associate II"

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

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

    Pros

    Great co-workers, decent money, great experience whether it is your field or not

    Cons

    Nepotism, Racism, No room to grow, poor decision-making by management

    Advice to Management

    Specific individuals within your management team is the reason you all have problems...Slavery is over!


  9. "Mismanagement and politics plague day to day operations."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Operations Associate in Union City, GA
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Operations Associate in Union City, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The short work week, as well as the pay, is a exceptional perk. The health benefits were fantastic as well, but those have recently changed. The work can be monotonous yet somewhat fufilling.

    Cons

    Politics run rampant. My job title has changed no less then 3 times through out my 5 year tenure in the manufacturing department. As of 6 months ago all senority has been "reset" and now a employee must apply and interview for promotions. This would be fine with the exception that management has handpicked a few employees to retain senior status. There is no clear outline of what is needed to be promoted. Management enjoys moving the goal posts for employees, and making promises they have little intent on keeping.
    Management has repetedly lost training records of long term employees, then put the onus on those employees to keep hard copies of these records in their car's glove box.

    All in all a very unprofessional work environment maintained by amauturs and sycophants.

    Advice to Management

    Reevaluate the middle management and pay more attention to the day to day operations of your facilities. Look at who is in charge and how they got there. Pay attention to the moral of your workforce because as of today it is beyond poor.


  10. "Great Company but early decisions left us in a bad place"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, pay, benefits, and passion. Really dedicated to patients and trying to make their lives better.

    Cons

    Company grew way too fast and now we're paying the price with Chapter 11.

    Advice to Management

    Too late unfortunately.


  11. "Masters of underutilization"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Senior Associate QA L2 in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Associate QA L2 in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great people in the individual contributor bandwidth

    Cons

    Absolute lousy senior management. Another example of Seattle biotech that never valued business leadership within its upper echelon

    Advice to Management

    Good luck in Chapter 11!


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