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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. Helpful (1)

    "Horrible Experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It was a challenging Go Go Place to work. We had a lot of fun The people that I worked with that started the Facitly with the exception of One Manager treated each other with respect. The Benefits were the best I had ever had.

    Cons

    When the company nearly collapsed in the fall of 2011, every thing changed. We went into crisis mode. 500 people were let go there was no plan for survival.

    Advice to Management

    Change the way you do business. Process the patients blood at the local centers instead of located labs relying on courier shipments.


  2. 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.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Leadership has no clue"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Dendreon full-time

    Pros

    Great product. Innovative immunotherapy with great benefits to patients. The work is hard but very rewarding.

    Cons

    The leadership that took over approximately 12 mos ago is introducing the strategies that were developed at launch and which failed miserably.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to let go. Your strategy didn't work the first time. It won't work again. Don't let your ego get in the way.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Not a good fit"

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    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


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Management Improvement"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Benefits which includes health and dental . Flexible time off. Serving and being committed to the patient. Continued coffee perk which helps with staying up.

    Cons

    Management, no room for growth. No training programs or initiatives. Favoritism, putting employees in roles in which they are not qualified. Not adhering to the same policies across the board when reprimanding employees.

    Advice to Management

    Foster career development and growth. Eliminate favoritism. Provide employees with the same opportunities across the board. Utilize different skill sets as there are many offered.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "It had so much potential"

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    Former Employee - Washington
    Former Employee - Washington
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    As Dendreon: Good pay. Coworkers were great. No micro management.

    Cons

    As Dendreon: Executives and upper management didn't know what they were doing some of the time. Hiring consultants to patch breaks didn't work.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees. Especially the ones that have been there a long time. They know what the problems are and usually how to fix them.


  7. "QC Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Union City, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Union City, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Nice place to work. Have good co-workers as teamplayers.

    Cons

    None unusual about this company.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to your employees.

  8. "Management"

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    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


  9. "Coll Processing Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dendreon full-time

    Pros

    Worked with generally nice people, enjoyed my time there until lay offs

    Cons

    Management eventually became unbearable with micromanaging everything.
    Bad corporate decisions led to the company closing the plant


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Bad Company, horrible management"

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    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.


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