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Dendreon Reviews

Updated June 16, 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)

    "Supervisor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The pay and the employees are the best thing at this company. The benefits are great.

    Cons

    Upper Management can not be trusted. They do not care about the employees. They only care about $$$$$$$$$$.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to actually care about the employees. Treat people with respect and treat them as the adults.


  2. "Great workplace for moving forward"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Associate in Union City, GA
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Associate in Union City, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you are willing to communicate with your manager about your wants and needs, you should be able to move forward in this company. There are many opportunities to expand your skill set and they encourage you to pursue training that is not available within the company (and may even reimburse you). The product Dendreon makes is amazing and helps so many men. Pay and benefits are pretty good. If you establish boundaries early, you can have a great work/life balance.

    Cons

    The company is going through financial trouble and kind of always has been. There seems to be very limited communication across departments and what communication occurs is usually contentious.

    Advice to Management

    Talk to each other. Try to work on morale.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "From Approval to Crash"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Seattle Site was very profession, competitive pay and benefits, I was there during the approval and the crash, two very different and interesting times

    Cons

    Gold was the worst CEO of all time, watching the Management make boatloads with their stock sales, while the rest of us had a closed window and had to wait for the crash was very difficult. No option to transfer to other sites during after layoffs, despite having seniority. Ethics at Seal Beach seemed lower and somewhat alarming.

    Advice to Management

    Allow trained individuals to transfer to other sites rather than let everyone go. Dont email your politcal views to the whole company regarding votes on income tax either.


  4. "Excellent"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  5. "quality control"

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


  6. "Biotech"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Associate in Seal Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Associate in Seal Beach, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Pay, clean work environment

    Cons

    Bad upper management, managers have favorites


  7. Helpful (1)

    "This company is a joke!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - CRA in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - CRA in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Better than average salary and lots of PTO bc you can't get fired for abusing the system. The people you connect with who aren't in management positions.

    Cons

    Toxic culture, understaffed, nepotism in management, no future for the company, etc. If you want to work somewhere for longer than six months avoid this joke of a company!

    Advice to Management

    Give everyone left there a decent severance package since you've wasted so much money in the past four years it's ridiculous!

  8. "QC Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - QC Analyst II in Seal Beach, CA
    Current Employee - QC Analyst II in Seal Beach, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The co-workers are friendly and helpful.

    Cons

    Politics rule, poor management decisions.


  9. "Needs change"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - QA Associate II in Union City, GA
    Former Employee - QA Associate II in Union City, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great compensation, good benefits.

    Cons

    Bad management, no direction, no growth. No job satisfaction. If you are looking for secure employment, do not apply there.

    Advice to Management

    Hire professionals with degrees who have experience in the industry.


  10. "very poorly managed"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cell Processing Associate II in Parsippany, NJ
    Former Employee - Cell Processing Associate II in Parsippany, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    first fda approved vaccine to help with prostate cancer

    Cons

    very poorly managed and employees who care about there job and were proud to help ill patients were told this is a long term CAREER job and only turned into a poorly ran trom top to bottom which caused major layoffs and shutdowns of sites.

    Advice to Management

    preoperly trained and managed from top to pass along to the bottom to be a successful fun great working environment.


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