Dendreon Employee Reviews

Showing all 85 reviews
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Good Pay, Bad Environment
Senior Manufacturing Operations Associate (Former Employee) –  Union City, GAApril 18, 2016
People were great, Executive management greed ran it into the ground. I would not work there again. Valeant made it worse.
Was this review helpful?YesNoReport
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Up and coming biotech company.
Senior Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) –  Seal Beach, CAMarch 9, 2016
Dedicated employees focused on manufacturing life-saving immunotherapy drug.

Dedicated managers who work intentionally to foster a positive work environment.

The work schedule is the most challenging aspect of the job.

The environment is positive.
Was this review helpful?YesNoReport
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Management =(
materials (Current Employee) –  Union City, GADecember 1, 2015
The co-workers are nice. Co-workers are very easy to work with. love the work we do. I have learned a lot since I have work at Dendreon.

The biggest issue currently is management. Certain managers and supervisors are very disrespectful some even use profanity towards coworkers, very unprofessional no action has been taken even when discuss with human resources or high chain of command. In the pass two years moral has gone down do to many actions management has taken. Fix inside hiring, seniority has been taken away, which also causes issues with moral.
Pros
nice co-workers, helping men live longer to be with there families is a rewarding feeling, love the work we do.
Cons
disrespectful managers, lack of professionalism, favoritism, bad moral do to higher chain of command.
Was this review helpful?YesNoReport
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Good company doomed by too much debt
Attorney (Former Employee) –  Bridgewater, NJAugust 31, 2015
Dendreon was a good company with a great product that ultimately succumbed to too much debt. I enjoyed my time there and wish we could have had more time to develop the product.
Was this review helpful?YesNoReport
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Great people
Senior Financial Analyst (Current Employee) –  Seattle, WAJuly 16, 2015
Great people. Great culture. Acquired by Valeant in Feb 2015 and undergoing integration. Acquisition forced some lay-offs.
Was this review helpful?YesNo1Report
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Poor Executive Management
Director, Facility Operations (Current Employee) –  Union City, GAJune 10, 2015
Good product, good people, highly stressful with poor executive management. A tremendous opportunity wasted by greed.
Was this review helpful?YesNoReport
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
No Comment
Manufacutring Associate (Former Employee) –  New JerseyMay 28, 2015
I had the pleasure of working in the company during good times, but the company had to many bad times and went thru many re-organizations, management issues.
Was this review helpful?YesNoReport
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Worse Upper Management ever
Director of Accounting (Former Employee) –  Atlanta, GAMay 19, 2015
Once you get past the compensation there is nothing good to say about Dendreon. The upper management could not be any worse if they tried.
Pros
Good compensation
Cons
Everything other than compensation
Was this review helpful?Yes1NoReport
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Productive and fun workplace with ping pong table
Facilities Maintenance Mechanic II (Former Employee) –  Union City, GAApril 17, 2015
Walk the building every 2 hours
Everything doesn't work by the books you read
Good management
Co-workers became family
The hardest part of the job was leaving
The most enjoyable part of the job /Going to work
Pros
Good pay, excellent benefit and good people to work with
Cons
Layoff
Was this review helpful?YesNoReport
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Needs a lot of work
Manufacturing Operations Associate (Current Employee) –  Union City, GAMarch 6, 2015
Love the work that is done, very simple job. Management is the pits. They never have an answer or any sense of direction. Start out as temp and they tell you that after three months you will be made full time. Ive been there longer than three months and is still working as a temp worker.
Pros
saving lives
Cons
everything else
Was this review helpful?Yes4NoReport
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Great place to work
Sr. Regulatory Affairs Associate (Current Employee) –  Seattle, WAMarch 2, 2015
Had great experience working at Dendreon. Worked with a great group of people, and worked on critical company projects. Company only had one approved drug which made it vulnerable.
Was this review helpful?Yes1No1Report
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
continuously changing
Manufacturing Operations Associate (Current Employee) –  Union City, GaFebruary 14, 2015
A typical work night consists of a pre-shift meeting where the associates would be informed of tasks and changes for the night. Then after finding out what associates would be grouped together for production the associates then planned on what time they would enter the clean room to begin production.

Since working at Dendreon I have learned a lot about sterility, cell processing, material management, batch records, documentation, shipping and receiving, FDA inspections, and quality control.

The co-workers that I have met and worked with are like family to me and are treasured on many levels.

The hardest part of the job is the constant changes but you learn to adapt.

The most enjoyable part of the job is that the management team can relate and are willing to go the distance with you.
Pros
25 cent beverages, and parties
Cons
12 hour work schedules
Was this review helpful?Yes3NoReport
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
productive and life balance
Service Desk Analyst (Current Employee) –  Bridgewater, NJJanuary 30, 2015
Productive and life balance. work as a Desktop support Analyst. Supporting about fifty users on a windows environment. Setup and configure mobile devices. Install and configure hardwares and softwares.
Was this review helpful?YesNo1Report
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Horrible!
Manufacturing Manager (Former Employee) –  Seal Beach, CAJanuary 20, 2015
3 rounds of layoffs and bankruptcy, can this company get any worse before closing doors? This place is a joke! If your an experienced individual then don't waste your time. If you are a college grad then do it for it and gain some experience. Current management is worthless that's why they stick around, no one else wants them. All experienced managers mid and senior that was responsible for getting the facilities up and going have been let go in the RIF over the past few years others have left on their own. BEWARE.
Pros
paycheck and the product
Cons
everything else
Was this review helpful?Yes4NoReport
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
I love saving lives
Manufacturing Operations Associate (Current Employee) –  Union City, GAJanuary 12, 2015
A typical day at work starts at 10pm and we receive all of our patients' blood that we will be working with for the night. Then we go inside of the clean room to begin setting up for our process. A process can take about 4hrs to complete (from pre-clean to post clean). Our process is broken up into two days. On the second day, we finish up with the blood and ship it back to the doctor's office.
Was this review helpful?Yes5No5Report
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
great place to start building laboratory and cGMP experience
Train and Assist (Current Employee) –  Union City, GAOctober 22, 2014
Dendreon is one of the first to offer Autoimmune therapy to patients. It has been an a very successful therapy and thousands of patients has benefited from it.
Pros
flexibility
Cons
majority of the process performed at night
Was this review helpful?Yes5No4Report
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Good company
Cell Processing Associate (Former Employee) –  Morris Plains, NJOctober 22, 2014
Dendreon is a good company to work for. The hours are alternative but it is to have work life balance. The management is typical for the pharma industry. The most enjoyable part or the job was the work culture.
Was this review helpful?Yes2No4Report
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
suffering from poor management
Senior QA Specialist / QA Associate II (Current Employee) –  Seattle, WAAugust 21, 2014
suffering from poor management
current employees are paying for past CEOs' mistakes
Was this review helpful?Yes4No1Report
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Worst Place I Have work do to Incompetent Lab Manager
QC Supervisor - Bioassay (Former Employee) –  Seal Beach, CAAugust 16, 2014
Work environment was good and co workers where nice and good. The problem was the QC Manager which was the over all problem of the Lab. No decision making skills, poor comunication skills and leadership skills. Plays favoritism with employees and promotes on that set only and nit the hard worker. If she doesn't like you, you are screwed, and your the person yo blame. Everything will have been better with out her.
Pros
benefit and salary
Cons
job security and management is the worst.
Was this review helpful?Yes9No8Report
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Fun and freindly enviroment
Quality Control Bioassay Analyst I (Former Employee) –  Union City, GAAugust 14, 2014
Come in set up the instruments and get started. Very fast paced job with crucial hourly deadlines. Precision and speed are your best friend. Management is uninvolved. You have to rely heavily on your coworkers. Each person does a part of each lot. The hardest part of the job is not knowing if it will be there next week. the most enjoyable part of this job is the pay and benefits.
Pros
work schedule
Cons
company stability
Was this review helpful?Yes3No3Report

Overall rating

3.5
Based on 85 reviews
5 stars
4 stars
3 stars
2 stars
1 star

Ratings by category

Work/Life Balance
3.3
Compensation/Benefits
4.1
Job Security/Advancement
2.5
Management
2.8
Culture
3.3