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Be cautious
Quality Control Associate (Current Employee) –  Union City, GAJune 25, 2017
It looks great from the outside and will be for the first three months but then you start to see the under belly. Long hours, over worked and under staffed can cause tensions between teams. Just be sure to understand what youre signing up for.
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fun place to work
Manufacturing Operations Associate (Current Employee) –  Seal Beach, CAJune 19, 2017
good friendly environment

Interesting product

Bad job security

Night shift working 12 hr shifts

Some of the people who have worked there a long time think they know everything but they are just trying to bully you because they feel sorry that they never advanced in their careers
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The Product enhances the life of Prostate cancer patients
Sr. Manufacturing Associate II (Former Employee) –  Union City, GAJune 6, 2017
Your day starts at 4 PM on Sunday, Wed and Thurs. On Mon and Tues at 9:30 PM. Your shift should be 12 hours, however, its typically 14 plus. The hardest part of the job is the hours, it's hard to get used to the hours. They often change the schedules based on "Business Need". Not a good Work Life Balance. Management is unfair, promotions are based on favoritism rather than ability and recognition. During my time there, there were huge layoffs every year.


The Processing associates are Great!! like one big family they are what make it pleasant at work. It's rewarding work knowing you are helping someones father, son, or brother.
All in all the it's not a bad place to work if you can deal with the long hours and lack of sleep or a social life and the bad management..
Pros
Free Coffee, 25 cents sodas and juice, good pay and benefits
Cons
Long hours, bad management, no Work Life Balance, annual layoffs
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Being sold again
Immunotherapy Sales Specialist (Current Employee) –  USAMay 31, 2017
This company has gone thru so many changes. They filed for bankruptcy, they were bought out by another company and now being sold again. Management and sales teams are constantly turning over. They have one and only one product, NO research or development behind it. Limited opportunity for advancement. Several people were let go "at will". That means they do not owe you an explanation-you're just done!
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My department is awesome
QC Microbiology Associate (Current Employee) –  Union City, GAMay 21, 2017
Dendreon is a great place to work depending on which department you are in. I love my department (Micro) and rarely have any complaints because my co-workers are great and my manager is stellar.
Pros
3-day work week
Cons
Tired all the time due to long shifts
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Management does not back employees who work
Manufacturing Operations Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Union City, GAApril 14, 2017
Employees run the shifts, management works only half of the associates. Company has changed hands 3 times in 6 years. Not sure from day to day if you will have a job.
Pros
Pay is good
Cons
Management has no experience
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Great company
Manufacturing Associate II (Former Employee) –  Morristown, NJMarch 20, 2017
This was an amazing company to work for, my only regret is that we didn't have enough time to finish what we started to do things that were out of our control as employees.
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Manufacturing Associate
Sr Processing Associate ll (Former Employee) –  Union City, GAFebruary 22, 2017
The work was rewarding, the associates got along well, like family. the training was too fast. Upper management unfair; promotions went to their favorites and family. The schedule changed often, promises made that were not kept. 12 hour shift was often 14 and 15 hour shift due to ERs. This schedule is hard and not for everyone
The pay was good, benefits were good. If better management and training were available Dendreon would be a great place to work.
Pros
Great pay and benefits, nice co workers.25 cent sofas juice and free coffee
Cons
Horrible Mamagement and insufficient training, rough overnight shifts
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productive
Manufacturing Ops Associate (Current Employee) –  Union City, GADecember 1, 2016
Great place to work if your into helping others, great pay, good benefits theirs nothing hard about this job only bad part is 12 hour shifts, good part you only work 3 days a week
Pros
breaks
Cons
management
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Reading SOP's
Aseptic Cell Processor (Current Employee) –  Union City, GAJune 5, 2016
There is always a SOP that need to be read. SOP strictly tell you about the things and how to do things at working. This is a guideline for FDA stand point.
Pros
Only work three days
Cons
3rd shift
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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