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I don't know why anyone would want to work here

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Cambridge, MA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA

I worked at Moderna Therapeutics full-time for less than a year

Pros

It's in a great location in Cambridge.

Cons

The culture of the company is very dysfunctional and, frankly, frightening. A lot of people have been fired which management backs up using questionable, if not blatantly false, information. People are leaving the company faster than they can hire new people. So, between the firings and resignations, there's a lot of gossip and badmouthing going on within the company and an overall atmosphere of hostility and fear. Management takes advantage of employees by overworking them and then excluding them from getting proper recognition and credit---if anything, management actually punishes productive people by taking things away from them. It is common practice for the management team to position employees against each other in what appear to be bizarre mind games.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

The company is run by an abusive and unbelievably disrespectful management team. Drop the take-it-or-leave-it attitude you have with working with employees because they are all leaving, you're not that great.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook

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  1. 10 people found this helpful  

    “Must be willing to work long hours”

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    Former Employee - Research Associate  in  Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Cambridge, MA

    I worked at Moderna Therapeutics full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great location, nice office, plenty of food and drinks.

    Cons

    Management is really tough on RAs, they're expected to be in the office very early and not to leave until very late, they are pushed incredibly hard and rewarded little

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try working some late hours too instead on going on vacations all the time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2. 7 people found this helpful  

    Working at Moderna is different work experience for better or worse

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    Current Employee - Indentured Servant
    Current Employee - Indentured Servant

    I have been working at Moderna Therapeutics full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The strength of Moderna is in the potential of the technology that we are working on. For the most part the people working in the lab make it easier to deal with some of the stress and pressure thrown at the research staff by upper management.

    Cons

    The poor planning and the changing of experiments and goals on the fly makes it extremely difficult at times to execute the proper experiments. There is also a sense of disrespect towards the research associates by upper management. The feeling is that they do not care about our personal time and our personal obligations outside of the Moderna building. This has lead to a turn style type turnover in employees. Some of the turnover was a good thing for the company as it removed some of the excess baggage; however, there also has been very skilled people who have left the company and that can not happen if Moderna is going to be succesful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It is important for management to realize that they need to respect their employees time and opinions because there are many very skilled and intelligent people in the lab that are not easily replaced. The compensation and benefits offered also need to become more competitive or people will continue to leave.

    Neutral Outlook
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