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an honest assessment

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

I worked at Moderna Therapeutics as a contractor (less than an year)

Pros

good location..a potentially innovative technology

Cons

so many to count!
management is incompetent!
favoritism is rampant. Incompetent RAs are retained because they know nothing but back-stabbing, bad-mouthing, kissing up....and sometime hamstring management into hiring them with threat of legal lawsuit for discrimination.
scientists are just not competent...you know who you are! only two are competent, the rest are just very average but somehow they survived by sucking up to management. My advice: go back to post doc! get yourself trained.
RAs are so incompetent...very low IQs. back-stabbing and kissing up are their sport. Only 3 or so RAs there are superbly intelligent and capable, one or two are definitely better than some scientists there. These 3 or so probably have a told in increasing the over all IQ average!
management? there is no word to describe them!

Advice to ManagementAdvice

look for for qualified people in your company and promote them...let them voice their opinion...get rid of the CSO who is just bad in every way especially in science....let the number 2 guy there(you know who he is!) takes over...he is the brain and the voice of reason!

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook

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  1. 12 people found this helpful  

    Awful Place to Work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Moderna Therapeutics part-time

    Pros

    - Cambridge is a great location.
    - Friendly HR.

    Cons

    - Questionable laboratory practices to increase data accumulation.
    - Experiments were conducted by personnel with dubious scientific backgrounds.
    - Lab personnel were hostile, possibly due to being overworked.
    - Very high expectations for very little pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase payrate in order to compensate for high expectations.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2. 14 people found this helpful  

    toxic environment

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

    I have been working at Moderna Therapeutics full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    snacks and soda are provided

    Cons

    Moderna has unrealistic expectations of time commitment for all employees. The workloads are outrageous and extremely high turnover puts more stress on already strung out employees who remain. Bad science practices, blame and finger pointing abound and poor management and lack of planning send reverberations throughout the entire company on a daily basis.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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