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"unbelievably arrogant management, poor execution on a potential powerful technology"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

cambridge is nice but expensive

Cons

-upper management treats scientists very poorly
-no recognition or reward for hard work and successes
-questionable experimental practices

Advice to Management

potentially powerful technology, but that's not enough. treat employees as peers or you're be embarrassed that you botched the biggest story in biotech for the last few decades with incompetent management and toxic culture.

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  1. Helpful (19)

    "Amazing how Management does not change"

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    Current Employee - Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Moderna Therapeutics full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There is potential for a new and exciting technology that could define a new class of therapeutics. The company has a few very scientifically strong Scientists and Research Associates that have provided the key data to make the unheard of deal that was made with Astra Zeneca.

    Cons

    The management is extremely arrogant and believes everyone beneath them is replaceable. They preach behaviors are just as important as performance; however, they do not treat their employees with respect at all. The CEO runs the company like a dictatorship and shows absolutely no respect for anyone but he demands everyone respect him. The CSO is incompetent and lacks the basic knowledge of how to run proper experiments. The company is growing but so is the negativity internally and the bad reputation externally.

    Advice to Management

    Stop being so arrogant and realize that maybe the reason you were able to do that deal with AZ is because you have some very talented individuals working for you because if you don't they will continue to leave in droves....


  2. Helpful (11)

    "an honest assessment"

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    Former Contractor - Research Associate in Cambridge, MA
    Former Contractor - Research Associate in Cambridge, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Moderna Therapeutics as a contractor (Less than a 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 Management

    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!

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