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"Most stress I've ever experienced; terrible management with no clear direction."

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at Moderna Therapeutics full-time

Pros

Exciting mission, excellent people in the trenches, great perks (lunch, paid parking, decent benefits -- 2% 401(k) match, PPO reimbursement, etc).

Cons

Priorities change with the wind. No clear vision of getting something successful out the door.
High rate of forced turnover for a variety of reasons.
Terrible work-life balance -- the expectations are very high and it's not uncommon or irregular to see techs in the lab past midnight, days in a row.

Advice to Management

Employees need better visibility on the direction of the company and they need better.
More thoughtful planning is needed. Given the high-pace it's far too tempting to change priorities in a second...those changes have serious consequences and leads to a great deal of waste and anxiety.

Other Employee Reviews for Moderna Therapeutics

  1. Helpful (18)

    "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.


  2. Helpful (14)

    "Awful Place to Work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    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 Management

    Increase payrate in order to compensate for high expectations.

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