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Moderna Therapeutics Reviews

Updated Aug 18, 2019

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Moderna Therapeutics CEO Stéphane Bancel
Stéphane Bancel
42 Ratings
Pros
  • "The benefits are great (who doesn't love free lunch every day) as well as great medical benefits(in 15 reviews)

  • "Fast paced environment and exponential career growth(in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • "Upper management basically will not care about the new employees and treat them poorly(in 8 reviews)

  • "Has great potential but there needs to be a solid growth plan, needs assessment and significant improvement with work life balance(in 5 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Extremely bright and very passionate team trying to change the world with mRNA"

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    Current Employee - Director in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Moderna is a very exciting work environment. Leaders and team are highly engaged -- especially if you like creating, building and breaking new ground. There are many opportunities to learn, as well as, to leave your mark . The Executive Team is very accessible and open to hearing proposals for making things better and faster.

    Cons

    Moderna is a young company and still 'under construction' in many areas. If you are not willing to roll-up your sleeves and help to build the future, Moderna might a difficult place. If you are expecting a finely tuned machine with a well-established work routine, you may be disappointed.

    Advice to Management

    Sometimes there are too many concurrent 'top priorities'. If everything is a priority, then nothing is a priority.

    Moderna Therapeutics2019-07-30

    Moderna Therapeutics Response

    August 7, 2019Head of Talent Acquisition

    Thanks for sharing your Moderna experience! We ARE a team of builders here - great point. And while many areas are 'under new construction' we accomplishing amazing things at an unprecedented pace.

  2. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Engineer II 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Moderna Therapeutics full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great teams, very collaborative. It feels like everyone is working very hard to achieve the same goal.

    Cons

    Long hours and a bit stressful to meet tight deadlines.

    Moderna Therapeutics2019-08-18
  3. Helpful (8)

    "Could be a great place to work, management is not good."

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

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits and Perks, HR Team is responsive with proven leadership. Could be a great place to work but in dire need of help with living up to the core values with some current managers.

    Cons

    Communication and expectation setting deplorable. Managers in dire need of leadership training. Environment fosters negativity. Has great potential but there needs to be a solid growth plan, needs assessment and significant improvement with work life balance. Open concept seating meant for collaboration but it is proven to be a detriment not a help. Not enough thank you's for the work being done but a lot of negativity...

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    Advice to Management

    Develop management training program with a defined measurement strategy to help managers manage people that includes growth plans and career paths. Develop ways to improve work life balance by allowing 10 hour 4 day work weeks in the summer months to motivate people and allow for ample time with family or providing flexible work schedules that are supported. Improve business processes that are realistic and aren't micro...

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    Moderna Therapeutics2019-06-13

    Moderna Therapeutics Response

    July 19, 2019Head of Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for your feedback. We take communicating with and developing our employees very seriously and have launched a plan to better enable our managers and grow their leadership capabilities. In addition, though our engagement surveys, and ‘Voice of the Employee’ group, we have ...

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  4. "Good Benefit, Culture"

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    Current Employee - Mfg Associate 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Benefits, "can do" culture

    Cons

    Fast paced if you're not used to that

    Moderna Therapeutics2019-05-28
  5. Helpful (2)

    "Awesome work, cutting edge technology, bad communication"

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    Current Employee - Senior Research Associate in Norwood, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, awesome work, fast paced culture

    Cons

    Poor communication from upper management and between different groups

    Moderna Therapeutics2019-05-17

    Moderna Therapeutics Response

    May 22, 2019Head of Talent Acquisition

    Thanks for your review - and bringing up some of the challenges you are experiencing. I'll pass this feedback along - and be sure to share your feedback directly with your manager or HR. One thing I know....It's almost impossible to over-communicate. Glad you are enjoying the culture ...

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  6. "Great science with demonstrated proof of concept But..."

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    Former Employee - Former Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Moderna Therapeutics full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Very innovative approach - has great potential to treat several diseases especially with recent breakthroughs.

    Cons

    People and teams are not as engaged as they should be.

    Advice to Management

    Take steps to increase employee engagement.

    Moderna Therapeutics2019-05-12

    Moderna Therapeutics Response

    May 22, 2019Head of Talent Acquisition

    Thanks for sharing! Yes - we are working on amazing, cutting-edge science. And we are working on pockets of the company where engagement isn't up to par with the rest of Moderna - pinky swear! We have several great programs in the works to continuously gauge and improve engagement. ...

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  7. Helpful (21)

    "Culture Fail"

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    Current Employee - Senior Sci in Cambridge, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Moderna Therapeutics full-time

    Pros

    The underappreciated people with uncommon grit.

    Cons

    For young PhD graduates, I highly recommend this place. You can get your foot in the R&D industry door. You'll become a manager almost immediately. In some cases, you won't even need to complete much postdoc time. You'll be a leader with a voice that is heard. Actually, you might not even need to interview. Now... if you don't have a PhD.... Run. It doesn't matter how much experience you have, how much non-doctoral...

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    Advice to Management

    Wake up

    Moderna Therapeutics2019-06-02
  8. Helpful (7)

    "Bad place to work and Unrealistic Leadership Management"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Norwood, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Moderna Therapeutics full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great facility. Free food but its a trap for lunch meetings and no break. 90% medical/dental coverage, standard (3%) 401k coverage.

    Cons

    Company is headed in the wrong direction lately. Worst Senior Directors in QA, leading to unrealistic timelines. No technical knowledge and no understanding of true GMP. 50-60 hrs week is very normal, and no work-life balance. Late night emails to show their ongoing progress. Speed is the excuse for everything. Quality is the biggest team onsite and they make all decisions, without any technical knowledge. Hiring...

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    Advice to Management

    Start 360 reviews with employees. Promote good culture of work-life balance, rather than rushing and failing multiple times.

    Moderna Therapeutics2019-05-10
  9. Helpful (4)

    "Great place to work, but for a specific breed of person."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Moderna Therapeutics full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and room for growth.

    Cons

    Competitive, high stress, fast paced environment.

    Moderna Therapeutics2019-03-17

    Moderna Therapeutics Response

    April 10, 2019Head of Talent Acquisition

    Thanks for sharing your experience so far at Moderna. We agree, our pace is fast, and we aren't for everyone....but we are right for those that are truly relentless about delivering on the promise of mRNA for patients. We are so glad you are here!

  10. Helpful (13)

    "No team work... bad management"

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing in Norwood, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free lunches, free parking

    Cons

    Very prejudice, not diverse, poor team work , poor communication, no sense of direction for the company

    Advice to Management

    Need to lear how to have the team work together

    Moderna Therapeutics2019-03-12

    Moderna Therapeutics Response

    April 10, 2019Head of Talent Acquisition

    Thanks for your post. I am definitely concerned about your comments and would love to hear more. Can you reach out to me to discuss? April Eldred - Head, Talent Acquisition. April.Eldred@modernatx.com

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