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Moderna Therapeutics CEO Stéphane Bancel
Stéphane Bancel
35 Ratings
Pros
  • "The benefits are great (who doesn't love free lunch every day) as well as great medical benefits(in 14 reviews)

  • "Fast paced environment and exponential career growth(in 12 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Fantastic place to work and grow"

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

    I have been working at Moderna Therapeutics full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Very collaborative, new ideas are celebrated, "moving fast and break stuff" is the mantra.

    Cons

    High expectations sometimes catch new hires by surprise.

    Advice to Management

    Keep pushing!

  2. Helpful (1)

    "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.

    • Helpful (5)

      "No team work... bad management"

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      Former Employee - Manufacturing in Norwood, MA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Moderna Therapeutics full-time for more 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

    • Helpful (2)

      "I worked at Moderna as a full time employee"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Moderna Therapeutics full-time

      Pros

      Free lunch/phone/benefits were the only pros

      Cons

      -A lot of downsides. Management doesn't care about anyone except the company and their business. Usually, ineffective managers replace a lot of good quality effective ones due to which the morale of the work environment is brought down. Was a good place to work until CSO Joe Bolen left and current ineffective management replaced him. -No one cares about the individual's career growth. There is a huge gap between...

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    • Helpful (9)

      "Not a great place tow ork"

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      Former Employee - Researcher in Cambridge, MA

      I worked at Moderna Therapeutics full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Good benefits, free food, free parking

      Cons

      Very hierarchical, micromanagement and everyone thinks about themselves and their own growth. I have seen lot of favoritism and promotions are biased

      Advice to Management

      Try to see deep what is happening in each group and educate the managers how to treat employees

    • Helpful (4)

      "scientist"

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      Former Employee - Research Scientist 

      I worked at Moderna Therapeutics full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Great scientists come to work every day with lots of motivation.

      Cons

      Poor management land organization leads to chaotic environment, you may find yourself not knowing your path forward

    • Helpful (16)

      "Moderna Culture"

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      Current Employee - Director in Cambridge, MA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Moderna Therapeutics full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      The benefits are good, but they are getting the most important things wrong.

      Cons

      Unfortunately, Moderna is not a great place to work for many people. The root cause is top-down arrogance that dominates the organization. Top scientists, directors, and executives have departed at an alarming rate. The loss of quality leaders has left key positions filled by ineffective managers. The turning point occurred around the time veteran CSO Joe Bolen departed to be replaced by the current junior leadership....

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      Advice to Management

      True 360 and peer reviews that are given weight and meaning are desperately needed.

    • Helpful (7)

      "Director"

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      Former Employee - Director in Cambridge, MA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Moderna Therapeutics full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Innovative platform and dynamic team

      Cons

      Need much better scientific management

      Advice to Management

      Put those experienced drug developers in charge of each R&D program

    • Helpful (14)

      "So much potential, but headed the wrong way lately"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Moderna Therapeutics full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      - Moderna is a great, exciting company - free lunch/phone - cutting edge science - fun extra curricular events/ sports teams

      Cons

      - HUGE gap between management and lab personnel which results in a rift of understanding between what’s necessary to be done and frivolous tasks. (Lab maintenance, correct order of tasks, Etc) - Very poor planning at the upper levels of management, which results in mid level managers being inundated with work to the point they are overwhelmed, which results in lower level employees suffering while watching upper management...

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      Advice to Management

      Get closer to your employees, engage and see what they actually do in lab, have some accountability rather than shoving it off on someone further down the chain than yourself. Preclinical was such a great department, however as it transitions to more of a GMP feel, management feels much less human and more about push as much work as fast as you can. I love Moderna and do not have it out for the company, rather I would...

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      Moderna Therapeutics Response

      June 6, 2018Head of Talent Acquisition

      Thanks for sharing your feedback. I'd love to learn more about your ideas and address some of concerns you are having in your group. Feel free to reach out to me at april.eldred@modernatx.com to find time for a conversation.

    • "Thrilling company"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook

        I have been working at Moderna Therapeutics

        Pros

        Very innovative, well funded, can do the right science

        Cons

        Few opportunities to meet with top management

        Moderna Therapeutics Response

        May 23, 2018Head of Talent Acquisition

        This is great feedback - thank you! I am going to share your desire to have more visibility with senior leaders. Thanks for sharing. April Eldred, Head, Talent Acquisition

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