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Moderna Therapeutics Scientist Reviews

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "A surprisingly great place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Scientist in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Scientist in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I didn't know what to think when accepting this job. Many of the reviews here make it sound somewhat terrible. I don't know who those people are but they could not be more mistaken. Moderna is a great place to work. It's full (and I do mean full) of smart, energetic, and driven employees. The hierarchy is very flat and I've only witnessed mutual respect among the employees and management. The president, in particular, is the perfect fit for this company.

    I strongly suspect that all of the negative reviews are coming from employees who either wanted to coast or who could not handle the fast paced and dynamic environment. Yes, things change VERY fast here but they need to. It's a small, responsible company. It's not Novartis.

    Pay is great, perks are great, people are great. There is an excitement that is pervasive in this company and it's well deserved.

    Cons

    Walking between the sites for meetings is a tad annoying. Relocating somewhere warm would be nice. It would be great if we could migrate for iPhones to Android devices.

    Advice to Management

    You're going in the right direction. There's a lot of untapped talent within the company so be sure to look internally for promotions before going externally. Maybe make a special effort to make the contractors feel especially welcome. Other than that, keep up the free lunch and the other perks. They make a big difference.


  2. Helpful (7)

    "Amazingly fast pace"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Scientist in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Scientist in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company does exciting science, and they really try to get it right. New ideas are always welcome, which is a great feature. The work is cutting-edge, exciting, and fast-paced. If you can handle it, it's an amazing place to work - the company is ambitious and serious about meeting its goals. it is definitely on the way up.

    Compensation is good, not great. Benefits are good, not great as well.

    Cons

    Directions of projects can turn on a dime, so the job requires an amazing about of agility and adaptability. Upper management is not shy about offering criticism - they are genuinely trying to improve things, but being able to handle criticism is definitely a must.

    Advice to Management

    Company organization is fluid by design, but there is little communication about coming changes, so it's very easy to be caught off-guard in the current scenario. Better communication of present and future plans would go a long way.


  3. Helpful (20)

    "Hero complex"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Scientist in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Scientist in Cambridge, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Moderna Therapeutics full-time

    Pros

    none just viscous know all complexes

    Cons

    Hero complex. Me ME MEE. Its all about me. Insatiable megalomaniacs.

    Advice to Management

    Grow a brain