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Momenta Pharmaceuticals Reviews

Updated April 6, 2017
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Momenta Pharmaceuticals President, CEO, and Director Craig A. Wheeler
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  1. "SR. Desktop engineer"

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

    I have been working at Momenta Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great company values and benefits

    Cons

    Too much old thinking in a biotech world


  2. "General Administration"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Momenta Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great company with great leadership. It is a company that truly cares about it's employees and it starts at the top.

    Cons

    Needs to evaluate flexible work options.

    Advice to Management

    Need to continue to allow the company to evolve as it continues to grows.

  3. Helpful (4)

    "Not a great experience. After 5 years, disappointing"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Cambridge, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Momenta Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Upper management seems to care about their employees. They throw a great party and have random perks here and there. Flex hours are superb.

    Cons

    If you get placed in a group with a team leader who does not stress well and dislikes you, every day is miserable. Just going to work is a nightmare, never knowing what new thing you could be blamed for. Middle management does not seem to have control of the things that go on beneath them. Be prepared to defend yourself about things that you never did.

    Advice to Management

    Take a good look at your teams. When 3 of 4 people leave a team or try to leave a team, clearly you have a problem that needs to be addressed before people quit.


  4. "Scientist"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Scientist in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Scientist in Cambridge, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Momenta Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great scientists to work with who have a strong desire to learn and to make a difference.

    Cons

    Mostly not so good managers to work for with unrealistic and not very well thought out expectations. Too often everything was the highest priority. Managers are too often not very well informed and don't listen to those who know what they are doing. They rarely would hire people who really know a particular field, who might challenge their expectations.

    Advice to Management

    Think through the cost of goods equation and hire more people to get real lab work done rather than outsourcing 75% of it.


  5. "Used to be a GREAT small company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Scientist in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Scientist in Boston, MA
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Momenta Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - The people and the culture these people have created.
    - Some pockets of management in the company are still good.

    Cons

    - The culture is shifting into a large organization culture. All business and no play!
    - The benefits are not keeping pace with the rest of the industry.

    Advice to Management

    We need more Indians and less Chiefs!!!


  6. "Feedback"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Co-Op in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Co-Op in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work culture with transparency maintained. People are fun to work with and a very challenging and fast paced environment, great for learning.

    Cons

    Some people do not believe in sharing their work.

    Advice to Management

    More social events would be great.


  7. "Co-Op"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Momenta Pharmaceuticals (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great work environment
    Very friendly people.

    Cons

    Hard Deadline and limited industrial experience.

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Great culture but unrealistic expectations"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Momenta Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great team environment and a work hard, play hard culture

    Cons

    Deadlines and expectations of projects are unrealistic. There is limited opportunity for growth (upward or lateral). Always expecting more than what is feasible from employees (possibly depends on manager). Everything is made a priority.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize efforts at all levels; Set realistic deadlines


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Challenging, work environment with great culture"

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    Current Employee - Director in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Director in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Momenta Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    great, smart people and culture
    can-do attitude
    well equipped labs
    challenging work environment
    thinking outside the box

    Cons

    deadlines and expectations are unrealistic
    limited opportunity for growth
    always expecting more than what is feasible
    too many projects and changing directions

    Advice to Management

    reality check


  10. Helpful (2)

    "great place to gain experience yet need to feed more into work/life balence"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Research Associate in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Research Associate in Cambridge, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Momenta Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    lots of opportunity to invest and beef off any technical skills you may want to harness, seeming they contribute to project.

    Cons

    Work pace is often fast, with deadlines that seem to come out of the blue and are demanding.

    Advice to Management

    recognize the associates. Foster a culture of recognition at all levels. Nix the leadership on the backs of others


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