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7 people found this helpful  

an honest assessment

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Former Employee - Research Associate  in  Cambridge, MA (US)
Former Employee - Research Associate in Cambridge, MA (US)

I worked at Moderna Therapeutics as a contractor for less than a year

Pros

good location..a potentially innovative technology

Cons

so many to count!
management is incompetent!
favoritism is rampant. Incompetent RAs are retained because they know nothing but back-stabbing, bad-mouthing, kissing up....and sometime hamstring management into hiring them with threat of legal lawsuit for discrimination.
scientists are just not competent...you know who you are! only two are competent, the rest are just very average but somehow they survived by sucking up to management. My advice: go back to post doc! get yourself trained.
RAs are so incompetent...very low IQs. back-stabbing and kissing up are their sport. Only 3 or so RAs there are superbly intelligent and capable, one or two are definitely better than some scientists there. These 3 or so probably have a told in increasing the over all IQ average!
management? there is no word to describe them!

Advice to ManagementAdvice

look for for qualified people in your company and promote them...let them voice their opinion...get rid of the CSO who is just bad in every way especially in science....let the number 2 guy there(you know who he is!) takes over...he is the brain and the voice of reason!

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook

Other Reviews for Moderna Therapeutics

  1. 9 people found this helpful  

    Awful Place to Work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Increase payrate in order to compensate for high expectations.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2. 7 people found this helpful  

    Working at Moderna is different work experience for better or worse

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    Current Employee - Indentured Servant
    Current Employee - Indentured Servant

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

    Pros

    The strength of Moderna is in the potential of the technology that we are working on. For the most part the people working in the lab make it easier to deal with some of the stress and pressure thrown at the research staff by upper management.

    Cons

    The poor planning and the changing of experiments and goals on the fly makes it extremely difficult at times to execute the proper experiments. There is also a sense of disrespect towards the research associates by upper management. The feeling is that they do not care about our personal time and our personal obligations outside of the Moderna building. This has lead to a turn style type turnover in employees. Some of the turnover was a good thing for the company as it removed some of the excess baggage; however, there also has been very skilled people who have left the company and that can not happen if Moderna is going to be succesful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It is important for management to realize that they need to respect their employees time and opinions because there are many very skilled and intelligent people in the lab that are not easily replaced. The compensation and benefits offered also need to become more competitive or people will continue to leave.

    Neutral Outlook
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