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Working at Moderna is different work experience for better or worse

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  • Career Opportunities
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

Other Reviews for Moderna Therapeutics

  1. 9 people found this helpful  

    Awful Place to Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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. 10 people found this helpful  

    toxic environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Associate  in  Cambridge, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Cambridge, MA (US)

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

    Pros

    snacks and soda are provided

    Cons

    Moderna has unrealistic expectations of time commitment for all employees. The workloads are outrageous and extremely high turnover puts more stress on already strung out employees who remain. Bad science practices, blame and finger pointing abound and poor management and lack of planning send reverberations throughout the entire company on a daily basis.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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