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Updated 17 January 2018
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Moderna Therapeutics CEO Stéphane Bancel
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  1. "Quality "Leadership" Recycled Failures from Alexion"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - QA Analyst in Cambridge, MA (US)
    Current Employee - QA Analyst in Cambridge, MA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Free lunch nothing else that is positive about this company

    Cons

    Same micromanagers QA management from Alexion that lack strategic skills to be at a Sr. management role. Same unrealistic expectations like at Alexion late nights with emails flying after 10 pm to make themselves relevant and look like they are working hard. Overly ambitious mediocre backstabber that is all for herself and getting promoted.

    Advice to Management

    Keep close attention to the culture in QA and the lack of leadership skills in the current management team. The only thing that they are good at is backstabbing, lying, and destroying the career of those that are competent and a threat to their existence.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Work at here at your own risk"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA (US)

    I worked at Moderna Therapeutics full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Free Lunch is very good
    Health Insurance

    Cons

    Inexperienced Managers
    Cliques
    Ineffective HR
    Rampant Unprofessionalism

    Moderna Therapeutics Response

    16 Jan 2018 – Head of Talent Acquisition

    Thanks for sharing your feedback. While I am not sure when you left Moderna, there is no excuse for any unprofessional behavior. Please reach out so I can learn more about any potential issues that... More


  3. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Fast-paced, challenging, fun, good perks

    Cons

    Not much that I can think of

    Moderna Therapeutics Response

    3 Jan 2018 – Head of Talent Acquisition

    We are so glad you had a '5 -star' experience at Moderna. I hope we see you back again for your next internship - or perhaps a full-time role post-graduation.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "Started working at Moderna on a Monday and was looking for a new job by Friday..."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Cambridge, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Manager in Cambridge, MA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Moderna Therapeutics full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits, free lunch, great people (mostly)

    Cons

    Too much work for the staff they have. No plan to get the huge volume of work done, except to expect current staff to work 12+ hour days every day. If you leave work after 8-9 hours, expect a conversation with your manager about "leaving early". Don't complain about working conditions, or you'll be called to a meeting with management and and be threatened with termination. You'll also be called into a meeting with management if you turn off/don't answer your cell phone late at night.
    Quick shifts in priorities and employees are expected to put in extra hours to make the impossible happen. Some groups not staffed appropriately for the work they have.
    Forget about seeing your husband/wife/children during the week.
    Only way to get promoted is to go out drinking with your boss after work.

    Advice to Management

    Hire enough staff to do what needs to be done. Start treating employees like they're disposable.

    Moderna Therapeutics Response

    3 Jan 2018 – Head of Talent Acquisition

    Thanks for sharing your concerns. This is certainly not the typical employee experience at Moderna. I'd love to learn a bit more so I can help get to some of these underlying issues. Could you email... More


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Loving it here...."

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

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

    Pros

    If you like somewhere that is fast paced, collaborative, implements change quickly and thinks strategically about how they do things than this is the place for you.

    The benefits are great (who doesn't love free lunch every day) as well as great medical benefits.

    I've worked at two other biotechs and Moderna is a really special place to be.

    Cons

    - I wish we were all at one site, but that's one of the challenges of growing fast


  7. "Fantastic science and brilliant colleagues!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Moderna Therapeutics full-time

    Pros

    great place to work with potentially revolutionary technology

    Cons

    rigid promotion schedule, uninspiring office space


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Moderna is doing well during a difficult hypergrowth phase"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Director
    Current Employee - Associate Director
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing talent in science, engineering, and bioinformatics
    Committment to innovation in "digital" infrastructure and custom automation
    Broad and deep pipeline, with vaccines leading the way
    Enough financial resources to solve the challenging scientific and engineering problems
    Engaged and very smart executive team

    Cons

    growing fast, but the amount of work is huge, and everyone is working really hard
    senior management is learning as they go when it comes to clinical development

    Advice to Management

    continue to invest in talent
    prioritize the pipeline to solve the most critical questions in time


  9. Helpful (10)

    "Research and Production"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Moderna Therapeutics full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Free food and location.

    Cons

    Back stabbing, politics, and overworked staff.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "PRA"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Moderna Therapeutics full-time

    Pros

    Lots of perk and fair salaries. Lots of work as everything is in the making, so it can be stressful. But all in all it is a good place to work at.

    Cons

    management tends to go in too many directions, every time a new big boss is hired, there is a need to change everything to fit the vision of that new person. The point is to bring improvement and it is a right thing to do... but sometimes it seems like it is too much disruption for very little change.

    Advice to Management

    none


  11. Helpful (7)

    "Moderna Therapeutics"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Moderna Therapeutics full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lunch is free and parking is free

    Cons

    Disappointed at the management and their decision process is disorganized.


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