Moderna Therapeutics, Inc Employee Reviews

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fast paced mRNA company
PRINCIPAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATE - Cell Biology (Former Employee) –  Cambridge, MASeptember 18, 2018
excellent company working on novel therapeutics
typical day can include working on multiple priorities with different teams.
Great place to learn about mRNA.
Pros
room for advancement, free lunch
Cons
extremely fast pace, project priorities change quickly
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GLP Manufacturing Drug Product Process Development (Current Employee) –  Cambridge, MASeptember 5, 2018
Typical day at work is spent preparing for the upcoming pilot scale batch. I've learned about buffer formulations. The hardest part of the job is the daily commute. The weekend is the most enjoyable part of the job.
Pros
free lunch
Cons
unplanned work
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Burgeoning company where you can be a contractor for 1+ years
Senior Research Associate (Current Employee) –  Cambridge, MAMay 16, 2018
Great company to work at, strong management team and growing value year after year.

My only complaint is there strong resistance to converting their contractors
Pros
Free lunch
Cons
No healthcare
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Mostly positive
Senior Research Associate (Former Employee) –  Cambridge, MAApril 19, 2018
Variability with supervisors. Some really good and smart others less so.
Some really great people
Not much room for creative imput
Most enjoyable part was when group meetings were constructive
Pros
free lunches, CEO approachable
Cons
can be subject the whims of supervisors with no recourse
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Great place to work. Great collaborative environment
Inventory Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Cambridge, MAJanuary 13, 2018
A typical day at work for me consisted of arriving and receiving in shipments at the dock. Using the computer system items were scanned and placed in their appropriate laboratories for use by researchers. The hardest part of my job was being able to fulfill many researchers requests as there are many assays being run at the same time for different researchers and departments.
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Fast- paced, Exciting work environment
Senior Associate, Pre-Clinical mRNA Production (Current Employee) –  Cambridge, MAJanuary 4, 2018
Working at Moderna requires flexibility, commitment, ability to adapt quickly to a fast changing environment and collaborative personality. Overall, great environment to work and learn in. Downside, have to play the political game to advance in your career in certain departments.
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Growing does not look good on Moderna
PRINCIPAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATE (Current Employee) –  Cambridge, MAJanuary 2, 2018
Moderna was great when smaller. The abundance of overwhelmed managers and EC members causes Scientists and RAs to fall through the cracks. Decisions about your career advancement are made for you without your say.
Pros
Free Lunch, Bonuses
Cons
Lack of management, lack of transparency, limited communication
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Difficult, exciting, and exhausting
Scientist (Current Employee) –  Cambridge, MAFebruary 21, 2017
There is huge potential for this company, but the work environment can be toxic. Lack of communication, unrealistic timelines, and a demand for perfection make work/life balance a pipe dream. Employees are dedicated, competitive, and overwhelmed, while management is out of touch with realistic timelines and the amount of work needed to complete projects effectively and completely.
Pros
Free lunch, happy hours, stock options, huge potential for the science
Cons
Competitive, siloed, unclear objectives, unrealistic expectations and timelines
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Tough Place
Manager (Former Employee) –  320 Bent St, Cambridge, MAJanuary 12, 2017
Just a difficult place. You'll have a few moments of feeling like a valued employee but for the most part you'll feel dispensable. Not much of a team environment there, It's more like :everyone for themselves." You can learn things here but for the most part you'll be taken advantage of and you'll leave feeling like another victim.
Pros
Cool Science
Cons
oppressive management, aggressive environment
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Rewarding work environment- free lunch
Team Lead, DNA Preps (Current Employee) –  Cambridge, MASeptember 10, 2016
Fast paced work place that isn't afraid to recognize and promote talent. Work hard play hard culture. Plenty of opportunities to learn, grow, and fix.
Pros
free lunch, collaborative atmosphere, correct compensation
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Cool Science
Process Development (Current Employee) –  Cambridge, MAAugust 10, 2016
Fast pace environment, smart people. Free Lunch, good location.Good benefits. Cool new science to learn, open to ideas if you bring then to the table
Pros
Free Lunch
Cons
Commute
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Vibrant and exciting environment, great leadership
Scientist (Current Employee) –  Cambridge, MAAugust 7, 2016
The possibilities for Moderna's technology to make a difference in human health is what drives most people who work here. It's one of these high risk/high reward situations that brings passionate people out of the woodwork.

Now that things are matured, some of the early craziness has calmed down and the work-life balance has become very reasonable. Although we're no longer a "start-up" according to our age and head-count, we still get catered lunches and new and exciting data frequently.
Pros
New technology, energetic co-workers, eye-on-the-prize management
Cons
Fractured locations so meetings require walking from building to building sometimes
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Good place to Work
Animal facility Manager (Current Employee) –  Cambridge, MADecember 2, 2013
Good Place to work. Very responsable co-workers. reasonable salary. free lunch
Pros
free Lunch and parking
Cons
trafic
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Exciting, cutting edge biotech focusing on novel therapeutic approaches.
Senior Research Fellow, Protein Chemistry (Current Employee) –  Cambridge, MASeptember 15, 2013
New company with cash in the bank and good idea for a new class of therapeutics - mRNA. Smart business people in charge. C-level team is all third generation pharma leaders. Scientists are all world class.
Pros
Great colleagues
Cons
Changing management views
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