Mine Safety Appliances Reviews

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Mine Safety Appliances CEO and Director Bill Lambert
Bill Lambert
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    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineering Co-Op in Cranberry, PA
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineering Co-Op in Cranberry, PA

    I worked at Mine Safety Appliances


    Great people, lost of resources


    Too much independence, and not enough help

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    Help out employees more when they need it.

    Neutral Outlook
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Mine Safety Appliances Interviews

Interview Experience

Interview Experience


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Getting an Interview


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Interview Difficulty




    Staff Engineer I Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at Mine Safety Appliances.

    Interview Details

    First was a brief phone call questions were basic.Next call for follow up was a couple of interviews more detailed about my background, happened about two weeks later. After those I was told I would be contacted to setup an in person interview. About a month later and the in person interview is held and everything was going well and everyone seemed to like my personality,background, and attitude. Get a call a week later to talk about salary and expectations, so I thought I had gotten the position. Get told to do an evaluation that would test my mental and psychological competencies, by the way was a 4-6 hour test and a huge waste of time in my opinion. After which I would talk to/with an evaluation manager to talk about my test results. Talk to the manager and he says I would be a great fit and he wishes me good luck and he thinks I should be a shoe-in. Two months later all of a sudden I get an e-mail(which was kind of them) stating that I didn't get the position and other candidates were being considered. I have gone through a strung along of a 4 month interview process roller coaster ride of emotions from joy that I could possibly have the position to sheer distraught reading the final e-mail I received. Somehow at places like this it seems to me to be more who you know then what you know. If I had a chance to apply to another position here I could qualify for I would apply, but wouldn't want to be left waiting on a response (be it positive or negative) for 1/3 of a year. Having had a poorer experience interview I still think Mine Safety Appliances would be a fine place to work, but a lackluster place to interview for a job. (To compare the interview with my current job: I got a call talked about my technical prowess and the manager got a good sense of who I was, then the next week I got an offer and accepted it, and finally about a week after that I was working.)

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Website www.msasafety.com
Headquarters Cranberry Township, PA
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1914
Type Company - Public (MSA)
Industry Business Services
Revenue $1 to $2 billion (USD) per year

Mothers and Mine Safety Appliances (MSA) might agree, "Be good, and if you can't be good, be safe." The company develops, manufactures, and distributes protective equipment for workers in hazardous situations, from the military and homeland security to firefighting, construction, and mining, of course. MSA specializes in air-purifying respirators, gas detectors, and head protection gear, sold under the MSA Safety Works brand. Its thermal imaging cameras help first responders see through pitch and smoke. MSA aligns its activities with three geographic segments: North... More

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