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In a dark room without a light or a compass.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Pittsburgh, PA

Pros- They are pretty good at weeding out potential in candidates and picking great people to work with.
 - Some of the perks are awesome.
 - Highly varied departments in various fields from consumer packaged goods to TV to gaming.
 - They've been around for 50 yrs. That has to count for something.

Cons- Parking for most employees is way off-site, shuttle buses run every 20 mins
- Management makes very bad decisions when it comes to their workers.
- There are a lot of 'lifers' that have worked there for more than 10-15 yrs that do nothing but walk around and come up with 'ideas'.
- Some management who makes the decisions is around the office maybe 1/3 of the year, but is the key decider on pay raises, lay offs, etc.
- Upper management is disconnected from their employers, they even have their own wing.
- Have mirrors, backstabbing occurs daily.
- No direction with development and little information or documentation on analytics.
- Don't accept anything as the absolute answer. The developers believe they know how the their applications work that they build. There is no investing in research to verify data.
- Their internal IT group is the worst.

Advice to Senior ManagementSpend a month with the various groups within your organization, you'll realize how much you are spending on dead weight versus really making your products top-of-the-line. One manager laid off great workers within a group outside my own, while a guy who sleeps unto 2 hrs a day keeps his job.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    1 person found this helpful  

    A Company That Doesn't Care

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    I have been working at Management Science Associates


    Pros: Some great people; some groups have better perks than others so if you are… Cons: Wages lower than competitive companies. If you reach the top of the scale for your position, watch out. In the next reorganization, you… Advice to Senior Management: Start valuing your employees and treating them right. No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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    Professionalism severely lacking in management

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    I have been working at Management Science Associates


    Pros: Very nice co-workers who give forth great effort Cons: Management not professional - they get the position due to years worked there with no degree in the management field. Concern over trivial matters and… Advice to Senior Management: Not sure there is anything they will listen to More
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