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1 person found this helpful  

The work is intense but knowing that I am making an impact makes it worthwhile.

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Management Sciences for Health

Pros

MSH is truly diverse! It is stimulating to work on an everyday basis with the brightest and most educated professionals from different cultures across the globe. Our employees are the "boots on the ground" in the developing world to improve health outcomes for the most vulnerable. MSH has undergone a complete restructuring and has vastly improved its corporate management structure to create more centralized management services, such as HR and Contracts, the results of which have created stronger and better-managed corporate services.

Cons

Top leadership is not attuned to communicating on a regular, systematic and written basis about all the good changes going on. The quarterly video-conferenced staff meetings are amazing because they involve all global offices but those meetings should not be the only mechanism for strategically communicating with staff.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

There is lots of good change and improvements being made. Communicate about them! Determine what changes need to be made in the top leadership composition and make those changes happen!

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    The mission is great, and means well. However, in practice, it's the worst organization at implementing.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Management Sciences for Health

    Pros

    Fair amount of vacation days. However, this includes days that are floating holidays and basically forced vacation. We all need to get the vacations approved anyway.

    Cons

    For an organization that preaches leadership and development, they sure do a terrible job of it. Senior managers that many do not respect are permitted to continue doing things that do not work and poorly manage people. It's no wonder everyone keeps leaving this organization. No professional growth for junior or mid-level professionals.We are all forced to put together a PPRD that is completely pointless and the merit increase was 2%, which isn't even enough to cover the cost of living adjustment. They argue this has to do with being a non-profit organization, and yet funds are mis-managed during everyday business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    people do not always approve of senior management at the director to C-level but are afraid toi truthfully express their concerns. Open your eyes to see what is going on! We should not have to tell you any of this. Just because individuals have been with the organization for many years does not mean they are effective leaders.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Great on the outside, not on the inside. Stay away.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Management Sciences for Health

    Pros

    The benefits are excellent compared to its peers in the USAID contracting industry, and among more senior staff the pay is very competitive as well. Some good people. Some people are dedicated to the mission.

    Cons

    So many... Weak leadership at the highest levels - VPs range from incompetent loons to vindictive and cruel blights on the industry. Infighting at the VP level is rampant - some can't even be in the same room as each other, and it trickles down to lower levels. Many people who are overpaid and are miserable at their jobs. Massive lack of commitment to the mission. Most people spend their time justifying their own misguided projects, though the offer nothing to the overall result. Some of the least organized systems in the industry. Power struggles define how you spend 80% of your time. No professional development opportunities. Less training. Technical approaches are stale. Nothing cutting edge about anything they do, but leaders are constantly patting themselves on their backs (and giving themselves raises) for changing the world. The worst professional experience of my life.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None of you is up to the task. MSH is an organization that has lost its way, and the only way to get back on track is for a complete housecleaning at the CEO, COO, and VP levels. You have little respect among the ranks.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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