Management Sciences for Health

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4 people found this helpful  

upper management needs to be more transparent

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Management Sciences for Health full-time

Pros

- nice, intelligent colleagues who know their field well
- can-do IT department
- nice support staff
- good finance and program management expertise

Cons

- HR department is slow to respond and not detail-oriented
- old-school cabal leading the company
- kill-the-messenger attitude at leadership level
- bureaucratic
- hire older, staid chiefs of party in the field and pass over dynamic middle managers
- lack of transparency at upper levels in HQ and field offices
- quality of management and operations in different field offices varies widely
- some shady things appear to be happening in field offices and donors are starting to notice
- some support offices in HQ are staffed by people that don't want to do their jobs - just pass the buck

Advice to ManagementAdvice

- sunlight is the best antiseptic
- don't punish staff who bring issues to your attention - approach the issues with an open mind and seek to learn from those below you
- foster a culture of transparency and openness to new ideas
- don't hire only older COPs - look at how donors are hiring these days (younger, more dynamic managers) and follow suit
- conduct internal financial and programmatic audits at both HQ and in field offices - and follow the recommendations to continually improve the company

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great experience, great organization

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Management Sciences for Health as a contractor

    Pros

    MSH is a worldwide NGO in the health sector with a long xperience of reinforcing health systems.
    The HQ team is nice, talented, and eager to support country teams.
     This organization offers a good salary and great benefices.

    Cons

    Sometimes, conflicting demands from supervisors.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 6 people found this helpful  

    Toxic Work Environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA

    I have been working at Management Sciences for Health as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great work location convenient to the Metro and shops.

    Cons

    The culture of the work environment is very toxic. Management may be knowledgeable but they lack people skills. I have been exposed to many different work environments and this place does not encourage a sense of teamwork. It seems that everyone is out for themselves or if you are not part of an alliance you are left on the outside of the group. Managers have poor communication skills, for example, you are told one thing face to face but then you are told otherwise through an email or the manager simply changes their minds without acknowledghement. Managers also openly favor certain employees. Perhaps this company treats its full time on staff employees better than they do their contractors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve communication between management and employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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