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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

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    • 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. 5 people found this helpful  

    Founder must be disappointed.

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

    I have been working at Management Sciences for Health

    Pros

    Staff are dedicated to the organization's mission.

    Cons

    C-suite (CEO/COO) doesn't communicate and fosters an environment of fear. HR leadership is not trustworthy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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