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MSA - Great Place to Work

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Current Employee - Engineer in Cranberry Township, PA
Current Employee - Engineer in Cranberry Township, PA

I have been working at Mine Safety Appliances full-time (more than 5 years)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Interesting new product development projects
Challenging design issues
Decision making empowerment
Great people to work with
Excellent cultures and values

Cons

Competitive salary but could be better
Your first promotion is quick then the following get much more difficult to earn

Advice to Management

Keep communication open, honest and frequent.

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  1. Not much to complain about, not much to rave about

    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst I in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst I in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at Mine Safety Appliances full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    *Profit sharing when the company is doing well.
    *Nice coworkers, many have worked there for a long time
    *Management seems to listen well to their employees

    Cons

    *They are publicly traded - When the stock market gets bad, so does your pay/bonus. In 2008, when the market turned sour, they instituted pay freezes, voluntary retirement programs, and eventually layoffs. I got scared and found another job before they started laying people off.

    *No team-building activities, no annual company holiday party - nothing. You show up, work, and go home.

    Advice to Management

    None - my experience with management was good.

  2. MSA has many experienced people who would love to help you!

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Cranberry Twp, PA
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Cranberry Twp, PA

    I worked at Mine Safety Appliances full-time (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Of all the manufacturing plants I have worked in, MSA Cranberry was one of the cleanest and most organized.

    Cons

    Many levels of middle-management ensure the staff employee will be doing a lot of updating.

    Advice to Management

    Be careful not to overlap the responsibilities of the departments.

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