Mine Safety Appliances

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MSA - Great Place to Work

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Engineer  in  Cranberry Township, PA
Current Employee - Engineer in Cranberry Township, PA

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 ManagementAdvice

Keep communication open, honest and frequent.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Other reviews for Mine Safety Appliances

  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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    None - my experience with management was good.

  2.  

    Unfortunately it's not the same company that it was

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and compensation package

    Cons

    The expectation for the amount of work has become unsustainable. Stress is at an all-time high and employee satisfaction at a all-time low. All of my colleagues are looking for other jobs. This is very unfortunate because there was a time not long ago when all of us expected to retire from MSA.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your focus on improving the stock value has been at the expense of employees. As the economy improves, employee retention will become a critical problem. You really need to find a balance between greater accountability and the need to not lose all of your best employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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