MSA
3.1 of 5 8 reviews
www.thinkmsa.com Morrisville, NC 16 to 50 Employees

MSA Reviews

Updated Apr 7, 2014
MSA – Cottonwood – “Miracles”

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3.1 8 reviews

                             

50% Approve of the CEO

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Steve Thanhauser

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67% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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It is a great place to work with great work/life balance

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at MSA

ProsEveryone is genuinely nice and cares for one another. Management team is very strong. Relatively safe industry.

ConsSometimes they treat their people too god and will not fire anyone even if they are absolutely terrible

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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A very mediocre company.

Client Support (Current Employee)
Pittsburgh, PA

I have been working at MSA full-time for more than 3 years

ProsThere is some room for career growth if you have very low expectations of yourself.

ConsThe company puts the wrong people in positions of authority and it ends up feeling like you are attending MSA High School. Sucking up to the bosses is how you get ahead at this company. Hard work is more often than not ignored. More and more responsibility is expected of you with no pay raise. They act as if the "title" is enough of a reward. The medical insurance offered through this company is sky high! Do not work here if you need insurance to support a family. You will have a few dollars left after getting paid to buy food for your family. This is by far the worst company I have ever worked for.

Advice to Senior ManagementQuit allowing unqualified people to get ahead and stay there....you are losing some great employees because the average employee feels threatened by those with real qualifications and pushes them away. Quit allowing your supervisors to bully others. Also, check why employees left their last job. Many of them are suing the company they were formerly with or are concocting a way to do it at MSA at the expense of longtime employees.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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not good

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at MSA full-time

Prosmost coworkers are friendly here

Consoffice culture, personal growth are both bad

Advice to Senior Managementcompensation

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great company with good benefits

Systems Analyst (Current Employee)
Atlanta, GA

I have been working at MSA full-time for more than 10 years

Prosgreat benefits and love the management

ConsCan not say anything bad

Advice to Senior Managementnone

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good Comapny to work for but, very little room for advancement for engineers

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Pittsburgh, PA

I have been working at MSA

ProsGreat Benefits and good yearly bonuses

ConsNo career advancement, Very bad yearly raises

Advice to Senior ManagementVery good senior management but, middle management is poor at times

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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ok with customer, but management was lacking

Regional Sales Manager (Former Employee)
Seattle, WA

I worked at MSA

ProsPay, bonus and benefits were good. Customers were great to work with, along with channel partners

ConsImmediate manager managed like a bully. Didn't have opportunity to give any feedback. It was their way or the highway

Advice to Senior Managementbring confidence. Management style of supervisors was not up to par with other companies and industries.

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Don't go there.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Pittsburgh, PA

I worked at MSA

ProsSome smart people work there.

ConsBad / expensive benefits. No carrer growth path.

Advice to Senior ManagementImprove benefits especially the 401k Matching.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great company that really cares about people

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at MSA

Pros- management cares about its employees
- great promotional opportunities
- great work environment - cafeteria, walking trail
- company truly cares about the community

Cons- heavy work load / lots of hours, but this seems to be a standard at most companies now a days

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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