Management Sciences for Health

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Management Sciences for Health Reviews

Updated September 15, 2014
Updated September 15, 2014
32 Reviews
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Management Sciences for Health President Jonathan Quick
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  1.  

    Great place to work, ability to make impact, and contributions valued.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA

    I have been working at Management Sciences for Health full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The mission is great and a lot of smart, committed people are dedicated to the core principle of the organization. A good place to make meaningful impact in global health. Lots of opportunities for career growth and advancement. Supportive, team oriented work environment.

    Cons

    I've been here a little less than a year and it takes a while to learn the various systems and processes.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    A large NGO that behaves more like a for profit.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Management Sciences for Health for more than a year

    Pros

    MSH has great people, great location in Arlington and great benefits. The organization is going thorough many changes and it can often be viewed as unsettling, or demotivating. I believe that once the change is complete and everyone has settled into the new way, things will work out well and the organization will be well on its way.

    Cons

    The current changes and navigating through it. Career development is often a challenge due to limited funding. I do however believe that the organization is addressing this in many creative ways.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There should be more cohesion at the Leadership level. Leave your ego's behind and look at whats best for the organization. Understand what you can be flexible on and support business thinking.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great experience, great organization

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    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
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    A great place to start a career in international public health or international development.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA

    I worked at Management Sciences for Health full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The engaging nature of the work, opportunities for international travel, and interesting colleagues make working here worthwhile.

    Cons

    Salaries are on the low for recent graduates without experience.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Inspiring work, challenging environment.

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    Current Employee - Program Officer
    Current Employee - Program Officer

    I have been working at Management Sciences for Health full-time

    Pros

    Very compelling work done by incredibly talented people. Amazing opportunities to grow. learn, and travel if you land in the right place.

    Cons

    Seems to be a lack of career direction and movement, unless you really work for it. However, there are concerted efforts to change this.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to start a career

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA

    I worked at Management Sciences for Health full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    MSH is great if you start off with a bachelors degree and want some experience in international development / project support.

    Cons

    They began hiring people with masters degrees to do the very basic admin tasks.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    A fun group of people working to save lives

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    Former Employee - Finance/Operations Associate  in  Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Finance/Operations Associate in Cambridge, MA

    I worked at Management Sciences for Health full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great benefits, opportunities to travel, employee-centric, opportunities to directly contribute to the projects and interact with international colleagues

    Cons

    Some of the upper management are very academic and a little stuffy, working for USAID requires dealing with a lot of red tape and formalities, need to change course at the drop of a hat to respond to USAID requests, finance & operations staff are not seen as equal team members and have little opportunity to make valuable contributions or travel.

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  9.  

    Opportunity to make a difference in global health challenges

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    Current Employee - Senior Analyst  in  Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Cambridge, MA

    I have been working at Management Sciences for Health full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Potential to reach many vulnerable people who need access to quality and affordable healthcare in developing countries, affecting change on a massive scale, leeway to be innovative and carve out a niche for your work, organization is constantly seeking to grow and to be the best version of itself

    Cons

    Inexperienced managers, lack of mentors to facilitate professional development, little to no established professional development opportunities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start focusing on the value for money that younger staff bring to the organization. There are many multi-talented junior analysts that are motivated and committed to advancing the MSH cause and work, who are being overlooked for opportunities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very pleasant work environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I worked at Management Sciences for Health full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Diverse, interesting people to work with
    Many travel opportunities
    Great health, benefits, and lots of vacation time

    Cons

    Big company means sometimes change or improvement is slow
    Not many training opportunities but they are working to improve that

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Have been able to adopt to a work place environment and develop my career to the next level

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    Current Employee - M&E Intern  in  Kampala (Uganda)
    Current Employee - M&E Intern in Kampala (Uganda)

    I have been working at Management Sciences for Health as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Being a health related institution, really doing a great job of improving the health of the rest of the population

    Cons

    Have not met any so far

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great work done, continue with the spirit

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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