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Clifford D. Nastas
I worked at Material Sciences
Pros – Good balance of talent in the low and middle ranks, pleasant work environment. Management willing to spend money in growing areas. Excellent middle management with good project vision who are unfortunately held back by superiors. Good professional development opportunities in some departments with encouragement to seek more education and build skills.
Cons – High stress short term assignments, lack of long term vision. Too much micromanaging in some key departments. Lack of good cross training in others leading to single skill employees and missuses of resources. Some department require a lot of travel with facilities and customers all over the globe which can be rather stressful.
Advice to Senior Management – Develop a long term plan for the company
2009-01-05 18:53 PST
I have been working at Material Sciences
Pros – Smart people in some areas. Interesting product. Global footprint.
Cons – Very weak leadership, whose primary goal is to focus on short term decisions. No long term strategic vision. MSC used to praise itself for hiring the best people in the industry. Not any more. Too many C players, who are pushing the A players out of the company.
People are working in silos with conflicting G&Os. Too many non-global managers.
Advice to Senior Management – Get back on the growth track. Get rid of the C players. Reward A players. Move to a "0 defect" operations culture. Stop talking about strategy, execute instead.
No, I would not recommend this company to a friend
2008-12-02 10:10 PST
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