Mine Safety Appliances

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Mine Safety Appliances Reviews

Updated January 14, 2015
Updated January 14, 2015
25 Reviews
3.9
25 Reviews
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Mine Safety Appliances CEO and Director Bill Lambert
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  1.  

    Supply Chain

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Mine Safety Appliances

    Pros

    Laid back working environment and workload

    Cons

    Management constantly shifts direction and changes priorities

    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Spectacular

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Embedded Software/Firmware Engineer in Cranberry Township, PA
    Former Employee - Senior Embedded Software/Firmware Engineer in Cranberry Township, PA

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

    Pros

    Mine Safety has 2000 great people who really do work well with others.

    Cons

    It's quite a distance from Pittsburgh and variations in economic conditions dictate sales and thus how much work is available.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great Place to Work!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Mine Safety Appliances

    Pros

    Employee oriented culture.
    Employees are people and not just numbers, and company is not shy in sharing success

    Cons

    Slow to move. Rotation is not ad quick ad another companies, and they expect you to develop your role completely before moving

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the good job!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Temp Forever

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    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Murrysville, PA
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Murrysville, PA

    I worked at Mine Safety Appliances as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Decent Wages for temps, high pay for regular employees.

    Cons

    You will temp forever, and unless you know someone in HR, you won't get hired full time even with qualifications and experience temping for them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Temp to Hire employees. 90 day temp then hire on full time. Don't save positions for full time employees relatives.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Customer Service

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Cranberry, PA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Cranberry, PA

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

    Pros

    The remote agent program allows you to work from home 1-2 days per week. There are always food days to celebrate something or simply just because. There are different ways that coworkers can recognize your efforts that result in gift cards.

    Cons

    Some days can be very busy especially when people are in training or on vacation. The department needs at least 2 more people to be staffed to the point that people do not get overwhelmed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    An investment in additional resources can help to improve the quality of work and reduce turn over in the department. The doesn't appear to be a contingency plan for when you lose employees. It is all reactive and very slow to react.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Solid, Steady Employer

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Mine Safety Appliances full-time

    Pros

    Work-life balance is excellent. Atmosphere is laid back and there is little pressure to overwork. Benefits are good and employees are treated with respect by management.

    Cons

    Very little turnover means very little opportunity for advancement. Nobody gets fired so there are some really poor performers in the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    I enjoyed working here as a temp.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Production in Cranberry, PA
    Former Employee - Production in Cranberry, PA

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

    Pros

    Good pay and company culture.

    Cons

    Some employees difficult to work with.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Internship

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Mine Safety Appliances

    Pros

    Very friendly work environment. Great for experience.

    Cons

    Wish there was some sort of track for all interns.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing, the success shows.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Professional

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Pittsburgh, PA

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

    Pros

    Clean, safe, helpful supervisors. Pleasant atmosphere for a call center. HR is nice and offers plenty of incentives and benefits for an entry employee. They hire vets.

    Cons

    Always evolving, they have a very wide range of products and services that take some time to get used to, the department or division you're interested in may be sold off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Everyone was a decent and friendly person.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great Place to work and learn things at the beginning of your career

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Packaging Engineer Intern in Cranberry, PA
    Former Employee - Packaging Engineer Intern in Cranberry, PA

    I worked at Mine Safety Appliances as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Work Environment, Office atmosphere and location, helpful coworkers, flexible hours

    Cons

    Too many people involved on the same projects to get things taken care of. Projects are extended most of the times

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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