Mission Solutions Engineering

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Mission Solutions Engineering Reviews

Updated September 3, 2014
Updated September 3, 2014
21 Reviews
1.8
21 Reviews
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    Sometimes confusing/toxic but overall pretty good to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer Senior  in  Moorestown, NJ
    Current Employee - Software Engineer Senior in Moorestown, NJ

    I have been working at Mission Solutions Engineering full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Pay is decent if you've been there for a while.
    People are easy to work with and most are willing to freely share knowledge.
    Work/Life balance is very good.

    Cons

    Recent scale down of higher level paid employees and most management.
    Due to sequestration, salaries may be frozen.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring in some additional work by getting some smaller revenue streams to help ease transitions between larger scale projects and their respective revenue streams. This would also help to create an environment where people want to keep learning and room to expand their education and to use it.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Total Dead End Career!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer Principal Lead  in  Moorestown, NJ
    Current Employee - Software Engineer Principal Lead in Moorestown, NJ

    I have been working at Mission Solutions Engineering full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    There's nothing left that's good to say about this company. Company will embrace new grads/low wage earners, but don't be fooled it won't last and could be very career damaging in the long run.

    Cons

    More than words can say! Holding company enforces sweat shop mentality by constantly reducing benefits and wages of the staff ! Management is as incompetent as it can be and will do anything it takes to save it's own behind. This includes multiple layoffs of the technical staff only. Cutting titles and salaries of only the senior technical staff and a few lower level managers by 7.5% or more. Management goodfella's network runs deep, this network was built from years of promoting the incompetents. If your not part of this network you will have no chance of growth or stability in this company. This is a total cut-throat, unrewarding and unappreciated environment unless your a manager. If you're not connected you have no chance of a management role! If you think your technical skills will shield you from all the above and more, think again, management has no clue or appreciation for technical skills.

    FYI FACT- There's currently 16 and counting federally filed lawsuits against this company for age discrimination!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sooner or later the company and the management network will collapse! I wish all of you the best (not) finding another job or any job! I'll bet we'll be seeing a lot of managers working behind the counter at McDonalds. Maybe not, this may be beyond your true capabilities and work ethics. I don't know how any managers can look themselves in the mirror given what's been and is still going on at this company. Some managers cannot even look the remaining employees in the eye!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 4 people found this helpful  

    One Million in Annual Recurring Revenue

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

    I have been working at Mission Solutions Engineering

    Pros

    They have free coffee. They also provide free popcorn. Parking is OK. They have TVs in the break room but you can't turn up the volume.

    Cons

    Well upper management finally did it. Recently one million in recurring annual revenue was added to the bottom line. This will surely excite the Eskimos. How did they accomplish this with low defense spending and sequestration? They finally won a contract? Nope. These guys go out and spend over four million dollars and there is zero new work. The Eskimos want that money back! So they cut 85 people's salaries by 7.5% across the board. Unbelievable. The workers pay the price for the incompetent upper management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of all the people involved with attempting to win new business. Take their salaries back. It's just one big fraternity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Solid business, poor management direction and guidance

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

    I have been working at Mission Solutions Engineering full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Co-Workers are all friendly, and is a fairly flexible work environment. Compensation on par with industry.

    Cons

    Management lacks the ability to steer the company. There is not a clear path among leadership, and no real set areas of responsibilities. Tasking overlaps and there is no true accountability. There also has been a lot of turnover over the past 2-3 years which may have added/resulted to the above issues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Identify a clear set of goals and areas of responsibility. Hold teams and managers accountable, and empower/reward them to succeed in those area.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Mission Solutions Engineering

    Pros

    Good place to start career

    Cons

    Not enough consistent work sometimes

  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    One star is too much

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer Senior  in  Moorestown, NJ
    Current Employee - Software Engineer Senior in Moorestown, NJ

    I have been working at Mission Solutions Engineering full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    At lease the checks don't bounce. Can't say much else. Will be a good place to start a resume as long as anyone is left from whom you can learn. Small window there.

    Cons

    First there were round after round of layoffs. Then they delayed raises. Then they gave us a lump - sum one time payment equivalent of the raise that they delayed. That saves compounding in future years. Now, comes job reclassification and across the board devotions and pay cuts for the experienced staff. Nobody is cutting my expenses.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cover your mirrors. I don't know how you can look yourselves in the face.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Layoffs, layoffs, layoffs.

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

    I have been working at Mission Solutions Engineering full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good people. Work sometimes challenging. Casual environment. Twenty word minimum exceeds the amount that I can say here.

    An excellent example of where not to work.

    Cons

    Round after round of layoffs. They talk of getting new work, but keep coming up short. Convinced that lower rates are the solution. Translation: raises are postponed or cancelled; if you are at the top end of their below average salary scale, you are an endangered species there. If they ever do stumble into new work, there will be no experienced staff to lead it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Axe the good old boy circle running things.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 4 people found this helpful  

    Violinist on the Titanic had a better chance of survival than this company.

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

    I have been working at Mission Solutions Engineering full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    1. Friendly people and nice cafeteria.
    2. Cleaning staff does a nice job.
    3. Did I mention the nice cafeteria?

    Cons

    1. MSE gets one star because there wasn't an option for zero stars.
    2. The race is on to see if the cheaply made building will fall first or the company . . . Vegas is betting the company to go under first, though it is neck and neck right now.
    3. New Business! Oh, I forgot there isn't any new business.
    4. Everyone is a manager except about 10% of the people, but fear not, no managers will be laid off in the future.
    5. Benefits. You would be amazed and wouldn't believe it if I told you.
    6. Salaries. Waaaaaaaaayyyyyyyy below industry standards. Except for management of course.
    7. Management. If you are lucky enough to be friends with these elitists in the glass offices you are doing okay and rest assure you will be promoted soon enough. The rest of you look for the pink slips in the next coming months again.
    8. Layoffs. 4th one in 2 years will be coming to an MSE near you in the next month or two.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1. CEO - Stop trying to date every blonde in the company and work on getting new business like you are paid to do.
    2. How about laying off some of the management instead of the workers. There seems to be a 4-1 ratio of management to workers.
    3. Only path to management is to be buddies with the ones that are there already. If you are friends with them they will create a new job title just to promote you.
    4. How about complimenting an employee when they do something positive. It is nice to be appreciated even when it is expected from you.
    5. Management in the glass houses. How about coming down off your perch and talking to the people who actually pay your salaries? It would be nice if you said hi and even nicer if you actually knew our names.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Future uncertain

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Mission Solutions Engineering

    Pros

    Their benefits and salary are of the best in the area. Most of your time can be spent off-site in the computer testing suites. The facility is in a nice neighborhood, close to the Moorestown mall, with easy access for out of state commuters.

    Cons

    MSE mismanaged itself to almost half the staff it was 2 years ago, making the environment very unpleasant. Their flexible hours is a double edged sword, in that you may have to support multiple shifts in any given week.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    ASRC needs to step in and replace much of the MSE nepotism with professionals that actually have degrees in business management.

  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Stayed too long

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Mission Solutions Engineering

    Pros

    Convenient location and at an earlier time was a place you wanted to stay.

    Cons

    Company spiraling out of control - new president seems to be another Petraeus whereas he is too interested in his pursuing female employee. Very obvious of his interest in this woman than pursuing new work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get new President that has experience and isn't going through a mid life crisis

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