I worked at Management Systems International full-time (More than a year)
The people I worked with were great and very collegial, as were the two individuals I reported to the most were great managers. The office itself is pretty fancy, and there is an amazing view of Washington DC. The Technical Directors I interacted with most were bright and had a lot of experience to share about the field.
There is a lack of clarity in terms of people's roles and responsibilities. Even within my department we were uncertain about what exactly some people were responsible for doing. Senior management is open to hear ideas for change; however, they never prioritize or actually do anything with what they hear. Perhaps because the organization is large and was acquired last year, organizational culture change is slow. Our president announced several initiatives last year but nothing has been done. He spouts some general information about how MSI is using these initiatives to improve the workplace but he never gets into the details about what exactly these initiatives are going to do. All talk and no action! I also think one's experience at MSI really comes down to the people you work with, and although the people I reported to were great bosses, some of them were a little hands-off and not exactly the best managers.
Advice to Management
Actually do something with the feedback employees give you, and give us actual information about what is being done. Don't just blather on, give us the specifics. Actions speak louder than words.
I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Management Systems International in October 2016.
Very basic interview two Senior project Manager over skype. They seemed quite disinterested from the start, but were friendly enough. Afterwards, I had 10-15 minutes to ask questions. The experience was average, but the only thing I did not appreciate was getting a rejection months later. A prompt rejection, or no communication, would have been preferred.
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