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"Great Company"

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Current Employee - Software Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA
Recommends

I have been working at Management Science Associates full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

Many advancement opportunities, casual, professional, leading edge technologies.

Cons

No cons that I can recall. Only moved on due to an offer I couldn't refuse.

Other Employee Reviews for Management Science Associates

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    "Lots of great people, salary on the low side"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Management Science Associates full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Management Science Associates provides a chance to work with many teams, and there are a lot of good people to work with. Getting with the right group can make the job a lot of fun. Also, in general, managers promote proper work/life balance. Situations sometimes come up where you have to put in extra hours, but it is never excessive.

    Cons

    Salary is lower than other companies offer around the area. Many people leave the company because there are higher salaries and better benefits elsewhere.


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    "Application Manager"

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    Former Employee - Applications Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Applications Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Management Science Associates full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some good people. Potentially good line of business (but slipping away)

    Cons

    Too many to list. On the top of the list is what can be termed "invincible ignorance". While there are many good people at MSA, there are just as many who are not. Many on the 'not' list are in positions of authority but are either un-qualified or are 20 years out-of-date. Many of these people are very resistant to change (modernization). Many stick by "The MSA way" and reject even well-established technical principles and standards. In my many years of technical and management experience, this is the only place where I learned nothing and accomplished nothing. Too much time was spent arguing with the aforementioned people. Moving to the list: there is a slip-shod and half-baked approach to everything (even dress code and the building); No one understands what requirements are (or wants to); There is no empowerment of the employees, all business knowledge and authority is concentrated in the hands of a few; Pay is low; Benefits (Health Insurance) are the worse I’ve ever had; 401k matching is non-existent; All this leads to a total lack of innovation and constant talent loss, even though they see themselves as innovators (from 30 years ago). This is also resulting in an erosion of their competitiveness and a loss of business. Do yourself a favor and go somewhere else, you will be wasting your time at MSA.

    Advice to Management

    Modernize and get (hold) people who are technically current. Become competitive in compensation. Hold those in authority to a higher standard and stop accepting failure. Measure performance and require improvement.


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