Management Sciences for Health - Good organization but some parts of the organization need some major work | Glassdoor
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"Good organization but some parts of the organization need some major work"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Medford, MA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Medford, MA
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Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Management Sciences for Health full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

MSH is very well respected in the industry. There are opportunities for advancement and career growth if you are in the right departments and/or work for the right people. Most people are nice and very helpful.

Cons

It can be very bureaucratic. Not sure what direction MSH is trying to go - it changes year to year. HR lacks the people skills needed for human resourcing.

Advice to Management

When MSH has new goals, provide resources (including sufficient money) to allow staff to truly work towards that goal.

Other Employee Reviews for Management Sciences for Health

  1. Helpful (1)

    "A great place to start a career in international public health or international development."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Management Sciences for Health full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The engaging nature of the work, opportunities for international travel, and interesting colleagues make working here worthwhile.

    Cons

    Salaries are on the low for recent graduates without experience.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Good Learning Experience- but Overly Bureaucratic and Slow to Change"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Management Sciences for Health full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Great learning experience if you are interested in Government contracting, global health

    Cons

    -SLOW to change despite all of the "initiatives". Overly bureaucratic complicated structure
    -Too many initiatives! Work loads are already demanding and now are coupled with new initiatives and task which are flowed DOWN from Senior Management without buy in from staff actually doing work.
    -Compensation department is unfair and non transparent despite compensation reviews completed recently.
    -Little money for trainings and professional development.
    -Most staff are pleasant however at times some staff can be rude, unprofessional.

    Advice to Management

    Take time to get buy in from the lower level employees when creating new initiatives. LEAD rather than manage. Allow departments to have flexibility to create own intitiatives in line with goals.

    Seriously review consistency and fairness of pay policies. Why does one unit average 2% increases and another much higher? PPRD is too burdensome. Not value for money! Also, be transparent about career ladder, pay policies, and salary scales. TRAIN HR! Inconsistencies and unfair practices have led to several staff leaving.

    You say that MSH's goal is to be a learning organization however no resources are dedicated to ensuring that goal is reached. All staff should have the opportunity for professional trainings. Invest in your staff!

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