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"upper management needs to be more transparent"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Management Sciences for Health full-time

Pros

- nice, intelligent colleagues who know their field well
- can-do IT department
- nice support staff
- good finance and program management expertise

Cons

- HR department is slow to respond and not detail-oriented
- old-school cabal leading the company
- kill-the-messenger attitude at leadership level
- bureaucratic
- hire older, staid chiefs of party in the field and pass over dynamic middle managers
- lack of transparency at upper levels in HQ and field offices
- quality of management and operations in different field offices varies widely
- some shady things appear to be happening in field offices and donors are starting to notice
- some support offices in HQ are staffed by people that don't want to do their jobs - just pass the buck

Advice to Management

- sunlight is the best antiseptic
- don't punish staff who bring issues to your attention - approach the issues with an open mind and seek to learn from those below you
- foster a culture of transparency and openness to new ideas
- don't hire only older COPs - look at how donors are hiring these days (younger, more dynamic managers) and follow suit
- conduct internal financial and programmatic audits at both HQ and in field offices - and follow the recommendations to continually improve the company

Other Employee Reviews for Management Sciences for Health

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great experience, great organization"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Management Sciences for Health as a contractor

    Pros

    MSH is a worldwide NGO in the health sector with a long xperience of reinforcing health systems.
    The HQ team is nice, talented, and eager to support country teams.
     This organization offers a good salary and great benefices.

    Cons

    Sometimes, conflicting demands from supervisors.


  2. "Inspiring work, challenging environment."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Officer
    Current Employee - Program Officer
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Management Sciences for Health full-time

    Pros

    Very compelling work done by incredibly talented people. Amazing opportunities to grow. learn, and travel if you land in the right place.

    Cons

    Seems to be a lack of career direction and movement, unless you really work for it. However, there are concerted efforts to change this.

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