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MSEI Reviews

Updated April 5, 2017
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  1. "Tough job, good people"

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    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Lake Oswego, OR
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Lake Oswego, OR
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    Positive Outlook

    I worked at MSEI full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I had a good relationship with my managers. You get tough projects there from the start, they subscribe to the "sink or swim" mentality, but it was a good start to my career

    Cons

    Can be tough work and long hours expected when needed. A bit of a "macho" environment, with managers being competitive with each other. But I did not experience that within my own group or team, just between groups.

    Advice to Management

    I know you all are working on improving employee experience and appreciation, but now that the economy is back up, you may need to do more to retain good people.


  2. "A nice place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Positive Outlook

    I worked at MSEI full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Room for growth, cheerful coworkers, family friendly

    Cons

    Priorities shifting, scope creep, low skill worker layoffs

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent employer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at MSEI full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great products, Excellent factory, very talented engineering staff

    Cons

    No nine to five jobs

    Advice to Management

    Keep going where you are headed already


  4. "Slow pace, but rewarding"

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    Current Employee - Engineer II in Lake Oswego, OR
    Current Employee - Engineer II in Lake Oswego, OR
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    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Very stable work environment. Lots of very experienced engineers to advise new engineers. Work/life balance is very well supported; work 40 hours or less. It's a field many laypeople can understand and are impressed with; it's easy to give a high level description of what you do.

    Cons

    The pay is relatively low compared to faster paced engineering. The raises are low and promotions take several years. Significant red tape, paperwork, documentation, and regulatory training due to medical device regulatory compliance.

    Advice to Management

    The best way to keep young engineers is with competitive pay. Implying that part of the compensation is because we're helping people indirectly with medical devices feels very cheap. We should be getting paid more due to the responsibility that places on us, not less.


  5. "intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, friendly environment, good experience

    Cons

    Low payment, no accommodation


  6. "Process Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Process Development and Manufacturing Engineer in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Process Development and Manufacturing Engineer in Portland, OR
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at MSEI full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Fast-paced, collaborative, and passionate work environment
    - Privately owned by invested individual; projects not subject to directives by a disconnected board of directors
    - High quality product with significant value
    - Deep technical knowledge among engineers and managers
    - High-level production operators
    - Consistent slow growth; stable during downward economic shifts

    Cons

    - Potential for long hours
    - Consistently understaffed; hiring is done very conservatively at engineering level
    - Senior management can be too caught up in issues below their level
    - Limited growth opportunity in management areas

    Advice to Management

    - Hire additional staff to relieve individual work load and allow for cross-training among engineers
    - Allow engineers to focus on the project details


  7. "Best Place to Grow and Mature"

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    Current Employee - Senior Technician in Tigard, OR
    Current Employee - Senior Technician in Tigard, OR
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at MSEI full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    As with any company YMMV depending on what drives you and motivates your immediate coworkers and managers. Annual Performance Review process is fair and taken seriously. Focus is kept on yearly objectives via a SaaS solution. Global footprint provides great challenges and opportunities. Good benefits. Close knit teams throughout. Everyone is a pleasure to work with seriously. No seriously. Friday Donuts!

    Cons

    Job experience can vary greatly depending on the manager and their manager based on other reviews. Reducing donuts for healthier options such as Muffins.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing! Keep investing time and resources into new technologies, products, infrastructure, and building the best workforce possible.

  8. "MSEI from the Admin's View"

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    Current Employee - Senior Executive Assistant in Lake Oswego, OR
    Current Employee - Senior Executive Assistant in Lake Oswego, OR
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at MSEI full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Longevity, Innovation, Benefits, Staff, Location

    Cons

    Privately owned means no stock shares, etc., however, for a large company there are still ways in which it feels like a small one.


  9. "Keeping busy at MSEI"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Oswego, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Oswego, OR

    I have been working at MSEI full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Coworkers are good people and it's a good work environment. The company seems to have a decent work-life balance. Benefits aren't amazing but seem pretty competitive compared to other firms.

    Cons

    Compensation is too low. There seems to be little quantitative incentive to overperform and go above and beyond in your role.


  10. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Test Development Engineer in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Test Development Engineer in Plano, TX
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    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Nice place to work.They allow you work on your own to be creative.They support staffs and have great perks.

    Cons

    Most employees were on their own and wanted to always know who you were working for.Which was kind of weird.The same question comes almost everyone.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!


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