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Management Science Associates Reviews

Updated Jul 17, 2019

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2.5
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33%
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Alfred A. Kuehn
4 Ratings
Pros
  • "2 work from home days per month, flexible hours, casual dress(in 24 reviews)

  • "I really enjoyed my time at MSA(in 17 reviews)

Cons
  • "Most of the MSA employees are ignorant jag-offs(in 18 reviews)

  • "Some offices are in the basement(in 10 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Positive company with a great work life balance."

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    Current Employee - Client Relationship Associate in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Management Science Associates full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I work with a great team, and the flexibility allows me to develop a career as well as maintain an active and social lifestyle outside of work.

    Cons

    Everyone could have better pay and better benefits, right? The same applies here.

    Management Science Associates2019-04-09
  2. "Great people"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer 

    I have been working at Management Science Associates full-time

    Pros

    Great people, comfortable work environment

    Cons

    its a small private company, so don't expect much..

    Management Science Associates2019-07-17
  3. Helpful (6)

    "Crazy Life Science Division"

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

    I worked at Management Science Associates full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The working people in Life Sciences are great!

    Cons

    The management team in the Life Sciences division is still living in the 1950's. Micro-management style, no people empowerment, high school mentality for attendance policy, no work from home unless it is after 8 hours in the office, treats most people very poorly.

    Advice to Management

    Leave!! The place would be better off if you just left the company.

    Management Science Associates2019-07-10
  4. Helpful (3)

    "You can do better than this company"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Management Science Associates full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    No effort required - showing up to work guarantees your employment for life (or at least until the next round of layoffs)

    Cons

    Where to begin? The other reviews are not exaggerating even slightly. The tech is old, benefits are poor, pay is low, bonuses have been eliminated, culture is non-existent, the office is cold and windowless. MSA has been bleeding money for years, and continues to lose clients with no end in sight. The "CEO" listed on this page is actually the elderly owner/founder who appears not to really be involved with day-to-day...

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    Advice to Management

    Suggestions aren't worth offering here, because there's no chance they will be listened to.

    Management Science Associates2019-07-08
  5. "Decent training ground"

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    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Management Science Associates full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flex time Work from home Onsite parking

    Cons

    Low pay Lack of documentation Lack of communication

    Advice to Management

    Pay market rates and catch up with the technology the industry is using

    Management Science Associates2019-05-20
  6. "Data center technician 1"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Management Science Associates

    Pros

    Simple, fast, great VP and manager.

    Cons

    Help desk included, lack of accountability, no real mention of goal trying to be achieved ever. Lack of growth opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Hold employees accountable for being late listen to all of your employees or they will keep leaving for another opportunity.

    Management Science Associates2019-04-17
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great for learning, not much else"

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    Former Employee - Data Analyst I in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Management Science Associates full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great place to get some experience to work elsewhere. Most of the people there are very nice. Very diverse workforce.

    Cons

    Some teams have a toxic work environment, terrible benefits, bonuses are so low it’s sad.

    Management Science Associates2019-05-15
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Decent enough"

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

    I worked at Management Science Associates full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Very kind coworkers Lenient attendance

    Cons

    Upper management Pay rate isn’t adequate

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of upper management. Two specific people are ruining the company

    Management Science Associates2019-03-29
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Mediocre salary"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Management Science Associates

    Pros

    Work life balance wasn't terrible

    Cons

    Pay was bad, no windows in office

    Advice to Management

    Be better

    Management Science Associates2019-04-08
  10. Helpful (5)

    "Worst company and management I have ever worked for"

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

    I worked at Management Science Associates full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Free parking, cafeteria on-site, everyone will get a small raise as long as you show up for work

    Cons

    Company has not been profitable in years, benefits are unrealistically expensive for a family, management lacks business skills for today's technology landscape and is in place due to tenure not ability, expect to be 5-10 years behind the competition, "flexible" work arrangement were to work either 8-4 or 9-5

    Advice to Management

    Sell the company to someone who will embrace agile methodologies and has the skills needed to return the company to profitability.

    Management Science Associates2019-03-03
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