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Management Sciences for Health Reviews

Updated August 16, 2017
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Management Sciences for Health President and CEO Marian Wentworth
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Pros
  • Much better work/life balance at entry-mid level than at other similar nonprofits (in 9 reviews)

  • Great benefits - generous 401k match, TONS of vacation (in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • No opportunity for growth for entry, junior- or mid-level staff (in 12 reviews)

  • Very little mid-level staff so jr staff are way overworked while senior leadership travel a lot and accumulate frequent flier miles (in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Great company"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Technical excellence, great benefit, great opportunity for professional growth and wonderful staff. The current CEO looks wonderful!

    Cons

    Huge work burden on some staff


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Cautiously Optimistic"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Medford, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Medford, MA
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people; great benefits. New CEO is promising.

    Cons

    Currently hemorrhaging staff; it is hard to recognize this place for folks who have been here a while. Without enough support, home office support functions are slow and the field- understandably- gets frustrated. The relationship between the field and HQ is a bit strained these days for this reason.

  3. "Senior Executive Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Senior Executive Assistant in Medford, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Executive Assistant in Medford, MA
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Management Sciences for Health full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Best global health organization to work for.

    Cons

    I enjoyed working at MSH.


  4. "Transforming itself for a brighter future"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Advisor in Medford, MA
    Current Employee - Technical Advisor in Medford, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very inspiring mission, resilient organization even in times of change and funding constraints.

    Willing to seek advice and benchmark its performance and scheme of work to redesign its global strategy

    Cons

    Recent changes were not well understood by former employees.

    Perhaps could do more to develop career plans for junior-mid level staff

    Advice to Management

    Keep going with the restructuring plan, but work on better communicating the changes and change management that will rebuild trust and improve work environment


  5. Helpful (1)

    "An organization on the way up."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Chief Executive Officer in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Chief Executive Officer in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    In times like these we need to be more committed than ever to securing our world, our health and our nation. That is what the people of MSH do every day.

    Cons

    Recent changes have been stressful, but the organization is now moving in a positive direction again. Employees are starting to look towards the future.

    Advice to Management

    Stay true to the mission of this fabulous organization. Don't let the tyranny of current events distract you from what you know works.


  6. "The future looks bright"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and excellent mission. One of the few jobs where you really feel you're making a difference.

    Cons

    Government minded bureaucracy gums up decision making speed. Upward mobility can be limited.

    Advice to Management

    think outside the box! Our donors are looking for innovation and fresh strategies.


  7. "Senior payroll specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Payroll Specialist in Medford, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Payroll Specialist in Medford, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Management Sciences for Health full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    It is a very nice company to work for. Have a greet management team

    Cons

    Even though the company is only 25 miles but the travel going home took two hours or even more

    Advice to Management

    I really have no advice other than saying it is very nice to work with the employees as well the management team

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Still needs a lot of work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You gain a lot of experience here and you can make incredible friends.
    Good benefits but no maternity leave

    Cons

    Still paying former CEO
    Board is all white and admits it does not know about major donor
    CEO talks a lot but isn't saying much

    Advice to Management

    Answer real questions
    Explain why the FCI program is still so seperate
    Why is the website so poorly managed


  9. "Project Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Diversity Of Staff, opportunities for travel and lots of experience

    Cons

    Severely underpay younger staff and overpay older staff who no longer contribute or put work off on younger employees.


  10. "Principal Technical Advisor"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Organization has many talented staff across many aspects of global health

    Cons

    Much of the funding (>90%) comes from the US Government

    Advice to Management

    None right now - they are doing their best


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