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Management Sciences for Health CEO Marian Wentworth
Marian Wentworth
25 Ratings
Pros
  • "Much better work/life balance at entry-mid level than at other similar nonprofits(in 10 reviews)

  • "Good mission - great people/friends(in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • "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)

  • "Junior staff are given the work of managers but will never see a promotion or meaningful raise(in 11 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Your pessimism aside...

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I don't think I've felt so connected to a company! I'm still young, only been working here some years, but I am optimistic. It has been a tough few years for the organization, but people are so humble and work hard at their jobs. Every day, I feel inspired by those who work at MSH because they are talented, ambitious, and strategic. As a junior staff, I feel valued and I look forward to contributing to MSH the way others...

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    Cons

    I think some staff members share my view and are critical in a good way, but some staff members are very critical and mope when they don't make the change they want to see. In that sense, the organizational culture needs improvement and communication to/from leadership could be better.

    Advice to Management

    Management could listen to staff better - I know it's messy to get more people involved with decision-making, but just as much as leadership wants lead company direction, staff also want to have a voice and input ideas with what they see at the bottom.

  2. downward spiral

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

    I worked at Management Sciences for Health full-time

    Pros

    Good mission, some really nice and dedicated people, flexible schedules, no pressure most of the time, good career-builder place - if you have no skills or knowledge you can sit there and progress within 10 to 20 years to a nice position

    Cons

    Really inefficient, far from team environment, management does not care to remove the obviously unqualified personnel (among themselves too), tons of very low skilled, no experience, no knowledge, highly paid directors/managers who don't do much but the work is somewhat performed by low paid employees (who usually can't land a job anywhere else) between checking their fb and some apparel online :)

    Advice to Management

    Actually, the board of directors are the ones that should initiate the change. Management is bringing in their moron friends on high salaries while the organization is operating at a loss. This decreases the moral of the few qualified and dedicated people.

  3. Poor management from head to toe...the supply chain “savvy” NGO

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in West Medford, MA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Management Sciences for Health part-time for more than 9 years

    Pros

    Long tradition in the field of global health

    Cons

    The Management team lacks capacity and vision

    Advice to Management

    Please move away from supply chain and SIAPS you could do much better

  4. Helpful (2)

    Terrible Culture....

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Management Sciences for Health full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    There are not many pros of the company, but there many great people here who are smart and good at their jobs. Benefits are also good for the sector.

    Cons

    Culture is horrible and leadership uninspiring. They keep promising change, but nothing happens. It is unclear where the organization is going both technically and operationally.

    Advice to Management

    Please, fix the culture. We need a culture that brings people together, not drags us down. Please get out of your offices and find out what is happening to those doing the work. It is harder out here than you think it is.

  5. Senior Manager

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Washington, DC

    I worked at Management Sciences for Health full-time for more than 9 years

    Pros

    Great people, committed and hardworking

    Cons

    Leadership crisis decimating the organization of its talent

    Advice to Management

    Wake up and rescue MSH

  6. Adjusting headcount to smaller revenue stream

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart, committed, reliable people. Interesting and important work

    Cons

    Too much reliance on a single donor. Also, work does not always seem cutting edge

    Advice to Management

    Need to articulate a strategy and show how investment line up against it

  7. Helpful (1)

    Wonderful people, sad decline. Hopeful for future.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Management Sciences for Health full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Wonderful people work at MSH who care about the mission and are quick to lend a helping hand. Very friendly staff and it feels like family. The benefits and work-life-balance are also phenomenal. Management has made some key strategic hires to get the organization back on track.

    Cons

    Unfortunately MSH is in a severe decline. Massive layoffs happened in January of 2017 and even with the addition of a new CEO, CFO, CCO, and Chief People and Culture Officer, the organization is struggling to win new business due to outdated technical approaches and some mismanagement of current projects. MSH is an organization that means so well, however bureaucracy, former financial problems, and current technical approaches...

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    Advice to Management

    Revamp new business development and technical strategy including letting go of top technical personnel that are not contributing to project wins. Define clearer paths for advancement for junior staff, although this is nearly impossible currently since there is so much change and turnover.

  8. Great place to work

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Management Sciences for Health full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Focused on global health work all over the world. Worked with many talented staff.

      Cons

      Junior staff needed more opportunities to grow and advance.

    • Great communication from new CEO!

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
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      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      MSH has some good people, great field offices, and an inspiring history.

      Cons

      MSH struggles to connect with its history and mission. The funding environment is getting tougher too.

      Advice to Management

      Keep up the good communication from the CEO.

    • Short-term

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I worked at Management Sciences for Health

        Pros

        Great mission, great people to work with

        Cons

        Continuous change in management made it difficult to advance

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