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Management Sciences for Health Reviews

Updated March 26, 2017
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Pros
  • Much better work/life balance at entry-mid level than at other similar nonprofits (in 9 reviews)

  • Great benefits and good work/life balance (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • No opportunity for growth for entry, junior- or mid-level staff (in 11 reviews)

  • Junior staff are often under-valued (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Management Sciences for Health (MSH) review"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    colleagues
    mission & vision
    staff dedicated to mission

    Cons

    colleagues leaving or asked to leave
    few opportunities for junior staff
    leaders have favorites


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Laboratory Specialsit"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Laboratory Specialist in Mbale, Mbale (Uganda)
    Current Employee - Senior Laboratory Specialist in Mbale, Mbale (Uganda)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    MSH as an organisation provides a good environment for career development and growth.
    MSH believes in core values of builder stronger health systems, Greater health impacts

    Cons

    MSH has set up Country operations management units (COMU) in countries it operates. These bureaucratic units causes delays in project implementations most times.

    Advice to Management

    The Management should streamline its operations and program wings to fasten service delivery to the needy, especially in the sub Saharan Africa, where there is still much reliance on donor funds channeled through these organisations.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Needs to refocus management"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Advisor in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Technical Advisor in Arlington, VA

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

    Pros

    - Employee benefits package.
    - Laid-back.

    Cons

    - Salaries are usually low for middle to entry level employees.
    - Management

    Advice to Management

    Must take more risks and look outwards instead of always looking inwards and doing the tried and tested.


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  5. "Review"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great organizational system, kind, smart and professional people to work with.

    Cons

    Poor communication of organizational changes.

    Advice to Management

    Engage staff before making policy changes, do not engage staff after having made policy changes.


  6. "Keeping our eyes on the ball!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Deputy Director in Abuja, Federal Capital Territory (Nigeria)
    Current Employee - Deputy Director in Abuja, Federal Capital Territory (Nigeria)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great learning environment with opportunities for career growth and development
    Strong internal controls and strict adherence to donor regulations and compliance expectations

    Cons

    Not very responsive to the changing landscape of global development
    Talent management and retention not prioritized

    Advice to Management

    Vigorously pursue new businesses with a ''private sector'' thinking and mindset


  7. "Human Resources"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Arlington, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Management Sciences for Health full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    It is a learning organization. There are a lot of opportunity if you want to grow and develop your career.

    Cons

    Too many ideas and structural changes on after another within a short period of time in the name of Business Development that is confusing sometimes and takes away a lot of energy away from doing the right thing to do.

    Advice to Management

    Focusing on Technical Work more than internal management related activities.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Rudderless"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Management Sciences for Health full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The staff, salaries and benefits, and vision

    Cons

    A recent reorganization poorly handled, low morale, lots of people leaving, current search for new CEO.

    Advice to Management

    Better communication and transparency. Engage employees in decision-making, where appropriate. Develop a strategy, preferably with input from the staff, and implement it.


  9. "Good Company if you're self-driven"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good technical team and sound technical approaches to public health challenges.

    Cons

    In some instances, the leadership seems to be out of touch. Thus the good intentions don't necessarily translate into good execution of the implementation plans.

    Advice to Management

    Need to reconnect with field implementation - with the intention of truly listening - and identify solutions that will ensure MSH has a positive impact.


  10. "General"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Program Performance Manager in Abuja, Federal Capital Territory (Nigeria)
    Current Contractor - Program Performance Manager in Abuja, Federal Capital Territory (Nigeria)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Management Sciences for Health as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    MSH cares about its staff and is respectful of its partners. It is prudent with financies

    Cons

    it is bureaucratic with rigid policies


  11. Helpful (4)

    "Comfortable place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Supportive teams and friendly staff, variety of culture and backgrounds in one office, the knowledge across the organization is vast and highly experienced

    Cons

    Some shifts with management changes, need better capabilities to listen to and address feedback and complaints from employees, more support for building staff capacity and training programs within respective projects, more involvement of the young bright minds is necessary to introduce fresh ideas and perspectives, and more competitive/fair salaries


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