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Mine Safety Appliances Reviews

Updated June 7, 2017
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  1. "Great Company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Mine Safety Appliances full-time

    Pros

    Great People. Management takes the time to listen. Amazing pay!!

    Cons

    Had to work overtime for almost 2 months straight


  2. "Do not land at MSA - awful place to work"

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

    I worked at Mine Safety Appliances full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    posh parties, tons of travel, bonuses for upper mgmt

    Cons

    A place for the young and those with relatives already working there. They OWN you morning noon and night and weekends. If you are over 50 or a minority - don't bother applying.

    Advice to Management

    Stop purging your older workers thru the 'fake layoffs due to economics' - when you are awarding bonuses at the end of the year for supposed record performance... Which s it ? Drop the prejudices.

  3. "A horrible place to work - spiraling downward in every way"

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

    I worked at Mine Safety Appliances full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    none , but you have to enter 5 words

    Cons

    anti-aging workers, confused operations, disjointed mgmt structure, openly favors millenials in their 'MSAyp' club 'the yp stands for young professionals'. Extreme lack of proportional hiring of non-white mgmt (find one !!!)

    Advice to Management

    Quit laying off older workers, paying bonuses at same time, and promoting only the young and beautiful (inexperienced). You are wrecking your company from within, and your product quality is tanking ...


  4. "Great Company, Great Values"

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    Current Employee - Quality Control in Murrysville, PA
    Current Employee - Quality Control in Murrysville, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mine Safety Appliances full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Wages, Vacation, Pension, 401K, dental, vision

    Cons

    High deductible health insurance, little room for advancement without a degree


  5. "A Very Horrible place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Assembler in Jacksonville, NC
    Current Employee - Assembler in Jacksonville, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Mine Safety Appliances full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Paid Lunch is the Only Pro

    Cons

    The employees sabotage new employees and make it hard for them to do their jobs. Training is a joke.

    Advice to Management

    Fire some Employees and Supervisors please.


  6. "Production Technician"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cranberry Twp, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cranberry Twp, PA
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Mine Safety Appliances (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good company to work for.

    Cons

    not enough parking if you are on daylight.


  7. "Small company with big ideas"

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst, IT in Cranberry Twp, PA
    Current Employee - Business Analyst, IT in Cranberry Twp, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Mine Safety Appliances full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lot of opportunities to prove yourself

    Cons

    Too much change in management directions

    Advice to Management

    None

  8. "Supportive work environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cranberry, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cranberry, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Mine Safety Appliances full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work Life Balance, New Projects

    Cons

    Relatively unknown company, hence need to explain people what impact you had in the company


  9. "Great internship"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Good office environment, decent mid-level management, great campus.

    Cons

    As an engineering company, not surprisingly, they undervalue marketing. A little too old-school and corporate culture wise.


  10. "Administrative Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Mine Safety Appliances full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are very good. The company offers flex time with manager approval which is great for life work balance. There are many opportunities for advancement throughout the company.

    Cons

    Promotions throughout most departments are not based on ability to do the job or experience, but more on who you know and seniority. This leaves junior colleagues with a very overloaded work load.

    Advice to Management

    Try to be more transparent during management changes and reorganizations.


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