Management Sciences for Health

  www.msh.org
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3 people found this helpful  

Good people, mediocre organization

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA (US)
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA (US)

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

Pros

On an individual level, the company has many interesting, accomplished, and competent people. It also has a good benefits package, lots of vacation, and tends to be pretty accommodating of its employees life demands.

Cons

There is little attention paid to to lower- and mid-level employees. Technical work tends to stay only at the highest level, and doesn't give younger staff opportunities for professional growth. Also, there is a lack of transparency in how decisions are made about promotions and salaries. The pay differential between lower and high level staff is pretty substantial for an NGO.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Move away from the "old boys club" mentality at the upper level of the organization, and start encouraging and rewarding growth and contributions at all levels of the organization.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Opportunity to make a difference in global health challenges

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Cambridge, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Cambridge, MA (US)

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

    Pros

    Potential to reach many vulnerable people who need access to quality and affordable healthcare in developing countries, affecting change on a massive scale, leeway to be innovative and carve out a niche for your work, organization is constantly seeking to grow and to be the best version of itself

    Cons

    Inexperienced managers, lack of mentors to facilitate professional development, little to no established professional development opportunities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start focusing on the value for money that younger staff bring to the organization. There are many multi-talented junior analysts that are motivated and committed to advancing the MSH cause and work, who are being overlooked for opportunities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great intentions, unclear direction.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA (US)

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

    Pros

    I work with extremely gifted individuals and there are few restrictions on the things departmentally I get to learn. That's about it.

    Cons

    Limited growth, overambitious leadership team that ignores the urgency of compliance, looks to phase out "cumbersome" processes, while trying to enforce abstract ideals. Little room for growth and advancement. Too great a focus on technical experts, ignoring the core groups such as Accounting and Finance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please note that your core staff, such as Accounting, Contracts, Procurement and Benefits *need* to be reinforced. Consider creating a compliance and training department instead of abstract goals such as becoming a "learning organization." Fix the wheel before driving. Please stop coupling an inordinate number of initiatives atop already overwhelming daily responsibilities. Understand all sides, and that the organization could run much more smoothly if we grounded ourselves instead of trying to be overly abstract. EG. PPRD: useless to a person whose base work culture does not permit "outstanding" action. Stop discussing accountability when we have no "ownership" of any piece of our processes. Reward all equally. Consider returning to Tuition Assistance/Reimbursement. Avoid discussing the topic of religion at work. Start enforcing workplace equality---those at the top should respect those at the bottom. Try and understand a process before attempting to fix it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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