MSCI
3.0 of 5 175 reviews
www.msci.com New York, NY 1000 to 5000 Employees

MSCI Reviews

Updated Mar 31, 2014
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MSCI President, CEO, and Director Henry A. Fernandez

Henry A. Fernandez

(96 ratings)

49% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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MSCI is a good company and opportunity to learn unique business in investment domain. Greate workplace.

Senior Associate (Former Employee)
Mumbai (India)

I worked at MSCI full-time for more than a year

ProsFair and open in communication.

ConsTraining should be improved towards domain knowledge.

Advice to Senior ManagementIts been a good experiance and concerned management

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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good platform to get experience for buy side or brokers

Vice President (Current Employee)
Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

I have been working at MSCI full-time for more than a year

Prosgood exposure to asset owners, investment management and asset allocation and/or risk
smart and knowledgeable colleagues

Consnot much room for upward advancement
long hours and global conference calls multiple times a week
politics, especially at the ED level and upward

Advice to Senior Managementdevelop people
communicate more

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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It was a good experience. But the company can provide more career opportunities to its employees! hope this improves soo

Analyst (Current Employee)
Mumbai (India)

I have been working at MSCI full-time for more than a year

ProsWork environment, learning opportunities. Reasonable salary hikes each year. (10-15%) for 5 star performers it can be more! can be even 30% on absolutely exceptional situations! Bonuses now a days upto 20%.

Constoo much work pressure! Needs to provide more career advancement opportunities! Hope the situation improves. Recently there has been lot of employee attrition!

Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on employee benefits

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Sales Specialist (Current Employee)
Monterrey, Nuevo León (Mexico)

I have been working at MSCI full-time for more than 3 years

ProsVery talented workforce working shoulder to shoulder to service the most talented clientele. Also a very collegial environment and very humane people.

ConsIt is almost inevitable to suffer from the growing pains of getting larger by acquiring other firms. The mixture of company cultures is always a challenge.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep trying to maintain employee engagement! This time try to make it clearer for the employee to understand the value and purpose of what MSCI does.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good working conditions, company has stopped growing

Associate (Current Employee)
Monterrey, Nuevo León (Mexico)

I have been working at MSCI full-time for more than a year

ProsA lot of exposure to financial markets and across all client segments

ConsNot a lot of room to grow, lack of leadership

Advice to Senior ManagementWork on developing your employees

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great company for professional growth

Senior (Current Employee)

I have been working at MSCI full-time

ProsHighly focused on knowledge dissemination and facilitates learning
Values good work
Top mgt across the world have an entrepreneurial culture
Everyone from CEO onwards work very hard
Good values and serious about delivering value to clients
Pays better than peers but also expects top work from staff
No ego at most levels

ConsToo process oriented in all areas
Letting go of lot of opportunities
Too focused on investment mgt / asset mgt cos - should expand to other segments like banks, corporates and regulators
Very understated - should turn on pace of creating buzz in emerging markets
Some bit of avoidable politics
Need to have better control on what goes on in India - quite a few who work only towards pleasing their bosses in other places without delivering real value

Advice to Senior ManagementMostly in right direction and taking right calls. Can do better in tapping into opportunities. A think tank across the globe with equal mix of people from developed mkts and emerging markets will help fresh thinking to emerge. Have more shuffling of people across the globe. Will enrich the company.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good company with good people.

Client Service (Current Employee)
Budapest (Hungary)

I have been working at MSCI full-time for more than 3 years

ProsVery good learning and development opportunities, good atmosphere, a lot of talented and nice people. Strong products, market leader in many segments.

ConsThe company is great hiring talented people but cannot keep them. Contra-selection is largely present in several teams. No career opportunities in many groups. Moves between offices is not supported.

Advice to Senior ManagementNew starters should not earn more than employees who have been with the firm for a long time.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great learning experience

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Mumbai (India)

I worked at MSCI full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGreat learning experience, got to work on current technologies.

ConsToo much pressure to get things done

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Financial Analyst (Former Employee)
Manila, Manila (Philippines)

I worked at MSCI full-time for more than 3 years

ProsTraining was a priority by management

ConsUpward mobility has been a challenge. Job was mechanical in the end.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Analyst (Former Employee)
Manila, Manila (Philippines)

I worked at MSCI full-time for more than 3 years

ProsMy four year stint with the company provided me a training ground for further jobs in the field of financial research. I enjoyed the training they provided including the trip to the headquarters. Almost all employees are like-minded and enjoyed each others company even outside the workplace. Furthermore, there were bonuses commensurate to performance so everyone is motivated to do their best.

ConsThe disadvantage of working for the company is the changing of management including the mergers they had with other companies. This provided some instability within the organization. In addition, the work is becoming a routine and not challenging when data was automatized.. For a fresh graduate out of college, this job is excellent but for a matured individual, there maybe less areas for career growth.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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