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MSCI Reviews

Updated August 16, 2014
Updated August 16, 2014
200 Reviews

3.2
200 Reviews
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MSCI President, CEO, and Director Henry A. Fernandez
Henry A. Fernandez
108 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work-life balance - all-nighters are uncommon; (in 21 reviews)

  • Some very smart people at the top of their games doing some great work (in 14 reviews)


Cons
  • Very-very weak middle and senior management (in 16 reviews)

  • One person expected to perform the duties of several employees or an entire team because of cost cutting (in 9 reviews)

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60 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews

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  1.  

    Boring Place

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate  in  Mumbai (India)
    Current Employee - Associate in Mumbai (India)

    Pros

    1. Hire good peoples
    2. Good for learning
    3. Growth Opportunity

    Cons

    1. Really boring place to work.
    2. Very miser approach for any facility.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great work culture and work life balance, flat organizational structure with no boundaries between senior and junior employees, casual culture.

    Cons

    Need for providing better understanding of other departments, clarity on how one section of work affects or impacts the other leg .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great

    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Basically fair.

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

    Pros

    Working with big names locally and internationally

    Cons

    Too narrow for starting a career in finance business, not that good for the future.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great working culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great working culture, smart and nice people around

    Cons

    Not too many opportunities for career development.

  6.  

    great team great work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Mumbai (India)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mumbai (India)

    Pros

    Great team - colleagues are very professional and dedicatd to their job
    Great work environment - Perfect work life balance the job gets hectic but not often
    Great training and overboarding procedure
    Great compensation- company really takes care of its employees

    Cons

    upper management in london and new york doesnt appreciate the hard work by the team

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Local management is good but upper management need to realise the work done is combined effort of teams in different regions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Very data-driven company with a strong focus on internationalization and customer orientation

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern  in  Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Former Employee - Intern in Amsterdam (Netherlands)

    Pros

    You would really enjoy working with MSCI if you enjoy large amounts of data -- this is in a very broad spectrum which include collection, checking and analysis. Moreover, the job environment is quite relaxed compared to other investment analytics and financial institutions. Although, there are high pressure for work accuracy, it is manageable, especially if you are very open and enthusiastic about learning new things and processes. A very important part of working in MSCI is that you have a strong interest in finding the use and impact of your work to the customer.

    Cons

    If you are not comfortable with processes, this is not the work environment for you. Moreover, if you are not the type of person who likes to pick on the smallest details, then MSCI may not be the advisable working environment for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maintain the flat organization

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great place for kick starting your career but not for working more than 3 years.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern  in  Monterrey, Nuevo León (Mexico)
    Current Employee - Intern in Monterrey, Nuevo León (Mexico)

    Pros

    The environment is great, specially because most of your co-workers are very young. There are plenty of training sessions, so you always keep learning.

    Cons

    Very flat structure. There is no much hierarchy within the company except by 6 or 7 levels.
    Lack of an interesting career path and not much opportunities as the managerial positions never rotate.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good working environment. Supportive colleagues.

    Cons

    Nothing much to say here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Extend more support for employee development.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Excellent co-workers, good management. Executives are mainly concerned with revenue growth.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate
    Former Employee - Associate

    Pros

    Good atmosphere and fun colleagues. The work is not necessarily rewarding, but can be interesting. A good place to start off and learn the finance industry. Pay is competitive but not excessive. Top workers are rewarded.

    Cons

    Top executives are only focused on revenue growth and shareholder return, not employees. This creates a culture where there is a lot of uncertainty about what top management will do in the short or medium term.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more time with the company, less chasing revenue growth.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    MSCI is a good company and opportunity to learn unique business in investment domain. Greate workplace.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Associate  in  Mumbai (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Mumbai (India)

    Pros

    Fair and open in communication.

    Cons

    Training should be improved towards domain knowledge.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Its been a good experiance and concerned management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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