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Was once a great place to work

Analyst (Former Employee) Berkeley, CA

ProsFormerly Barra, this was once a place that had a grad school atmosphere and was a market leader of institutional analytics. The brainpower and product knowledge and support was unrivaled then, but a lack of leadership in management and inability to harness and support talent lead to a steady bleed of talented individuals to its competitors.

However some talent remains, especially on the research side, where a few from old Barra remain, so there is still some niche opportunity for learning.

Its sunny downtown Berkeley location is ideal for commuters and the atmosphere remains somewhat relaxed. Consideration for work/life balance can vary greatly with your department and supervisor.

ConsInconsistent leadership

Limited opportunities for growth

Advice to Senior ManagementStay focuced on the big picture. Micromanagement will not earn you respect nor produce the best results from your group.

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    Dysfunctional, toxic environment with good people and opportunities for learning

    Vice President (Former Employee) Berkeley, CA

    I worked at MSCI


    Pros: The company offers a tremendous opportunity to learn about the investment management business, especially on the analytics side (the old Barra). If you're in an… Cons: Unfortunately, the company is a dysfunctional organization that rewards unconditional allegiance, especially at higher levels. The result is a lot of emphasis… Advice to Senior Management: Good luck. No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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    You'll succeed if you are very good at butt kissing and do what you were told.

    Senior Associate (Current Employee) Berkeley, CA

    I have been working at MSCI


    Pros: The cooperative environment with colleagues. Cons: Management blames underlings for failure. No incentive to improve business… Advice to Senior Management: Take leadership role seriously No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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