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Some very good people and some very odd decisions

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Former Employee - Senior Associate in Boston, MA
Former Employee - Senior Associate in Boston, MA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at MSCI full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Intelligent people at just about every level. High degree of technology though the environment is locked down a bit. Indexing business makes money without trying and is thus the prized group. A sales company disguised as a financial tech company.

Cons

Lot of in-house applications which is ok but lead to random bugs. Tech decisions are all done out of the cadre in London while the implementation is done by a team in Budapest. Service Desk based in Mumbai can often lead to frustration. Hope you're looking for a position with the indexing side, otherwise look out.

Advice to Management

At least one local office support person would help a lot, i've seen people be without a computer for 3 days at times. Cost cutting of personnel leads to higher turnover on those thinking they're next.

Other Employee Reviews for MSCI

  1. It's all about the money

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at MSCI full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits, they even pay bonuses

    Cons

    Most decisions made with only cost in mind. If they can get it done cheaper outsde the U.S, it goes to Eastern Europe or Asia, and if that means it takes two days to get a simple communication done (like a manager answering a question), they don't care. Discussion about improvements to products always end with "We don't have the resources." Layoffs happen every year and are done by a formula, with no attention to quality of work.

    Advice to Management

    Look up from that spreadsheet and see the actual people who have made you great.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Unfocused driving, no accountability and tired, paranoid culture

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Client Coverage in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Client Coverage in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at MSCI full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Highly skilled associates Average to decent salary Resources from the hybrid of organizations interesting projects

    Cons

    Senior management care only about themselves. Local office heads and senior veterans not motivated to really help underlings. Often make it known they despise their role. in tricky market we know not where we're going. Fragmented data, models and meetings. Clannish, devisive behavior interfering with client mtgs, conference participation and trust. Favoritism, etc. Guidance and accountability seriously lacking in the Coverage, Project Management and Facilities units. Particularly in the New York and SF Bay offices. Good luck getting any emails answered. Or seeing any consistent meetings out of them. Outsourcing so much that we've chopped off our own feet and it's a challenge to go forward. Especially without vision, communication, trust and fairness.

    Advice to Management

    There's a lot we would like to give, but we've seen others shot down for nicely doing so. What is clear Is that leadership needs to change and vision needs to be clarified. After that, professionalism re-instilled in what used to be a great company. Pay attention to your product formation teams, new sales and upsells. Also to local office management and HR, to help with these areas. We can really hit walls when we need basic questions answered. That wastes even more time and productivity. Also look at who actually has shown up to work through the years instead of working remotely and not findable. Then keep telling us where we're going so we can actually do our jobs.


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