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MSCI should not be trusted.

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Associate in Boston, MA
Current Employee - Senior Associate in Boston, MA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at MSCI full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

You will have an opportunity to meet people from all over the world, especially people from India and the Phillipines, as you train them to do your job.

Cons

MSCI uses all forms of trickery to extract as much work from employees as possible. The company will tell you one thing and then do another, all without offering a reasonable explanation.

Advice to Management

Employees in developed markets are very valuable and worth their cost. Someday you will learn this lesson.

Other Employee Reviews for MSCI

  1. Helpful (1)

    Some very good people and some very odd decisions

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. 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.


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