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Reasonable salary; Difficult to grow or advance into more sophisticated roles

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Former Employee - Senior Associate  in  New York, NY
Former Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY

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

Pros

Easy hours; Reasonable comp; Pleasant office / environment; Friendly people; Get exposure to many investment organizations using indices and analytics tools

Cons

Bureacracy; Difficult to advance into other roles; Top management insistent on cost cutting; Consolidation; Acquiring the competition; Outsourcing technical positions to cheaper countries; Top management not technical enough to appreciate how software is developed; And feels hiring 3 foreigners is better than 1 person in NYC

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Appreciate how software is built and don't outsource all technical positions; Software & data at the end of the day is what MSCI sells; Producing these should not be viewed as requiring commodity employees anywhere in the world.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Slow on New Products, Slow on Employee Advance. Terrible Morale

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    Current Employee - Vice President
    Current Employee - Vice President

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

    Pros

    Variety, from the many companies it keeps buying.
    Some decent benefits.
    Mixed products, even if the labor to make them is all over the place.
    Interesting history. But with shaky potential, since competition started catching up.

    Cons

    Terrible product schedule and no nearby labor to support. All programmers and admins outsourced. Management misleads. Crazy promotions. Hrd to get anything done when the good people are gone. Ones staying are those entitled and paid to do very little while making it seem like they do a lot. Government and Dept of Labor probably should look at this place over the past couple years. Especially New York and Berkeley offices. Some crazy unspervised staff. Jungle ambiance. A lot of politics. Paranoia. Backstabbing. Really bad moods and stressed out groups. Good workers at all levels are leaving for the competition. No real teamwork or consistent results.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try going a year without salary like others did during the rough times. Put that money into the company and salares. And during that time keep a few more people nearby their teams. At all levels. Take a look at who really does work, not just who has connections to your neighborhood or colleges. Treat people better. There's still time to regain some losses.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Smart people, innovative products, dedicated client service, poor work culture

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    Current Employee - Vice President  in  Berkeley, CA
    Current Employee - Vice President in Berkeley, CA

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

    Pros

    Independent work, diverse, highly motivated and creative people, a long career for top talent. Good vacation and holiday time. Really values clients.

    Cons

    24-7 weeks, little respect for personal time because you need to be available across global teams during your day and theirs. Can be very political internally.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to your employees as people, show a human side.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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