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You'll succeed if you are very good at butt kissing and do what you were told.

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  • Senior Management
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Current Employee - Senior Associate in Berkeley, CA
Current Employee - Senior Associate in 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 processes.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Take leadership role seriously

Doesn't Recommend

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    Put your money where your mouth is.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Berkeley, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Berkeley, CA

    I have been working at MSCI

    Pros

    Good vacation: 4 full weeks. If you are a diligent worker, should feel secure in your position. Commute is easy with BART. Name recognition within the industry, looks good on the resume. Company does sponsor CFA studies and test taking. Work hours are reasonable. Good place if your background is physics or financial analysis. If you are a researcher, it is a really good place.

    Cons

    As a software developer in a finance oriented company, you are treated like a commodity. The company is actively pursuing offshoreing, outsourcing, whatever you want to call it. Upper management seems only focused on increasing the perception of value to investors, while neglecting the nuts and bolts of the everyday operations. Famous quote from the CEO: "In real estate there are three essential things: location, location, location. In our business, it's data, data, data." But many employees are left wondering why the actions dont match the words. Not much feeling of comeradery or team/company spirit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't kill the golden goose. You cant downsize and offshore your way to success. Stop thinking like an investment banker, and start thinking like a leader. People probably dont really expect corporate leadership to be totally honest, so stop trying so hard to convince us of that.

    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Visibility is the key

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Vice President in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Vice President in London, England (UK)

    I worked at MSCI

    Pros

    There were lots of talented people, and decent work environment. Good benefits and work life balance.

    Cons

    It is the Kingdom of politics and backstabbing. Senior management interested only in processes. Middle management is of the poorest quality and self absorbed. If you are part of the clique the MSCI old timers you have a shot at career progression. And please don't even think you criticise, God you are too negative and they will punish you when it come to bonus. When it comes to promotions all is based on how you are visible inside the company or how well you have shmoozed with somone senior who will sponsor you, not on performance. The company doesn't take care of people who work hard and are loyal. When they hire new people the pay market rate, even if it means that it will be 30/40% more than someone who has been there and has done year on year a really good job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not much advice to the management. It would be like asking a political class to reform itself. Not a chance!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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