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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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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior Associate in Berkeley, CA
Current Employee - Senior Associate in Berkeley, CA

I have been working at MSCI

Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend

Pros

The cooperative environment with colleagues.

Cons

Management blames underlings for failure. No incentive to improve business processes.

Advice to Management

Take leadership role seriously

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    Put your money where your mouth is.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Berkeley, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Berkeley, CA

    I have been working at MSCI

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

  2. Data Management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Mumbai (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Mumbai (India)

    I have been working at MSCI full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Less Work Load. Good leaves.

    Cons

    V Less Learning, They build something but do not intend to get it 100% correct at the first attempt. Then for years they keep improving /enhancing it to keep themselves busy and have work.

    Advice to Management

    Spend some time on Planning don rush to execution.

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