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Smart but geeky people, good vacation, offshoring creates stressful envt

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Berkeley, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Berkeley, CA

I have been working at MSCI

Pros

- 4 weeks paid vacation plus 10 sick days
- very smart people

Cons

- strategy of offshoring creates insecurity among US staff and creates need to be available around the clock for meetings in various time zones

Advice to ManagementAdvice

- Engage more with all levels of staff to understand ground level challenges
- Examine strategy to hire in emerging market regions as it is creating stress among US staff as folks have to work around th clock to accomodate meetings in budapest, HK, Mumbai and Monterrey

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nice place to be if you are used to a very structured environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Specialist in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Specialist in New York, NY

    I have been working at MSCI

    Pros

    Opportunity for growth if you can meet expectations and take direction. Skilled and passionate management

    Cons

    micro-managing, stiff work environment, unnecessary investment-banking structure, little to no personal relationships within the office

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more flexibility to staff, less number of initiatives

    Doesn't Recommend
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Was once a great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst in Berkeley, CA
    Former Employee - Analyst in Berkeley, CA

    I worked at MSCI

    Pros

    Formerly Barra, this was once a place that had a grad school atmosphere and was a market leader of institutional analytics. The brainpower and product knowledge and support was unrivaled then, but a lack of leadership in management and inability to harness and support talent lead to a steady bleed of talented individuals to its competitors.

    However some talent remains, especially on the research side, where a few from old Barra remain, so there is still some niche opportunity for learning.

    Its sunny downtown Berkeley location is ideal for commuters and the atmosphere remains somewhat relaxed. Consideration for work/life balance can vary greatly with your department and supervisor.

    Cons

    Inconsistent leadership

    Limited opportunities for growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay focuced on the big picture. Micromanagement will not earn you respect nor produce the best results from your group.

    Disapproves of CEO
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