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Good Learning Experience, Limited Career Path

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

I worked at MSCI

Pros

* Learn directly how the backoffice IT systems of financial companies work.
* Learn indirectly how financial risk management software works.
* Work with people from around the world, in your office as well as the other offices around the world.
* Decent salary and benefits.

Cons

* The financial aspects of risk management, at least in the Berkeley office, is overwhelmed with the day-to-day necessities of keeping a data processing infrastructure going. There is not much time left for financial analysis, if that is what you are looking to learn.
* Management does not understand how the IT systems work, so there can be a lot of misunderstanding.
* The company is outsourcing a lot of its work to offshore locations, so if you are American and want to stay that way, good luck.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

* Spend more time trying to learn how the systems you oversee actually work, and a little less time in meetings.

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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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    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
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