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ESG/Sustainability Group

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Analyst in Boston, MA
Current Employee - Analyst in Boston, MA

I have been working at MSCI

Pros

Name Recognition
Big Footprint
The work is sometimes interesting, challenging, and engaging.
Lower level staff is intelligent, generous, and kind.

Cons

Dysfunctional atmosphere.
Leadership unstable, secretive, and tends to say one thing and do another.
Constantly shifting priorities make career success difficult... have to be in the right place at the right time to advance rather than be great at your job.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Name recognition will only get you so far; diluting the value of our products through cost-cutting and outsourcing will ultimately cost us customers.

Doesn't Recommend
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    Avoid if you can

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Research Analyst in Rockville, MD
    Current Employee - Research Analyst in Rockville, MD

    I have been working at MSCI

    Pros

    Plenty of vacation days.
    Ability to network with clients and issuers (read: potential employers).
    Interesting co-workers.

    Cons

    Poor long-term career prospects.
    Uncompetitive base salaries.
    Disappointing bonuses.
    Limited learning opportunities (at least on the corporate governance side).
    Toxic atmosphere.
    Promotions/bonuses motivated by reasons other than performance.
    Talent or hard work are not appreciated.
    Low morale - most ISS employees are looking for a new job these days.
    Uncertain future.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat people with more respect, be more transparent, and inform better.
    Get some kind of strategy and try to stick with it for a while.
    MSCI - fire the current RMG management, and get some new people -> the current management is so bad that no matter who you hire, it can only get better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. RiskMetrics, before acquisition, was a good place to work but accountability should have been more of a priority.

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

    I have been working at MSCI

    Pros

    RiskMetrics culture is one that allows employees to develop through collaboration with other teams. There is no division between groups, but more of a group effort to deliver a product. All offices have an open office layout, making management of all levels completely accessible.

    Cons

    RiskMetrics has historically suffered from a lack of focus in delivering superior products. The company has not been good about enforcing accountability. If a project fails, repeatedly, changes are slowly (if at all) effected.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's too late to offer advice to management as RiskMetrics has now been acquired by another firm. One year ago, it would have been relevant to say that the company needed to focus on delivering new products that are superior to what has been pushed out for the past several years and that management changes needed to be made.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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