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ESG/Sustainability Group

  • Comp & Benefits
  • 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
No opinion of CEO

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    Strong focus on cost cutting and margin expansion. Not so much on career development....

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at MSCI

    Pros

    Great global footprint.
    Smart people in all departments and at all levels.
    Strong strategic focus.
    People who know how to deliver strong results.

    Cons

    Some very senior managers show no loyalty to staff.
    Some emerging markets offices never receive visits from senior managers.
    Loyalty is not evenly rewarded.
    Promotions at the highest levels are motivated for reasons other than merit-based.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    TREAT employees more decently. TRAIN them more consistently. TRUST them to do their jobs.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    Small company environment, with opportunities to excel with hardwork.

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    • 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

    Small company environment, with opportunities to excel with hardwork.

    Cons

    Most managers work on perception, and that may lead to unfair treatment of employees. Not all groups have similar requirements for promotion or compensation bonuses etc. so that can be demoralising if you are at not in the 'right group, or the more favored projects'.
    Also the whole cost cutting thing is getting too far, the Berkeley office has been shrinking and everyone's expected to almost work on a 24hr cycle to keep up with the offshore offices.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    value the hardwork your employees put in regardless of whether they are in your most favorite projects or not.

    Disapproves of CEO
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